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  • TPD joins national crackdown on DUI

    The Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign beginning today and running through Labor Day.

    “We aggressively watch for drunk drivers year-round,” said Taylorsville City Police Chief Kenny Stewart. “But by joining this effort, we will make Taylorsville’s roadways safer for everyone during the heavily-traveled Labor Day holiday.”

  • KY Supreme Court adopts open records policy

    The Supreme Court of Kentucky has approved an Open Records Policy that guides how the public accesses the administrative records of the state court system. The seven Supreme Court justices voted unanimously to adopt the policy, which took effect August 15.

    This is the first Open Records Policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts, the operations arm of the court system. The policy is in the form of an Administrative Procedure of the Court of Justice, which carries the weight of law under the Kentucky Constitution.

  • Dollar General eyes store in Little Mount

     

    Dollar General has purchased a plot of land near Little Mount and could be building a store there, but they will first need to push for a zoning change and not all residents of the area may be cooperative.

  • County sets tax rates

    Spencer County property taxes will go down just slightly after the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved 2018 rates at their meeting Monday morning. The court opted to approve the compensating rate of 8.6 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate, down from 8.7 cents the year before. The compensating rate is calculated by the state to bring in revenue equal to last year.

    The court also opted to approve watercraft and motor vehicle tax rates of 8.7 cents per $100.

  • Finishing touches

     

    Jeff Sewell was one of dozens of workers at the new Taylorsville Elementary School Tuesday morning working to get the new school ready for opening day today. Teachers have spent the past several days moving in and decorating their rooms and crews have been working overtime to prepare the building for more than 600 students.

  • Eclipse won’t shut schools in Spencer Co.

    A growing number of school districts across Kentucky have announced plans to cancel school on Monday, August 21, as most areas of Kentucky will be able to view the much-anticipated solar eclipse. Spencer County officials do not anticipate closing schools here.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said Monday that the issue has been discussed, but he said dismissing classes is not an option the local district is considering.

  • Can we drive 55?

     

    Motorists driving along KY 55 approaching Taylorsville from Elk Creek have had a hard time determining whether to put their foot on the brake or the accelerator for the past month, as new speed limit signs have been placed, and then removed.

    The confusion seems to be the product of a mistake when new signs were placed, and the limits have now been restored to what they were more than a month ago, said Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 5.

  • County still debating time clocks

    Magistrate Hobert Judd reminded the court of action taken nearly two years ago to have Judge-Executive John Riley implement the use of time clocks for most county workers. Riley was the lone vote against the measure in January of 2016, and later asked for clarification as to what kind of time clocks should be purchased and how to combine their use with the current payroll system, issues the court never resolved.

  • Chaplin man shot, killed by wife, no charges filed

     A man with a history of domestic violence against his wife was shot and killed by her at their residence near Chaplin late Saturday night.

    Tammy Rogers, 43, reportedly shot and killed Charles Rogers, 42, in an incident that Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said “indicates it was probably justified.”

  • Work Ready group renews efforts to certify county

    It’s been nearly two years since Spencer County began efforts to join the ranks of Kentucky counties to be certified as Work Ready counties as part of an initiative of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. A committee tasked with meeting this goal met again this past week and hopes new data and new criteria could put renewed energy into the effort.