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  • Prevailing wage legislation could expand school projects

    What happens in Frankfort over the next couple of months could determine whether the Spencer County School District is able to construct a much needed bus garage and athletic complex.

    At issue is legislation that could exempt public education projects from having to pay the regional prevailing wage to workers. Proponents of the exemption say it could save more than 20 percent on construction costs for local school projects.

  • Bullitt County drone case may help shape policies nationwide

    He calls himself the “Drone Slay­er.” And William Merideth, who shot down a drone over his Hillview home last summer, says he’d “do it again, with a smile.”

    Dismissing criminal charges against him for firing a gun within city limits, a judge said he was within his rights when he took out the $1,800 unmanned aircraft, which Merideth said he feared was peeping on his teenaged daughters on the back porch.

  • Elk Creek Grocery shuts doors, future remains uncertain

     

    A landmark Elk Creek convenience store has closed after nearly 17 years of operation. Scott’s Elk Creek Grocery LLC and the adjoining Evonne’s Sports Cafe, which sit atop a hill at 4881 Taylorsville Road, shut their doors abruptly earlier this month.

    The store’s Marathon gas pumps remain open to credit or debit card-paying customers. An adjoining liquor store, Scott’s Elk Creek Spirits, LLC, also remained open as of this week.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 20, 2016

    Spencer Co. Historical and Genealogical Society meeting

    The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25 at the Spencer County Public Library. The guest speaker for this month is Willy Palmer, Historian, who will share information on the Mt Eden community and more. Everyone is invited to attend and all members are encouraged to bring a friend for this entertaining evening.

    Chamber of Commerce accepting Citizen of the Year nominations

  • Bill stiffens penalties for repeat DUI offenders

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett is continuing the fight to allow for stronger penalties for habitual drunken drivers.

    Senate Bill 56, which he pre-filed this summer, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote. The bill would expand what is known as the “look-back period” for prior offenses from five to 10 years.

    “This measure will save lives,” he said.

  • Main St. Committee cites 2015 progress

     

    With the arrival of the New Year, Taylorsville Main Street received a new Main Street Manager. Beverly Bentley Ingram, always a vital, behind the scenes, promotor of the Main Street Program, is one of our City Commissioners and also owns her own business, The Red Scooter Antique Store at 32 East Main. Having Taylorsville as a large piece of her heart, we were fortunate to have her named as Main Street Manager.

  • AG sides against city in open records dispute

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s office ruled in favor of a local resident who filed an open records complaint against the City of Taylorsville.

    In their ruling, the AG’s office summarized that the “City of Taylorsville did not establish by clear and convincing evidence that an otherwise proper request for records documenting its costs and expenditures related to past open records requests, was unreasonably burdensome or intended to disrupt essential city functions.”

  • Students: Earn college money in KESPT contest

    More Kentucky students will have a chance this year to win money toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: “How will I change the world after I go to college?”

  • Youth center a launching pad

     

    Watching people file into the little place just left of the Taco Bell in Settlers Center might leave you wondering just what is in inside.

    You’ll notice they’re all in their late teens or early twenties. And if you peek inside, you’ll find them hanging around a few tables, a TV, some computers and a pool table. It looks like a nice place to relax.
    But these people are here for a deeper purpose than just to relax. This is their point of contact for an array of services that could help shape their futures.

  • Ethics Commission welcomes new members

     

    Two new members joined the Spencer County Ethics Commission last week and the group held an organizational meeting Friday morning to elect officers and review the county’s ethics code.

    Chris Sullivan was voted to chair the commission, with new appointee Jim Schaefer being selected as secretary. Bill Drury is the other new member on the commission.