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  • 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.

  • Exploring faith factor in the alcohol vote

    Evangelicals could impede a referendum to allow alcohol sales in Spencer County – a high turnout from spiritual voters in the Oct. 20 special election, would likely keep the county spirits-less.

    Despite proponents who cite economic advantages, as well as studies which show few links between alcohol and increased crime, some say the vote to allow alcohol sales here could come down to a matter of faith.

  • Dinner brings night life to Main

    The sights, sounds – and smells – were undeniably festive at the first annual 2009 Progressive Dinner.

    It was in the smiles of diners as they greeted old friends along Main Street in Taylorsville. It was in the strums of acoustic guitars as their notes danced into the night air. And it was, of course, in the delectable dishes that were prepared – hors d’oeuvres, salads, soups, steaks and desserts. Oh, the desserts. There were so many to choose from.

  • Wreck on KY44 delays release of older students from school

    School bus routes were delayed last Tuesday afternoon while emergency personnel worked an accident on KY 44 West/Mt. Washington Road.

    Most students at Spencer County’s secondary schools were able to find alternative modes of transportation after classes dismissed at 2:20 p.m. About 250 middle and 50 high school students waited to ride elementary bus routes.

  • Public comment sought on transportation issues

    The use of a reliable automobile is something many take for granted. Whether it is a visit to the grocery or the doctor's office, most Spencer Countians are accustomed to being able to drive themselves virtually anywhere they need, or want, to go. Unfortunately, this luxury is not available to everyone – particularly those with disabilities, older adults and individuals with limited income.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    Marriages

    The following marriages were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of June 2009.

    Lisa Gaye Dabney, 43, Mount Eden and Cecil Robert Herrell II, 46, Mount Eden.

    Candace Marie Biggers, 22, Taylorsville and Herbert Christopher Redmon, 35, Taylorsville.

    Amber Lee Ann Cosman, 27, Taylorsville and Michael Paul Chapa, 30, Taylorsville.

    Amand Rae Hughes, 29, Taylorsville and Gerald Douglas Washburn Jr., 27, Taylorsville.