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  • Guthrie visits, takes questions


  • Smith enters not guilty plea

    A Spencer County man and Taylorsville business owner charged with second-degree sexual abuse and harassing communications entered a not guilty plea in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    Charles F. Smith, 69, of the 500 block of Carrithers Lane, was present in the courtroom with his attorney, Jim Hodge.
    Smith was arrested July 26 after Officer Daniel Wills received a complaint against Smith for “inappropriate touching,” said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

  • Man pulled from river this summer now faces charges


  • Taylorsville police citations Aug. 13-19

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations from Aug. 13 to Aug. 19:

    Serenity H. Barmore, 21, of the 3200 block of Love Lane in Coxs Creek, was cited Aug. 13 for failure to wear seat belts, license to be in possession, no registration plates and no registration receipt.

    Mark C. Holbrook, 43, of the 500 block of Day Road, was cited Aug. 13 for no registration plates, no registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card.

  • Fire engulfs Bloomfield Road home

    An early morning fire Tuesday on Bloomfield Road left a large amount of fire and smoke damage to a Spencer County woman’s home, but ended with no injuries.

  • Chinese restaurant reopens following health dept. shutdown

    Less than two days after the North Central Health District closed Legends restaurant, the county’s only Chinese eatery was cleared to reopen Friday.

  • School board raises tax rates slightly, also approves fee to compensate for delinquent taxes

    Taxpayers will see the portion of their tax bill devoted to the Spencer County Board of Education increase this year as the board voted last Thursday to take a rate between the compensating rate and a rate that would allow for a 4 percent increase.

    The real and personal property tax rates were set at 61.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. However, the board also approved a .3 cents per $100 of assessed value exoneration fee to make up for delinquent taxes in prior years. This brings the total rate up to 61.5 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • State police cuts felt locally

    Spencer County could have fewer Kentucky State Troopers patrolling the area after recent statewide spending cuts affected Post 12, which covers Spencer and six other counties.
    Post 12 was one of eight KSP posts told last week that 20 trooper positions were eliminated after a projected $5.8 million shortfall in the fiscal year 2014 budget was identified. Three of the trooper positions were from post 12, which covers Spencer, Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby and Woodford counties.

  • Wife stabs husband in groin


  • Update: Health department reopens Legends

    Less than two days after the North Central Health District closed Legends restaurant, the county's only chinese eatery has been cleared to reopen.

    Legends, located in Settlers Center, was closed Wednesday afternoon after employees of a neighboring business reported that live ducks were caged outside behind the restaurant. North Central Health District Director Renee Blair said Friday that inspectors had visited Legends on multiple occasions since Wednesday and that owner Jenny Sun had worked hard to bring the establishment up to code.