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  • First day a breeze for most

    Four moms who chatted across a cafeteria table last Wednesday morning represented the two categories that parents tend to fall into on the first day of school.

    “We’re the ‘woo-hoo’ side. They’re the ‘boo-hoo’ side,” said Jessica Cox, gesturing toward two women obviously coping with the pang of separation from their kindergartners. Cox and a fellow mom, Helen Detrich, had just sent off child number three to school for the first time and could not be more relieved.

  • County to purchase three new police vehicles

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is set to receive a heavy-duty pick up and two new police cruisers totaling over $78,000. The purchases will replace three department vehicles that have racked up near or above 100,000 miles.

    The decision was not a unanimous one by members of fiscal court. Two out of three magistrates voted against the purchase in a year when elected officials have already cut occupational taxes and approved to flatline property tax rates.

  • Property taxes holding steady

    City and county residents will see little change in their property tax statements if officials continue with their plans to maintain the current rates at 14.8 and 8.8 respectively. If approved, this will mark the fourth year in a row that city real estate taxes will have remained constant, and the third year for property in the county.

  • Acid bombs

    Spencer County police are currently looking for individuals responsible for three homemade acid bombs that have been found intact in residential areas in the last three weeks.  

    Two of the bombs, also known as “MacGyvers,” were reportedly found in the Macintosh Farms subdivision and, most recently, one was found on the ground by a mailbox on Summer Court in the Seasons subdivision. No explosions or injuries were reported.

  • Mayor Pay to seek re-election

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay joined a long list of last-minute filers interested in participating in Spencer County’s fall election.

    Pay said Monday that he decided to seek a second four-year term in office to continue the work that began during his administration.

  • Habitat sees progress on house No.2

    Under a sweltering sun, three volunteers worked quickly to evenly spread wet concrete as it flowed from a nearby truck Monday morning. But Kelly Creed didn’t mind. As construction chairman of Spencer County Habitat for Humanities, he was just thrilled to see progress on the site.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following case was heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court July 20, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Oscar William Payne, operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense. Amended to alcohol intoxication in a public place. Guilty. $143 court cost and $100 to Shop with a Cop.

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court July 23, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Brandon T. Clark, failure to wear seat belts. Guilty. $25 fine.

    Misdemeanor:

  • County explores online fee paying

    County officials have found a way to make paying taxes a little less painful. Soon, companies will be able to pay many fees online and there is a possibility of expanding the service to other county offices.

  • Getting ready for start of school

    The first day of school is just around the corner for Spencer County Public School students and there is some important information both parents and students should know before showing up on Aug. 11.

    Taylorsville Elementary School

    Taylorsville Elementary students can expect few changes this school year.

  • Free school supplies this Saturday

    The 2010 Health Fair and Readifest will be held at Spencer County High School this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., during which free school supplies and health screenings will be offered to the public.

    Seventy different booths will be located in the hallways and gym of the high school. Registration will take place at the front door.

    Any student enrolled in Spencer County Schools can come and receive free school supplies. Students, adults and senior citizens can also receive free health screenings and information.