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  • County benefits from audit of past phone bills

     

    An audit of the county’s phone service will net the county $20,000 in refunds. Carl Overton, of Telecom Audit reported that a review of the county’s phone bills revealed more than $40,000 in overpayments and inaccurate charges.

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court last year contracted with Telecom Audit to review their phone expenses and Overton explained at Monday’s meeting that they were able tto locate overcharges, as well as negotiate refunds from the phone company.

  • Traffic fatalities in state up nearly ten percent

    Last year, 834 people died on Kentucky highways, the state police and Kentucky Office of Highway Safety announced Thursday.

    That’s up from 761 traffic deaths in 2015, a 9.6 percent increase. The most recent year when there were more than 800 traffic fatalities in Kentucky was 2008, when 826 people died.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 3, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter fundraiser at Fairgrounds

    “A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds” will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.

    Judge Angus will be performing from 3p.m. until 5 p.m. along with Adam Spears & The Nameless Band taking the stage from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • Schools offering summer food program

    Spencer County Public Schools is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP is a state-sponsored program that collaborates with non-profit organizations to provide a free, nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch for children less than 19 years of age.

  • SCHS student opinion articles

     

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Each year, some SCHS seniors elect to research a topic and write an article about a subject of their choosing as part of their graduation requirements. We are running two this week, and will run three next week:

    Support your Farmer’s Market
    By Chandler Lewis

  • Local vets will attend state convention

     

    AMVETS Post 129 is preparing to attend the Kentucky  AMVETS State Convention in Louisville in June. Pictured from left to right; Ed Schroering, Hobert Judd, Donald Cook, Jerry Thornton (Cmdr), Morgan Day, Patrick Armstrong, Robin Buchter, and Jeremy Buchter.  Not pictured; Merial Barker, Dutch Elder, Marty Nemes, and Darrell Stevens Post 129 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Spencer Co. Cooperative Extension Service Office.

  • The History of Cinco de Mayo

     

  • Cardboard Campout helps youth identify with homeless

    All Saints Catholic Church recently raised money for St. Vincent DePaul through a Cardboard Charity Campout.

    Youth and adults participated in the event that is designed to give participants a feel for what the homeless endure. They began the evening with a soup-kitchen style meal hosted by parishioners.

    A guest speaker was on hand to talk about personal experiences of working with the homeless on the streets of Louisville.

    At 11 p.m., the campers said the Rosary by candlelight in the church.

  • Book-themed garden

     

  • National Day of Prayer is next Thursday

    Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday, May 4, to honor the  Annual National Day of Prayer.  In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.