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  • County awarded $86,000 grant

    Spencer County has been awarded $86,133 through the Homeland Security Grant Program, announced Judge Executive David Jenkins Monday.

    The funds will provide for several radio repeaters, receiver stations and the installation of the emergency communication equipment. Hopes are that “dead spots” experienced by Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies and EMS will be eliminated with the better radio coverage.

  • Three vehicle crash Saturday

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a three car accident with entrapment in the 1500 block of Mount Washington Road Saturday morning. Crews had to cut the roof off one vehicle before the victim could be extricated.  Spencer County EMS, sheriff’s department and Taylorsville Police also responded. One person was transported to Jewish Hospital.

    - Photo courtesy of TSCFD

  • Students have a field day with agriculture

    From milking demonstrations to beekeeping and horse care, the annual Agriculture Field Day provided hours of interactive learning for students on Wednesday.

    The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau and brought several regional farmers and industry professionals to Spencer County Elementary School.

    “It’s a lot of fun,” said Linda Street, a grower representing the Taylorsville Farmers Market.

  • Mt. Eden bids good-bye to longtime neighbors

    In a couple of weeks, the Kentucky Horseshoeing School will close the heavy wooden doors of its 31-year home in Mt. Eden and head to a new facility near Lexington.

    “It’s a great loss to our community,” said Mt. Eden resident Gordon Miles. “It’s been an icon.”

    The move is all about elevating the level of instruction the school can provide, said Mitch Taylor, the school’s owner, director and head instructor since 1989.

  • Community center seeks funding from county, city

    Community Center organizers are looking for help paying some bills.

    At Monday’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting Richard Travelstead, president of Reaching Our Community, requested financial assistance in the form of $2,000.

    “Costs are mounting,” said Travelstead. He explained that the non-profit organization is at a stage in the project where they are seeking to pay for advertising, land surveys and artist renditions of the master design plans.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District Court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in district court on August 14, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Ross D. Jones (b. 1968). Charge #1, disregarding stop sign. Pled guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs. Charge #2, no/expired registration plates. Pled guilty. $20 fine.

    Nicholas S. Steiden (b. 1986). Failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense. Pled guilty. $500 fine, $400 conditionally discharged with 12 months insurance monitoring plus $143 court costs.

  • District notes bright spots in mixed results of NCLB

    The sentiment expressed at Monday night’s school board meeting was one of disappointment over the “mixed results” of recently released test scores.

    The Kentucky Department of Education released data last Wednesday indicating how well schools and districts performed in relation to the federal-mandated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and in the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) administered in the 2008-09 school year. 

  • Teacher nabs robbery suspect

    A 20-year-old Mt. Washington man was arrested by police shortly after holding up a gas station in Taylorsville Wednesday afternoon.

    Curtis A. Blandford, of 270 Harrison Circle, was charged with second degree robbery and taken to Shelby County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $10,000.

    Blandford was in police custody within 30 minutes of his alleged robbery of Country Mart’s fuel station. Lt. Rick Jewell, of the Taylorsville Police Department, said credit for the quick arrest goes to Jacob Barmore, a teacher at Spencer County High School.

  • Suspect turns himself into police

    After being on the run for three months, a Bloomfield man turned himself over to police last Wednesday.

    Steven K. Waldridge, 44, was wanted by police for one count of incest by forcible compulsion/incapable of consent by someone under 18 and one count of rape in the first degree. He allegedly ran from Kentucky State Police earlier this summer while they were attempting to serve a warrant.

  • Foutch indicted on drug charges

    James T. Foutch was indicted by Spencer County Grand Jury Sept. 10 for the felony count of trafficking methamphetamine in the county on or about May 26, 2009.

    Other related felony indictments include possession of the illegal drug, possession by a subsequent offender and possession of drug paraphernalia, in the form of needles and a scale.

    Foutch was also cited with two misdemeanor indictments of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of marijuana. According to court records, Foutch was carrying brass knuckles.