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  • PUBLIC RECORD: Marriages

    Marriages

    Amanda Marie Campbell, Taylorsville & William Ray Ramsey Jr., Taylorsville.Issued 8-31-09. Sept. 4.

    Patricia Dale Chesser, Taylorsville & Gabino Diaz Chavez, Shelbyville. Issued 9-10-09. Sept. 10

    Frances Marie Lewis, Taylorsville & William Chad Jackson, Taylorsville. Issued 9-11-09. Sept. 11.

    Wanda Mae Milburn, Taylorsville & Clifton Eugene Vaught, Taylorsville. Issued 8-29-09. Sept. 12.

    Paula Kay Sewell, Taylorsville. Issued 9-15-09.Sept. 19.

  • Bear Care may close

    Spencer County Board of Education discussed the possibility of closing Bear Care at Monday night’s regular meeting citing the inability of the program to cover both direct and indirect costs.

  • State senate candidates at forum on Tuesday in Shelbyville

    The Shelby County Farm Bureau will kick off the local political season Tuesday by welcoming the four candidates running for the 20th District Senate seat to a forum at the Stratton Center.

    The district, now represented by retiring Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville), covers Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

    The four candidates: Democrats David Eaton, Simpsonville city administrator, and John Spainhour, an attorney from Bullitt County; Republicans  David Glauber, a commercial real estate appraiser from Bullitt County,  and Paul

  • Church happenings

    Revival services at Wakefield Baptist Church

    Wakefield Baptist Church’s revival services will be held tonight beginning at 7 p.m. Bro. Travis Smith will be the featured speaker along with special music each night.

    Concert at Mt. Eden Christian Church

  • Judge rules Taylorsville owes $162,000 to development

    The City of Taylorsville has received a court order to pay $162,840 plus interest to Highview Development, LLC for a breach of contract.

    Court documents state that the city failed to follow through on an agreement to expand the sewage treatment plant by the predetermined date of May 3, 2008. The verdict was handed down March 5 by

    Judge Steve Mershon, a special judge to Spencer County Circuit Court.

  • Signature HealthCARE moves headquarters to Louisville

    Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined officials from Signature HealthCARE LLC, a long-term healthcare facility operator based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., to announce the company will relocate its national headquarters to Louisville. 

    Signature HealthCARE operates a nursing facility in Taylorsville.

  • Taylorsville Lake State Park: New park manager

    Scott Ringham, a Kentucky Department of Parks employee with six years experience, has been selected as the new park manager of Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    Ringham, 47, will be leaving his job as manager of Ben Hawes State Park and his hometown of Owensboro to accept the position. He will be joined by his wife, Kelley, and two boys.

    “Owensboro is home for me, but I’m really excited about being close to Louisville,” said Ringham. “If I can’t be here, then I’m going where I want to be.”

  • Man attempts suicide by cop

    A Mt. Eden man attempted to incite his own death by threatening to kill police Sunday evening.

    Gary Joe Wilson, 35, reportedly pointed an AK-47 assault rifle at Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett after police were called to his home on a domestic violence call.

    A child at the residence called 911 to report that the father was trying to choke the mother.

    While en route to the scene, officers were told that Wilson had left the residence and was hiding in the woods with the loaded semi-automatic firearm.

  • Hazardous duty pay for new hires

    Fiscal court rejected a push by Magistrate Bill Drury Monday that would have abandoned hazardous-duty retirement for new hires.

    Instead, magistrates voted 4 to 1 in favor of keeping the employee benefit for future sheriffs, deputies, EMTs and paramedics in the county. Employees currently in the program were at no point in jeopardy of losing their benefits.

  • A dance with daddy

    Shelbey Eadens smiled as she and her date moved in small, swaying circles at the school dance Thursday night. When Shelbey turned her broad grin up toward his, she tightened her arm around his waist for just a moment, then happily snuggled her red mane back on his chest and closed her eyes.

    “She’s daddy’s little girl,” said Dave Eadens after sharing the first slow song of the night with his 10-year-old daughter.