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  • A "tidal wave" of change predicted

    The high school cafeteria was abuzz Friday night and not just because the Republican faithful had gathered to hear from party candidates. As guests arrived for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, their attention was quickly focused on a sight rarely found in small towns – a cable news crew.

    “I think there was excitement that CNN was there,” said Lynn Hesselbrock, Spencer County Republican Party Chair. Diners were thrilled, she said, to see the national media giant covering issues viewed as important by ordinary Americans.

  • Murder indictment in local man's death

    A 22-year-old man has been indicted for murder in the Oct. 18, 2009, traffic incident that caused the death of a Taylorsville man.

    Kevin Sullivan, of Mount Washington, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond for capital murder and five counts of wanton endangerment.

    According to a story in The Pioneer News, Sullivan was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31East in Mount Washington.

  • Low-income housing

    Twenty-four affordable apartments designed for low-income families has been  scheduled to break ground later this spring, according to Roy Lowenstein, vice president of Buckeye Community Hope Foundation.

    “These units will be very beautiful,” said Lowenstein. “I think it will be an asset to the community.”

    The $4 million project called Taylorsville Place Apartments will be constructed on three acres located at Turnpike Ave. across from Spencer County Elementary School.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of November 2009.

    The Seasons, LLC, Mt. Eden to Peoples Bank, Taylorsville. Lots 1 through 31 and Lots 33 through 36 Camp Branch Trail Subdivision. $775,000.

  • Now for sale in Spencer County: Beer

    Many patrons took a second look when they caught sight of the bright red Budweiser truck parked outside Settler’s Trace Grocery Wednesday morning. Steve and Joan Killian’s convenience store was the first in the county to receive a packaged beer license – and the first to legally sell alcohol – since voters elected to abolish prohibition in November.

    Jeremy Tong was one of those patrons that had stopped to fill his car with gas. It was about 8 a.m. and he watched with interest as the driver wheeled in case after case of Bud Light.

  • Charity box stolen from Dairy Queen

    Taylorsville Police are looking for the person(s) responsible for taking a charity collection box located at Dairy Queen’s drive-thru window.

    Chief Toby Lewis said that night shift employees failed to remove the box after closing Monday night. It was not until Tuesday morning that other employees discovered the plastic box was missing.

    Lewis called the theft “absolutely absurd,” especially since the box cost about $125, substantially more than the $30 it likely contained.

  • Three arrested on Cecil Noel Rd. Sunday

    Three Taylorsville residents were arrested at a home on Cecil Noel Rd. at 1 a.m Sunday morning after Spencer County Sheriff’s Department issued a search warrant.

    David A. Aldridge, 26, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police allegedly found numerous pipes in the home.

    Amber D. Aldridge, 19, was charged with possession of a defaced firearm. The police report indicated that the sawed-off shotgun was found in a closet. The handle of the weapon was cut into a pistol grip and the barrel cut at the fore grip.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on November 6, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Wesley J. Puderbaugh (b. 1990). Speeding 17 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. $177 fine and court costs.

    John H. Boston Jr. (b. 1990). Charge #1, failure to wear seat belts. Pled guilty. $25 fine. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Merged.

  • Teen receives bogus check in secret shopper scam

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis is cautioning parents to take a closer look at their children’s mail.

    Recently a 15-year-old in the community was mailed a $3,800 check to work as a secret shopper. With the promise of earning $300, the “shopper” was instructed to deposit the check and send an international wire money transfer from Wal-Mart for $3,500.

     Lewis said the business name on the check was legitamite, but the check and routing numbers were bogus. He said urged residents to call police if they receive  a questionable offer.

  • Ethics probe resumes

    The investigation continues into whether actions by the Economic Development Authority (EDA) executive director were a violation of the county’s ethics ordinance.