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  • EDUCATION EMERGENCY: Board challenged to find ways to help struggling students

    Spencer County’s struggling and at-risk students continue to be a point of concern for the Spencer County School Board.

    The Board discussed the issue at length during its Monday evening meeting, noting there are several strides the district needs to take in order to decrease the dropout rate and assist students who are struggling the most. Many board members agree the district will need to start thinking out of the box and closely monitoring at-risk students from preschool until graduation to ensure success.

  • Part 2: Christmas Tour of Homes

    Editor’s note: This article is the second in a three-part series featuring the stops on the 2010 Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Taylorsville Main Street Committee and hosted by The Red Scooter.

    Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by visiting The Red Scooter at 32 East Main or by calling 502-477-6608.

    Stops on the Dec. 4 tour will include four local residences, a church and two businesses.

    The tour runs from 3 until 8 p.m.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court and Indictments

    The following cases were heard by the Special Judge Matthew Eckert in Spencer County District Court on October 29, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Shawn C. Barnes, failure to wear seat belts. Paid.

    Andrea J. Bradley-Wray, speeding 19 mph over limit. Paid.

    Jeremy T. James, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid $173.

    Timothy S. Marks, Jr., speeding 16 mph over limit. Paid.

    Donald T. Valley, speeding 12 mph over limit. Paid $167.

    Leonard T. Vowels, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Democrats to meet

    The Spencer County Democratic Party will meet Nov. 30, 5 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building beside the Dairy Queen.

    For more information, contact Carmin Gaines at

    carmingaines@yahoo.com.

    Library sponsors new needlework group

    The Spencer County Library has started a needlework group. 

    Whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint or embroider, everyone is welcome.

    The group meets every other Thursday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Old Gospel Barn to host sing Nov. 27

    The Cumbos Old Gospel Barn on Louisville Road is hosting a gospel sing Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

    Special musical guests will include Straight Gate and The Cumbos.

    The event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 502-348-1414.

    Donate to Shop with a Cop

    Christmas is coming soon and your help is needed to make the Spencer County Sheriff’s office Shop with a Cop a success. Donations can be given to any sheriff’s deputy or dropped off at the sheriff’s office.

  • Christmas tour of homes: Tour to embody holiday splendor

    Editor’s note: This article is one in a three-part series featuring the stops on the 2010 Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Taylorsville Main Street Committee and hosted by The Red Scooter. Tickets can be purchased by visiting The Red Scooter at 32 East Main or by calling 502-477-6608.

    From whimsical to spiritual, rustic to contemporary, Spencer County’s 2010 Christmas Home Tour will offer a sneak peek into some of the community’s most carefully adorned homes and businesses.

  • AUDITOR'S REPORT: State audit finds issues with sheriff's tax settlement

    State Auditor Crit Luellen found two internal control problems during an audit of the Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter’s settlement of 2009 taxes.

    The audit reported that between May 5, 2009 to April 15, 2010, Coulter collected $9,247,347 for the various taxing districts in the county and distributed $8,841,677 back to those districts. The sheriff retained $309,988 to operate his office.

    During the performance of his tax-collecting duties, the state auditor’s office found:

  • BREAKING NEWS: Highway 44 reopens after fatal accident

    A fatal accident on Mount Washington Road at Highway 1633 involving a gray car and an Irving Materials, Inc. concrete truck had the road shut down for several hours this afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police, in cooperation with Taylorsville Police Department, are currently reconstructing the scene. The road was closed until 2:25 p.m. and is now open to traffic. However, motorists are encouraged to approach the scene with caution, as emergency personnel are still working.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Ministerial Association hosts Thanksgiving service

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association invites the community to the annual Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday, 7 p.m., at Grace Chapel on 60 Ray Drive.

    Please plan to attend this service. This is one of the few times during the year that the community has an opportunity to be together for worship.

    Everyone is invited.

    For more information, call 502-477-2582.

    Donate to Shop with a Cop

  • Toy sale hoping to get a boost

    During a time when many parents are struggling to make ends meet — much less worry about buying Christmas presents for their children — the Spencer County Ministerial Association has for years offered assistance through its Christmas toy sale.

    But without the community’s support, the amount of families benefitting from the sale could be decreased.