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  • Goodwin earns degree from KCU

    Ros Goodwin graduated from Kentucky Christian University on May 17 with a major in business administration and biblical studies.

    During the 2016 spring semester, he was named to the Dean’s List, which is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.99.

  • City police report arrests

    Taylorsville City Police reported the following activity over the past week:

    • Arrested Lucia Garcia Gomez, 37, of Louisville, for speeding and no operators license.

    • Arrested Nathan Montgomery, 34, of Mt. Eden, for DUI, 2nd offense, not wearing a seat belt, no registration plate, no registration receipt.

  • Humans trump animals

    I didn’t watch the news much over the weekend, but when I did log on and tune in Sunday evening, it seemed the whole world had gone ape over a story about a gorilla being killed to protect a child who had fallen into the animal’s area at a zoo.

    There was debate about how a child could be allowed to wander free without parental supervision. There was also debate about whether zoo officials should have killed the 17-year old silverback named Harambe instead of waiting it out or possibly tranquilizing the 450 pound animal.

  • Repaving of Ashes Creek Lane begins

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a resurfacing project beginning this week on KY 2450 (Ashes Creek Lane) in Spencer County. The entire state-maintained portion of this route is being resurfaced from KY 1066 (Franklin Road) to just north of Maddox Road (mile points 0.0 to 3.5).

    Contract crews were scheduled to begin milling operations last Wednesday, with lane closures necessary. Traffic will be flagged through the work zone.

    Weather permitting, the asphalt paving work will be finished by June 5.

  • Bridge replacement on KY 55 to cause delays

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract for replacement of a bridge on KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) in Shelby County.  The bridge over Bullskin Creek is located between Finchville and Shelbyville near Heritage Lane (mile point 3.8).

    American Contracting & Services, Inc. of Jeffersonville, Indiana was awarded this contract in the amount of $1.9 million. Crews began working last week to remove trees and perform temporary widening of the roadway.

  • Henderson man arrested for destroying vet memorial

    A Henderson man has been arrested after he allegedly damaged more than 150 crosses in the downtown Memorial Day cross display with his vehicle early Saturday, according to officials.

    According to Henderson Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond, Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested in connection with the incident that took place in Central Park at around 6 a.m. Roughly 160 crosses were knocked down and about 20 were destroyed.

  • Public Record - Week of May 25, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office from April 27 through May 16, 2016.

    Taylorsville Development, LLC, Taylorsville, KY., to Betty De Baun and Michael De Baun, Louisville, KY. Lots 11 and 12 of Cochran Hill Subdivision. $30,000.

    Douglas D. Hammons and Victoria A. Hammons, Monticello, KY., to Kathryn Doyle, Taylorsville, KY. Property at 61 Loretta Drive, Taylorsville. $168,500.

  • Police enforcing seat belt laws

    Motorists who refuse to wear seat belts, be warned. Taylorsville Police are joining the 2016 national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization that began Monday and runs through June 5 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

  • Court hands down sentences

     

    Joshua Sauer, the Louisville man who forced a woman to ride with him while he drove drunk in Taylorsville last November, received his sentence May 19 in Spencer Circuit Court.

    Among other charges, Sauer, 38, had pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs – first offense. For that charge, he was assessed $740 in fines and court costs and issued a 30-day driver’s license suspension. He will be required to complete a first-offender program.

  • Band gets high marks

     

    The Spencer County High School Concert Band, under the direction of Peggy Pickett, participated in the KMEA All-State Concert Band Festival held at the University of Louisville earlier this month. The band received two proficient honors and one distinguished.