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  • Commission candidates speak out at forum

    The six candidates vying for Taylorsville City Commission next Tuesday all participated in a community forum Thursday evening that revealed the candidates’ feelings on the issues of water rate increases, bidding professional services, unsafe structures, economic development and the commission’s policy for accepting public comment.

    Questions for the candidates

  • Fogle found not guilty in death of off-duty Louisville Metro police officer

    Collapsing into the arms of family members, Daryl Fogle, 42, sobbed Thursday afternoon after a Spencer County jury acquitted him in the Sept. 30, 2010, death of cyclist Paul Pegram on Ky. 248 outside of Taylorsville.

  • State police remind drivers to be on lookout for deer in the roadways

    State police are reminding Kentucky drivers that it’s fall and that means the state’s deer population is very active. Motorists will see more deer crossing roadways. And deer hunting season begins Nov. 10 and that means motorists will see even more of the animals on or near highways.

    Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, state police spokesman, said in a news release that motorists need to take extra precautions when driving during fall months.

  • Trick or Treat on Main Street is Oct. 31

    The annual Trick or Treat on Main Street event is scheduled for Halloween night, 5-8 p.m., in Taylorsville. Check out these tips and tricks for a safe and fun event!

    • Main Street between Jefferson and Point Streets will be closed from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. to allow for foot traffic only, but please note, the event runs from 5-8 p.m. Early or late trick or treaters will most likely miss out on the fun!

  • Board of education seeking interested applicants to fill Waterford seat, to be vacant Jan. 1

    The Spencer County Board of Education is currently undergoing a process to fill the Waterford board member’s seat, which will be vacant as of Jan. 1.
    The board is accepting applications from interested candidates through Friday.  The seat is up in December and no candidates filed for the position, meaning an appointment must be made by the Kentucky Commisioner of Education, Terry Holliday.
    Prospects will be interviewed by a committee, which will determine the recommendation made by Holliday.
    The appointment is only until the next general election.

  • School board’s offer for land off Ky. 44 rejected, talks resurface about Tanglewood property

    The Spencer County Board of Education could be heading in a new direction regarding a location for the new 600-student elementary school since its initial offer for property off of Ky. 44 has been rejected.
    The board moved at its September meeting to bid $275,000 for 38.19 acres known as the Porter Property located 2.5 miles northeast of Ky. 55 and 44. According to a land study conducted for the district, the property is a mixture of pasture and woodlands, and was listed  for $668,325 — $393,325 more than what was offered by the board.

  • Trial of man accused of striking, killing off-duty LMPD officer begins today

    A trial is set to begin today in the case involving a Taylorsville man indicted on second-degree manslaughter charges for striking and killing an off-duty Louisville Metro Police officer.
    Taylorsville resident Daryl Fogle struck Paul M. Pegram, 40, of Spencer County on Sept. 30, 2010. According to Kentucky State Police, Pegram was riding his bicycle on Ky. 248, east of Taylorsville when Fogle struck Pegram with his vehicle. State police reported that Pegram died as a result of injuries sustained from the collision.

  • ‘One Sole Purpose’ tackles impressive ‘feet’

    In less than two months, approximately 1,250 Spencer County Public School preschool, head start and elementary school students will receive an early Christmas present: a brand-new pair of tennis shoes.
    The initiative, known as One Sole Purpose, is headed up by podiatrist Dr. William Beasley, his wife Pat, and First Assembly of God Pastor Chad Goodlett. It is expected to cost $32,500 to purchase 1,250 pair of Converse tennis shoes for the children, and funds are currently being raised to support the cause.

  • Judge-executive makes offer to buy city police new radios

    Following last week’s declaration of emergency regarding the radio communications system in the county, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer made an offer to the Taylorsville City Commission on Monday evening that would put law enforcement officials in the county and the city on equal ground where communications are concerned.

  • 'Just another vacant building'

    Anyone driving near the intersection of Jefferson and Main streets over the past 10 days would have found the scene at the Sanctuary Arts Center hard to miss.