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Today's News

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  • City increases tax rates

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted to raise tax rates 4 percent during a special called meeting Monday.
    The increase will raise real property rates from 15.9 cents per $100 of assessed value to 16.7 cents per $100 of assessed value. Personal property rates will increase from 20.13 cents per $100 in assessed value to 20.88 cents. For example, a citizen whose home is valued at $100,000 will pay the city $167, up $8 from last year.
    According to City Comptroller Randy McConnell, the change would bring in $9,612 to city coffers.

  • Board ups offer on property again

    The Spencer County Board of Education voted Monday to approve offering $12,250 an acre for 20 acres or $13,500 per acre for the entire 27 acre property located at 101 McAllister Lane off of Ky. 44 during a special called meeting.

  • Fiscal court resolves recycling position

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court finally resolved an issue which has been languishing on the court’s agenda for the last several months, namely how to handle the Recycling Center Supervisor’s position currently held by Karen Spencer.

  • Building committee appointed for destroyed fire station

    The Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees continued to move forward with rebuilding the fire station, which was destroyed by fire two weeks ago, by appointing a building committee and approving insurance disbursements for several vehicles destroyed in the blaze.
    Board Chairman Duane McClain appointed a committee to look into the construction of a new fire department that included board members Dean Ware, Bob Jones and Jim Evans. The committee also includes Larry McClain, who will act as the firefighters representative throughout the process.

  • Normandy road project begins

    Courtesy of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

  • Garden club donates to Habitat
  • Extortion sentencing postponed when prosecutor doesn’t show

    Joshua T. Phillips and Dee Ann Bowman-Phillips of Shelbyville, a husband and wife charged with extortion of a Taylorsville Police officer were to have been sentenced on Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that event was postponed due to the absence of the special prosecutor that had been assigned to the case. A new date has been set for Sept. 5.
    Emily R. Wilkey, assistant commonwealth attorney in Franklin County, said she had forgotten about the sentencing hearing.

  • Rescue From Raging Flood Waters

    When it rained it poured in March, 1909 across the Salt River water shed and Brashears Creek went on a rampage, helping the river stretch out of her banks. Taylorsville suffered a major flood during which an act of heroism by a man named Miller was not overlooked by the Andrew Carnegie Hero Fund.
    We quote the late Fred Prewitt from a recording of a local historical society meeting several years ago. Fred said his father was sick in bed at Taylorsville when the flood struck. They lived near the intersection of Garrard and Main Cross streets.

  • BACK IN TIME: 1994 - City breaks ground on new sewer plant

    60 Years Ago

    August 19, 1954