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  • What’s happening - Week of January 13, 2016

    Chamber of Commerce seeking nominees for Citizen of the Year

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for 2015 Citizen of the Year. Anyone in the community is invited to nominate a person they believe worthy of the award. Nominations must be received before Friday, January 22, 2016, and should be sent to Chamber President, P.O. Box 555, Taylorsville, KY, 40071, or emailed to president@spencercountykychamber.com. Nominations should include a short description detailing the nominee’s accomplishments.

  • Guilty plea in rape case

     

    A Lebanon Junction man who impregnated his former girlfriend’s then-13-year-old-daughter pleaded guilty Monday in Spencer County Circuit Court to first-degree rape and incest.

    Jamal Demetrius Hunt, 34, raped the girl in late 2013 in the Spencer County home of her terminally ill mother, where he was living at the time.

    The mother died in February 2014, and the girl’s baby was born that August. Police used DNA testing to confirm that Hunt is the child’s biological father.

  • Faithful for 150 years...

     

    The congregation began in the turbulent days after the Civil War, then survived not one, but two fires that completely destroyed their house of worship. This Sunday, Second Baptist Church of Taylorsville will kick off a year-long celebration of perseverance and God’s blessing as they mark their 150th anniversary.

    Rev. Charles Burton, senior pastor, has served behind the pulpit of the church since 1974, and remembers well the early morning hours of April 17, 1995, when a suspected electrical fire destroyed their wood-framed structure.

  • City can now force businesses to fix potholes

     

    For most of 2015, and even before that, motorists have been dodging potholes in the Settlers Center shopping center while some property owners have been dodging efforts by the city to mandate they make repairs. Those evasive moves may now come to an end.

    The Taylorsville City Commission last week unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance that will allow the city to make needed repairs if property owners refuse to on their own, and then place a lien on the property for restitution, with interest.

  • Tipton, Higdon meet with citizens to discuss session

     

    Before heading to Frankfort Monday to continue their legislative duties, State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James A. Tipton spent more than an hour briefing several county residents about the issues facing lawmakers in Frankfort this session. Much of the discussion centered on the biggest issue facing the General Assembly this year, the pension and retirement system.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 6, 2016

    Spencer County Habitat in need of silent auction items

    Spencer County Habitat is in need of Silent Auction items for the annual Valentine’s Dinner at the Extension Office on February 13, 2016, sponsored by the Spencer County Homemakers Council.  Please consider donating “high end” treasures or re-gifting a Christmas present or two in support of this worthy cause.  Contact Scott at president@spencercountyhfh.com or call (502) 477-2206.

    MPCAA Food Program needs volunteers

  • Local grocer Harry Goldstein remembered as firm but fair boss

     

    Harry Goldstein was more than just a businessman, he was a friend, a loyal employer, and for many young people in Spencer County, he was a teacher in the classroom of real life.

    Goldstein, who owned and operated Country Mart and whose ties to Taylorsville date back to 1966, passed away last Thursday at the age of 79. Since his death, many former employees have posted recollections on social media and people streamed into the visitation services at Greenwell-Houghlin Funeral Home to pay respects.

  • Mall’s teen restrictions take effect

    Several teens were turned away from the Mall St. Matthews on Saturday afternoon as the popular shopping center began a new program that required teens and pre-teens to have an adult escort during certain hours.

    The new chaperone rule, which also went into effect at Oxmoor Center, was put in place following a disturbance at the Mall St. Matthews a week ago. The restriction requires teens under the age of 18 to have adult supervision after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Sheriff’s budget vote fails

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump said his office will continue 24/7 coverage and patrols for the time being, but couldn’t promise anything long-term following the inability of the fiscal court Monday to approve a payroll budget for his office.

  • Sunday alcohol sales inch forward

    Sunday alcohol sales came one step closer to reality in Spencer County Monday as the fiscal court read the first reading of an ordinance that would allow sales by the drink and package stores in the county from 1 p.m. until midnight on Sundays.