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  • AUDITOR'S REPORT: State audit finds issues with sheriff's tax settlement

    State Auditor Crit Luellen found two internal control problems during an audit of the Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter’s settlement of 2009 taxes.

    The audit reported that between May 5, 2009 to April 15, 2010, Coulter collected $9,247,347 for the various taxing districts in the county and distributed $8,841,677 back to those districts. The sheriff retained $309,988 to operate his office.

    During the performance of his tax-collecting duties, the state auditor’s office found:

  • BREAKING NEWS: Highway 44 reopens after fatal accident

    A fatal accident on Mount Washington Road at Highway 1633 involving a gray car and an Irving Materials, Inc. concrete truck had the road shut down for several hours this afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police, in cooperation with Taylorsville Police Department, are currently reconstructing the scene. The road was closed until 2:25 p.m. and is now open to traffic. However, motorists are encouraged to approach the scene with caution, as emergency personnel are still working.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Ministerial Association hosts Thanksgiving service

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association invites the community to the annual Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday, 7 p.m., at Grace Chapel on 60 Ray Drive.

    Please plan to attend this service. This is one of the few times during the year that the community has an opportunity to be together for worship.

    Everyone is invited.

    For more information, call 502-477-2582.

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  • Toy sale hoping to get a boost

    During a time when many parents are struggling to make ends meet — much less worry about buying Christmas presents for their children — the Spencer County Ministerial Association has for years offered assistance through its Christmas toy sale.

    But without the community’s support, the amount of families benefitting from the sale could be decreased.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard in Spencer County District Court by the Hon. Linda Armstrong on Sept. 21, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Brandon S. Caffee, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid $143.

    Tyler W. Case, speeding 19 mph over limit. Paid $180.

    Jeremy D. Clark, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Paid $143.

    Donald L. Moore, failure to wear seat belts. Paid $25.

    James L. Morrow, speeding 15 mph over limit. Amended. $193.

    Melody A. Presley, speeding 23 mph over limit. State traffic school and $143.

  • Constable-elect ineligible to serve

    Democrats are calling for the replacement of Waterford Constable-elect Jeremy “J.T.” Bass after discovering that he is ineligible to serve.

    “It is obvious that the Waterford District cannot be adequately served and represented by a constable who does not live in Spencer County,” said Democrat Party Chairman Carmin Gaines. “I have no doubt that the voters of Waterford would not have elected a person to represent them and their interests if they had been aware he lives outside the county.”

  • FREE SHOTS: Health department offering free flu vaccinations Friday

    For community members wanting protection against influenza but perhaps unable to afford the vaccine, the Spencer County Health Department is offering this Friday a free flu vaccination clinic for those 18 and older.

    Generally the department offers the vaccination by appointment only for $23 each, but North Central Health District’s Candice Selph said the region’s health departments — which includes Spencer County — have not seen a high demand for the vaccine this season.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Newly elected King to host open house

    Representative-elect Kim King is hosting an open house Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, 1450 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg.

    The event will include refreshments.

    For more information, call 859-734-2173.

    SCES PTA to host book fair, meeting

    The Spencer County Elementary School PTA is now holding its annual Fall Book Fair through Friday in the school’s gymnasium.

  • Let there be lights

    Perry Marler is a man on a mission – a quest to protect motorists in Spencer County by petitioning the state to place a traffic signal at KY 55 and KY 1169/Normandy Rd.

    “There needs to be a light,” said Marler, a mechanic at County Wide Lawn and Garden near the crossroads. “There have been so many close calls. I’ve heard cars crash and walked out there thinking I was going to find people dead.”

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Revival at Mt. Moriah Baptist

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is hosting a revival Sunday through Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Mount Eden with Steven Boyd from Simpsonville Baptist Church. Youth night is Wednesday with a special service at 6 p.m.

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