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  • Violators will be prosecuted

    Tagging is slowly becoming a problem around town, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis. He has recently documented the spray paint vandalism at the old water plant and the abandoned South States building, both located in the city limits.

    Lewis cautions that if anyone is caught tagging public or private property they could be charged with criminal trespassing.

     

  • ELECTION 2010: Jenkins to run

    David Jenkins will seek re-election as Spencer County’s judge executive. The democrat filed his intentions to run for office Friday morning.

    The decision to run for a fourth term proved to be a difficult one, Jenkins said, who has served as judge executive since his election in 1998.

  • Ben Creed has found his calling as a jockey

    Without his cowboy boots, Ben Creed stands all of 5-foot-3. He weighs about 109 pounds.

    This stature meant people in horse-loving Kentucky frequently told Creed, 26, he should be a jockey. But Creed didn’t take his friends or coworkers seriously until he found himself searching for a direction in life.

    After graduating from high school, Creed spent several years working his grandfather’s cattle farm near Taylorsville, then construction and finally for UPS, which has  a tuition program.

  • Insurance office bandit gets 15 years

    A Springfield man who went on a crime spree last spring  has been sentenced in connection with numerous break-ins at businesses in Shelby County.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday by Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman on 11 counts of third-degree burglary.

    Weathers’ crime spree had included Shelby and surrounding counties.

  • Wood stove fire serves as reminder

    The small exterior structure fire that ignited a wood furnace and the building’s contents, Monday afternoon should serve as a reminder to Spencer County residents this winter.

    Chief Nathan Nation, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, said extra care should be taken with heating sources.

    “We’ve been lucky so far, but there have been several fire fatalities in the region,” Nation said.

  • Alcohol stirs business interests

    Two business owners added their names to those hoping to profit from November’s wet vote this week, by publicizing their intent to apply for alcohol sales licenses with the Alcohol Beverage Commission. One hopes to open a packaged beer, wine and liquor store in Taylorsville. The other wants to offer beer sales to golfers.

    O’Driscoll’s Spirits will be a new venture for Mic-Zee’s Video store manager Michaela Russell. After working several years for her father, Mike Driscoll, Russell said she is looking forward to running her own business.

  • ELECTION 2010: Riley files for judge executive

    John Riley (R) filed his intent to run for Spencer County judge executive Tuesday afternoon, joining a list of five other candidate hopefuls.

    Riley will be the second sitting magistrate attempting to claim the county’s highest elected position in the 2010 election. Campbranch Magistrate Bill Drury will be vying for the Democratic ticket along with business owner Carmin Gaines. Riley, magistrate for Elk Creek, will be facing off in the primary against Republicans Bill Karrer and David Hesse.

  • District could get $135,000 in "excess funds"

    Superintendent Chuck Adams is somewhat perplexed by the governor’s  plans to give $30 to $40 million in “excess education funds” to Kentucky school districts – but he will gladly accept Spencer County’s share.

    “Right now, anything is better than nothing,” said Adams, who has seen several cuts to his budget in recent years.

  • The heroes among us

    In a celebration of hometown heroes, six Spencer Countians were inducted into the Signature HealthCare Hall of Fame last Tuesday. The second annual event provided an evening of reflection into how seemingly ordinary individuals can positively impact the lives of others.

  • Barn fire

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a working barn fire in the 1000 block of Love Lane in Western Spencer County Dec. 16. 

    The first unit on the scene found about 75 percent of the building engulfed in flames.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the fire originated with a  wood stove in the barn.

    Three engines and three tankers assisted in putting out the flames.