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  • Fiscal Court continues debate over recycling position

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court continued discussing the status of Karen Spencer’s position with the county’s recycling center with Magistrate Jerry Davis and Judge Executive Bill Karrer taking opposing positions on the issue.

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  • KSP notifies officials that 911 contract is still valid

    City, county and 911 officials met last week to try to iron out an arrangement on the 911/dispatch services contract, which was recently put out for bids by the Spencer County Fiscal Court.

  • City of Taylorsville hires new chief

    After several hours and two rounds of formal interviews, the Taylorsville City Commission named Phil Crumpton as its new police chief by a 5-0 vote pending an agreement regarding salary and benefits Friday afternoon.
    Crumpton, who is currently a major/operations officer for the City of Wilmore Police Department is no stranger to Spencer County. Crumpton said that he began his career with the Kentucky State Police as a patrol officer working in Spencer and Shelby counties in 1991.

  • Spencer County Fair 2014
  • Public Record: District Court June 20, 2014

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on June 20, 2014 in Spencer District Court:

    Dylan B. Cecil (1989), transporting or importation of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (under 2 grams heroin) amended to attempted transporting or importation of a controlled substance first degree, guilty, 365 days conditionally discharged, 2 years Kentucky alternative program, random drug testing, $153 court costs and fines.

  • City contemplates own path on 911 contract

    The Taylorsville City Commission reacted to the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s decision to rebid the county’s 911/dispatch services contract by discussing several independent measures, including the possibility that the city could team with the Taylorsville Spencer County Fire Protection District and Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department to contract with Kentucky State Police separately.
    In a special meeting held Thursday the commission spent a significant period of time discussing issues with the county’s recent decision.

  • Karrer unsure who to appoint as recyling center department head

    Magistrates gave final approval to an ordinance which would amend the county’s administrative code July 7 to change Recycling Center Supervisor Karen Spencer’s job title. The amendment creates a new department head position over the Spencer County Recycling Center.
    During discussions regarding the ordinance, magistrates appeared to believe that they were creating the position solely for Spencer, but County Judge Executive Bill Karrer said that it doesn’t quite work that way.

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  • Fiscal court discusses issues with building inspector

    Spencer County Fiscal Court members spent some period of time July 7, discussing the status of county building inspector Steve Clark,` as magistrate Jerry Davis voiced concerns regarding Clark’s work attendance.
    Davis made comments during the meeting regarding Clark’s working hours for the county.
    “He can’t have that many inspections,” Davis said. “(Clark) works from 8 to 10, goes out and does inspections and then goes home. He should come back and keep regular hours.”