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  • Saving homes through foreclosure intervention

    Intervention is urgent to prevent more foreclosures here, according to a coalition of community partners forged to help those most at-risk of losing their homes. The group plans to provide financial counseling, legal aid, education  ––  and even money –– to keep families in their homes.

    Home foreclosures have already hit epidemic levels here ––  rates have nearly doubled since 2006, and last year more than 78 homes were foreclosed in the county.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Propery transfers and District court

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the County Clerk’s office during the month of December 2008

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Nashville, TN to Michael R. and Anita Faye Roberts, Taylorsville. 321 Webb Ln. $105,000.

    David E. and Sandra J. Biggs, Taylorsville to David E. and Mildred Louise Nutgrass, Mt. Eden. 74 Park Place. $147,500.

  • Petitioning for alcohol sales

    Wet versus dry – the issue has not been voted on in more than 30 years, but residents may soon be able to voice their opinion on the sale of alcohol in Spencer County if enough signatures are collected on a petition being introduced today.

  • Riley wants a review of county occupational tax

    Elk Creek Magistrate John Riley asked that fiscal court review the county’s budget at the April 20 meeting to see if the occupational tax could be lowered.

    “In 2007, we found ourselves in a very different budget crisis,” said Riley. “We were past the deadline to impose an insurance premium tax to get us out of the hole we were in. At that point, our only option was an occupational tax.”

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  • Last day for students May 29

    Spencer County won’t accept a governor’s pardon for school days missed because of winter ice storms. Instead, the district will extend its calendar to account for lost instructional time, according to Superintendent Chuck Adams.

    The last school day for students will likely be May 29, he said.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill late last month to allow districts to waive up to 10 missed days of school because of February’s havoc-wreaking ice storm. At its peak, the storm left almost 800,000 without power and cut off drinking water to more than 200,000.

  • New Snappy Tomato franchise to employ 20

    Snappy Tomato Pizza –– the Northern Kentucky-based franchise specializing in homemade pizzas, hoagies, salads and “snappetizers “ –– will open a site here as early as May. It will occupy a more than 1,000 square-foot unit in Settlers Center off KY 155. The restaurant will offer carry-out service and home delivery within a 10-mile radius, a company spokesperson said. 

  • Petitioning for alcohol sales

    Wet versus dry – the issue has not been voted on in more than 30 years, but residents may soon be able to voice their opinion on the sale of alcohol in Spencer County if enough signatures are collected on a petition being introduced today.

  • Grand jury: Woman indicted with food stamp fraud

    A Taylorsville woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly lying about her monthly income so she could collect more than $6,300 in food stamps.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury indicted Mary Blankenship, of 519 Kelly Drive, on one count of making false statements/misrepresentation in order to receive public assistance benefits. According to court documents, Blankenship attempted to defraud the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when she failed to disclose her correct household size and income level.

  • PHOTO: Paving progress

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Paving projects continue to pop up all around the city streets of Taylorsville as warmer weather gives way to the construction season. Residents on Washington Street should expect to see work on that road in the coming months after the area is surveyed for a sidewalk and repairs to drainage issues.