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  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Matthew K. Eckert presided over the following cases in district court on September 8, 2009.

    Small claims:

    Aaron Scott Messer v Grider Home Improvements; David Grider. Judgment for Aaron Scott Messer in the amount of $750 plus costs and interest.

    Civil:

    Winterwood Inc. v Brittany Semones. Court finds for Winterwood Inc.

    Winterwood Inc. v Jenna Rader. Court finds for Winterwood Inc.

     

  • Fatal accident

    A Taylorsville man was killed in a multi-vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Oct. 11 in Mt. Washington.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, a vehicle operated by Kevin Sullivan, 22, of Mount Washington, was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31 East.

    Sullivan collided with a vehicle operated by Joseph Smith, 40, of Taylorsville and then a northbound vehicle operated by Michael L. Workman, 22, of Taylorsville.

    During the collision, the northbound vehicle of Robert Gaddie of Mt. Washington struck the rear of Workman’s car.

  • County roads to be paved

    With $200,000 to spend toward paving county roads, magistrates decided to split the amount up evenly between their five districts, giving each $40,000 worth of blacktop.

    On the list of roads with the greatest needs were Hickory Lane, Shagbark Drive, Carrithers Lane, Rolling Trail, Lakeside Drive, Murphy Lane, Goose Creek Road and Hochstrasser Road. In some cases, the funds will only allow portions of these roads to be coated with new asphalt.

    Magistrate John Riley objected to the county having to pave roads that were promised to be completed by developers.

  • City approves banning billboards

    Good-bye billboards, hello to the beautification of downtown.

    City commissioners approved the banning of billboards within Taylorsville’s city limits at their Oct. 8 meeting. Any existing structures will have 30 days from the publication of the ordinance to remove billboards from publicly-leased property.

    Outdoor advertising signs on private property will be able to remain as long as there is an agreement between the landowner and the owner of the sign.

    The penalty for not adhering to the city ordinance could be as much as a $500 fine.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    Marriage licenses

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of August 20009.

    Christine Ann Miller, 44, Mt. Eden and Walter Scott Loving, 56, Mt. Eden.

    Haley Amber Boguskie, 21, Mt. Eden and Daniel Garth Harley, 22, Bloomfield.

    Brittany Lynea Moats, 23, Mt. Washington and Matthew Randal McIntyre, 25, Mt. Washington.

    Wanda Jean Husband, 48, Taylorsville and Farrell Keith Husband, 49, Taylorsville.

  • A rallying point

    Early Wyne is the kind of subdivision where an evening stroll can last two hours as you stop to chat with neighbor after neighbor at mailbox after mailbox.

    And mailbox after mailbox dons a yellow ribbon. It’s a testament to the neighborhood support behind second-year residents Lisa and Dan Brown, whose son Dana was deployed to Iraq in August.

  • County goes wet

    Spencer County’s apparent thirst for purchasing alcohol was quenched Tuesday night when voters approved 2,767 to 1,928 to go wet.

    Judge Executive David Jenkins said now that the issue has been settled – by a margin of 839 votes – a more crucial undertaking lies just ahead.

    “There’s going to be a lot of work in next couple of months setting up ordinances,” said Jenkins. “People need to be contacting their magistrates about what they want.”

  • Rains yield big tobacco crops, but burden growers

    This year’s tobacco crop could be a good one for area farmers, if they could just bring it in.

    The harvest has been delayed by rainfall–more than 10 inches above normal this year–and some farmers say they are two to three weeks behind schedule.

    “Not only are the fields too muddy to get in, if they’re cutting it and it’s standing in the field and we get a rain it could splash mud on it,” said Bryce Roberts, Spencer County’s Agriculture Extension Agent.

  • Montell bill would overhaul state retirement system

    For years Kentucky Retirement Systems has been falling into a hole, and State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) says it’s time to make some tough decisions to bring it out.

    One thing he wants the state to look at is Bill Request 86, which he prefiled for the 2010 session. The bill would change the retirement plan for legislators elected on or after July 1, 2011.

    “It would affect future legislators and change the retirement plan from a defined benefit plan, which is a pension, to a defined contribution, which is a 401k,” he said.

  • Forum airs pros, cons of alcohol sales

    Massive amounts of information mixed with a splash of opinion were served to nearly 90 people who attended the wet/dry forum Thursday night.

    Panelists invited to speak at the Spencer Magnet event provided a glimpse of what the county could look like if voters approved alcohol sales at the Oct. 20, special-election. Some spoke of hope in the economic opportunities that a wet vote could bring. Others questioned the potential prosperity and talked of increased crime and dependency.