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  • DISTRICT COURT: April 4 and 11, 2014

    Judge Bailey Taylor heard the following cases in Spencer District Court April 4, 2014:

    Traffic:
    Charles Anthony Armstrong (1975), driving on a DUI suspended license first offense, guilty, sentenced to 30 days conditionally discharged for two years, probate costs as defendant is incarcerated.
    James Eric Higgins (1987), failure to or improper signal, guilty, $20 fine; driving on a DUI suspended license first offense, amended to no operator’s license, guilty, $20 fine.

  • Big events in May at the library

    Come get a fresh start at the Library in May.
    Water Barrels are a great way to save money and help the environment.  Make your own for free at the Spencer County Public Library May 10 at 10:30 a.m.  This project is made possible by the generosity of the Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation District and Lowes.  To participate, register at the Spencer County Public Library 477-8137.
    The following book clubs will be meeting: Sassy Readers meet May 8 at 6 p.m. The Brown Bag Book Club meets noon on Friday May 9.

  • Levee commission moves forward with recertification

    After being reelected to serve an additional term on the Spencer County Kentucky Levee Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1, all three levee commissioners moved forward with plans to rectify the levee.
    All three current members of the commission; Mike Driscoll, Bobby Smith and Joan Smith were reelected to the commission with Jan Deigle being elected to serve as commission secretary.

  • Lighting still being considered for Ray Jewell fields

    Citizens listened to a proposal for the installation of new lights at Ray Jewell Park with cost estimates ranging from $40,000 to $50,000 depending on the scope of the project.
    Dayle Sutherland with Hunter-Knepshield in La Grange said his inspection of the current light poles at the park led him to the conclusion that new poles would actually be cheaper for the county.
    “I looked at the field, measured it, looked at the anchor base and it didn’t look right,” Sutherland said.

  • City completes fiscal plan

    The Taylorsville City Commission completed its final discussions on the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget last week by approving a budget with adjustments.
    The latest multi-hour session wraps up three such sessions where the commissioners covered a wide range of issues from employee pay increases to money for floodwall improvements. As with any budget there were several winners and losers.

  • Judge executive presents FY 2014-2015 budget

    Spencer County Judge Executive Bill Karrer presented his 2014-2015 budget to the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday evening for the first time during the court’s regularly scheduled meeting. The proposed budget totals $6,483,061.84 in expenditures. This total includes general fund expenditures of $4,476,277.84, road fund expenditures of $1,688,434 and jail fund expenditures of $318,350.

  • Singer follows dream across the sea

     

  • Another bomb threat, this time the middle school involved

    Spencer County Schools has been the target of yet another bomb threat, this time the target being the middle school.The Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams sent this email message out at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday afternoon:

  • Board to revisit Habitat proposal

     

  • Overview of House & Senate bills passed

    It has been a quiet two weeks at the capitol as the legislators have been away during the veto days. The session will end after the last two days which are April 14 and 15. I have enjoyed seeing buds on trees and flowers starting to come out of the ground with these sunnier and warmer days. Soon we will be into Derby season, looking at summer plans and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of our state.