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  • What’s happening - Week of May 4, 2016

    Legislative Update at Farm Bureau May 14

    A legislative update with Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Rep. James A. Tipton will be held at the Farm Bureau office to discuss issues affecting Spencer County on Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served, and the community is invited to attend.

    Kentucky Gourd Art Show

  • Exercise allows agencies to prepare for worst


    Spencer County school leaders met with local law enforcement officers and emergency responders April 28 to develop a response plan in the event of a crisis or mass emergency at any of the county’s schools.

    Brett Beaverson, director of operations for SCPS, led the discussion at the Spencer County EMS office on Spears Drive. The conversation took place there while other local officials worked through a mock crash scenario at Spencer County High School.

  • City police report arrests

    Taylorsville City Police reported the following activity last week:

    • Arrested Ricky Cox, 26, of LaGrange, on a Henry County District Court warrant for FTA on charges of Improper Equipment, Operating on Suspended/Revoked Operators License, and No Registration Plates.

  • Circus coming to town next Tuesday

    The Circus is coming to Taylorsville next Tuesday, May 10, at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.

    The Kelly Miller Circus will be performing two shows, at 4:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12, if bought in advance, and $16 for adults and $8 for children at the gate.

    The Kelly Miller Circus was founded in 1938 and features elephants and other animals, along with clowns, high-flying acts and international circus stars.

  • $16.5 million to build TES


    The new Taylorsville Elementary School now has a builder.

    Louisville-based Morel Construction Co. LLC got the official nod from the Spencer County Board of Education Monday at the board’s monthly meeting at Spencer County High School.

    “We’re on our way, folks,” board chair Debbie Herndon said after the board passed a motion approving the general contractor.

    “The time has come,” superintendent Chuck Adams said.

  • Feasibility of hydro power plant at lake researched


    The current that flows through the Taylorsville Lake dam to the Salt River could have a future in electricity production, if a Coal Gables, Florida-based company’s plan proceeds.

    Energy Resources USA Inc., a subsidiary of a Spanish company, has filed a preliminary permit application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, proposing to conduct a feasibility study for a hydroelectric plant at the site.

  • Levee trail a step closer

    The path to success begins with a single step, and eager citizens who attended Monday night’s meeting of the City of Taylorsville’s Strategic Planning session were advised that they don’t have to wait to start walking.

    Specifically, Tad Long said one of the priorities evident from the initial meeting last month was the development of a walking trail around the Taylorsville levee. He said such a project doesn’t require too much effort in the beginning, and the important thing is to just let people experience it.

  • Grocery celebrates 50 years


    The celebration at Country Mart last week marking the store’s 50th anniversary in Taylorsville seemed much more than just an anniversary of a business. Rather, it was more like a family reunion of sorts.

    “We try to create a family atmosphere here,” said owner Matt Goldstein, when trying to explain the loyalty that’s evident among both customers and employees.

  • Disc golf course gets a mulligan

    Supporters of a disc golf course at Taylorsville Lake State Park have encountered more obstacles due to governmental red tape, than players would ever have to negotiate while playing the game.

    However, they remain optimistic following a meeting with Kentucky Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland last week that didn’t result in promises, but did offer a glimmer of hope for another shot.

  • Woman struck by train while hunting for mythical Pope Lick monster

    Two young Ohio tourists, searching for the Pope Lick Trestle monster while in Louisville, saw a train barreling their way with no time to run.

    Safety was about 40 feet away, but Roquel Bain, 26, and her boyfriend didn’t have time to make it off the train trestle Saturday night. He dangled off the edge until the train could pass, but she didn’t make it.

    A Norfolk Southern train fatally struck Bain, who was then knocked more than 80 feet to the ground below.