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  • Jenkins DUI trial starts Thursday

    The trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins is set to begin Thursday in Shelby County. Jenkins is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • A wish come true

    In a lot of ways, the crippling effects of Huntington’s Disease have taken 17-year-old Cody Goodlett prisoner. But last Wednesday, Goodlett, who lives in Little Mount with his mother, step-father and siblings, got to taste a bit of freedom that he hasn’t experienced since his startling diagnosis in January 2008.

  • Fiscal court wants zoning ordinance reworked

    After reviewing the county’s current zoning ordinance at the request of some local business owners, the fiscal court ultimately turned down a recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and is asking it to completely rework the ordinance as a whole.
    The court tabled a recommendation of the commission during its April 4 meeting, but Judge-Executive Bill Karrer brought the issue off the table and suggested the court turn it down.
    The recommendation was to delete one word from current regulations regarding businesses zoned B-1.

  • Remnants of 9 meth labs found roadside

    Law enforcement officials and a group of volunteers collecting trash discovered the remnants of nine abandoned, inactive methamphetamine labs along Spencer County roadways last week.
    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump said a volunteer group collecting trash along Overlook Road found one of the inactive labs, while a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy investigating a case found eight abandoned labs on the side of Whitfield Lane. The deputy reported them to the local sheriff’s department, which handled the cleanup.

  • County sets clerk’s budget

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court approved a budget for the county clerk Monday night on its third try since passing an ordinance to implement a fee-pooling system for that office.
    A proposed budget failed to get approval earlier this month by a vote of 2-3. One magistrate was absent from that meeting.
    Magistrate David Goodlett, who voted against a budget that would have capped expenditures for deputies, assistants and other employees at $298,264 on April 4, said he reconsidered the matter and changed his mind.

  • Toss unwanted, expired drugs April 30

    On April 30 Spencer County residents will have an opportunity to toss unwanted or expired medicines – prescription or otherwise – safely and close to home through a nation-wide drug collection initiative sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • Local ‘stars’ to dance Friday night away

    What will Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons do to top her Beyonce performance at last year’s Dancing with the Stars event?

  • Wastewater plant construction starts ahead of schedule

    Construction on the City of Taylorsville’s wastewater treatment plant began earlier this week – more than a month ahead of the schedule agreed upon by the city and the state, which is mandating the upgrade.
    Engineer Kevin Sisler told commissioners at last Tuesday’s meeting that he hopes all of the concrete work will be completed by the end of May – a date originally agreed upon as the start for construction.

  • County’s contract with KHS to expire

    Spencer County and the Kentucky Humane Society will no longer have an agreement to assist the county in handling abandoned or homeless dogs July 1, leaving Fiscal Court less than three months to come up with a plan for the county to handle stray animals and appoint a new animal control officer.
    KHS Media Relations representative Cara Hicks said the society’s leadership team moved in December not to renew its contracts with county governments outside of Jefferson County. Among those contracts included Spencer, Shelby and Trimble counties.

  • High water ahead

    High water threatened Taylorsville residences and hindered Spencer County school district bus routes Tuesday after several inches of rain fell in a short period late Monday night and Tuesday morning.