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  • Building moratorium in Shelby

    Shelbyville City Council has approved an ordinance declaring a building and zoning moratorium on the east end of Shelbyville.

    The motion, brought in a special- called meeting of the Council on Tuesday, covers all building and zoning issues from Fourth Street to the Mt. Eden Road, including the initial burst of Frankfort Road where the Hilltop Produce property is located.

    The moratorium, effective today, encompasses all building permits, demolition permits, zoning map amendments, planned unit developments, and development plans within the area.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on January 23, 2009.

    Misdemeanor:

    Roy H. Wyatt. Assault 4th degree, no visible injury. Amended to harassing. Found guilty. $250 fine, $153 court costs.

    Felony:

  • FATAL VISION

    There may have been a lot of laughter spilling from the middle school gym last Friday, but the subject being taught could not have been more serious.

    The program was called Fatal Vision and was designed to teach students the dangers of substance abuse.

    “One person dies every 36 minutes in the U.S. from an alcohol or drug-related incident,” said Wayne Alexander, of the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition.

  • Judge declares April 'Child Abuse Prevention Month'

    In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins signed a proclamation Friday, calling on all citizens to increase their efforts to support families by helping to prevent child abuse.

  • School board says teachers will keep their jobs

    Despite a stagnant economy and concerns for the immediate future, the Spencer County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve staffing allocations that reflect little change from the current year.

  • KDE releases Explore and Plan

    Kentucky’s 8th- and 10th-grade public school students participated in a statewide administration of the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments in the fall of 2008, and overall school scores moved up slightly in most subject areas tested.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on January 16, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Jennifer C. Brinkley. Unauthorized parking in a handicapped zone. Pled guilty. $250 fine, $143 court costs.

    Lisa N. Kendrick. Speeding 10 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. State traffic school. $143 court costs.

    Leslie G. Zoeller. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. State traffic school. $143 court costs.

  • School board says teachers will keep their jobs

    Despite a stagnant economy and concerns for the immediate future, the Spencer County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve staffing allocations that reflect little change from the current year.

  • Sticker shock

    Students from Spencer County High School, along with the Shelbyville and Taylorsville Police Departments, pasted MADD stickers on cartons of beer at local liquor outlets last Wednesday.

    The intent behind the stickers, sponsored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), is to deter the purchase of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years old, said Jenice Prather, a teacher at Spencer County High.

  • Grand jury: Woman indicted with food stamp fraud

    A Taylorsville woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly lying about her monthly income so she could collect more than $6,300 in food stamps.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury indicted Mary Blankenship, of 519 Kelly Drive, on one count of making false statements/misrepresentation in order to receive public assistance benefits. According to court documents, Blankenship attempted to defraud the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when she failed to disclose her correct household size and income level.