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  • Tourism slogan contest

    Taylorsville Spencer County Tourism is searching for a slogan or tag line that best describes what we have to offer tourist. They need a slogan that is creative and memorable, something that “sticks” out in everyone’s mind.  For example, the Dairy Farmers created “Got Milk” and almost everyone knows that and remembers it.

  • Hillview students face drug charges

    Two juveniles were arrested at Hillview Academy last Wednesday after police reportedly discovered they smoked marijuana prior to coming to school.

    The juveniles, whose names were withheld because of their ages, were both charged with public intoxication, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

    The 16-year-old was also charged with possession of a prescription drug not in its proper container.

    The 13-year-old was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Both students were later released to their parents.

     

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

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

    Robert M. and Janice S. McLain, Fisherville to J. Norman and Angela K. Weaver, Fisherville. 320 Benjamin Blvd. $280,000.

    Toni S. Gordon, New Concord and Timothy K. Howell, LaGrange to Mark S. and Mindy M. Dowell, Taylorsville. Lot 67 Hillsborough Estates. $208,000.

  • City questions use of water towers for antennas

    Spencer County Fiscal Court is prepared to receive $86,000 from the state to improve emergency communications between police, fire and EMS. Now, the question on Taylorsville City Commissioners’ minds is where the county expects to install all that equipment.

    Judge Executive David Jenkins said Monday that while all the details have yet to be worked out, “theoretically, we want to use water towers.”

  • PHOTO: Fire destroys barn

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Firefighters responded to a barn fire Saturday night owned by Ben Tinsley at 2200 Yoder Tipton. The fire is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    Photo provided by TSCFD

  • Cattlemen address issues facing industry

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association local branch held its annual meeting Monday night at the Spencer County Agriculture Extension office.

    Attendees from Spencer, Bullitt and Jefferson counties enjoyed a steak dinner and entertainment by stand-up comedian and “Cattle Baroness” Pam Dickman of Henry County before getting down to the business of the beef industry.

    Presentations were made by UK Extension Agent Kenny Burdine and the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Danny Wilkinson.

  • SCHS students charged with drug possession

    Two Spencer County High School students were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after police discovered evidence of the illegal drug in one of the teen’s car Friday.

    In addition to the marijuana possession, Daniel Beckett, 18, faces public intoxication, possession of prescription pills not in a proper container and possession of a controlled substance.

    Nicholas Risen, 18, will also be charged with public intoxication.

  • ELECTION 2010: Two file for judge-executive, deputy to run for magistrate

    The candidate filing window was barely cracked open last Wednesday and already two judge-executive hopefuls are looking to create a gust of excitement this election season.

    Democrat Carmin Gaines and Republican Bill Karrer have both filed their intent to run for Spencer County’s highest governmental office. The pair must confront any competing party members during a spring primary before a potential face-off in November’s 2010 general election.

  • School board members visit potential sites for new elementary

    The Spencer County Board of Education continued preliminary action for a new elementary school, visiting four potential sites Monday morning.

    “We’re very early in the stages,” said Superintendent Chuck Adams.

    He said the Board is still working on bonding potential and that it will take two to three years for the school to be ready to open.

  • Single vehicle accident on KY 44

    If Tom McAnelly had not made a trip to the kitchen early Saturday morning, Willis Milburn might not be alive today, said Spencer County Deputy Gordan Miles.

    Looking out a window, McAnelly told police that he could see head lights shining in the woods near his house. Far from where they should normally be seen along KY 44/Mt. Washington Road.

    When emergency crews arrived on the scene at 3 a.m., they found Milburn’s white truck about 30 feet down an embankment.

    “If someone hadn’t called it in, we might not have seen him,” said Miles.