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  • Get text alerts from police

    Imagine getting text alerts about accidents, flooded roadways or even descriptions of suspects wanted by local police – all to that little cell phone tucked in your back pocket.

    The Taylorsville Police Department intends to provide these community alerts and more for anyone who registers with Nixle, an online messaging service. Residents not wanting to be charged by the cell phone company for text messages can opt to have alerts sent free of charge to their email account.

  • Students to make-up day on March 12

    Snow days.

    They seem like a good idea at the time, yet cause nothing but headaches for school officials when it comes time to make them up.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams was having one of those headaches last week when he was trying to decide where to plug in the district’s seventh – and hopefully last – missed school day.

    The dilemma was that with six days already tacked on to the end of the school year,  adding one more would require that graduation be pushed back a week.

  • Windows into the past

    Contractor Kelly Creed replaces a window in the Polk House Monday morning that will more closely match the building’s original design.

  • Searching for a pedestrian panacea

    The tragic death of Marsha Dennison has spurred a great deal of conversation among local officials about keeping Taylorsville pedestrians safe.

    Dennison, 76, was struck and killed by a propane truck Feb. 8 while trying to cross Jefferson St. in her motorized wheelchair. In the month that has passed, many officials have cited their long-standing concerns for pedestrians – both old and young.  Some are even looking for solutions.

  • $224,000 for area firefighters

    Two area fire departments have received grants totaling $224,200 to purchase new equipment as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

    The Mt. Eden Fire Department will receive $156,750 to purchase a new tanker and the Spencer County Fire Protection District will receive $67,450 to purchase new hose, a commercial washer and cascade system.

  • Lessons learned in Haiti

    J.D. Fleming has a servant’s heart.

    When he is not working as an airplane mechanic for UPS, the part-time Spencer County paramedic is usually off on a mission trip. Over the years he has traveled to poverty-stricken areas of Jamaica and twice to the orphanages of Romania. Closer to home, Fleming volunteers weekly at Operation Care Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville. During the 2009 ice storm, he gave countless hours caring for local residents at the emergency shelter.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  February 2010.

    Goodlett & Klempner, Inc., Mt. Eden to Trevor Brown Real Estate, Inc., Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 231 page 558. $172,050.76.

    Stephen Walker, Bardstown to Thomas A. Morsey, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 231 page 561. $210,000.

  • Hunter charged with felony

    Willian J. Edmonson was charged with the felony of possessing a gun by a convicted felon by the Spencer County Grand Jury Feb. 18.

    Edmonson, of 4189 Bloomfield Rd. in Taylorsville was also cited with two misdeneanor charges for illegal possession, taking, or pursuing any wild elk, deer, wild turkey or bear.

  • Spencer Countians among healthiest in Ky.

    Spencer County was among the top ten most healthy counties in Kentucky according to a ranking report released last week by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Boone County residents claimed the honor of being healthiest.

    The County Health Rankings, by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a report which ranks over 3,000 counties from all 50 states on two distinct facets of health: outcomes and factors.

  • Mongiardo's cure for health care

    Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo stopped in Taylorsville last week and presented his message for making Kentucky a leader in curing America’s broken health care system.

    Mongiardo, who was speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Friday night as part of February’s American Heart Month, said the first step in fixing the national health care issue is to encourage every Kentuckian to make choices that are heart healthy.