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  • CUB CEO steps down

    Citizens Union Bank announced that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, will retire from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors, effective Friday.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a terse press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • Youth minister gets five years

    Once a minister to youth, Derek Coulter will now spend the next five years as a prison inmate after being sentenced on charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in Nelson County Circuit Court Thursday.

    Coulter’s eventual trip to jail began 10 months ago with a weekend church camping trip with youth from Big Springs Assembly of God, Bloomfield. Driving back from the outing with two boys, 15-year-old Jordan Keeling and 13-year-old James Mitchell, Coulter’s vehicle overturned on Old Bloomfield Road, a wreck that claimed Mitchell’s life.

  • Risen Lord Lutheran asks and receives

    “Wanted: free steeple for a church in Taylorsville, Ky.,” read the small advertisement.

    Pastor Steve Gettinger admitted to his congregation Sunday that when his request was placed in the Reporter – official newspaper to Lutheran churches – he had little faith that it would ever be answered.

    “What‘s the chances that someone had a steeple to give away,” said Gettinger.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on January 8, 2010.

    Traffic

    Stephen M. Johnson (b. 1989) Speeding 15 mph over limit. Traffic school. $143.

    Amanda K. Moore (b. 1977) Speeding 16 mph over limit. Traffic school. $143.

    Kenneth A. Jucoff (b. 1993) Speeding 16 mph over limit. $143 court costs.

    Penny M. Price (b. 1968) Speeding 16 mph over limit. $175.

    Steven Douglas D. Purkey (b. 1963) Speeding 20 mph over limit. Traffic school. $143 court costs.

  • 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.