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  • 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.

  • Three arrested on Cecil Noel Rd. Sunday

    Three Taylorsville residents were arrested at a home on Cecil Noel Rd. at 1 a.m Sunday morning after Spencer County Sheriff’s Department issued a search warrant.

    David A. Aldridge, 26, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police allegedly found numerous pipes in the home.

    Amber D. Aldridge, 19, was charged with possession of a defaced firearm. The police report indicated that the sawed-off shotgun was found in a closet. The handle of the weapon was cut into a pistol grip and the barrel cut at the fore grip.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on November 6, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Wesley J. Puderbaugh (b. 1990). Speeding 17 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. $177 fine and court costs.

    John H. Boston Jr. (b. 1990). Charge #1, failure to wear seat belts. Pled guilty. $25 fine. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Merged.

  • Teen receives bogus check in secret shopper scam

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis is cautioning parents to take a closer look at their children’s mail.

    Recently a 15-year-old in the community was mailed a $3,800 check to work as a secret shopper. With the promise of earning $300, the “shopper” was instructed to deposit the check and send an international wire money transfer from Wal-Mart for $3,500.

     Lewis said the business name on the check was legitamite, but the check and routing numbers were bogus. He said urged residents to call police if they receive  a questionable offer.

  • Ethics probe resumes

    The investigation continues into whether actions by the Economic Development Authority (EDA) executive director were a violation of the county’s ethics ordinance.

  • Knife found on SCHS student

    A 17-year-old male student at Spencer County High School was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon Friday afternoon.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said police were responding to a fight at the school. One of the juveniles involved allegedly admitted to carrying a switch blade knife in his boot and voluntarily turned it over to school administrators.

    The student was arrested and later released to his parents.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of October 2009. These are continued from the January 28, 2010 edition.

    Connie S. Dale, Taylorsville to Marilyn G. Bowman, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County on State Highway 55 in the village of Elk Creek as described in deed book 229 page 694. $95,000.

    Oakwood Drive Properties LLC, Lebanon Junction to Derek and Tracy Mitchell, Taylorsville. 257 Locust Drive. $80,000.

  • School district proposes Wednesday start

    A comparison of the draft 2010-2011 school calendar to this year will reveal few changes. Among the proposals are a Wednesday start, instead of Tuesday as the first day of school.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said calendar committee members were unanimous in their discussions.

    “A half week allows students to ease into the school year. The idea is actually geared toward younger kids, but teachers and parents of middle school students were also very receptive,” said Adams.