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  • Developer has plans for 500 new homes

    Spencer County Planning and Zoning decided Thursday night they would not move forward with plans to rezone more than 400 acres located just west of Spencer County Elementary. Instead, members urged the developer of a subdivision with 500 projected homes to first seek the approval of Taylorsville city officials.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on October 17, 2008.

    Traffic:

    Dustin W. Thomas. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. State traffic school.

    John C. Wheelock. Speeding 25 mph over the limit. State traffic school.

    Eric S. Wigginton Jr. Charge #1, disregarding traffic control device, traffic light. Guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs. Charge #2, failure to illuminate headlamps. Dismissed/merged.

  • Proposal to turn jail into a museum

    As the county seeks to utilize their limited resources as efficiently as possible, a local historical group is hoping to convince fiscal court to turn one of those resources into a museum.

    For the past several months, the old jail house sitting behind the county courthouse has been vacant. Once used as a local craft store by the Spencer County Gourd Society, the jail is now being considered by magistrates as a location to safely store the county’s voting machines.

  • Tickets now available for Christmas Home Tour

    Members of the Main Street Committee are hoping to repeat last year’s success with the Christmas Home Tour with over a 100 visitors discovering the wonder of the season in private homes across the county.

    “I think people enjoy seeing other people’s homes,” said event organizer Beverly Ingram. “Not only does it put you in a festive mood, but it shows what we have to offer here” in terms of history.

    Like the arts-and-craft bungalow owned by Loretta Bivens located just outside of Taylorsville proper on Townhill Road.

  • Honoring those who serve

    “Will you forget?”

    The words of Commander Ray Swanson, US Navy, pierced the hearts of those who gathered for the Veterans Day Honor Ceremony.

    “Will you forget them after today’s ceremony? Will you visit them at the veteran hospitals?” he said.

    Swanson reminded those attending the service at First Baptist Church Saturday morning that Veterans Day is not only about remembering the 2.6 million soldiers who have died, but commemorating the 23.4 million that are living among us – many of whom still serve.

  • What's Happening

    VFW fish fry

    The VFW Post 11426 and Ladies Auxiliary will be having a fish fry Friday from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at 106 Washington Street. You may eat in or carry out. We will deliver in town (only) for carry out orders. You may call 502-296-4603 to place your order.

    Help Decorate Main Street for

    the Holidays

  • Elk Creek man working on Ky. Spacecraft

    Local resident, Mike Schulte, is one of the student engineers working on the Kentucky Spacecraft, KySat-1 satellite program NASA has recently chosen to fly on a mission in mid 2009.

    Schulte and his wife, Laura, both 1978 graduates of Jeffersontown High School, have lived in Elk Creek for several years.

    With his own amateur satellite tracking system in his back yard, Schulte is able to track the satellites of his choice, adding that anyone can visit the NASA Web site and get information on satellites and when they will be passing over.

  • Spencer County election results

    Spencer County voters turned out in force Election Day to select candidates from U.S. President to county coroner. In all, 8,253 people went to the polls which translates to a 72 percent voter participation.

    Below are the results for Spencer County:

    U.S. President

    John McCain (R)– 5,378

    Barack Obama (D)– 2,519

    Ralph Nader (IND)– 73

    Chuck Baldwin (CON)– 41

    Bob Barr (LIB)– 31

    U.S. Senator

    Mitch McConnell (R) – 4,811

    Bruce Lunsford (D) – 3,159

  • EMS blamed for Troka death

    Three Spencer County EMS workers have been named among those allegedly responsible for the death of Tiffany Troka, according to a lawsuit filed by her parents in civil court.

    Tiffany died September 13, 2007, several days after she was admitted to the hospital for breathing difficulties. She had been at her home recovering from an ATV accident that occurred on Normandy Road August 3 of that year.

  • Senator McConnell re-elected as Senate Republican leader

     The U.S. Senate Republican Conference held Leadership elections for the 111th Congress on Tuesday and Senator McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues to serve as Republican Leader.

    “I am honored that my colleagues re-elected me to serve as the Republican Leader in the 111th Congress,” McConnell said.  “As Republican Leader, I will continue to use my clout to advance Kentucky’s interests and to ensure that our voice is heard.”

     The results are as follows: