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  • Wilson retires as FRC Director

     

  • Spencer returns to Pride of the Counties

     

  • Tax rate for city proposed

    The City of Taylorsville met Monday to propose their property tax rates and voted on the option that would see a 4 percent increase in revenue, although the rate itself would be lowered from the current year.
    City Clerk Steve Biven explained that increased property value assessments have          resulted in more revenue expected to be collected.
    “If we kept the same rate we had last year, we’d be bringing more than the 4 percent we are allowed to have,” he told the commissioners.

  • School tax hike set at highest option

    The Spencer County Board of Education set their tax rates last Thursday, one that will see some residents paying more, and some paying less, depending on where they live.
    The actual tax rate on real estate decreased from 65.2 percent set last year, to a rate of 63.1, which was the highest rate they could set without crossing the limit that would have made the tax subject to a voter recall.
    Kentucky House Bill 44 , which went into effect several decades ago, limits the increase of revenue from property taxes to 4 percent from one year to the next.

  • Home values are rising

    Home values are sharply rising in Spencer County and Spencer County Property Valuation Administrator Kim Stump said that fact is reflected in the reassessment value her office has assigned to property this year.
    Those higher values have translated into more revenue and lower tax rates for some taxing agencies, but homeowners whose property values were reassessed, will be paying even more in taxes despite the reduced rates.

  • Deed signed for football field

     

  • Comm. Attorney Witt retires, remains on ballot

    Though Commonwealth Attorney Laura Witt is stepping away from her office, she hopes she won’t be gone long.
    Witt retired on Aug. 1 from her role at the Commonwealth Attorney’s office, but come Election Day, she will be on the ballot to resume her work.

  • Local schools off to smooth start

    With the 2018-2019 Spencer County school year well underway, the students and staff alike seem to be getting back into a routine. Buses are running on schedule, children are finding their classes and teachers are getting back into a groove.
    For Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams, the year is off to a great start. “We had an excellent start to the year. Plenty of smiles to go around,”commented Adams.

  • Two have entered Mayor’s race

    There will be a race for Taylorsville Mayor this November. Matthew Douglas filed his paperwork last Tuesday to challenge incumbent Mayor Don Pay. Douglas ran unsuccessfully two years ago for a seat on the city commission.
    The commission is set to remain the same, as incumbents Ellen Redmon, Kathy Spears, Beverly Ingram and Abigail Nation were the only ones to file.

  • Spencer Co. at the State Fair

     

    Sadie Janisco tends to a calf owned by Spencer County’s Butler family at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville last week. Several Spencer Countians are participating in the fair with various exhibits and activities. The fair runs through this weekend.