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  • Student behavior report shows assaults in school on the rise

    The number of students charged with assaults in the third degree at Kentucky schools rose significantly in one year by 51.3 percent, according to an annual school safety report released Thursday.

    “This is very troubling since assault in the third degree involves assaults against certified and classified personnel in the school system,” the 2014-15 School Safety Data Report on Law said. Classified staff includes bus drivers, custodians and support staff. Certified staff includes teachers and administrators.

  • Public Record - Week of September 28, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office in mid-August, 2016.

    Judy L. Breeding, Taylorsville, KY, to Donald R. Grimes, Sr., and Rebecca M. Grimes, Taylorsville, KY. Tract 40 of Little Mount Estates. $161,000.

    Kingsmill, LLC, Taylorsville, KY, to JWC Group, LLC, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 54 of Kingsmill Subdivision. $60,000.

  • Tractor trailer accident


    A tractor trailer left the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned early Tuesday morning on KY 44 about half a mile from KY 248. The accident was reported at around 5:30 a.m. First responders treated the driver for what they said were non-life threatening injuries and he was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital. The  accident was left under investigation with an officer from KSP Vehicle Enforcement. The two west-bound lanes were shut down later in the morning to assist with recovery of the vehicle.

  • Spencer Countians lead UK to national dairy title


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  • Mold move put on hold

    There will be no immediate relocation of the Spencer County Sheriff’s office due to the presence of mold, after members of the fiscal court failed to pass a measure that would have allowed Sheriff Buddy Stump to assume control of half of the current EMS building.

    The motion was made by Magistrate Jim Williams, who said he’s been exploring locations and said having the sheriff’s office utilize the left side of that building is the best option.

    “It will get them out of the building they’re in and it has WiFi.

  • Out of the past


    Downtown Taylorsville took on the look of a century ago last Tuesday as members of the Friends of Ancient Road Transportation Society rolled through town with their vintage automobiles. Dozens of cars, most adorned with polished brash ornamentation drove along Main Street on their way to a rally in Berea.

  • County workers get 3 percent pay increase

    Magistrates went out of their way to praise county employees during Monday night’s fiscal court meeting before approving an across the board three percent raise for most employees. Those not included were in the fee-pooling offices of County Court Clerk, who received raises ranging from two to seven percent effective last January, and those working for Sheriff Buddy Stump, who gave raises ranging from 4.5 percent to 7.2 percent. Also, raises for the EMS were not bound by the three percent standard, but the court approved proposed increases that varied by employee.

  • Octoberfest begins Saturday


    It’s that time of year again. Taylorsville is getting ready to kick off this year’s exciting Octoberfest that begins this Saturday and lasts for an entire week.

  • Spencer man sues Shelby jail after beating

    A Spencer County man has filed suit against a former deputy jailer at the Shelby County Detention Center alleging that he ordered inmates to beat him when he was incarcerated last November on a shoplifting charge.

    The suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court Eastern Division in Frankfort by Joshua Reece, says William Anthony Carey, ordered other inmates to savagely beat Reece because he had had a former relationship with his wife.