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Local News

  • Library board, conservation district levy tax rates

    Often the local government boards that bring in the most tax revenue are those that get the most attention around tax time, but there are several special taxing districts in Spencer County that may not be familiar to the taxpayers.
    Three of those districts include the Spencer County Public Library Board, the Spencer County Conservation District and the Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy District — which is assisted by the conservation district.

  • Fire protection district opts not to raise taxes

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District opted not to raise any of its tax rates for the ninth consecutive year.
    The 2012 real property and personal property tax rates will remain at 5 cents per $100 of assessed value. For example, on real or personal property valued at $100,000, the taxpayer would owe $50 in taxes to the fire protection district.
    This tax year, the motor vehicle tax rate will remain at 10 cents per $100 of assessed value, meaning that on a motor vehicle valued at $100,000, the taxpayer would owe $100.

  • Board of Ed makes initial offer on land for new elementary

    The Spencer County School Board voted following an executive session Monday night to make a bid of $275,000 for 38.19 acres known as the Porter Property for the purpose of constructing a new elementary school.
    The property is located 2.5 miles northeast of Ky. 55 and 44. According to a land study conducted for the district, the property is a mixture of pasture and woodlands, and was listed  for $668,325 — $393,325 more than what was offered by the board.

  • Floodwall commissioner seeks extra time, assistance with maintenance

    When Bobby Smith was elected as a floodwall commissioner, he made the certification of the floodwall a top priority.

  • Community comes together for 'Buckle Up’s' first softball tourney

    Buckle Up Spencer County hosted its inaugural softball tournament Saturday at Waterford Park, raising awareness about seatbelt safety while giving locals the opportunity to enjoy food, family and outdoor sports.

  • Case involving Taylorsville man who struck and killed off-duty LMPD officer heads to trial Oct. 24

    A trial is set to begin Oct. 24 in the case involving a Taylorsville man indicted on second-degree manslaughter charges for striking and killing an off-duty Louisville Metro Police officer.
    Taylorsville resident Daryl Fogle struck Paul M. Pegram, 40, of Spencer County on Sept. 30, 2010. According to Kentucky State Police, Pegram was riding his bicycle on Ky. 248, east of Taylorsville when Fogle struck Pegram with his vehicle. State police report that Pegram died as a result of injuries sustained during the collision.

  • WANTED: Taylorsville man charged with sex abuse, sodomy, incest arrested in Nicholasville

    A Spencer County man wanted in a sexual abuse case was arrested Sunday night in Nicholasville, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

  • Now’s the time to get involved with Octoberfest

    The Spencer County Octoberfest annual family festival scheduled for Oct. 5-6 is quickly approaching and  community members from across Spencer County have opportunities to get involved.

  • A few tickets still available for Progressive Dinner Saturday

    The 2012 Progressive Dinner is this Saturday from 5-10 p.m. on Main Street in Taylorsville.
    There are a few $25 tickets left for the Main Street Program sponsored-event that will include appetizers, soup, salad, wine and cheese, a main course prepared by renowned chef Joshua Moore and desserts. There will also be live music by The French Connection Band from 8-10 p.m.
    The event is semi formal and showcases the best that Main Street has to offer.

  • Purse snatcher strikes at lake

    In a matter of minutes last week, an out-of-town visitor experienced the worst and best Spencer County has to offer.
    The visitor, a female, permanently disabled veteran — who asked to remain anonymous — was set to camp with her husband at Taylorsville Lake State Park last Tuesday, Sept. 11.
    While fishing at the tailwaters as her husband set up camp, the woman got an alarming phone call from a stranger.