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  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

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

    James M. Henry, Taylorsville to Don R. and Albertene Brown, Taylorsville. Lot 59 Goebel Crossings. $39,000.

    Cartus Financial Corporation, Danbury, CT to James H. and Laura B. Mushko II, Taylorsville. 770 Early Wyne Drive. $259,000.

    Grassland Builders, Inc., Shepherdsville to Eric R. and Christine W. .Barry, Fisherville. 270 Andrew Parkway. $300,000.

  • Time changes made to the school day

    Middle and high school students can hit the snooze button and still be punctual for their first day of classes thanks to a decision Monday night to delay the start time by 10 minutes.

    When classes resume August 11, students in grades six through 12 will begin their school day at 7:45 a.m. – 10 minutes later than in previous years. Spencer County Middle and High students will also be getting out five minutes earlier during the 2009-10 school year, resulting in a day that is 15 minutes shorter.

  • KSP reports 15 deaths on roadways, including Spencer

    Preliminary statistics indicate that fifteen people died in fifteen separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, July 20 through Sunday, July 26, 2009.

     Thirteen of the crashes involved motor vehicles and seven of those victims were not wearing seat belts.  Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boone, Breckinridge, Christian, Daviess, Franklin (2), Gallatin, Graves (2), Hardin, Jefferson, Marion and Spencer counties.  Two of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.

  • Jenkins resigns from KACo

    In a concise, yet decisive e-mail sent to colleagues last Wednesday, Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins resigned from the executive board of the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    “I feel it is in the best interest of the organization that I step aside,” wrote Jenkins. “I want the executive committee and KACo to be able to make decisions based upon facts and not personalities.”

  • 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.