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  • ELECTION 2010: Candidates file for jailer, constable; Judd to seek re-election as Waterford magistrate

    The constable election for Taylorsville District 1 is heating up as two more file for the position.

    Charles “Don” Smith, Sr. will be seeking re-election to the post he has held for nearly two terms. Smith, 72, was selected with the flip of a coin in a special election when he matches his competitor vote for vote.

    “I would like to continue serving the community,” said Smith, a democrat.

    Before retiring with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, Smith gained 21 years experience in law enforcement.

  • Schools will provide H1N1 vaccinations

    Spencer County School District, along with the North Central District Health Department, will be offering the H1N1 influenza vaccine.

    Consent forms for the vaccination have been sent home with students and were to be returned to school today.

    The school district has not set a date for the administering of the vaccinations to potentially 2,000 students. The school’s messenger phone system will inform parents of the date selected.

  • Census to hire 100 local workers

    The U.S. Census hopes to fill 100 temporary positions with local residents by the end of January. Applicants selected will be able to set their own schedules while earning $13.75/hour plus milage.

    “It’s really easy and fun,” said Kristi Keeling, recruiting assistant for Spencer and Nelson counties. “It’s a great job for school teachers during the summer and for retired folks looking for something to do.”

  • Spencer County FFA prepares for annual farm toy show

    Spencer County FFA members are rounding up the last volunteers, assembling pedal tractors and putting final touches on farmscapes in preparation for the Farm Toy Show this Friday and Saturday.

    High schoolers Sam Perry, Brian Hall, Brandon Cotton and Tyler Fleig were busy building a 9 by 17 foot farmscape Monday night in Fleig’s barn. The farmscape is a replica of a farm, complete with fields, animals and buildings. Theirs is one-sixtyfourth the size of a farm. The students tried to be as realistic in the model as possible.

  • Coat drive delivers blessings of warmth

    Twelve-year-old James Nation could not stop smiling as he sifted through the pile of men’s coats at Signature HealthCare Saturday afternoon.

    Each time James found one that he liked, his grin grew a little wider. His small stack of used coats grew taller and taller.

    The warm sunlight that enveloped his shoulders through a nearby window gave no clue that a December chill had finally arrived. The coats would be a welcome addition to the pre-teens wardrobe and a big help to his mother’s pocketbook.

  • 2010 Farm Bill

    Application and ranking schedules for 2010 first ranking cut-off period for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) application will be January 29, 2010.

    Each fiscal year, the natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

  • Thanksgiving day fire destroys home

    A Wilsonville mom and her children lost everything when a Thanksgiving day fire destroyed their home Thursday evening.

    Kim Blanton returned from visiting relatives that holiday to find the first floor of her house on McIntosh Dr. filled with thick, black smoke. Worried for the family dog, Blanton reportedly attempted to search for the pet by crawling on her hands and knees – but the smoke was too much. Family members resorted to opening several exterior doors in hopes that Punkin would find her own way out.

  • Ethics committee meets

    The Spencer County Ethics Committee met briefly last Tuesday night to discuss a complaint against Economic Director Annette King filed by fiscal court, but found the complaint lacked any evidence to make a ruling.

    The committee, comprised of Dwight Greenwell, Jim Naive and Chairman Guy Shelburne, stated they wanted more details of the alleged unethical real estate transaction and signatures of King’s accusers.

  • Missing SCHS activity funds were not stolen

    The Spencer County School District is taking several steps to ensure financial oversight following discoveries of inappropriate accounting practices during the last fiscal year.

    When errors in bookkeeping were found in January, the district conducted an internal audit, then soon called for an independent audit, conducted by Brown & Company, a certified public accounting firm in Bardstown. Brown & Company moved up the required scheduled yearly audit by several months.

  • Homeowner foils burglary

    Two Louisville men were caught carrying a pillowcase full of loot from an Overlook Rd. home Monday afternoon when the homeowner happened to be driving by.

    Shortly after they were discovered in the act, Kevin Hall, 26, and Eddie Maddox, 38, reportedly dropped items taken from the home and fled in a silver, Volkswagen Beetle, said Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett. The homeowner proceeded to hop back in his work truck and pursue the alleged criminals with a co-worker.