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  • First Republican candidate enters judge’s race

    With less than two weeks left for candidates to file to run for office, a Republican has added his name to the ballot for judge-executive.
    Lawrence Trageser, known for his criticism of current elected officials, is now the lone name on the Republican side of the ballot for Spencer County judge-executive.
    If no other Republican candidates file, Trageser would face the winner of the Democrat primary election in November.
    Democrat candidates are Jerry Davis, Debbie Herndon, Jan Kehne and David Jewell.

  • Townhill Road reopened

    Townhill Road in Taylorsville reopened Thursday afternoon after being closed for nearly two days following a water main break underneath the roadway.

    Water line and roadway repairs were completed by 3 p.m. and the road reopened to traffic.

    The break occurred on Tuesday evening, but Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel were not able to assess the severity of the damage until daylight Wednesday.

  • Two more throw hat into ring for judge-exec

    Two additional candidates have filed to run for Spencer County judge-executive on the Democrat side — Yvette Jan Kehne and Paul David Jewell.
    Both Kehne and Jewell filed their applications to run for office on Friday.
    Kehne is an employee of Spencer County in the Planning and Zoning office.
    Jewell is a local businessman and auctioneer.
    So far, all candidates who’ve filed to run for judge-executive are Democrats.
    Kehne and Jewell join candidates Jerry Davis and Debbie Herndon.

  • PARK IN THE DARK

    The light poles at Ray Jewell Park will lie in the grass a little bit longer.
    The Spencer County Fiscal Court in April applied for Land and Water Conservation Funds to install lights at Ray Jewell Park.
    The county found out in December it was not selected to receive those funds, and a letter stating just that was shared with Fiscal Court members on Monday morning.

  • Black ice blamed for six wrecks Thursday

    Black ice took motorists by surprise last Thursday causing six accidents — two of which were rollover crashes — according to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Unemployment numbers down in Spencer County

    Spencer County was among the 15 counties in Kentucky with the lowest jobless rates in November 2013, according to data recently released from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Spencer’s jobless rate for November 2013 was 6.5 percent, .2 percent lower than October 2013 and .5 percent lower than November 2012.

  • Sheriff’s department creates tip line at 477-COPS (2677)

    Residents who might have helpful information in solving local crimes can now call the 24-hour Spencer County Sheriff’s Department tip line at 477-COPS (2677).
    Det. Tony Mattingly said the department has rolled out its new line — which can be used anonymously or callers can leave their contact information — as part of the department’s 2014 initiative to get the public more involved in solving its cases.

  • In a home heating crisis? Contact MPCAA to see if you qualify for assistance

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. begins operating the “crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Monday. The program is operated on a first come, first serve basis and will continue until March 31 or until all of the agency’s federal funds are exhausted.

  • 5 new AG decisions result from Spencer County appeals

    The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General issued 11 opinions and open meetings or open records decisions between Dec. 16 and 30 — five of those decisions dealt with appeals arising in Spencer County.
    Citizen Lawrence Trageser initiated all five of the appeals.

  • Snow, dangerously cold temps in immediate forecast

    Rain is forecast to switch over to snow tonight as temperatures drop into the single digits. Dangerously cold wind chill factors are likely to present issues through Tuesdays.

    From weather.gov, here is the wind chill warning in effect through Tuesday and the winter weather advisory in effect through Monday morning.