Early last week, retired Kentucky State Police Detective Claude Owen entered his name as a write-in candidate for the position of Spencer County Judge Executive. Owen is currently the third candidate running for the position as Republican John Riley and Democrat Ronald “Woodie” Cheek are already on the ballot for the November 4 election.
Owen said that his candidacy isn’t meant to demean the other two candidates, but is meant to give the voters of Spencer County another choice in the November election.
Taylorsville Police responded to a bomb threat at Spencer County Middle School today. The threat, scrawled in pencil inside one of the bathrooms, was discovered around noon, and indicated that there would be a detonation at 1:20 p.m.
Realignment of Mount Washington-Taylorsville Road (KY 44) in Spencer County is near completion with work wrapping up over one year ahead of schedule. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) awarded a $2.97 million contract to MAC Construction of New Albany, Indiana to straighten a curvy section of KY 44 from Oak Tree Way to KY 1633. Work began in January and will be completed by the end of October. The project was originally scheduled for completion in December 2015.
The Mt. Eden Fire Department Board of Trustees Building Committee approved several recommendations to the full board last week, after detailed discussions involving the status of the land formally containing the department’s primary fire station.
Prior to the meeting, Fire Department representative Larry McClain said that the majority of debris from the burned station had been cleaned off of the concrete foundation and the department was looking to move forward with a new building for the site.