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  • Man could get 20 years in death of Taylorsville man

    A man has entered a plea to spend 20 years in prison following a traffic accident last year that took the life of a Taylorsville man.

    Kevin Sterling Sullivan, 23, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in the second degree and five counts of wanton endangerment.

    According to Nick Raley, assistant commonwealth attorney, a plea agreement was reached earlier this month after a five-hour mediation session was conducted by Senior Status Judge Julia Adams.

  • Fiscal court has no love for Arizona

    While citizens across the U.S. have poured $3.6 million into a legal defense fund supporting Arizona’s immigration law, there was no love for the border-state’s plight by county magistrates last Wednesday.

  • PHOTO: Ready for lights, baseball action

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Parks Director Randy Wise and volunteer Bob Whiteley pour concrete to support lights at Ray Jewell and Waterford Parks baseball fields. The poles were donated by UPS, and the Spencer County Youth Baseball Association is looking for donations to help buy the lights.

     

  • Library: Tax cut not an option

    In the age of digital technology, electronic books and Internet on almost every street corner, the public library’s value could be in decline.

    But Spencer County Public Library Interim Director Lisa Lewis-Brown believes library services are more valuable than ever – and so do many of its more than 67,000 yearly patrons.

    From free wireless Internet to public computers, books, videos, music, public programs and more, Lewis-Brown said the resources available at Spencer County’s library are being accessed more than ever.

  • ACT shows gains with 'plenty of room to grow'

    Spencer County’s 2010 ACT scores improved across all four categories that measure college-readiness in high school juniors in English, math, reading and science, but there is plenty of room for improvement, according to SCHS Principal Jocelyn Lyons.

    With a higher percentage of local students meeting ACT benchmarks, SCHS is now ranked 168th out of 229 Kentucky schools. The rating places Spencer County better than 27 percent of Kentucky schools and up from 198th in 2009.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court August 20, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Andrea M. Engle, failure of owner to maintain required insurance. $643 court cost and fine with $400 conditionally discharged.

    Jeffrey S. Klotz, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid $173.

    Bradley J. Norris, speeding 17 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

    Jeremiah C. Waugh, speeding 19 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

  • School taxes to go up 4 percent

    The school board voted to raise property taxes to 58.1 cents following a hearing Wednesday night despite the superintendent’s public statement last week that he would recommend a lower rate. The increase is about four percent above current taxes and is expected to generate an additional $292,000 for the school district.

  • On the Way Cafe to close

    After nearly six years of serving home-cooked meals with a side friendly service, On the Way Cafe owner Lisa Carmany has decided to close her doors for good Sept. 17.

    Carmany said the past few years have been rough for the business financially, but with new taxes and the uncertainty of whether she would be able to afford health insurance costs – it was time to quit her run as a business owner.

  • Jenkins' DUI trial Dec. 16

    After listening to witness testimony Friday in the change of venue hearing involving Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins,  Special Judge Jerry Crosby said he would take the matter “under submission.”

    While no decision on the trial location had been determined by yesterday afternoon, Crosby did set the trail date as Dec. 16 – well beyond the November general election.

    Both Jenkins and Crosby are seeking re-election to their respective offices. Crosby currently serves as a district court judge in Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties.

  • Lawrenceburg man charged in death of Mt. Eden girlfriend

    An Anderson County man is in jail on murder charges after police found the body of a woman in his residence at 4197 Bardstown Road on Saturday.

    Gary M. Bancroft, 33, is charged with murdering 33-year-old Frances Renee Mobley.

    Mobley’s identity was confirmed Tuesday morning, said Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie. Mobley is said to have been staying with Bancroft at least part time in Anderson County, but her family lives in Spencer County, he said.