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  • CUB names interim CEO, cuts jobs

    Six months after Citizens Union Bank came under investigation by the state and federal regulators because of a series of problem loans, bank officials say they have made a number of changes, including hiring an interim CEO and eliminating about 10 jobs.

    Darryl Traylor is the interim CEO and comes from First Farmers Bank in Owenton, a sister organization, where he served as president for seven years.

  • Miracles happen, just ask Faye

    Faye Monroe thought she knew what to expect when she went to the hospital for her second total knee replacement surgery.

    The 66-year-old Taylorsville resident had experienced the procedure before with her right knee and all had gone well. Keeping her mobility had been worth the pain and rehabilitation so she could play with her grandchildren, keep up with her two dogs and continue her beloved yard work.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard in Spencer County District Court by the Hon. Linda Armstrong March 12, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Christopher Nelson, no motorcycle operators license. Amended to no license in possession. $163 court costs and fines.

    Terrence E. Gilbert, failure to wear seat belts. $25 fine.

    Brittany M. Jackson, failure to wear seat belts. $25 fine.

    Becky L. Goins, speeding 17 mph over limit. $143 court costs; six month diversion.

  • Living large in a small town

    Many words are used to describe small towns and Kim Huston is trying out a new one – sexy.

    In her book “Small Town Sexy: The Allure of Living in Small Town America,” Huston describes the seductive and alluring qualities of small-town America.

    “I think small towns tend to have a bad rap with visions of tumble weeds blowing through the streets,” she said. “There are so many growing and I wanted to draw attention to those and that you can live large in small towns.”

  • Jones is crowned Kentucky's Miss Outstanding Teen

    Laura Jones is no novice when it comes to competing in pageants – especially the Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen.

    “I’ve been competing for this title for four years,” said the 17-year-old. “Knowing that this was the last year for me, I just gave it my all.”

    After a grueling three-day interview process coupled with a scholastic review, on-stage interview and talent demonstration, Jones was thrilled to hear her name called as the winner Saturday night.

  • State park time cards doctored

    An internal audit of operations at Taylorsville Lake State Park has revealed a series of violations during a 14-month period that include doctored timecards, personal purchases on a state credit card and misappropriation of trail grant funds. Auditors have recommended that two former park employees be referred to law enforcement for further investigation.

  • Writing is this teen’s passion

    Remember the name Larissa Eyvette Chesser. One day the moniker of this former farm girl may be on the cover of a best selling novel and plastered in bookstore windows across the country.

    Chesser recently published “I Run with the Wolves”, her first – in what may be a series of – fictional novels about romance and the supernatural. It is the story of 17-year-old Kit Jones, a strong-will teenager who finds herself coping with feelings of abandonment after losing her parents in a tragic car accident.

  • Preserving Kentucky's history one rock at a time

    A piece of history was given a second chance thanks to a Little Mount Baptist Church member.

    Shirley Thomas acquired the help of the Dry Stone Conservancy to repair a 20-foot gap in a rock fence near Little Mount Baptist Church.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  April 2010.

    James C. Quire and Lea Ann Quire, Taylorsville to Ralph A. Hill, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 233 page 1. $40,000.

    Barbara C. Wiegand, Louisville to Anthony L. Van Meter, Louisville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 233 page 5. $28,500.

  • Race for mayor heats up as Hahn, Sweazy file

    The temperature outside heating up and so is the race for Taylorsville mayor with two more candidates filing their paper work with the county clerk’s office last week.

    Former Taylorsville Mayor Walter Hahn and Kindergarten teacher Ruth Ann Sweazy will be running against Commissioner Lynda Huckleberry, who announced her plans to seek the city’s highest office last month.

    Mayor Don Pay has not formally stated whether he will seek re-election. Pay was elected to the post in 2006 when he defeated Hahn 181 to 158.