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  • Meet the candidates at Friday's forum

    Political signs are everywhere you look. Candidates are knocking on doors and leaving their brochures. Several voters may have even been lucky enough to have a conversation with someone seeking public office. But with 13 days until the primary election, do you really know how each candidate stands on the issues?

  • Teen author publishes first novel

    When Jessica Jeffries gets an idea for a story, she has to stop what she is doing and write it down.

    The fantasy-filled ideas usually come to the 19-year-old Spencer County High School graduate in the middle of the night, during her college classes at Jefferson Community and Technical College or while she is listening to music.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court February 2, 2010.

    Civil:

    First Federal Investment Fund II, LLC, vs. James G. Crump. Default judgement for the plaintiff.

    Arrow Financial Services, LLC, vs. Amanda Hanson. Default judgement for the plaintiff.

    Arrow Financial Services vs. Amber Hopkins. Denied. No service.

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County District Court February 5, 2010.

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  • News briefs

    Elk Creek car accident

    Two vehicles were involved in an accident on Taylorsville Road at the intersection of Normandy Road Thursday.

    EMS responded and transported three people to the hospital, according to Deputy Larry Goodlett.

    Firefighters assisted with medical care. No one was trapped in the vehicles.

    Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife also responded to the scene.

    Motorist stranded by water

    A motorist attempting to navigate a flooded Grays Run Road  Sunday prompted local agencies to come to his aid.

  • Working to fix " and fund " Taylorsville's flooding problems

    After living for more than 20 years at the end of Houston Court in Taylorsville, Larry Waldridge has learned what to expect when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

    “When they start calling for two inches of rain, I start wondering what it’s going to do this time,” he said.

  • School bus fire

    Firefighters responded to a call for a school bus fire Thursday on Love Lane near the Nelson county line.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department arrived to discover a small fire under the dashboard.

    Children were on their way to school when the driver began to smell smoke.

    Brett Beaverson, director of operations for the school district, said the damaged part was replaced and that the bus is back in service.

    No injuries were reported.

     

  • CUB eliminates loan officer job

    Citizens Union Bank in Taylorsville abruptly eliminated a loan officer position Thursday – letting go Barbara Morris after seven years with the financial institution.

    CUB President Dave Bowling said Friday that the decision to eliminate Morris’s position was not related to a formal evaluation into the bank’s operations reported in March.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

  • Boots and Bibles welcome at Cowboy Church

    Don’t worry about shining your shoes. Your favorite pair of boots will be just fine. Trade in your tie for a bandanna, cowboy hat and a pair of jeans. You can even bring your horse, but make sure not to ride it during the worship service.

    And always remember to remove your hat during the prayers.

    Pastor Jim Carpenter just wants you to come to Spencer County’s only Rodeo Cowboy Church just as you are. Most importantly, he said you should come expecting to worship Jesus Christ.

  • RIBBON CUTTING: EveryBODY's Fitness

    EveryBODY’s Fitness, owned by Nina and John Gazerro, cut the ribbon on their new business April 16. The fitness studio is located next to Madonna’s Salon in Elk Creek and currently features Zumba and PIYO classes. Plans are to add yoga and boot camps at a later date.

    Zumba is a fun fitness program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms with easy to learn movements. PIYO is all about strength training and core conditioning for people who want to sweat their way to a sculpted body and greater stability. Classes are available for beginners.

  • Money still available for park trails

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer met with local horse owners Monday night to discuss what remains of a $100,000 grant that was intended for trails at Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    The grant was presented to Taylorsville Lake State Park by former Governor Ernie Fletcher in August 2007. Its purpose was to renovate existing trails and begin the expansion of the park’s recreational trail system.

    Now with a June 1 deadline looming, local trails activists are questioning how the remaining money will be spent.