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  • Home and many contents destroyed in fire

    A Little Union home was destroyed Thursday morning in an apparent electrical fire that started in the kitchen.

    Chief Nathan Nation, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, said that over 40 percent of the mobile home received heavy fire damage. Flames quickly spread from the point of origin in the kitchen, to the living room and covered porch. The rest of the structure suffered from the effects of smoke and heat.

  • Main Street hits a funding pothole

    Main Street’s second renovation phase has been delayed temporarily by the state as officials seek to use stimulus funding instead of Kentucky transportation money, Main Street Chairman John Shircliffe told city commissioners last Tuesday.

  • Judge rules on charter petition

    The charter government petition is valid, said Judge Charles Hickman in a ruling filed last Thursday.

    The Spencer County Circuit Court opinion comes nearly a year and a half after the City of Taylorsville first asked for legal scrutiny of the document. In February 2008, the city announced they would be filing for a declaration of rights and named Spencer County Fiscal Court as the defendant.

  • 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.