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  • Barnes joins Magnet as summer intern

    Catherine Barnes is joining the Spencer Magnet as a summer intern for the next five weeks. Barnes is a Bardstown native and a 2005 graduate from Bardstown High School.

    She is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she majored in journalism and minored in political science. She plans to continue her education in the fall when she will begin attending the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

  • Grand jury indictments

    Jason Morgan, of 3449 Love Lane, in Taylorsville was indicted on seven counts that occurred about March 31, 2009; one felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine, three felony counts of trafficking illegal substances, two counts of illegal possession of a controlled substance and one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Superintendent Adams earns high marks

    Chuck Adams has mastered his role as superintendent. That’s essentially what the Spencer County School Board said when they presented his evaluation Monday night.

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

    There’s probably not a person in Spencer County that has not been affected by cancer. You’ve heard the numbers cited before and there’s no real reason to repeat them because the truth is, everyone reading this has or will know someone who will be inflicted by this terrible disease.

    But rather than brace for the inevitable, many in the community find the best way to address the disease is head-on, and that’s what will be taking place this weekend at the Spencer County Middle School parking lot on KY 44 during the annual Relay for Life.

  • Flash flooding closes roads, strands one motorist

    Flood waters closed roads and left one motorist stranded after a thunderstorm Monday evening.

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Martin helped a man get out of his truck as water swept across KY 44/Mt. Washington Road near River Heights subdivision. Martin said the man was attempting to drive through the flooded roadway when his engine stalled.

    Martin said even as the rain and flood were subsiding, water still hit just below his knees as he escorted the man to safety.

  • Deputies respond to burglary in progress

    Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a burglary in progress at a Mt. Washington Road home Thursday afternoon that ended in a foot chase.

    Christopher Ferguson, 24, of New Albany, Ind., was seen by police leaving the rear of a home in the 6000 block of Mt. Washington Road. Deputy Kyle Bennett said that the back door had been pried open and broken glass lay on the ground.

  • Clashing over sewer boundaries

    The plans have been drawn up for three years, but efforts to extend Taylorsville Water Department’s sewer service area finally came to a critical point when the county denied their support at Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

    City water department representatives approached fiscal court this week asking for a letter of support at the request of Kentucky’s Division of Water.  The proposed 201 boundary line would have extended the water department’s service area northward on KY 55 toward Elk Creek Road and along Hardesty Ridge back to KY 44.

  • Springfield man struck by lightning dies

    Brian Larsh, 44, of Springfiled, was struck by lightning last Wednesday while waiting for a ride home from his job at Shelby Industries on McDaniels Drive.

    He died Friday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after his family made the difficult decision to have him removed from life support, said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

    “He had too much internal damage from the lightning and his organs hadstarted to fail,” Allen said.

    Larsh was initially taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, but was moved to Louisville later that day.

  • Helping the Henry family

    While the Henry family has been taking time off from work to stay by their critically-injured son in the hospital, neighbors have been hard at work thinking of ways to help.

    Just days after 15-year-old Nicholas Henry collided with an SUV while riding his dirt bike, fellow residents along Whitetail Drive set up an account at Citizens Union Bank to help his family with what they see as an inevitable financial strain.

  • Grand jury indictments

    Rape, incest and sexual abuse lead off a long list of indictments placed on various individuals earlier this month by Spencer County’s grand jury.

    • James Hahn, of 307 Washington Street, Apt. 3, in Taylorsville was indicted on one felony count of rape and one felony count of incest for offenses that allegedly occurred between June 1999 and June 2002. Hahn is accused of raping a child less than 12 years old and engaging in incest with a family member less than 18 years old.