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Local News

  • Blue Bridge project cut

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials announced Monday that the $17 million bridge replacement plans in connection with the KY 55 realignment project has been scrapped for a less expensive alternative.

  • Fire tax gets the ax

    Residents and business owners located in Taylorsville’s annexed areas should expect to pay lower taxes if a new interlocal agreement between the city and the fire department is approved next week.

    “We have some people paying twice,” said Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation. “This way it’s a more fair situation for everybody.”

  • DLG Announces Availability of Cemetery Preservation Grants

     Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder has announced that the agency will reopen the window for applications for the Cemetery Preservation Fund.  The purpose of the program is to provide grants for the restoration and maintenance of non-profit cemeteries not receiving perpetual care funds.

     

    Although the program only has $38,000 to distribute at this time, Wilder said this amount can still be divided among applicants to make a difference in several communities.

     

  • School board files suit against Clevenger

    Spencer County Board Member Sandy Clevenger has been named as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Spencer County School Board with Spencer County Circuit Court. The case is in response to the recent decision by the Attorney General’s office concerning open meeting rules.

  • Octoberfest: Parade, pageants, and prizes

    Pageant contestants needed

    There is still a need for contestants of all ages, but especially in need are those who would like to compete in the:  Little Mister/5-8 years old, Preteen/10-12 years old, Babies/6 months-36 months, Tiny Tots/ 3 and 4 year olds, Miss Spencer County/16 - 19 years old.  All categories except Babies/Tiny Tots will be having a meeting on October 1, at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Annex. 

    Pageants will take place Oct. 3 and 4 on the main stage on Main Street.

    Floats needed for parade

  • Pageant winners at the state fair

    Spencer County’s Little Mister and Miss represented the county by attending the State Fair competition August 14 for all local winners around the state. Little Miss Spencer County, Emma Coke, daughter of Beth and Anthony Coke, along with Little Mr. Spencer County, Jacob Cundiff, son of Tracy and Terry Cundiff, enjoyed a fun day filled with State Fair activities. Miss Spencer County 2008, Maria Benningfield, daughter of Phillip and Bonita Benningfield, escorted them in the event by accompanying them at rehearsals and later on stage at the pageant finals.

  • King pleads in 1998 murder

    A Mt. Eden woman facing murder for a 1998 incident involving her on-again, off-again boyfriend pleaded guilty to manslaughter last Thursday in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    Susan Jean King, 48, told Circuit Judge Charles Hickman she wanted to enter the amended plea of second-degree manslaughter pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford – meaning King does not admit guilt, but she believes it is in her best interest to plead guilty due to the evidence against her.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted by the Spencer County Grand jury on September 4, 2008:

    • Carol Chandler, of 6308 Apex Drive in Louisville, and Charles Norton, of 210 Mike Brown Lane in Taylorsville, were both charged with robbery in second degree - complicity around July 28. Chandler and Norton were also charged with theft of over $300 and receiving stolen property. All charges are felonies.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Police looking for suspect in attempted murder

    Police are looking for Michael L. Grubb, 31, of Bloomfield Road in Taylorsville, for allegedly hitting a woman with his vehicle Thursday night in a parking lot on Main Street.

    "It was not an accidental hit and run," said Police Chief Toby Lewis. "It appears to be a deliberate act."

    Lewis said warrants have been issued for Grubb's arrest on attempted murder and assault in the first degree. Lewis said that he believes the suspect may have left the county.

  • PHOTO: Barn fire Sunday night

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a barn fire in the 3000 block of Love Lane Sunday evening around 6 p.m. Chief Nathan Nation said the 20x16 metal structure had no electricity running to it and that hay, a tractor and some small farm machinery inside were destroyed. The fire is under investigation. Photo courtesy of TSCFD.