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  • Fourth-class initiative lacks support from city commission

    The current Kentucky Legislature won’t get a chance to make Taylorsville a fourth-class city.
    Legislators would have needed a resolution from the City Commission by the beginning of February to consider the measure during the current term, Mayor Don Pay said, but that resolution failed during the commission’s Jan. 3 meeting.
    Pay, who supports the reclassification, also brought up the resolution in December, but at that meeting, his motion to approve it died for lack of a second.

  • $1 million lottery winner remains anonymous

    It may not have been Mega Millions, but someone n the Simpsonville area has picked up a million dollars from the Kentucky Lottery.
    An unidentified person picked the five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, and even though that person missed the Megaball, the $1 Megaplier pushed the $250,000 prize to $1 million.
    The winning numbers were 4-10-16-38-48 and the Megaball was 34. The Mega Millions game has drawings on Tuesday and Friday.

  • Two more arrests made in burglaries

    Incidents of theft continue to be high in Spencer County in the new year with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department making more arrests of individuals accused of invading two Spencer County residences shortly after Christmas.

  • Police still searching for clues in homicide investigation

    The mystery surrounding a Bardstown man found dead in a barn on Bowman Lane Jan. 5 with a single gunshot wound to the head is far from solved.

    Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Ron Turley said Tuesday morning that no new information has been released in the homicide investigation surrounding 34-year-old Daniel D. Cahoe’s death.

    State police detective Stephen Spurlock is working in conjunction with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department on the case.

  • Latest district plan leaves county whole

    Spencer County as a whole will have one representative in Kentucky’s House if House Bill 1 is passed by the Senate.

    The bill passed in the House last week by a vote of 63-34.

    Spencer County is currently split into three districts with Brad Montell representing Shelby County and part of Spencer County in the 58th district, Kim King representing Mercer and Anderson counties, as well as part of Spencer County, in the 55th district, and David Floyd representing Nelson County, part of Bullitt County and part of Spencer County in the 50th district.

  • COUPLE OF THE YEAR: Streets honored for service to community

    “Couple of the Year” isn’t typically the award handed out at the first Chamber of Commerce meeting of each year. But this year, the chamber had two people worthy of its Citizen of the Year award — they just happen to live under the same roof.

    Scott and Linda Street were acknowledged as Couple of the Year during the Chamber’s first meeting of 2012 on Thursday.

    With Scott out of town, Linda accepted the award and addressed those attending the luncheon.

  • POLL: Do you think Taylorsville would benefit from being a fourth-class city?

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  • Gray’s Run bridge over Simpson Creek to close six weeks for repairs

    Ky. 1392, known as Gray’s Run Road, will be closed at the bridge over Simpson Creek (mile point 1.9) beginning Monday for repairs.
    The bridge will remain closed for approximately six weeks, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office.
    Work began last fall to perform bridge deck restoration on this structure and the roadway was reduced to one lane.
    During the closure of Ky. 1392, motorists should follow the signed detour via Ky. 652, known as Little Union Road.

  • Fiscal Court approves budgets for clerk, sheriff

    During its meeting last Wednesday, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved fee budgets for both the sheriff and the county clerk.

    The fiscal court cannot set salaries for individual deputies and assistants, but has the authority to set the total amount expended for salaries and benefits.

    County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock budgeted $253,044 for the salaries and benefits of her deputies, assistants and other employees — the limit set by the court for the former clerk.

  • UPDATED: Support lacking for move to fourth class

    UPDATE: The resolution to request Kentucky's General Assembly to consider upgrading Taylorsville to a fourth-class city was on the agenda for a special-called meeting of the City Commission on Tuesday afternoon. However, because the resolution failed at last Tuesday's meeting (by a vote of 2-3), Mayor Don Pay said he would have needed four out of five commission members to agree to bring the issue back up. That did not happen, so the vote from last Tuesday's meeting stands.