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  • Fire safety saves lives

    by MEGAN T. BLANEY
    Magnet Freelancer

    Fire safety should be the number one priority after a horrific fire in Greenville killed eight children and their mother, say local fire chiefs.

  • County avoids major issues during most recent winter storm

    Last week’s ice and snow storm left roads slick and kids out of school again for several days, but overall, officials reported that the county fared well during this winter’s most recent arctic blast.
    Power outages were minimal and fixed relatively quickly, according to Kentucky Utilities and Salt River Electric.
    Salt River spokesperson Randy Burba said last Wednesday that the majority of his company’s outages were reported in Bullitt County.
    “This is the time of year the linemen really earn their pay,” Burba said.

  • Spencer County home sales pick up steam

    by MEGAN T. BLANEY
    Magnet Freelancer

    Area home sales are poised to continue picking up steam for a third straight year, according to local industry observers.
    Kentucky and the Spencer County area have each seen a significant increase in home sales from 2013 as compared to 2012. Home sales statewide have increased for 30 straight months when compared to 2012, according to the Kentucky Association of Realtors.
    Median home prices throughout the state also remained stable, ending the year with a slight increase of less than 1 percent.

  • State police warn of one ring scam

    The Kentucky State Police is warning cell phone users to be aware of a new scam called “The One-Ring Scam.” 
    Better Business Bureaus (BBB) across the country are seeing a rash of reports of ‘ring and runs’ on cell phones where returning a missed call from an unknown number may cost you.
    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb says scammers profit from individuals who are curious enough to return that missed call.

  • What's Happening — Week of Feb. 12

    Parent Connections to address higher education funding, social media

  • 2014 Spencer County Primary Positions

    2014 Spencer CountyPrimary Positions

    Spencer County Judge Executive — Democrat
    1. Jerry Davis
    2. Debbie Herndon
    3. David Jewell
    4. Jan Kehne
    5. Ronald “Woodie” Cheek

    Spencer County Judge Executive — Republican
    1. Don Pay
    2. John Riley
    3. Lawrence Trageser

    Taylorsville Magistrate — Republican
    1. Jim Williams
    2. Mike Moody

    Campbranch Magistrate —Democrat
    1. Collis Rogers
    2. David Taylor

  • PHOTOS: GOP hosts Lincoln Day Dinner
  • Salt supplies dwindling across Kentucky as winter drags on

    A robust winter season and more precipitation expected in the coming weeks has Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials looking for ways to conserve salt as deliveries slow and materials run in short supply.
    With less than 150,000 tons of salt on hand and delivery becoming increasingly difficult, Transportation Cabinet engineers are implementing strategies to stretch the remaining supply. When conditions permit, crews will rely more on plowing and less on treatment with salt and other materials.

  • Planning and zoning cancels Thursday meeting

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission has cancelled its meeting today, Thursday, Feb. 6, due to weather conditions and illness. Check the website for rescheduling information. 

  • DISTRICT COURT: Jan. 17, 31

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases in Spencer District Court Jan. 17, 2014:

    Misdemeanor:
    William Wilson (1976), second-degree disorderly conduct, guilty, $203 court costs and fines to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Nathan T. Walk (1981), operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense, guilty, sentencing to follow.

    Judge Linda S. Armstrong heard the following cases in Spencer District Court Jan. 24, 2014: