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  • School bus fire

    Firefighters responded to a call for a school bus fire Thursday on Love Lane near the Nelson county line.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department arrived to discover a small fire under the dashboard.

    Children were on their way to school when the driver began to smell smoke.

    Brett Beaverson, director of operations for the school district, said the damaged part was replaced and that the bus is back in service.

    No injuries were reported.

     

  • CUB eliminates loan officer job

    Citizens Union Bank in Taylorsville abruptly eliminated a loan officer position Thursday – letting go Barbara Morris after seven years with the financial institution.

    CUB President Dave Bowling said Friday that the decision to eliminate Morris’s position was not related to a formal evaluation into the bank’s operations reported in March.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

  • Boots and Bibles welcome at Cowboy Church

    Don’t worry about shining your shoes. Your favorite pair of boots will be just fine. Trade in your tie for a bandanna, cowboy hat and a pair of jeans. You can even bring your horse, but make sure not to ride it during the worship service.

    And always remember to remove your hat during the prayers.

    Pastor Jim Carpenter just wants you to come to Spencer County’s only Rodeo Cowboy Church just as you are. Most importantly, he said you should come expecting to worship Jesus Christ.

  • RIBBON CUTTING: EveryBODY's Fitness

    EveryBODY’s Fitness, owned by Nina and John Gazerro, cut the ribbon on their new business April 16. The fitness studio is located next to Madonna’s Salon in Elk Creek and currently features Zumba and PIYO classes. Plans are to add yoga and boot camps at a later date.

    Zumba is a fun fitness program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms with easy to learn movements. PIYO is all about strength training and core conditioning for people who want to sweat their way to a sculpted body and greater stability. Classes are available for beginners.

  • Money still available for park trails

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer met with local horse owners Monday night to discuss what remains of a $100,000 grant that was intended for trails at Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    The grant was presented to Taylorsville Lake State Park by former Governor Ernie Fletcher in August 2007. Its purpose was to renovate existing trails and begin the expansion of the park’s recreational trail system.

    Now with a June 1 deadline looming, local trails activists are questioning how the remaining money will be spent.

  • New business: Cox's Smokers Outlet

    New business Cox’s Smokers Outlet and Spirit Shoppe celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting April 16. A grand opening celebration was held last Saturday.

    Cox’s features a wide selection of products, including liquor, wine, beer, cigarettes, imported cigars, picnic and party supplies, and fishing accessories.

    Their store hours are Monday -Thursday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and closed Sunday. Items can be purchased using the drive-thru by entering through the front of the building.

  • PHOTO: IMI drivers strike

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  • Contract cuts for school employees

    Spencer County Schools employees will be facing across the board cuts when the new fiscal year begins in July. The school board, who approved the furlough days Monday night, expects to save about $80,000.

    Nearly all of the district’s 310 employees will be affected by reductions to their contracts. While teachers are expected to lose two days at the hands of state legislators,  the remaining classified employees and a few certified positions are looking at losing five to 20 days.

  • Mayor gets substantial raise

    The mayor of Taylorsville stands to earn almost $200 more a month if city commissioners vote in favor of the salary raise during a special-called meeting today.

    The commission unanimously approved a first reading last Tuesday that would increase the mayor’s annual salary by 26 percent, plus an additional 2.72 percent cost of living adjustment. The monthly pay rate, which would go into effect January 1, 2011, will climb from $643.02 to $832.03 – bringing the mayor’s annual compensation to $9,984.38.

  • Relay for Life: More than a one day event

    Some may think that Relay for Life is a one day event – and it is, sort of. But Relay is also about the dedicated teams made up of families, co-workers and friends. It’s about these groups of people banding together for a single cause: to find a cure for cancer.