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Today's News

  • No tax hike from city, county

    Property tax bills in Taylorsville and Spencer County aren’t going up this tax year – in fact, some will even go down.
    If the city and county each approve their current proposals, citizens won’t see any change, with the exception of the personal property tax rate in the city, which will be lowered.

    City tax rates
    At a special meeting Wednesday, the Taylorsville City Commission voted 4-1 to leave its real property rate the same as last year and lower the personal property tax rate.

  • COLUMN: Welcome back to Spencer County Schools

    By CHUCK ADAMS, Superintendent of Spencer County Schools

  • School day extended

    When Spencer County schools resume session next Wednesday, students might notice the school day is 10 minutes longer than last year.
    The Spencer County Board of Education moved at its July 28 meeting to extend the school day in order to create “bank time,” which allows the district to store up days that can be applied when it cancels class for inclement weather or other emergencies.

  • OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL: Technology changes, students stay the same

    Ask anyone in education to name the one thing that has changed the most in the field over the years and you’ll get the same answer: technology.
    In the years since Spencer County Middle School Principal Ed Downs graduated high school in 1979, he has seen the number of computers in schools increase from zero to too many to count.

  • Coulter to be arraigned Thursday

    Former sheriff Steve Coulter is scheduled to be arraigned in Spencer County Circuit Court on Thursday at 9 a.m.
    Coulter was indicted on charges of tampering with public records and second-degree official misconduct by a Spencer County grand jury at the end of June.
    The indictment followed a six-month investigation into criminal activity by Coulter, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West Branch.

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  • Public record: district court and indictments

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court January 11 by Judge David Hayes:

    Misdemeanors:
    Stanley Earl Watts Jr., fourth-degree assault with minor injury, amended to second-degree disorderly conduct, guilty; 30 days concurrent.

    Robert M. Gnagie, possession of marijuana, guilty, 365 days conditionally discharged for 2 years.

    Traffic:
    Ryan P. Zinner, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first, guilty, $500 court cost, $450 conditionally discharged, Kentucky Alternative Program.

  • Geary, Goodlett to be married

    Joseph and Helen Geary and Ronnie and Kathy Goodwin would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Heather Marie Geary and Nicholas Dean Goodlett.

    The couple is to be wed Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church on 1286 Briar Ridge Road. A reception will follow at the Spencer County Community Center. The couple will reside in Taylorsville. Family and friends are invited.

  • Kappesser, Divine to wed

    Scott and Susan Kappesser of Mount Washington announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Kappesser, to Mike Divine, son of Mark aand Karen Divine of Taylorsville.

    A wedding is planned for Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Mount Washington.

  • BIRTH: Baby Hammerbeck welcomed by family

    Jack Eli Hammerbeck, son of Loraine (Lawson) and Ed Hammerbeck of Louisville, was born at University Hospital on Jan. 28.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces.
    He was welcomed home by a sister, Sophia.
    He is the grandson of Karen and Larry Lawson of Taylorsville, Pat Wilson of Louisville and the late George Edward Hammerbeck II.
    Great-grandparents are Margaret Lawson of Shelbyville, the late Clayton Lawson and the late Dolly and Arthur Nation.