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  • SCMS student charged with having a knife on school bus

         A 12-year-old was charged with wanton endangerment and carrying a concealed deadly weapon Oct. 6. The Spencer County Middle School student, who’s name was withheld because he is a minor, was reported to police after an incident occurred on a school bus. Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said that the boy was allegedly using a paring knife to damage the bus seat in front of him.

  • Teen found with flask

       A Spencer County High School student was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol by a minor Sept. 28.

       The 17-year-old male, who’s name was withheld because he is a minor, was reported to police after school officials discovered he had a flask in his back pocket. Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said the container was about a third full of alcohol.

  • Two Taylorsville residents involved in Mt. Washington crash

    MOUNT WASHINGTON–Two Taylorsville residents were seriously injured in a two-car collision Monday afternoon on KY 44 between Winning Colors and Emerald Drives.

    The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. and left 47-year-old Donald L. Dunn with life-threatening injuries, according to an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police Det. Terry Whittaker.

  • Man charged after pursuit ends in crash

    Loren Thomas Gordon, Jr. has been charged with numerous offenses after he allegedly involved state and local police on a chase through Taylorsville before crashing his vehicle on Mt. Washington Road Sept. 22.

    Gordon has been charged with fleeing police and two counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer, both felonies. Other charges include speeding, DUI, possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle with an expired license.

  • Forum on alcohol vote tomorrow

    Voters straddling the wet/dry fence, and even those who staked their claim long ago on one side or the other, are being encouraged to attend an information forum tomorrow at the middle school.

    Panelists from the Alcohol Beverage Commission, state and local law enforcement, Spencer County Business Association, S.A.F.E. and local pastors will be in attendance. A public comment portion will be provided so residents can pose legal, economic and ethical questions concerning the October 20 special election.

  • Free police cars

    While most cities would file this under “too good to be true”, the City of Taylorsville will soon be the recipients of two fully-equipped police vehicles completely free of charge.

    The new vehicles are courtesy of asset forfeiture funding awarded to the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) earlier this year. Approximately 600 vehicles will be purchased and given to various state and local law enforcement agencies with the idea that the vehicles will be used in joint operations and with USMS fugitive task forces.

  • Local man involved in Lexington train accident

    Colby G. Loeser, 21, of Taylorsville was seriously injured after being struck by a train in Lexington Sept. 18.

    He was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital where he was treated for head wounds. Loeser has since been released.

    Reports are that Loeser fell asleep between a set of train tracks and awoke to the sound of screeching metal as a train moved above him.

    Lexington Police responded to the call at Waller Ave. and the railroad tracks at 3:56 a.m.

     

  • Regional health officials wait for H1N1 vaccines

    Public health officials are seeing an increased demand for seasonal flu vaccinations in addition to H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations, which will not be available for another week or two.

    “We’re patiently waiting,” said Renee Blair, Public Health Director for the North Central District Health Department including Spencer, Shelby, Henry and Trimble counties.

  • Fire department: grants and new stations

    Fire department awarded grant

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department has been awarded $5,000 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will be used in the education of fire prevention. Teaching supplies purchased with the grant money will be used in schools and throughout the community to educate citizens about fire safety and accident prevention.

    Elk Creek fire station bid awarded

  • Cox's Creek man charged in stabbing

    A Cox’s Creek man has been charged in the stabbing of a man residing on Gordon Drive in Spencer County.

    Donald G. Byrn, 52, has been charged with assault in the first degree and terroristic threatening of Donald Carey, also of Cox’s Creek.

    Witnesses at the scene told police that the two men had been involved in a verbal disagreement, when allegedly Byrn pulled out a hunting knife, cutting Carey on the face and hand. Neither the victim nor the suspect was at the residence when police arrived at 10:40 p.m.