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  • Man facing indecent exposure charge

    A Taylorsville man is facing charges in Jefferson County District Court of second-degree indecent exposure and third-degree sexual abuse following two incidents that allegedly occurred at his former Louisville work place.

    A warrant was issued for the arrest of 31-year-old Justin D. Oliver on Sept. 23 and was served by Kentucky State Police last week. Two separate complaints were filed in Jefferson District Court by two female co-workers, whose names were not released. The incidents allegedly took place at Oliver’s place of employment, The Home Depot on Westport Road.

  • The bullying stops here!

    Jaime Evans knows what it’s like to be bullied.

    As a high school freshman, she was bullied by a group of six girls who would often start fist fights.

    “I would be walking down the hallway and a girl would literally come up and push me,” Evans said.

    Once, the group even called her mother and said they had Evans in their custody and planned to fatally attack her.

    Evans actually wasn’t with those girls, but she wasn’t home, so her mother didn’t know what was going on.

  • Eviction notice?

    Edgewater Resort is violating at least three terms of its lease with the Spencer County Fiscal Court and is now faced with a choice to shape up or ship out, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday morning’s meeting.

    Following an executive session, Karrer made a motion to have the county attorney issue an eviction notice to Edgewater Resort/Premier Resorts LLC, pending it does not come into compliance with the terms of its lease in 30 to 60 days.

  • Five busted on meth charges

    Five Spencer County residents were arrested Friday on methamphetamine-related charges.

    Earl T. David III, 21, and Johnathan W. Monday, 20, both of Bloomfield Road, and Steve A. Nation, 36, William Issac Monday, 21, and Michelle L. Monday, 38, all of Little Union Road, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department worked in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigation West Branch to conduct the investigation, Sheriff Buddy Stump said.

  • Escaped inmates spotted in Spencer County

    UPDATED WEDNESDAY 8 P.M.: Police are investigating a residential burglary on the Shelby County side of Chatman Lane and say the two Blackburn Correctional Complex inmates who escaped Oct. 2 may be the culprits.

    The burglary occurred Wednesday evening.

    Based on the items taken, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said Wednesday night that the inmates, who were first located in Spencer County around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, might be responsible.

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  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department activity report for August

    Traffic stops, warnings – 18
    Traffic stops, cautions – 14
    Highway safety checkpoints – 1
    Non-injury accidents – 12
    Injury accidents – 2
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for services – 205
    CCDW permits – 40
    Vehicle inspections – 58
    Total arrests – 34
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons served – 142
    Recovered property – 0

    Total contacts – 526

  • Commotion at city commission meeting

    What started as a full agenda for a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission, ended with little action and some name-calling last Tuesday night.

    Including agenda items to open the meeting and to adjourn into executive session, the commission originally had 12 items to discuss.

    However, a motion passed, by a 3-1 vote, to table seven of those items until Commissioner Larry Waldridge could be present. Waldridge was absent from Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Spencer state test scores show mixed results

  • UPDATED: Octoberfest comes to Taylorsville this weekend

    UPDATE: Trent Tomlinson's performance, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, has been moved up to take place after the parade (at approximately 11:30 a.m. or noon). Tomlinson's latest single, "Man without a Woman," is going up the charts, and its success is prompting him to have to leave Taylorsville earlier than planned, organizers said.