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  • PHOTOS: Lincoln Day Dinner draws political heavyweights

    The Spencer County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner attracted some of Kentucky’s highest ranking elected officials. Hundreds turned out Friday night at the Spencer Christian Church auditorium to hear the likes of Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and Thomas Massie.

  • Insurance trust busts; members must cover deficit

    Spencer County Public Schools’ property, automobile and worker’s compensation insurance provider has gone bust, and the district, along with more than 100 other districts across Kentucky, will be stuck digging the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust out of its financial hole.
    Just exactly how much money the district will owe to help make up for the deficit is still unknown, but the ordeal has left local and state education officials angry and with numerous questions.

  • Resolution urges state to act quickly on redistricting efforts

    Following last year’s redistricting debacle at the state level, the Spencer County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Monday morning urging its elected representatives and senators to take care of any redistricting measures during this year’s short session.
    No effected offices are on the ballot for 2013 and many believe it’s the perfect time to finalize redistricting, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday’s meeting.

  • Board of education votes to allow junior/senior prom off campus

    The Spencer County Board of Education has voted to approve an off-campus location for the 2013 Spencer County junior/senior prom following months of discussion and debate that, at times, seemed to leave the event’s future in question.
    The board unanimously approved the Louisville Marriott East at 1903 Embassy Square Blvd. off the Watterson Expressway as the event’s location during a special January meeting. The current prom date is set for April 27 and cost is $45 per ticket, which includes dinner. Unlike last year, all participants will have to pay to attend.

  • SCMS academic team takes 2nd at district

    The Spencer County Middle School Academic Team recently participated in the Sixth Grade Showcase and the Governor’s Cup District competitions. The following are the results:
     
    Sixth Grade Showcase - Dec. 1, 2012
    Overall - 1st place
    Quick Recall - 1st place
    Language Arts:
    Jeremiah Potter - 3rd place
    Mathematics
    Cody Robinson - 1st place
    Seth Baunach  - 3rd place
    Science
    Cody Robinson - 1st place
    Gabriel Whitlock - 4th place
    Social Studies

  • School board hoping city will partner with district to fund officer

    Spencer County Schools is continuing its talks and could be entering into a partnership with the city of Taylorsville to fund a school resource officer that would serve the district, if the city and school board can reach a joint funding agreement.
    Like many others across the nation, the Spencer County Board of Education began discussing ways to beef up school security following the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

  • Sheriff’s department gets two new trucks

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night to purchase two new vehicles for the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department despite those two vehicles being left out of the county’s budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
    The court voted 4-2 in favor of purchasing two 2013 Dodge trucks at the government contract price of $22,920.80 each, plus $11,000 for graphics, lights, radio and computer installation and $2,177.90 for bed covers and running boards for the two trucks.
    The total approved cost is $59,019.50.

  • Board of education welcomes new board members, elects officers

    The Spencer County Board of Education elected its new officers and selected several other board positions at a special meeting Jan. 15, as well as welcomed its three newest members.
    Board members Ange McKinney, representing the Campbranch district, Janet Bonham, representing the Elk Creek district and Debbie Herndon, representing the Waterford district, served in their official capacity for the first time at the meeting.  

  • Two in district court Friday; two indicted

    The former Spencer County Middle School teacher and coach accused of breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend and holding her against her will appeared in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    Todd Andrew Bonds, 36, of the 200 block of East Main Street in Taylorsville, appeared before Special Judge Matthew Eckert, and was scheduled for a preliminary hearing.
    However, Bonds waived his right to a hearing Friday and another preliminary hearing was scheduled for Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    Bonds is charged with first-degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment.

  • Indiana man stabbed, dumped at Elk Creek Grocery

    An Indiana man was apparently stabbed Wednesday afternoon in the northern part of Spencer County, then driven by his alleged attacker to the Elk Creek Grocery where he was dropped off as the suspect sped away.
    The victim is Jason Hill, 29, of Branchville, Ind.