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  • Recovery effort continues at lake

    The search for a missing Ft. Knox soldier continued Tuesday at Taylorsville Lake, after the 22-year-old man disappeared while swimming Saturday.

    U.S. Army Spc. Anthony M. Carter was reported missing by acquaintances at 4:15 p.m. May 29 – exactly one year after the last drowning at the lake.

    Witnesses told law enforcement that Carter swam to retrieve a floating soda can about 80 yards from their rented pontoon boat. The last time he was spotted, Carter was making his way back to the boat.

  • Family Fun Day this Saturday

    Load up the kids in the car and head down to Ray Jewell Park this Saturday for a morning of fun and learning.

    The Spencer County Extension office, in conjunction with a long list of supporters, is hosting their first Family Fun Day June 5 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

    “Our purpose it to get people and families active and to get them doing things together,” said Allison Lewis, Family and Consumer Science Extension agent.

  • Baird selected to attend ag institute

    Stetson Baird, a junior at Spencer County High School, has been chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Dream come true for new deputy

    Robert Thomas dreamed of becoming a police officer.

    After graduating from Spencer County High School in 2004, Thomas went to college. First to Jefferson Community College and then to Eastern Kentucky University where he studied criminal justice.

    “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” said the 24-year-old. “To keep people safe.”

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following court cases were heard in Spencer County District Court by Hon. Linda Armstrong March 9, 2010.

    Small claims:

    Country Day Apts. v. Jody Green. Judgment on behalf of the plaintiff, $1,500.

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

    Traffic:

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

  • Managing pastures, producing more

    Good pasture management practices are essential to increasing quality livestock forages by reducing undesirable weeds and plants. The goal is to encourage growth of a vigorous, dense stand of desirable forage grasses, yet limit weed germination and growth. Unwanted plants can germinate in thin pasture stands and are more likely to become established within these areas.

  • Three file in city race

    With the primary tallies neatly logged and stored away, voters can now focus their attention on candidates for non-partisan races in the county.

    Three candidates have filed their intentions to run for positions on the Taylorsville City Commission – one for mayor and two for commissioner.

    Lynda Huckleberry, seated commissioner, said that if elected as mayor her goals would be to unite commissioners to work as a team and ensure more orderly meetings. She also wants to see a greater focus on issues facing the public works department.

  • Sewer expansion in question

    The expansion of Taylorsville’s estimated $2.6 million wastewater treatment plant recently received an $800,000 boost, but city officials said developers will still need to contribute to the project to ensure customers are not burdened with the cost.

    Taylorsville Clerk Steve Biven said that the $800,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Local Government will be added to a $400,000 Kentucky Infrastructure Authority grant – bringing the city $1.2 million closer to being able to pay for the project.

  • SCES Principal Karen Larimore says good-bye

    When Karen Larimore watches Spencer County Elementary School’s students exit the building for the last time this school year, she does so knowing that she wouldn’t be there this fall to welcome them back.

    And although that thought brings a bit of sadness to her heart, Larimore is ready for life’s next chapter.

    “I know that when school rolls around for me that will be a very big shift,” she said. 

  • 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.