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  • Clerks selling birdhouses for vets


  • Property Transfers - Week of November 22, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of August 4 until Sept. 11, 2017.

    Kenneth W. Cook and Jana H. Cook, Louisville, KY to Zachary T. Triplett and Thomas Triplett and Rachel M. Thompson, Taylorsville. Property on KY 55. $168,000.

    Louise Love, Lexington, KY to Michael D. Love and Harold Alan Love, Co-trustees of the Louise Schwers Love Revocable Living Trust. Property in Spencer County.

  • Special Olympians excel in bowling competition


  • Family: A reason to be thankful

    I loved Thanksgiving when I was a kid. Not because I was as thankful as I should have been to be surrounded by family, or for the feast that was laid out before us on the table, but for more self-centered reasons.

    As a child, I knew Thanksgiving was kind of the kick-off to the Christmas holiday season, which was a holiday that seemed to justify at least a small portion of selfishness.

  • Thanksgiving Day traditions and themes


    Unique Thanksgiving Day traditions you may want to steal

  • What’s Happening - Week of November 22, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

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  • Candidates file for judge-exec, sheriff

    Two more candidates have filed for office for the upcoming 2018 election.

    Tony Wheatley filed papers last week as he threw his hat into the ring for Judge-Executive.

    Wheatley, a Republican, is the first candidate for that office to file.

    Wheatley has visited to fiscal court meetings in recent months, and when reached last week, said he was prompted to run because he feels like little is being accomplished.

    “I feel like the people are being shortchanged,” said Wheatley.

  • County to purchase lot


    Despite objections from two magistrates, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to purchase the vacant lot next to the Judge-Executive’s office on Main Street. The action came during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

    The court voted 4-2 to allow Judge-Executive John Riley to negotiate a price of up to $90,000 for the lot that could be used for an expansion of the courthouse. However, those opposed said no such plans are in the works or even being discussed.

  • Property Transfers - Week of November 15, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of August 4 until Sept. 11, 2017.

    James McGuffin and Phyllis McGuffin, Lawenceburg, KY to R. W. Hollan and Ruth Ann Hollan, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 4 of Settler’s Point. $2,500.

    CDF Builders, Inc., Bardstown, KY to Russell Smith, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 90 of Highview Estates. $195,000.

    First Choice Homes, LLC, Shelbyville, KY to James Robert Terry and Darlene Terry, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 11 of Top Flight Landing. $200,000.