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  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Grand jury indictments

    The following indictments were handed down by the Spencer County Grand Jury on June 10, 2010:

    Curtis R. Cartwright and Johnathan S. McCoy, both of 28 Highgrove Rd. in Cox’s Creek, were indicted on one count of planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell or transfer five plants or more while in possession of a firearm, complicity. This is a class C felony.

  • Water notices

    Taylorsville Water customers have been sent a water quality report about the facility’s failure to comply with a testing procedure. Public Works Director Harold Compton said the notice represents a minor violation and that customers should not be alarmed.

    “The water was not contaminated, it just wasn’t analyzed in time,” said Compton, because samples were not picked up by the testing laboratory within the regulated time window.

     

  • Operation Dry Water

    Operation Dry Water may sound like an oxymoron, but it really makes a lot of sense – common sense to be exact.

    The event is all about making waterways safer by devoting a weekend to nationally crackdown on alcohol consumption while boating.

    “Just because Spencer County is wet doesn’t mean the laws have changed on the lake,” said Sgt. Scott Herndon with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Division.

  • Weather sirens being fixed

    Residents across Spencer County may have noticed that the emergency weather alert sirens have been going off at odd hours and under cloudless skies.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, said he is fully aware of the problem and he hopes the glitch will be resolved within two to three days.

    “We’re going to take the sirens offline until they can be reviewed by the people who are providing the service,” said Nation. “There shouldn’t be anymore accidental warnings.”

  • Ideas run rampant at Camp Invention

    Students from grades one to six were given the opportunity to let their imaginations run amok in the classrooms and hallways of Taylorsville Elementary School last week.

    Seventy children from SCES, TES, SCMS, and several neighboring private schools, met last Monday morning ready to begin an exciting five-day program called Camp Invention.

  • CUB names interim CEO, cuts jobs

    Six months after Citizens Union Bank came under investigation by the state and federal regulators because of a series of problem loans, bank officials say they have made a number of changes, including hiring an interim CEO and eliminating about 10 jobs.

    Darryl Traylor is the interim CEO and comes from First Farmers Bank in Owenton, a sister organization, where he served as president for seven years.

  • Miracles happen, just ask Faye

    Faye Monroe thought she knew what to expect when she went to the hospital for her second total knee replacement surgery.

    The 66-year-old Taylorsville resident had experienced the procedure before with her right knee and all had gone well. Keeping her mobility had been worth the pain and rehabilitation so she could play with her grandchildren, keep up with her two dogs and continue her beloved yard work.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard in Spencer County District Court by the Hon. Linda Armstrong March 12, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Christopher Nelson, no motorcycle operators license. Amended to no license in possession. $163 court costs and fines.

    Terrence E. Gilbert, failure to wear seat belts. $25 fine.

    Brittany M. Jackson, failure to wear seat belts. $25 fine.

    Becky L. Goins, speeding 17 mph over limit. $143 court costs; six month diversion.

  • Living large in a small town

    Many words are used to describe small towns and Kim Huston is trying out a new one – sexy.

    In her book “Small Town Sexy: The Allure of Living in Small Town America,” Huston describes the seductive and alluring qualities of small-town America.

    “I think small towns tend to have a bad rap with visions of tumble weeds blowing through the streets,” she said. “There are so many growing and I wanted to draw attention to those and that you can live large in small towns.”

  • Jones is crowned Kentucky's Miss Outstanding Teen

    Laura Jones is no novice when it comes to competing in pageants – especially the Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen.

    “I’ve been competing for this title for four years,” said the 17-year-old. “Knowing that this was the last year for me, I just gave it my all.”

    After a grueling three-day interview process coupled with a scholastic review, on-stage interview and talent demonstration, Jones was thrilled to hear her name called as the winner Saturday night.