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  • 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.

  • Donor gives blank check to police

    “I thought it was Christmas in July,” said Sheriff Steve Coulter as he looked back on the day last week when an anonymous Spencer County man walked in the Sheriff’s Office and plopped down a blank check.

    Two months prior, the mysterious giver and his wife had come to Coulter out of the blue – generously offering to help the community out financially in whatever area the sheriff decided money was most needed.  

    “I didn’t know how to take it,” said Sheriff Coulter. “I was excited and glad he was doing this.”

  • Reports of Spencer body

    Reports by a Louisville media outlet of “a body found in Spencer County” may not be what it sounds like.

    According to KSP spokesperson Trooper Ron Turley, the body in question is related to an on-going death investigation. Preliminary evidence shows that the death of the Spencer County male appears to be self-inflicted, but investigators are waiting on the medical examiner’s review before releasing a final report.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidates file for city, school and soil conservation

    Four more incumbents have filed to run again for their respective seats on the city commission, school board and soil conservation district. The deadline for submitting paperwork in local non-partisan races is August 10 at 4 p.m.

    City Commissioners Beverly Bentley-Ingram and Kathy Spears will each be seeking another two-year term in office – joining the race against fellow incumbent John “Jack” Proctor, Fire Chief Nathan Nation and employment counselor Troy Klaber. Winners will be determined by the four highest vote-getters in November.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County Circuit Court July 9, 2010.

    Traffic:

    John L. Coulter, speeding 10 mph over  limit; excessive windshield/window tinting. $213 court cost and fine.

    Andrew J. Fassas, speeding 19 mph over limit. $180 court cost and fine.

    Ronald R. Goodwin, II, reckless driving. $163 court cost and fine.

    Justin K. White, speeding 16 mph over limit. $175 court cost and fine.

  • Ribbon cutting: Your Hometown Pharmacy

    Your Hometown Pharmacy, nestled inside Country Mart grocery store, recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. On hand to celebrate were: (from left) David Jenkins, Annette King, Roger Hodge, Pharmacy Technician Andrea Engle, Christian Goldstein, Matt Goldstein, Pharmacist Robert Cruse, Angie Goldstein, Lynette Mason, Beverly Bentley-Ingram, Don Pay and Cara Lewis. Your Hometown Pharmacy prides itself on offering best price guarantee and fast service. They accept Medicare Part D and Part B for diabetic patients. Hours are 9 a.m. -7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

     

  • Settlers Trace Marathon closes suddenly

    With no fanfare and little warning for their  employees, Steve and Joan Killian closed Settlers Trace Marathon gas station late Wednesday night with the intention of placing the Taylorsville business up for sale.

    “It’s a shame things have happen this way,” said Steve Killian Thursday afternoon. “It was short notice, but it had to be that way.

  • CUB says lawsuit by ex-CEO is 'without merit'

    Officials of Shelbyville-based Citizens Union Bank issued a statement Thursday that said the lawsuit filed against them last week by former CEO Billie Wade was “without merit.”

    Wade, whose retirement was announced in March, is suing the bank, its holding company and three individuals for wrongful termination and defamation of character, among other things.

  • Fun times for all at the fair

    The flashing lights. The smell of elephant ears and corn dogs bathing in hot grease. The screams of delight coming from the carnival rides. It must be time for the fair.

    Spencer County’s 2010 Fair, which began last night, continues tonight through Saturday. Each evening promises prize-winning livestock, roaring motors and home-grown beauties of all ages. Literally, something for everyone.

    Dwight Martin said his hopes are that people will forget their worries this week and enjoy all that the fair has to offer.