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  • Spencer Countians among healthiest in Ky.

    Spencer County was among the top ten most healthy counties in Kentucky according to a ranking report released last week by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Boone County residents claimed the honor of being healthiest.

    The County Health Rankings, by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a report which ranks over 3,000 counties from all 50 states on two distinct facets of health: outcomes and factors.

  • Mongiardo's cure for health care

    Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo stopped in Taylorsville last week and presented his message for making Kentucky a leader in curing America’s broken health care system.

    Mongiardo, who was speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Friday night as part of February’s American Heart Month, said the first step in fixing the national health care issue is to encourage every Kentuckian to make choices that are heart healthy.

  • "The day that changed my life"

    Melissa Davis still can not believe she was chosen.

    The 35-year-old divorced mom of four said she had to call Habitat Family Selection Chair Becky Culver recently to ask, “Did I dream the whole thing?”

    Culver assured her that it was a reality. Davis and her children would be the next family to partner with Spencer County Habitat for Humanity.

    “I’m so excited that I’m beyond words,” said Davis. “I’m still in shock.”

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on December 8, 2009.

    Small Claims:

    Tomas Pascual v Ryan G. Smith. Judgment for Tomas Pascual.

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on December 11, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Frank Buttera Jr. (b. 1986). Disregarding a stop sign. Traffic  school. $143 court costs.

  • 911 services could be moved to Frankfort

    The 911 committee recommended that the services of the Kentucky State Police should be used to provide emergency dispatch for Spencer County. Committee Chairman Nathan Nation told fiscal court Wednesday that state law enforcement dispatchers could not only provide better services than the current contractor, but at a much lower cost.

  • Man wanted by state police

    An arrest warrant for attempted murder and felony possession of a firearm has been issued for Terry Lee Dumphord, also known as “L.A.,” in connection with a shooting that occurred in Paris, Ky. on Feb. 1, 2010.

    Dumphord is a 40 year-old, black male whose last known residence was Paris, Ky. He is approximately 6-feet tall and weighs approximately 190 lbs.

    It is suspected that he could be in the Lexington or Louisville area.

  • Mt. Eden man severely burned

    A Mt. Eden man was severely burned Saturday night when his oxygen tube ignited.

    The unidentified elderly man was reportedly smoking when the plastic tubing supplying oxygen to a nasal cannula was compromised. A flash fire ignited the man’s clothes and couch.

    “It exploded in his face,” said Tim Herndon, of the Mt. Eden Fire Department.

    The man’s wife, also unidentified, extinguished the flames before calling 911.

  • Pretty in pink

    Pink.

    It’s not the first color that comes to mind when someone mentions Greenwell Brothers Propane. Yet, when their largest bobtail went into a local body shop for a makeover – it came out painted a pretty shade of blush.

    Don’t worry, said Jennifer Baxter, they meant to do it.

  • Mayor upbeat in city address

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay presented a long list of accomplishments at his annual state of the city address that touted infrastructure improvements without increasing real and personal property taxes in 2009.

  • Bill would give a few fifth class cities ability to tax alcohol

    Taylorsville would be one of three in Kentucky

    Rep. Brad Montell has filed a bill that would give three Kentucky cities the ability to regulate the sale and fees on alcohol  without going through the process of becoming a fourth class city.

    House bill 361 states that any fifth class city that is the county seat of a wet county:

    • is required to create an office of alcoholic beverage control administrator;

    • allowed to hold a local option election for the sale of distilled spirits or wine by the drink;