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  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on November 13, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Seth M. Redmon Sr. (b. 1978). Charge #1, no/expired registration plates. Dismissed. Charge #2, improper registration plate. Dismissed. Charge #3, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense. $500 fine, $400 conditionally discharged plus $143 court costs.

  • Had it with snow

    Quick show of hands. Who’s had it with snow?

    Spencer County woke to yet another cold, white blanket Tuesday morning bringing this winter’s total accumulation to 19.9 inches – nearly the height of this 23-inch newspaper (including the margins). Since the New Year, four days have seen snow fall roughly three inches or more with February 9 leading the way with 6.5 inches. Monday’s storm will go down as the second highest with 3.9 inches – if residents are lucky.

  • Fire guts Greens Lane home

     Firefighters were alerted to a blaze around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning and arrived to find a home nearly consumed with fire.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said that he believes the fire started in the south end of the home, but that the cause is still under investigation.

    Homeowner Joann Chesser, of 59 Greens Lane,  was not at home at the time of the fire. Neighbors at the scene reported that Chesser frequently spends weekends with her son in Louisville.

  • Fatal accident "quick and violent"

    A fatal accident last week may lead to changes for residents who use motorized wheel chairs to travel along Taylorsville’s busy roads.

    Marsha Dennison, 76, died Wednesday morning after being struck by a propane truck at the intersection of East Main and Jefferson streets. The Taylorsville resident was reportedly attempting to cross with the light at Jefferson Street in her motorized wheel chair when Harry D. Mercer, 42, made a right turn off Main Street. Both subjects were moving eastbound prior to the accident.

  • A "tidal wave" of change predicted

    The high school cafeteria was abuzz Friday night and not just because the Republican faithful had gathered to hear from party candidates. As guests arrived for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, their attention was quickly focused on a sight rarely found in small towns – a cable news crew.

    “I think there was excitement that CNN was there,” said Lynn Hesselbrock, Spencer County Republican Party Chair. Diners were thrilled, she said, to see the national media giant covering issues viewed as important by ordinary Americans.

  • Murder indictment in local man's death

    A 22-year-old man has been indicted for murder in the Oct. 18, 2009, traffic incident that caused the death of a Taylorsville man.

    Kevin Sullivan, of Mount Washington, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond for capital murder and five counts of wanton endangerment.

    According to a story in The Pioneer News, Sullivan was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31East in Mount Washington.

  • Low-income housing

    Twenty-four affordable apartments designed for low-income families has been  scheduled to break ground later this spring, according to Roy Lowenstein, vice president of Buckeye Community Hope Foundation.

    “These units will be very beautiful,” said Lowenstein. “I think it will be an asset to the community.”

    The $4 million project called Taylorsville Place Apartments will be constructed on three acres located at Turnpike Ave. across from Spencer County Elementary School.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of November 2009.

    The Seasons, LLC, Mt. Eden to Peoples Bank, Taylorsville. Lots 1 through 31 and Lots 33 through 36 Camp Branch Trail Subdivision. $775,000.

  • Now for sale in Spencer County: Beer

    Many patrons took a second look when they caught sight of the bright red Budweiser truck parked outside Settler’s Trace Grocery Wednesday morning. Steve and Joan Killian’s convenience store was the first in the county to receive a packaged beer license – and the first to legally sell alcohol – since voters elected to abolish prohibition in November.

    Jeremy Tong was one of those patrons that had stopped to fill his car with gas. It was about 8 a.m. and he watched with interest as the driver wheeled in case after case of Bud Light.

  • Charity box stolen from Dairy Queen

    Taylorsville Police are looking for the person(s) responsible for taking a charity collection box located at Dairy Queen’s drive-thru window.

    Chief Toby Lewis said that night shift employees failed to remove the box after closing Monday night. It was not until Tuesday morning that other employees discovered the plastic box was missing.

    Lewis called the theft “absolutely absurd,” especially since the box cost about $125, substantially more than the $30 it likely contained.