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  • Subway is a backpack buddy

    The idea of a single child going without food for a day struck Kathy Wheeler as unacceptable. So Wheeler, owner of the Taylorsville Subway, is stepping up her involvement with the Backpack Buddies Program, and hoping to inspire more help around the community.

    “What we want to do is become a drop-off location,” Wheeler said. “I want this to be an ongoing thing.”

  • Teen found dead after prom party

    A nineteen-year-old man was found dead in his vehicle Sunday morning after allegedly attending a prom party in southern Spencer County.

    Police said that Donald “Donnie” C. DeJesus, Jr. had attended a party Saturday night at 449 Inghram Lane. He was discovered sometime after 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning lying in the back seat floorboard of an extended cab truck. Police said that a woman described as the homeowner called 9-1-1 to report that the teen was unresponsive.

  • Hornback to seek state senate seat vacated by Tapp

    Shelby County agriculture leader Paul Hornback is seeking the state senate seat in District 20, which will be vacated by incumbent State Sen. Gary Tapp.

    Tapp, a Republican from Shelbyville, announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election after serving 12 years in the district. In his announcement, he endorsed Hornback to be the  Republican nominee in 2010.

    Hornback, 52, a political newcomer, is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and owner of Hornback Farms.

  • Shoplifters: Be wary of citizens on patrol

    Seventy dollars worth of merchandise shoplifted from the Taylorsville Dollar General was returned after the intervention from a citizen, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

    The shoplifter, whose name was not provided, was seen loading items on display outside the store into a vehicle.

    Lewis said he received a phone call at his home reporting the crime in progress. The witness provided a description of the person, the vehicle and even took a photograph of the suspect.

  • Alcohol sales proposed in some state parks

    A bill to permit the sale of alcoholic beverage by the drink at designated state parks has been pre-filed for consideration in the 2010 Legislative Session. In its current form, the bill will not impact Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, created a bill that would allow a local option election for state resort parks and qualified state recreational parks located in a dry territory. Qualifying parks include those with a full-service lodge and dining room or a park with a nine or 18-hole golf course.

  • Dutton seeks re-election as district judge

    Judge Donna Dutton has announced she is seeking a second term in the 53rd Judicial District’s Div. II courtroom. Dutton was elected District Judge, representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties, in November 2006.

     Since beginning her four-year term in January 2007, Dutton said she has delivered on her promise to close the revolving door of repeat offenders in District Court.

  • Prohibition officially repealed

    It’s official. Prohibition has been repealed and  Spencer County will no longer be considered dry.

    November’s election in favor of permitting alcohol sales was the first – and obviously highest – hurdle to jump. But Monday’s unanimous passage of county ordinance No. 10 (2010 series) was the last.

    The 18-page document covers every aspect from the types of licenses to the hours of business and even the cost for violating parts of the ordinance.

  • Santa's visit is central to Christmas on Main

    Santa Claus will be coming to town a few weeks early this year. The bearded one will be making a scheduled stop at Christmas on Main Street this Friday beginning at 6 p.m.

    According to reports from elves at the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce, Santa’s sleigh will be loaded down with all sorts of goodies. The first 200 children will receive a bag full of candy and a meal ticket to use after their one-on-one consultation with the big guy. Children with meal tickets will be provided a hot dog dinner complete with chips and a drink.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidates file for jailer, constable; Judd to seek re-election as Waterford magistrate

    The constable election for Taylorsville District 1 is heating up as two more file for the position.

    Charles “Don” Smith, Sr. will be seeking re-election to the post he has held for nearly two terms. Smith, 72, was selected with the flip of a coin in a special election when he matches his competitor vote for vote.

    “I would like to continue serving the community,” said Smith, a democrat.

    Before retiring with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, Smith gained 21 years experience in law enforcement.

  • Schools will provide H1N1 vaccinations

    Spencer County School District, along with the North Central District Health Department, will be offering the H1N1 influenza vaccine.

    Consent forms for the vaccination have been sent home with students and were to be returned to school today.

    The school district has not set a date for the administering of the vaccinations to potentially 2,000 students. The school’s messenger phone system will inform parents of the date selected.