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  • Public Record: District Court Sept. 21

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court on Sept. 21, 2012, by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Traffic:

    Heather D. Bogard (1994), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

    Kaden G. Smith (1992), speeding 16 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $175 fine to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • Fiscal Court moves closer to finding new home for EMS

    Spencer County’s Emergency Medical Services is one step closer to having a new place to call home.
    Fiscal Court members voted Monday morning to enter into negotiations to purchase the existing Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office building for the sole purpose of being utilized as the EMS facility.
    The motion, made by Magistrate Hobert Judd and seconded by Magistrate David Goodlett, passed by a vote of 4-2. Judd, Goodlett, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and Magistrate Woodie Cheek voted in favor; magistrates Mike Moody and Jerry Davis voted against.

  • Man's decision to burn unwanted mobile home could lead to fines

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on Murray Road on Saturday, but they didn’t find an ordinary fire.
    This fire had been set intentionally, yet not maliciously, but still illegally.
    The owner of a mobile home located at 1304 Murray Road decided to dispose of the residence by attempting to burn it as a controlled burn.

  • Man arrested for sex abuse to be arraigned Thursday

     

  • Spencer County Octoberfest 2012: SUPER HEROES

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s the Spencer County 2012 Octoberfest flying into town this Friday and Saturday with a super hero theme that is sure to please children and adults alike.
    The annual family festival will kick off Friday evening with pageants including a baby and tiny tots show, followed by the Little Mister and Miss, Pre-teen, Junior Miss and Miss Spencer County Octoberfest pageants. The pageant winners are expected to ride in the Octoberfest parade Saturday morning.

  • School board reverses vote, prom can be held off campus

    Spencer County High School students will have the option to hold prom off campus this spring, as the Spencer County Board of Education has reversed its initial vote requiring that the event be held on campus.

  • Candidate forum, meet-and-greet set for Oct. 25

    The Spencer Magnet and Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a forum for City Commission candidates on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chamber building.
    All six commissioner candidates are confirmed to attend.

  • What's Happening -- Week of Oct. 3

    Martin selected for Europe trip; account set up for community donations
    Javen Martin, a Spencer County Middle School student, was recently selected by his teachers as an ambassador with the People to People Program. Through the program, Javen will have a chance to explore the heart of Europe.
    A donation account, the Javen Martin Ambassador Account, has been set up at The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville for community members to help fund Javen’s trip.

  • Extension board moves to negotiate building sale

    During Thursday’s meeting of the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board, board members voted unanimously to give member Glen Goebel the authority to negotiate some type of agreement between the Board and the Spencer County Fiscal Court.
    Goebel informed fellow board members who were in attendance — Chair Sandi Deutsch, Shirley Thomas and Davis Lee Downs — that he had already been in discussions with Judge-Executive Bill Karrer.

  • Louisville man crashes vehicle in Spencer County and is charged with DUI

    A Louisville man was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol after crashing his vehicle on Louisville Road last week.
    Donald Buchanan, 53, of Iroquois Gardens Drive in Louisville, crashed his blue 2000 Ford SE on Louisville Road, also known as U.S. 31E, at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
    “Unit one hit two guard rails at a high rate of speed before coming to a stop,” according to the collision report filed by Spencer County Deputy Darren McClease.