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  • 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.

  • Two arrested on meth charges

    Two Spencer County men are facing a long list of charges associated with manufacturing methamphetamine after police received a tip from the dad of one of the suspects.

  • CUB examined by FDIC, state

    Officials at Citizens Union Bank say that “problem loans” are the primary reason their bank is the focus of an investigation by state and federal banking regulators.

    CUB has been under a consent order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions since January because of its loan practices and financial structure.

  • Hidden donation in farm tag renewals

    When legislators passed a bill to allow farmers to donate $10 to the Agricultural Program Trust Fund in 2009, apparently no one noticed the provision that stated the voluntary contribution “will be automatically added to the cost of registration or renewal.” No one noticed, that is, until farmers began paying for their farm vehicle tags this month.

  • Con man caught on second trip

    An alleged quick-change artist was apprehended by police when he made a repeat visit to Country Mart Sunday afternoon.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said that Kendrick L. Wise, 57, of Louisville, scammed a gas station cashier out of less than $50 Saturday night and returned Sunday in an attempt to pull the same maneuver on a cashier inside the grocery. Fortunately, employees were aware of the situation and alerted police that Wise was in the store.

  • Ethics committee rules in favor of King

    EDA Executive Director Annette King did not overstep the rules when she facilitated a commercial real estate transaction, ruled an ethics committee Thursday evening.

    The month-and-a-half long investigation also led to the committee’s recommendation that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority create a written job description for the position of executive director and establish policies to avoid conflicts of interest.