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  • PHOTO GALLERY: One Sole Purpose — Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools

    The ‘One Sole Purpose’ initiative visited Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools Thursday, bringing a pair of Converse tennis shoes to all preschool through fifth grade students. The celebration was courtesy of many school, community and business volunteers who have contributed monetary donations, hours sizing children’s feet and more. Podiatrist Dr. William Beasley, along with his wife, Pat, and First Assembly of God Pastor Chad Goodlett, locally headed up the project.

  • Labor cabinet penalties against county reduced

    During Monday night’s meeting, the Spencer County Fiscal Court made public a notice from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet stating that penalties levied against the county had been amended and reduced.
    Initially facing $11,200 in penalties, the county’s penalty was reduced to $5,250 via an informal settlement — with all citations regarding the county’s recycling center.

  • Numerous individuals facing charges in Spencer County in court Dec. 6

    Several local people who are facing criminal charges in Spencer County appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Dec. 6. The results of several of those appearances appear below:
    • Robert Anthony Divine, 33, of Taylorsville, who faces charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest, had been presented a plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney, but declined that offer and his attorney presented a counteroffer.
    The terms of those offers were not disclosed in court, but Divine is scheduled for a disposition hearing on Thursday at 9 a.m.

  • Waddy meeting spreads word of vicious animal attacks

    Residents seem convinced that the recent brutal maulings of several animals in southeast Shelby County were the blood-thirsty attacks of nothing more than a dog.

  • Two arrested for ‘shooting up’ in parking lot

    Two Falmouth residents were arrested last Tuesday in the Country Mart parking lot after a concerned citizen reported to police that they were “shooting up” in their car.

  • Attorney requests Trageser’s personal, business property be returned

    Personal property like family photos and business property such as tax returns are among the items taken from the home of Lawrence Trageser the night he was arrested for allegedly “infiltrating” the county’s computer network.
    These items, Trageser’s attorney Bill Stewart claims, have nothing to do with the charges Trageser is facing, and thus, Stewart filed a motion in Spencer County District Court on Friday to have those items returned to his client.

  • Arrested teacher had prior record in Ohio

    The Spencer County Middle School teacher and coach arrested Dec. 7 had at least three drug convictions, a disorderly conduct conviction and an attempted domestic violence conviction on his record in Cincinnati prior to being hired in the Spencer County school district.

  • A local perspective: District works to assure parents of school safety procedures

    On Monday night the Spencer County Board of Education could not escape the sad topic of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took place in Newtown, Conn., and how the district could better prepare its buildings and staff for such an unthinkable disaster.
    In light of the tragedy that claimed 26 lives Dec. 14 — 20 of which were 6 and 7 years old — board members and administrators felt burdened to find ways to appropriately respond and better protect the district’s children.

  • FFA Farm Toy Show expected to attract over 50 vendors

    Spencer County High School FFA sponsor and agriculture teacher Bland Baird remembers when the local FFA chapter began hosting the annual Farm Toy Show more than two decades ago, and, while it was a great event, he was not convinced it had the momentum to continue for years to come.

  • PHOTO: New commission takes oath

    The new Taylorsville City Commission was sworn in during last Tuesday’s meeting by Judge Donna Dutton. Pictured from left are Melissa Ellen Redmon, Kathy Spears, Beverly Bentley Ingram and Jack Proctor. Spears and Ingram are incumbents; Proctor has previously served as a commissioner; and Redmon is new to public office.