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  • 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.

  • County employees to get 2.5 percent raise

    Spencer County Fiscal Court approved 4-1 to increase all 60 county employees pay by 2.5 percent Monday.

    County Treasurer Doug Williams estimated the cost of the raises to be between $30,000 and $35,000. Magistrates will continue to receive $650/month plus $300 for expenses. Members on the board of adjustments, planning and zoning and the ethics board will also maintain their rate at $60/meeting.

    Magistrate John Riley was the only no vote on the pay hike.

  • EDA needs more funds to survive

    City and county leaders were able to quickly agree on most aspects of their new interlocal agreement concerning EDA – even the part about each government contributing their fair share. What leaders hesitated on, however, was how much that contribution should be and where to find it in their budgets.

    The questions arose Monday night while members of Spencer County Fiscal Court and Taylorsville City Commission were reviewing a contract to continue supporting the efforts of Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc.(EDA).

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of January 2009.

    PBI Bank Inc., Louisville to Robert Taylor, Louisville. Lot 35 Pin Oak. $170,000.

    Phyllis H. Shafar and James M. Henry, Taylorsville to Seth and Amber Stillman, Taylorsville. 4370 Elk Creek Road. $107,500.

    Sanctuary Homes LLC, Eminence to Zachary M. and Lacey D. Eckels, Taylorsville. 271 Elk Chase Court. $317,000.

    Sykes Construction Co, Inc., Taylorsville to Stanley M. Shivers, Taylorsville. Lot 22 Cedar Springs. $195,000.

  • State auditor to examine KACo spending

    It was business as usual at Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting.

    No one breathed a word about last week’s Kentucky Association of Counties  credit card questions surrounding Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins. Magistrates did not publicly question his county credit card usage or the decadence shown while ringing up hefty KACo credit card bills at restaurants, bars and casinos on the backs of state taxpayers in 2008 – let alone the disputed charges to strip clubs and an escort service.

  • Waterfill named president of Kentucky's ladies Auxiliary

    Joyce Waterfill has been named the newly-elected state president for the Department of Kentucky Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was installed by Past National President Marion Watson on June 20 at the Crowne Plaza during the Department State Convention. Waterfill is the past president of the local Ladies Auxiliary to Post 11426 in Taylorsville.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on May 1, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Joshua T. Ballinger. Speeding 10 mph over the limit. Paid, traffic school.

    Julie L. Harpe. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Paid.

    Jeremy Thompson. Speeding 11 mph over the limit. Paid.

  • KSP needs help identifying suspects

    The Kentucky State Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary in Spencer County.

    The break-in happened on February, 28, when someone broke into a mobile home at 737 Featherbed Hollow Road by prying open the front door, Trooper Ron Turley said.

    Three suspects were involved in the burglary and were captured on video taken by a hunting camera set to detect motion.

    The suspects took a PSE hunting bow, a 7-inch Kenwood touch screen TV, an Orion subwoofer speaker and a PlayStation 2 from the residence.

  • Light Up Salt River this Saturday

    The 15th annual Light Up Salt River fireworks show is set to happen this Saturday despite financial setbacks in the beginning of the planning process.

    This year the 12-member Light Up Salt River Committee noticed a drop in donations while also struggling with a rise in the cost of fireworks.

    Although they  received $2,000 from the Tourism Committee they still had to cash in emergency certificates of deposits (CDs).

  • Jenkins' county credit card to be examined

    Magistrates have called for a detailed examination of Judge Executive David Jenkins’ county credit card statements following a recent report of his spending habits while serving as the former president of Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).

    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Sunday that Jenkins spent nearly $20,000 on his KACo credit card during 2008, with $600 in charges to strip clubs and a Lexington-based escort service. Jenkins and KACo are in the process of disputing the latter charges with their credit card company.