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  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on May 29, 2009

    Traffic:

    Deborah L. Cline. Failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense. $500 fine plus $143 court costs.

    Cecil Gibbs. Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, .08 second offense. Sentenced to 7 days, credit for time served, enroll in multiple offender program, 12 month suspension of operator’s license, $878 fine and court costs. Operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Guilty.

  • Police uncover indoor pot farm

    Spencer County Sheriff’s department discovered a basement full of marijuana plants last Tuesday night near Mt. Eden – 165 plants with an estimated street value of $165,000.

    Deputy Gordon Miles, acting on a tip from a confidential informant, obtained a search warrant early in the day to investigate reports of illegal activity at 2375 Hickory Ridge Road. What he and other officers found that night was an elaborate greenhouse for cloning and growing pot.

  • KFB receives superior rating

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. again received A.M. Best Co.’s superior rating for its financial strength.

    A.M. Best graded the insurance company at A+ for the fifth consecutive year for 2008 performance, despite declines in investment income because of weak economic conditions and $140 million in underwriting losses resulting from record payouts of $227.4 million to policyholders from damages during a year of severe winter, summer and fall storms.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau ended 2008 with more than 1.2 million policies in force and $1.6 billion in assets.

  • Ribbon cutting: Snappy Tomato Pizza

    Give out free food and watch the crowd gather. That’s what happened at the grand opening celebration of Taylorsville’s newest resturant – Snappy Tomato Pizza. Mingled among the crowd of hungry people were local officials, Snappy Tomato employees, as well as, corporate executives. Owner of the store include Mike and Annie Driscoll, Carl Austin and Central Ky Capitol. The store’s general manager is Darren Lambdin.

    Snappy Tomato Pizza is located next to Mic Zee’s Car Wash and is offering delivery service to most of the county.

  • KSP needs help identifying suspects

    The Kentucky State Police is asking the public for help in solving a Spencer County Burglary. On February, 26, 2009 unknown subjects commited a burglary at 737 Featherbed Hollow Road in Spencer County. The suspects entered the residence by prying open the front door of a house trailer. A PSE Hunting Bow, 7 1/2 inch Kenwood touch screen TV, ORION subwoofer speaker and a playstation 2 were taken from the residence.

    Kentucky State Police is asking anyone who can identify the persons in the photos to call the Kentucky State Police at 502-227-2221 and ask for Tpr. Mark Treadway.

  • AT&T expands in Spencer Co.

    AT&T announced recently that enhanced wireless coverage in Elk Creek (Spencer County).   A new cell site is located 27 miles southeast of Louisville in northwest Spencer County along Hwy. 155. This site now provides continuous coverage from Fisherville to the recreational area near Taylorsville Lake.

    “Expanding the wireless network across the state is a priority in 2009, particularly in rural areas and highly traveled roads in Kentucky,” said Mary Pat Regan, president of AT&T Kentucky.

  • Man killed by run-away work truck

    A Taylorsville man was fatally wounded Saturday evening when he was accidentally run over by his work truck.

    Michael L. Hack, 47, was standing near the rear of an International truck when it rolled over a barricade of rocks and pieces of wood that had been used to chock the wheels.

    Deputy Gordon Miles said that Hack had enough time to yell out a warning to his son-in-law before being struck and killed by the 5-ton vehicle.

    Hack was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Janet Graff-Oliver.

  • Eaton to run for state senate

    After 34 years serving  Shelby County, David Eaton said he is hoping for a new position to serve from: State Senator.

    Simpsonville's City Administrator is throwing his name into consideration for a 20th district state Senate seat that Sen. Gary Tapp is vacating in 2010.

    "After careful thought and prayer, and with the urging of many citizens, I am excited about the opportunity to run for this seat to serve all the citizens of the 20th District," he said in a press release.

  • $11,700 missing from high school activity funds

    An independent auditing firm has been called in by the district to find $11,700 missing from the SCHS activities fund.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said that Brown and Company, a certified public accounting firm located in Bardstown, was scheduled to perform a required yearly audit throughout the district this summer, but was called in early to look into the high school’s financial records.

    Adams said that the unaccounted funds could be the result of missing cash, concession inventory or both.

  • Rash of vehicle break-ins

    As many as 10 cars were burglarized Wednesday night in the neighboring Taylorsville subdivisions of EarlyWyne and Highview Estates. The trend continued over the weekend in other parts of town with an additional break-in and a stolen vehicle.

    Officer Thomas “Sparky” Schultz, Jr. was working early Thursday morning when the police department received regarding car break-ins the two subdivisions.

    Schultz said that most of the cars entered were left unlocked by the owners and that no windows were broken in an attempt to enter the vehicles.