.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • CUB says lawsuit by ex-CEO is 'without merit'

    Officials of Shelbyville-based Citizens Union Bank issued a statement Thursday that said the lawsuit filed against them last week by former CEO Billie Wade was “without merit.”

    Wade, whose retirement was announced in March, is suing the bank, its holding company and three individuals for wrongful termination and defamation of character, among other things.

  • Fun times for all at the fair

    The flashing lights. The smell of elephant ears and corn dogs bathing in hot grease. The screams of delight coming from the carnival rides. It must be time for the fair.

    Spencer County’s 2010 Fair, which began last night, continues tonight through Saturday. Each evening promises prize-winning livestock, roaring motors and home-grown beauties of all ages. Literally, something for everyone.

    Dwight Martin said his hopes are that people will forget their worries this week and enjoy all that the fair has to offer.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  May 2010.

  • Large illegal grow in Elk Creek

    Acting on an anonymous tip, local and state police converged on a quiet Elk Creek subdivision early Monday morning in search of an illegal plant growing operation.

    What they found was a relatively small amount of marijuana in various stages of growth with an estimated street value of $26,000 and a much larger hallucinogenic mushroom supply worth approximately $100,000.

    “This is the first time in my 21 years that we’ve dealt with mushrooms here,” said Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter.

  • Special Olympian 'will never forget' nationals

    “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

    So goes the much-honored oath of Special Olympics, an organization for athletes with intellectual disabilities that holds competitions in 181 countries.

    “That’s my favorite quote,” said 17-year-old Zachary Newton, who spent last week in Lincoln, Nebraska representing Kentucky, as well as Taylorsville, in the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games which brought together over 3,000 athletes, 2,000 coaches, and 8,000 volunteers from 33 states.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County District Court July 2, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Stuart D. Bray, speeding 10 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

    Charles L. Barnett, careless driving and improper passing. $163 court cost and fine; and state traffic school.

  • Grocery prices on the rise, says survey

    Grocery prices seem to be on a steady rise around Kentucky during the second half of 2010 and that can be bad news for Spencer County families already struggling during tough economic times.

    But it’s still not clear how the state trend has affected local grocery prices.

  • GOP opens new headquarters

     The Spencer County GOP held the grand opening of their headquarters Saturday. A large crowd enjoyed homemade ice cream and refreshments while speaking with candidates for state and local offices.

     “It was truly exciting to see and visit with so many energized voters today. We plan to hold frequent events so that voters can get involved and discuss the issues on a regular basis,”  said Lynn Hesselbrock, Spencer County GOP chairman.

  • Lightning knocks out courthouse, judge's office phone lines

    A line of thunderstorms that brought down trees throughout the region was also responsible for taking out phone lines at the courthouse and judge executive’s office when lightning struck Saturday night.

    “It fried the system,” said Judge Executive David Jenkins, who estimated damages between $25,000 and $50,000.

    Employees made the discovery Monday morning after arriving at work. The staff at the county clerk’s office  closed by mid-day after realizing that they would not be able to process vehicle registrations and other services.

  • Gaines to head Democratic party

    Carmin Gaines has been selected as the new chairperson of the Spencer County Democratic Party. She was voted into office by committee members July 12.

    “I am thrilled and very honored to represent the Democratic party,” said Gaines.

    Gaines operates Elmar’s BP and Tropical Oasis Salon and Fitness in Elk Creek with her father, Elmar Gaines, and her brother, Carsyn Gaines. Gaines ran for county judge executive in the June democratic primary against Magistrate Bill Drury and the primary winner, Judge Executive David Jenkins.