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  • Fairness and charter governments

    Exactly what were lawmakers thinking when they created Kentucky’s statute on charter governments?

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman hopes to discover what transpired during that process as the case of City of Taylorsville v. Spencer County Fiscal Court continues into its second year.

    “I think it is important that we look into the legislative history,” said Hickman Friday. “What was the need for enacting the statute?”

  • Free smoke detectors

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department plans to start going door to door installing 100 donated smoke detectors, thanks to the generosity of Wal-Mart, said TSCFD Chief Nathan Nation.

    “The goal of the program is to install smoke detectors in homes of the elderly, families of small children, lower income families and those who live in manufactured or mobile homes,” said Nation.

    If you are in need a smoke detector please call the TSCFD at 502-477-3228.

     

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on September 18, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Mark D. Carlton (b. 1954). Charge #1, no/expired registration plates. Dismissed - proof. Charge #2, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt. Dismissed - proof. Charge #3, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense. Guilty. Fined $500, $400 waived. Charge #4, failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation. Dismissed - proof.

    Misdemeanor:

  • Police looking for vehicle

    Taylorsville Police are looking for a vehicle that struck a parked car on East Main Street Sunday, October 25.

    Chief Toby Lewis said that a two-door, blue Mercury Cougar was side-swiped, possibly Sunday morning, by an unknown vehicle. From evidence at the scene, police believe the vehicle to be silver or white and likely traveling east bound at the time of the accident. No injuries were reported.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to call TPD at 477-3231.

     

  • Veterans Celebration Saturday

    The fourth annual Veterans Celebration is shaping up to be an eventful day in Taylorsville.

    “It seems to build each year,” said organizer D.J. Fee. “This Saturday is going to be glorious.”

    The Celebration grew out of Fee’s outreach organization Guard Duty, which she founded when her son Sam Atkinson deployed to Iraq. This year’s event will be extra-special for her as Sam came home on Halloween.

  • Candidates needed for weatherization, credit help and foreclosure rescue

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency needs applicants for its weatherization, credit management and foreclosure rescue programs.

    An influx of grant money, more than half a million dollars, has given MPCAA the ability to help more people in need throughout Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

    General qualification standards are based on sliding-scale poverty guidelines. For example, a 4-person household can make a gross monthly income of no more than $3,676.

  • H1N1 nasal vaccines available Thursday

    Spencer County Health Department will provide 2009 H1N1 influenza intra-nasal vaccine on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

    The vaccine will be available to eligible population on first come first serve basis. People who are eligible to get the vaccine include:

    • People within the age-groups 2-49 years old with no known chronic conditions.

    The clinic will follow the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and administer vaccine to the following target groups:

  • Drafting an alcohol ordinance

    The 60-day clock is ticking, but county officials are well on their way in creating an alcohol ordinance following voters’ repeal of prohibition in Spencer County.

    County Attorney Ruth Hollan presented a 15-page draft ordinance to fiscal court Monday afternoon modeled after an ordinance from Paintsville.

  • Are dairy farmers a dying breed?

    Scott Williams loves to drive to the highest ridge on his farm and look out at the patterns of the hay and cornfields and through the cedars to his grain silo and milk barn. But lately the third-generation dairy farmer has been looking at this land, the cows and the fields with as much sorrow as pride.

    He mulls over questions: How do we manage to stay in? Can we afford to get out? And what would I do?

  • Filing begins for county offices

    Ever looked at the state of city or county affairs and thought, “Well, if I was in office, I would...” Now is your chance to put action to those words by filing for one of the more than 20 local offices open in 2010.

    The filing window for state and local offices opens November 4 and runs through January 26, 2010. County office applications must be filed with the Spencer County Clerk’s office by 4 p.m. on the final day.

    The date of next year’s primary election is May 18, with the general election November 2.