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  • Lake resort sold

    Edgewater Resort may have a new owner.

    Javin Montgomery, who currently owns Taylorsville Lake Marina, along with the Settlers Trace gas station and store near the entrance to the marina, submitted a winning bid on the resort during a sale conducted earlier this month.

    Jerry Sewell, who manages the marina and other properties owned by Montgomery, confirmed that they did place the high bid, although he refused to give the amount.

    “We’ve got it under contract. That’s all I can tell you at this time,” said Sewell.

  • Sheriff not budging

     

    People with business to conduct with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office this week have been lining up outside at a mobile trailer that has been in use for several weeks now since Sheriff Buddy Stump has closed his office because of mold issues.

    This in spite of a vote last week by the Spencer County Fiscal Court to lease a building a block away for the sheriff to relocate his offices until the mold issue can be addressed and cleaned up.

  • Dairy Champions again

     

    The Spencer County Dairy Dynasty continues. Spencer County High School FFA recently took their fourth straight national title at the National FFA Dairy Judging Contest at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis.

    The team won in convincing manner, as all four members scored in the top seven individually, winning by 148 points over teams from Florida, Ohio, California, Minnesota and elsewhere.

  • Decision 2016 - Sargent challenges Tipton for State House seat

     

  • What’s happening - Week of October 25, 2016

    Students to present “Dracula”

    The Spencer County High School and Middle School drama department will be presenting their production of “Dracula” October 27-30 at 7 p.m. and also on October 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

    Holiday Dinner to support Animal Shelter

  • Poems from all Kentucky counties sought for project

    George Ella Lyon’s term as Kentucky Poet Laureate has only a few months remaining, but the Harlan County native’s story collection project, “‘Where I’m From’: A Poetry of Place,” will live beyond her tenure as the state’s literary ambassador.

    Lyon’s goal with the project is to collect, from each of Kentucky’s 120 counties, individual stories fashioned on “Where I’m From,” her iconic 1993 poem that has been used as a model for poetry writing in communities around the world.

  • Decision 2016 - School Board 4th Dist.

     

    Two board seats are up for election this year, but Janet Bonham is running unopposed in the 3rd District. We asked the two candidates for the 4th district seat, incumbant Lynn Shelburne, and challenger Woodie Cheek to talk about education issues. Their responses are as follows:

    What has prompted you to seek a seat on the school board?

  • Decision 2016 - City Commission

     

    Six candidates are vying for four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, including all four incumbants - Ingram, Proctor, Redmon and Spears. We asked all six to talk about their plans if elected:

    What prompted you to seek a seat on the City Commission?

    DOUGLAS: I have always wanted to make a difference in my community and since I have lived in Taylorsville I have felt like some things needed to change and that hopefully I was the one to help get them done.

  • Decision 2016 - City Commission

     

    Six candidates are vying for four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, including all four incumbants - Ingram, Proctor, Redmon and Spears. We asked all six to talk about their plans if elected:

    What prompted you to seek a seat on the City Commission?

    DOUGLAS: I have always wanted to make a difference in my community and since I have lived in Taylorsville I have felt like some things needed to change and that hopefully I was the one to help get them done.

  • Stump sues fiscal court

     

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump filed a lawsuit last week against the Spencer County Fiscal Court and its individual members after the court had been unable to agree on where to relocate his office in the midst of an apparent mold outbreak.

    The suit, filed in Spencer Circuit Court last Friday, lays out the timeline of mold-related events dating back to July 11, up until October 7, when Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Brummer became ill and was hospitalized for five days after he’d spent time in the building’s booking area.