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  • Dispatch switch flips Wednesday night

    While most residents are sleeping tonight, Spencer County’s 911 emergency dispatching phone lines will be quietly transferred to state police dispatchers in Frankfort. The midnight move of services comes after more than a year of debates and planning.

    Few will notice any changes in the coming days, said Capt. Mike Crawford – except for the small group of folks that sometimes use local dispatchers for instant news reports.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Grand jury indictments

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    The Spencer County Grand Jury has indicted Kevin Hall of 117 N. 29th Street in Louisville on one count of persistent felony offender II.

    Hall, who is currently under indictment for the offenses of burglary, second degree, has been previously convicted for a felony. He was sentenced to two years for burglary, third degree, in September 2007 in Jefferson County.

  • Superintendent receives evaluation from board

    On a scale of one to five, Superintendent Chuck Adams is a solid four, according to an annual evaluation of his performance by the Spencer County Board of Education.

    “This is not the best evaluation I’ve had,” Adams said to board members Monday night, “but it’s probably the most accurate. It’s a very fair and very accurate evaluation.”

    Adams explained his comments by saying that his holistic numbers were better after his first year on the job. Differences of opinion with some board members may be what lowered his score.

  • 'Dream' work: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' performance July 2-3

    Once again, it is being made clear that for a growing minority of young people, life in Spencer County would be simply unimaginable without the presence of theater.

  • Spencer trends better than state average

    Non-academic data compiled by the Kentucky Department of Education shows relatively steady trends in local public schools for 2009. The data is the non-academic component of the Kentucky Testing System and includes dropout rates, attendance, graduation, retention and transition to adult life.

    As opposed to test scores, the data is intended to display other elements of academic success, said Lisa Gross, spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Bloomfield woman arrested in shooting

    Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect accused of shooting two individuals Wednesday near Chaplin.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Geri Goodlett, 46, Bloomfield, allegedly shot William Chad Jackson, 24, and Donald Goodlett around 4:20 p.m. at  Geri Goodlett’s home at 1800 Highview Church Road.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Grand jury indictments

    The following indictments were handed down by the Spencer County Grand Jury on June 10, 2010:

    Curtis R. Cartwright and Johnathan S. McCoy, both of 28 Highgrove Rd. in Cox’s Creek, were indicted on one count of planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell or transfer five plants or more while in possession of a firearm, complicity. This is a class C felony.

  • Water notices

    Taylorsville Water customers have been sent a water quality report about the facility’s failure to comply with a testing procedure. Public Works Director Harold Compton said the notice represents a minor violation and that customers should not be alarmed.

    “The water was not contaminated, it just wasn’t analyzed in time,” said Compton, because samples were not picked up by the testing laboratory within the regulated time window.

     

  • Operation Dry Water

    Operation Dry Water may sound like an oxymoron, but it really makes a lot of sense – common sense to be exact.

    The event is all about making waterways safer by devoting a weekend to nationally crackdown on alcohol consumption while boating.

    “Just because Spencer County is wet doesn’t mean the laws have changed on the lake,” said Sgt. Scott Herndon with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Division.

  • Weather sirens being fixed

    Residents across Spencer County may have noticed that the emergency weather alert sirens have been going off at odd hours and under cloudless skies.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, said he is fully aware of the problem and he hopes the glitch will be resolved within two to three days.

    “We’re going to take the sirens offline until they can be reviewed by the people who are providing the service,” said Nation. “There shouldn’t be anymore accidental warnings.”