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Local News

  • 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.

  • Property transfers

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

    Tony Curtsinger, executor of the estate of Vernon Curtsinger, Fisherville to Lindsey Lanham, Fisherville. Property located in Spencer County on Hochstrasser Road as described in deed book 228, pages 27-30. $75.000.

    Moore Built Homes, Fern Creek to Steve L. and Peggy A. Hagerman, Taylorsville. Lot 138 Early Wyne Plantation. $320,000.

  • County awarded $86,000 grant

    Spencer County has been awarded $86,133 through the Homeland Security Grant Program, announced Judge Executive David Jenkins Monday.

    The funds will provide for several radio repeaters, receiver stations and the installation of the emergency communication equipment. Hopes are that “dead spots” experienced by Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies and EMS will be eliminated with the better radio coverage.

  • Three vehicle crash Saturday

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a three car accident with entrapment in the 1500 block of Mount Washington Road Saturday morning. Crews had to cut the roof off one vehicle before the victim could be extricated.  Spencer County EMS, sheriff’s department and Taylorsville Police also responded. One person was transported to Jewish Hospital.

    - Photo courtesy of TSCFD

  • Students have a field day with agriculture

    From milking demonstrations to beekeeping and horse care, the annual Agriculture Field Day provided hours of interactive learning for students on Wednesday.

    The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau and brought several regional farmers and industry professionals to Spencer County Elementary School.

    “It’s a lot of fun,” said Linda Street, a grower representing the Taylorsville Farmers Market.