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  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court and Grand Jury Indictments

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court February 19, 2010.

    Traffic:

    David W. Jordan, Jr., speeding 14 mph over limit. $143 court costs, state traffic school.

    Susan Newton, speeding 19 mph over limit. $143 court costs, traffic diversion.

    Anthony M. Skaggs, speeding 15 mph over limit, $143 court costs.

  • Primary election results 2010

    The following are Spencer County's election results for the primary election, which was held May 18, 2010. These figures represent the total votes cast in all 11 precincts.

     

    U.S. Senator

    Jack Conway (D) – 1352

    Daniel Mongiardo (D) – 870

    Darlene F. Price (D) – 113

    James Buckmaster (D) – 85

    Maurice M. Sweeny (D) – 62

    Rand Paul (R) – 1071

    C.M. "Trey" Grayson (R) – 436

    Bill Johnson (R) – 46

    John Stephenson (R) – 26

  • Blue Bridge: Demo or save?

    What does it cost these days to preserve a landmark?

    If the historical structure is Taylorsville’s Blue Bridge, then the price tag to save it could be close to $1.9 million, according to David Steele, of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Maintenance.

    The cost to demolish the 78-year-old truss bridge, however, was estimated at only $150,000.

    “That Blue Bridge has always been a landmark to the community.” said Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay. “If we tear it down, it will be nothing but a memory. Just pictures in a photo album.”

  • Jenkins, Karrer win primary

    Primary election night may have brought surprises for some, but not for David Jenkins. The judge executive beat out competitor Carmin Gaines by 338 votes, and Magistrate Bill Drury by 480.

    “I don’t know if I would use the word ‘surprised,’” said the democrat incumbent. “I would would say I’m excited, especially with the turnout.”

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office reported that  4,249 people made their way to the polls Tuesday – representing 36.33 percent of eligible voters.

  • County to pave Camp Branch Trail subdivision

    Road bond funds will be used to pave the Camp Branch Trail subdivision, said county officials Monday morning. The unanimous decision came after much debate among members of fiscal court.

    “I think we have to live up to our responsibility,” said Judge Executive David Jenkins. “If you wanted to fight it, we could, but we would end up back where we are.”

  • Mother charged with son's death

    A Taylorsville woman remains in Shelby County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond after emergency personnel found her 3-month-old son unresponsive in a living room chair early Saturday morning.

    Amy Lynn Covyeow-Dorner, 30, called 911 at 3:42 a.m. May 15 to report that her 3-month-old son was not breathing. She called back a second time at 3:45 a.m.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidate list for Spencer County voters

    The following is a list of national, state and local candidates that hope to serve the voters in Spencer County. Races with multiple party candidates will first face off in the primary election on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. The last day to register to vote in the primary is Monday, April 19, 2010.

    An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent.

    NATIONAL RACES

    U.S Senate

    Republicans: Bill Johnson, Gurley L. Martin, Rand Paul, Jon J. Scribner, John Stephenson, and C.M. "Trey" Grayson.

  • Occupational tax to drop

    County officials took the first steps in lowering occupational and net profit taxes Monday morning. The change would take effect January 1, 2011.

    The current rate collected by the fiscal court is one percent of occupational and net profits earned in Spencer County. Magistrates approved the first reading of a budget that would lower those rates to 0.8 percent.

    For anyone employed in the county, the reduction would mean paying $80 for every $10,000 earned – instead of the $100 they are currently paying.

  • Festival on Main St. this Saturday

    As many gourd heads gather in Taylorsville this weekend, the Main Street Committee is hoping visitors will take the time to spend a few hours Saturday in historic downtown enjoying the Main Street Arts Fair and Music Festival.

    The fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and will feature local and regional juried artists selling and displaying their works in town square along Main Street. The event will also include local country and bluegrass musical talent with performances from Hank and the Sanctuary Band, The Elk Creek Band, BlueZenGrass, Judge Angus and David Delaney.

  • Ribbon cutting: Groomingdale's

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     

    Groomingdales Boarding and Grooming Salon celebrated the opening of their new business with a ribbon cutting recently.

    Groomingdales offers grooming and boarding for all dog breeds, cats and parrots.  Julie Harpe-Basham is the expert groomer that will be taking care of your little babies, along with employee Abigail Smith.

    Groomingdales is open Tuesday through Saturday and is located behind Elmars BP at 34 Commerce Drive in Elk Creek. Call for an appointment, 477-0897.