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  • Tingle sentenced on DUI charges

     

    Johnny Tingle, 60, of Harrodsburg pleaded guilty June 9 in Spencer Circuit Court to several DUI-related charges.

    Tingle was sentenced to 14 days for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (second offense) and assessed $25 for possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. Additionally, he was assessed $100 for no/expired registration plates and $500 for failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

  • Hay fire ties up traffic

     

    Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters responded June 8 to a fire that had broken out in a load of hay as it was being transported in a trailer on Taylorsville Road.

    Raymond Revard, who was driving the pickup pulling the trailer, stopped a few yards south of Yoder Tipton Road. Some other motorists stopped to help.

    Some boards on the trailer were burned, but Revard was not injured, and his truck was not damaged, fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

  • City names new street after late Mayor Hahn

    The Taylorsville City Commission honored the late Walter Hahn, who served several years as the city’s mayor, by naming a recently adopted street as Walter Hahn Drive.

  • Bridge honors Glasscock

     

    The new Salt River bridge in Taylorsville was officially dedicated in honor of the late C.L. Glasscock in a ceremony held at First Baptist Church last Thursday afternoon.

    Friends, family and elected officials gathered to remember a man they lauded for his faith, his service and his love of community. Glasscock, a former sheriff, school board member and county judge-executive, died nearly three years ago, but the legacy of what he did for the community, and how he touched the lives of those he met continues to live on.

  • Man drowns at Tville Lake

     

    Recovery teams were back out at Taylorsville Lake on Tuesday morning continuing their search for the body of a Louisville man who never resurfaced after going underneath the water while boating with his family Sunday afternoon.

    The incident was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and crews spent much of Sunday afternoon and all day Monday diving, dragging and searching for the body with no success. The search area begins just a couple of hundred feet from the boat ramp at the marina.

  • Pilot injured in crash

     

    Engine trouble may have caused the crash of a small, single-engine plane that left the pilot seriously injured Sunday evening as he crashed immediately after taking off from a small airstrip in Little Mount shortly before 7 p.m.

    Stan Thompson, 60, of Taylorsville, was transported to University Hospital in Louisville after he was able to escape the burning wreckage of his Piper Arrow.

  • New bridge dedication to be held Thursday

     

    All that was left of the Blue Bridge Monday afternoon was a large pile of twisted steel resting beside the road on the south side of the Salt River.

    Crews have completed the destruction of the bridge, constructed in 1932, as the new concrete span is now in full use.

    The new bridge will be named to honor former Spencer County Judge-Executive C.L. Glasscock during a dedication ceremony scheduled for this Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Taylorsville.

  • Bevin revamps Kentucky Colonel selection process

    Gov. Matt Bevin and Lynn Ashton, executive director of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Monday announced an online nomination form for requesting Kentucky Colonels. The new form includes a field where the recommender can list the nominee’s service in a charitable organization or acts of community service.

  • Legacy opens

     

    Jill Barnett, center, and Chad Stevens, at right,  owners and operators of Legacy Casual Dining Restaurant and Tavern, located in Elk Creek, cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of their business recently. The eatery is located at the former Elk Creek Restaurant and the couple have invested considerable time and money in redecorating the interior and offering a quality dining experience.

  • Local Crusade effort nets $21,000