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  • PHOTO: New fire truck is in service

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department’s new fire truck was parked outside city hall last Thursday evening. At least one youngster stopped by to have his photo made with the new quint. The apparatus is called a quint because it provides five functions: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device and ground ladders. The fire district board voted in June 2011 to purchase the truck for $580,000.

  • Police search for information on van shooting

    Taylorsville Police are looking for information regarding this van, which was shot with a shotgun in the 100 block of Main Street on April 17 between 3 and 3:45 a.m.  Police said the van’s owner lives at 126 W. Main, but the vehicle was parked in front of 136 W. Main at the time of the shooting. Anyone with information in regard to the incident should call the police department at 502-477-3231.

  • Board votes to fund summer program

    The Spencer County Schools Summer Enrichment Program will be reality this summer, as the Board of Education recently approved funding for the 16-day initiative aimed at giving targeted at-risk students an academic boost during the summer months when students often regress.

  • Water rates will go up, but how much is still unknown

    The water bill for the City of Taylorsville will increase next year, and by all indications, its customers will see a rate increase as a result. But how much that increase will be for customers is yet to be determined.
    The Louisville Water Company, which provides water to the city for distribution, is raising its rates 6.4 percent, according to information presented during budget discussions at two special meetings last week.

  • Taylorsville woman injured after bus accident last week

    One Taylorsville woman was ejected from her vehicle and injured last Wednesday morning after colliding with a Spencer County school bus in front of the middle school on Ky. 44. No children were seriously hurt in the accident.

  • EARLIER: Methbusters — Two busts in two days keep officials busy

    Acting on tips from community members, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department located two separate sets of methamphetamine labs in the county within two days last week.

  • UNSOLVED MURDER: Family speaks out about mystery surrounding the death of Daniel Cahoe

    How 34-year-old Daniel Dale Cahoe spent his last days on Earth remains a mystery to his loved ones. They know he hadn’t been to his usual hangout, Boone’s Butcher Shop, where he had worked off and on for more than 10 years. They know he didn’t answer the phone, even when his identical twin brother, Roger Allen Cahoe, was shot on New Year’s Eve.

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  • Collision with local bus leaves Taylorsville woman seriously injured

    One Taylorsville woman was ejected from her vehicle and seriously injured Wednesday morning after colliding with a Spencer County school bus in front of the middle school on Ky. 44. No children were seriously hurt in the accident.

    "The bus was not full of children," Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said. "I would assume looking at the time period, they had probably dropped and were getting ready to start a second route."

  • State police updating county’s 911 mapping system

    As part of an effort to improve emergency response efforts, Spencer County residents might notice an increased amount of Kentucky State Police vehicles in the area in the coming weeks.
    The additional vehicles are part of a KSP 911 mapping project that started yesterday and is expected to continue for about three weeks, KSP public affairs officer Ron Turley said.
    “People (shouldn’t) be concerned if they see a vehicle around at different residences,” Turley said.