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  • A call for Jenkins' resignation from KACo

    An Eastern Kentucky official has called for the resignation of David Jenkins from KACo– and any other members of Kentucky Association of Counties associated with purchases to casinos and alleged charges to strip clubs and escort services.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Propery transfers

    The following property  transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of March 2009.

    William Ray Homes LLC, Elizabethtown to Carol O. and James W. Perkins, Fisherville. Lot 15 Fox Lair. $255,000.

    Jack Marion, Franklin to Waterford Holding Company LLC, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County on old Waterford Road as described in deed book 226 page 40. $65,000.

    Smith & Long Excavating LLC, Fisherville to Leslie M. Curtsinger, Taylorsville. Lot 86 Watkins Glen.$122,500.

  • Ribbon cutting: Creative Design and Imaging

    Owners Brent and Judy Broyles celebrated the opening of their new home-based business, Creative Design and Imaging. Pictured from left are: Judy Broyles, Annette King, Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority, Commissioner Beverly Ingram, Chamber Representative Cara Lewis, Magistrate John Riley, Joan Smith, vice chairman of the EDA office, Darwin Platt, Chamber Representative Kerry Stevenson, Magistrate Hobert Judd and Owner Brent Broyles. The new business will be located in Elk Creek and  offers color large format printing for banners, signs and wall graphics.

  • Signature HealthCARE launches compassion fund

     Signature HealthCARE of Spencer County cordially invites the community and its employees to the Compassion Fund launch on August 5, at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.  

     The Compassion Fund, a 501 (c) (3) grew out of the desire to provide assistance and alleviate suffering of their employees and communities. The community and Signature HealthCARE employees are eligible to apply for awards if the recipients have experienced an unexpected, catastrophic event beyond their control and must be unable to meet the basic financial needs without assistance.

  • County increases EDA’s yearly funding by $2,000

    Fiscal court approved a yearly contribution of $30,000 to the Spencer County-Taylorsville Economic Development Authority (EDA) to match the amount approved by Taylorsville City Commission.

    Magistrates had originally passed a budget containing $28,000 to be allocated to EDA. As the city and county government work to reach a new interlocal agreement with the economic development office, both agreed to fund the same amount.

  • Fair fun continues Tuesday

    Last weekend marked the kick-off to the 2009 Spencer County Fair with an array of events including horse pulls, tractor pulls, a talent show and a live concert by Spencer County native J.D. Shelburne.

    Dwight Martin, president of the Fair Board said that although weather was nice over the weekend, turnout was a little lower than he had hoped for. The horse pull brought in the largest attendance.

    “Around 600 people came out on Friday night and about 500 on Saturday,” Martin said.

  • Future of Habitat: No time to rest on past success

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity has seen a busy year with the finish of a new home, the start of another house in Honduras and the hopes of land acquisition in the area.

    On January 18, Habitat for Humanity finished construction of a home in Highview Estates for Lisa Reynolds. While Reynolds has been living in the new home for months now, the group only recently put the finishing touches on the first completed house.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District  Court on May 8, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Justin M. Back. Speeding 10  mph over the limit. Amended to defective equipment. Pled guilty. $243 fine and court costs.

    Kalee A. Arza. Operating on suspended/revoked operator's license. Amended to no license in possession. Pled guilty. $20 fine.

    Stephanie L. Bettinger. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. State traffic school, $143 court costs.

  • Circuit court summer college

    Becky M. Robinson, circuit court clerk for Spencer County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerk’s Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the office for circuit court clerk.

  • Home and many contents destroyed in fire

    A Little Union home was destroyed Thursday morning in an apparent electrical fire that started in the kitchen.

    Chief Nathan Nation, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, said that over 40 percent of the mobile home received heavy fire damage. Flames quickly spread from the point of origin in the kitchen, to the living room and covered porch. The rest of the structure suffered from the effects of smoke and heat.