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  • Fowler appointed by Governor Beshear

    Gov. Beshear has appointed Kathy Lynn Fowler to the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission.  

    Fowler, of Taylorsville, is the assistant director of Public Health and Public Services in the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services. She represents health services. The appointment replaces Katheryn H. Cook, whose term has expired.

    Fowler has been appointed to serve for a term expiring April 17, 2012.

     

  • Exceptions to Friday's state furlough

    The majority of executive branch state employees are included in the furlough plan for this Friday, including non-merit employees and merit system employees, full-time and part-time, the governor and all cabinet secretaries and contract workers.

    In order to keep needed services available, a limited number of state offices have been approved to remain open or partially open on Friday. Employees approved to receive an exception and remain at work Friday will take their furlough on another day in September.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Circuit Court

    Circuit court

    The following judgments and sentences were given by Hon. Charles Hickman on guilty pleas entered in Spencer County Circuit Court:

    Jeremy Norton (b. Oct. 14, 1985), manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense. Sentence 13 years concurrent to Spencer County case 10-CR-00009, but consecutive to Spencer County case 05-CR-00006. Court cost were waived. Entered August 23, 2010.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Grand jury indictments

    The following grand jury indictments were filed in Spencer County Circuit Court Aug. 19, 2010.

    Namon E. Milburn, of 2219 Murphy Lane in Mt. Eden, was indicted with two felonies, four misdemeanors and one violation.

  • Main St. update

    The effort to renovate a second city block along Main Street has “reached another stumbling block,” Main Street Committee Chairman John Shircliffe told city commissioners last Thursday.

    Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have requested that engineers bidding on the project be rated according to the candidates’ qualifications and submitted to KTC for selection. During the previous phase, city commissioners were permitted to select the lowest bidding firm.

  • Schools looking to raise taxes

    The Spencer County School Board has publicized a proposal to increase real estate and personal property taxes by four percent, but Superintendent Chuck Adams said he plans to recommend something lower at tonight’s public hearing.

  • Man dies in single-car accident

    A single-vehicle accident on Fisherville Road Thursday night has claimed the life of a Taylorsville man.

    John Mouser Jr., 35, was killed when his pickup truck overturned in the 200 block of Fisherville Road, about a quarter mile from Taylorsville Road.

    The accident happened about 9:12 p.m., Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said, when Mouser was traveling west.

  • PHOTO: New arrival in Mt. Eden

    Mt. Eden Fire Department recently purchased a new tanker with the help of a FEMA grant. The tanker comes with a 2000 tank gallon and 750 gallon/minute pump. It will replace an older tanker which is now out of service. This tanker gives firefighters the ability to not only haul water but also be used as a pumper with pre-connected attack lines.

  • Prosecution requests change of venue

    David Jenkins sat quietly Friday afternoon as a judge debated moving the Spencer County judge executive’s DUI trial to a neighboring county. Jenkins, who is seeking re-election this November, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol April 10.

  • Local gal changing the dating rules

    NEW YORK, New York – You’re on a crowded street, at the shopping mall or in a restaurant. Suddenly a stranger approaches you and slips you a small black card that reads “I’m free this weekend” Before you have time to turn around, the mysterious person is gone.