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  • PHOTO: Fire destroys barn

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Firefighters responded to a barn fire Saturday night owned by Ben Tinsley at 2200 Yoder Tipton. The fire is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    Photo provided by TSCFD

  • Cattlemen address issues facing industry

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association local branch held its annual meeting Monday night at the Spencer County Agriculture Extension office.

    Attendees from Spencer, Bullitt and Jefferson counties enjoyed a steak dinner and entertainment by stand-up comedian and “Cattle Baroness” Pam Dickman of Henry County before getting down to the business of the beef industry.

    Presentations were made by UK Extension Agent Kenny Burdine and the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Danny Wilkinson.

  • SCHS students charged with drug possession

    Two Spencer County High School students were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after police discovered evidence of the illegal drug in one of the teen’s car Friday.

    In addition to the marijuana possession, Daniel Beckett, 18, faces public intoxication, possession of prescription pills not in a proper container and possession of a controlled substance.

    Nicholas Risen, 18, will also be charged with public intoxication.

  • ELECTION 2010: Two file for judge-executive, deputy to run for magistrate

    The candidate filing window was barely cracked open last Wednesday and already two judge-executive hopefuls are looking to create a gust of excitement this election season.

    Democrat Carmin Gaines and Republican Bill Karrer have both filed their intent to run for Spencer County’s highest governmental office. The pair must confront any competing party members during a spring primary before a potential face-off in November’s 2010 general election.

  • School board members visit potential sites for new elementary

    The Spencer County Board of Education continued preliminary action for a new elementary school, visiting four potential sites Monday morning.

    “We’re very early in the stages,” said Superintendent Chuck Adams.

    He said the Board is still working on bonding potential and that it will take two to three years for the school to be ready to open.

  • Single vehicle accident on KY 44

    If Tom McAnelly had not made a trip to the kitchen early Saturday morning, Willis Milburn might not be alive today, said Spencer County Deputy Gordan Miles.

    Looking out a window, McAnelly told police that he could see head lights shining in the woods near his house. Far from where they should normally be seen along KY 44/Mt. Washington Road.

    When emergency crews arrived on the scene at 3 a.m., they found Milburn’s white truck about 30 feet down an embankment.

    “If someone hadn’t called it in, we might not have seen him,” said Miles.

  • McDonald's window smashed

    Jordan T. Waddell, of Louisville, was charged with criminal mischief for damaging a window at McDonald’s restaurant in Taylorsville recently.

    Witnesses told police that Waddell, 18, was arguing with his girlfriend on the phone when he suddenly picked up a chair and threw it at one of the front windows.

    Police apprehended the teenager a short time later driving out of the strip mall parking lot.

    Estimated damages range from $1,500 to $2,000 to replace and install a new window, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

  • County creates 9-1-1 board

    Spencer County Fiscal Court will be getting a little expert advice when it comes to making decisions about emergency communication services.

    Magistrates approved the creation of a 9-1-1 Advisory Board Monday. The last time a similar committee existed was nearly 20 years ago.

    On the recommendation of Magistrates John Riley and Hobert Judd, fiscal court approved the 9-1-1 Advisory Board’s make-up and a list of duties that include evaluating the current dispatch service, communications equipment and making suggestions for improvement.

  • State Auditor: Jenkins "likely" used card

    A state audit of Kentucky Association of Counties found that not only did David Jenkins contribute to the “self-serving culture” of the organization while president in 2008, but he was most likely the person who used his KACo credit card at two Louisville strip clubs and a Lexington escort service. 

  • Spencer FFA competes at National Convention

    Spencer County FFA members represented the Kentucky FFA Association in a number of activities at the National FFA Convention was held October 20-24th in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

    Highlights of the convention were when Stephanie Mitchell was named one of the four national Star Finalists in Agriscience and Andrew Baird was selected as one of the four Star Finalists for Star Farmer. This was a first for the Spencer Chapter and for Kentucky. Mitchell and Baird were among finalist selected from over 1,200 members who received the American degree.