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  • Adams upbeat about school district’s 09-10 budget

    The best way to describe the superintendent’s tentative budget is with the words: cautiously optimistic.

    During the three-hour discussion, board members gathered information about special education and transportation efficiency, but it was the budget that took center stage. In his review, Superintendent Chuck Adams began by saying that the district’s $16.4 million general fund budget still has a few holes to fill – especially when it comes to flexible focus funds.

  • Drury discusses drug intervention

    Spencer County Magistrate Bill Drury made a presentation at the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association’s (KMCA) annual spring conference in Louisville early last month.

    During his presentation, Drury detailed information about how to implement a county drug intervention ordinance.

    “Spencer, Anderson and Shelby counties have already established the ordinance and it’s working well,” said Drury.

  • Kentucky Gourd Show this weekend

    Gourdheads unite. The 15th annual Kentucky Gourd Show is on tap for this weekend and it promises three full days of crafty creations  – all concocted from one unassuming fruit.

    Gourds can virtually be made into anything. In past shows, participants have made lamps, purses, hats and the ever-popular Santa gourds. This year, more than 100 humanities students from Nelson County High School made masks as part of their study on African cultures. Their work has been entered in the show along with another 40 art students from the school who made bowls and sculptures.

  • A day of prayer

    Nearly one hundred souls assembled at the courthouse steps Thursday to take an hour out of their busy lives to publically pray together.

    John Rohr, cordinator for Spencer County’s National Day of Prayer Task Force, said that when he first helped organize the event several years ago “there were only six of us.”

    On Thursday, the large congregation of believers drew inquisitive looks from shopkeepers. Motorists slowed along Main Street – trying to make sense of the noon day crowd.

  • EDA provides some answers

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc. (EDA) wants to clear a few things up.

    Since the announcement was made last month that a wet/dry petition would be circulated, EDA has been the center of much attention and questions. At their last regular meeting, more than a dozen citizens on both sides of the issue came out to speak – and many of them had questions that at the time went unanswered.

  • Grand jury indicts two Mt. Eden men for making meth

    Two Mt. Eden men have been indicted for making meth by Spencer County’s grand jury.

    Joshua Sherrard, of 4135 Mill Road, and Christopher Yates, of 5616 Mill Road, will both be tried for manufacturing methamphetamine after Sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Miles allegedly found them in possession of two chemicals and/or pieces of equipment used to make the illegal substance in March. If convicted of the charge, the defendants could serve a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on March 3, 2009.

    Civil:

    Eisenback Construction Co. v Wayne Foltman. Eviction hearing. Judgment for Eisenback Construction Co.

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on March 6, 2009.

    Traffic:

  • PHOTO: Salute to armed forces

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    WWII veteran Louis Nation (left) stops to greet David Worley, exective director of Office of Kentucky Veteran’s Centers, after his speech at Saturday’s “Salute to our Armed Forces” at Risen Lord Church in Elk Creek. Veterans, family members and ordinary citizens gathered to pay tribute to the sacrifies of Americas’ soldiers, past and present, as part of an Armed Forces Day celebration. Worley encouraged participants to walk up to sevice men and women, shake their hand and say, “Thank you.”

  • Voyage of Native American awareness

    To celebrate Kentucky’s rich historical heritage, and to help create awareness about Native American people in our Commonwealth, a special five-week canoe trip is being planned for early July. This unique river journey is endorsed by the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission and several Native American veterans and cultural organizations.

  • Taylorsville students win at Kentucky’s National History Day

    Three students from Taylorsville received awards at the 2009 Kentucky’s National History Day (NHD) State Contest, held Saturday, April 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.  Seventeen schools and nearly two-hundred students participated in the state contest in hopes of advancing to the national contest, which will be held June 14-18 at the University of Maryland.