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  • Board of education seeking interested applicants to fill Waterford seat, to be vacant Jan. 1

    The Spencer County Board of Education is currently undergoing a process to fill the Waterford board member’s seat, which will be vacant as of Jan. 1.
    The board is accepting applications from interested candidates through Friday.  The seat is up in December and no candidates filed for the position, meaning an appointment must be made by the Kentucky Commisioner of Education, Terry Holliday.
    Prospects will be interviewed by a committee, which will determine the recommendation made by Holliday.
    The appointment is only until the next general election.

  • School board’s offer for land off Ky. 44 rejected, talks resurface about Tanglewood property

    The Spencer County Board of Education could be heading in a new direction regarding a location for the new 600-student elementary school since its initial offer for property off of Ky. 44 has been rejected.
    The board moved at its September meeting to bid $275,000 for 38.19 acres known as the Porter Property 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.

  • Trial of man accused of striking, killing off-duty LMPD officer begins today

    A trial is set to begin today 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 reported that Pegram died as a result of injuries sustained from the collision.

  • ‘One Sole Purpose’ tackles impressive ‘feet’

    In less than two months, approximately 1,250 Spencer County Public School preschool, head start and elementary school students will receive an early Christmas present: a brand-new pair of tennis shoes.
    The initiative, known as One Sole Purpose, is headed up by podiatrist Dr. William Beasley, his wife Pat, and First Assembly of God Pastor Chad Goodlett. It is expected to cost $32,500 to purchase 1,250 pair of Converse tennis shoes for the children, and funds are currently being raised to support the cause.

  • Judge-executive makes offer to buy city police new radios

    Following last week’s declaration of emergency regarding the radio communications system in the county, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer made an offer to the Taylorsville City Commission on Monday evening that would put law enforcement officials in the county and the city on equal ground where communications are concerned.

  • 'Just another vacant building'

    Anyone driving near the intersection of Jefferson and Main streets over the past 10 days would have found the scene at the Sanctuary Arts Center hard to miss.

  • Taylorsville woman, vet arrested for stealing $170,000 from her mother

    A Taylorsville woman  employed as a Mount Washington veterinarian was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with stealing approximately $170,000 from her mother and wiring it to a man she met online, according to a news release from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Public Record: District Court Sept. 21 and Sept. 28

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court Sept. 21, 2012, by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Misdemeanor:
    Donald R. Naylor (no birth year provided), second-degree disorderly conduct, guilty, $50 fine and $153 court costs, to be paid in installments/deferred payment; alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense, guilty, $25 fine.

    Gina M. Waldridge (1965), possession of marijuana, guilty, sentenced to 15 days, 15 days credit for time served.

  • Judge declares an emergency, county to purchase new digital radio system

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to urge Judge-Executive Bill Karrer to declare a state of emergency with the county’s radio communications system and move forward to purchase new digital equipment.
    The vote, which came on a motion from Magistrate Hobert Judd and seconded by Magistrate Jerry Davis, passed with all magistrates voting yes and Karrer abstaining since he would be the one to declare an emergency.

  • Independent study names local district as one of state’s most efficient per-pupil spenders

    The Spencer County School District has recently been named one of the 10 most efficient per-pupil spenders based on ACT composite scores by independent think-tank the Bluegrass Institute, based in Bowling Green.