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  • Citizens get up close and personal with judge candidates

     

  • ELECTION 2014: Eight candidates vie to become next county judge executive
  • ELECTION 2014: House District 53 candidates tout business backgrounds, political experience

    Each of the candidates for Kentucky House District 53 was given 45 minutes to answer the following questions.
    1. What is your educational background and your current profession, and have you sought or held public office previously?
    2. What do you feel are the most important issues in the 53rd district and if elected, how would you resolve or advocate for the resolution of those issues?
    3. What grade would you give the legislature during its current session? What factors do you base that grade on?

  • ELECTION 2014: Incumbent Ruth Hollan takes on Ken Jones in primary

    We asked the candidates for Spencer County Attorney the following questions during interviews held at our offices. Each candidate had 30 minutes to answer the following six questions, as well as the opportunity to give a brief closing statement.
    1. What is your educational background and legal experience, and have you sought or held public office previously?
    2. What do you feel are the most important functions of the office of County Attorney and why are you the best candidate to perform those functions?

  • ELECTION 2014: Magistrate candidates share their views

    Each magistrate candidate had a maximum of 30 minutes to answer the following questions:
    1) What is your educational background and your current profession, and have you sought or held public office previously?
    2) What do you believe is your job description or the main duties of a magistrate?
    3) What do you believe is the biggest issue facing your district and/or the county?
    4) What do you believe economic development should look like in Spencer County?
    5) What, if any, infrastructure improvements would you like to see in your district?

  • ELECTION 2014: 2014 May Primary sample ballot
  • ELECTION 2014: Other 2014 local races

    Other local 2014 races:

    County Clerk
    Lynn Hesselbrock
    Republican
    Michelle Marksbury
    Housley
    Democrat

    Jailer
    Darrell Herndon
    Democrat
    Bobby Metcalf
    Republican

    Surveyor
    Garland S. Armstrong
    Democrat
    Jamie D. Brown
    Republican

    Coroner - unopposed
    Danny R. Hilbert
    Democrat

    Property Valuation
    Administrator - unopposed
    Kim Stump
    Democrat

  • 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.