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  • The art of stained-glass is easy to learn

    Local resident Jim Weed does not rely on ads to get the word out about his art.

    “It is mostly just by word of mouth,” said Weed. “I’ll get a call. They might say ‘I am so-and-so’s cousin and you did this, or that, for them.’”

    Weed began working with stained-glass about 23 years ago. He saw an advertisement for adult education classes in Jefferson County and one class in particular caught his eye as it piqued his interest. The class was working with stained-glass.

  • Help with home heating

     

    The cost of home heating is a problem for many low-income Kentuckians. Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. may be able to help. Qualifying Kentucky residents may apply for help through the low-income home energy assistance program. Under this program subsidies provide assistance to all eligible households. Applications will be taken by the last name of the Head of Household from November 3, 2008, until December 12, 2008.

  • Bank robbery suspect found

    Tips from local authorities have led to the arrest of a suspected Springfield bank robber by Louisville Metro Police Wednesday morning.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said his department has been relaying information about the possible whereabouts of  Ledrick Shontay Edwards, 29, to Louisville Police since the Springfield State Bank was robbed last Friday. Such information included descriptions of Edwards, his vehicle and his tendency to hang out in "sleazy motels," said Lewis.

  • Community rallies to help lung transplant patient

    In a lot of ways Mike Simpson is a typical man. He is a hard worker, hates to sit still and he’s never been one to rely on others for help. But that all changed when he was diagnosed with a hereditary lung disease 14 years ago called Alpha -1.

    “I loved going to work. I loved the traveling. It was fantastic,” said the former Purnell’s sausage salesman. “Then I got to where I was having trouble breathing and I couldn’t figure out what it was.”

  • PHOTO: Taylorsville High School Class of ‘73

    The Taylorsville class of 1973 held its 35th reunion on October 25, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.

  • Circuit Court Clerk goes to College

    Becky M. Robinson, circuit court clerk for Spencer County, participated in the 2008 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College hosted Oct. 22-24 in Louisville by the Administrative Office of the Courts. Circuit court clerks have offices in all 120 Kentucky counties and are responsible for managing the records of circuit and district courts.

  • Developer has plans for 500 new homes

    Spencer County Planning and Zoning decided Thursday night they would not move forward with plans to rezone more than 400 acres located just west of Spencer County Elementary. Instead, members urged the developer of a subdivision with 500 projected homes to first seek the approval of Taylorsville city officials.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on October 17, 2008.

    Traffic:

    Dustin W. Thomas. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. State traffic school.

    John C. Wheelock. Speeding 25 mph over the limit. State traffic school.

    Eric S. Wigginton Jr. Charge #1, disregarding traffic control device, traffic light. Guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs. Charge #2, failure to illuminate headlamps. Dismissed/merged.

  • Proposal to turn jail into a museum

    As the county seeks to utilize their limited resources as efficiently as possible, a local historical group is hoping to convince fiscal court to turn one of those resources into a museum.

    For the past several months, the old jail house sitting behind the county courthouse has been vacant. Once used as a local craft store by the Spencer County Gourd Society, the jail is now being considered by magistrates as a location to safely store the county’s voting machines.

  • Tickets now available for Christmas Home Tour

    Members of the Main Street Committee are hoping to repeat last year’s success with the Christmas Home Tour with over a 100 visitors discovering the wonder of the season in private homes across the county.

    “I think people enjoy seeing other people’s homes,” said event organizer Beverly Ingram. “Not only does it put you in a festive mood, but it shows what we have to offer here” in terms of history.

    Like the arts-and-craft bungalow owned by Loretta Bivens located just outside of Taylorsville proper on Townhill Road.