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  • Rising cost of business; minimum wage increases July 1

    With the challenging economy on everyone’s mind, an increase in the minimum wage may feel like a life preserver for some.

    The state minimum wage is set to increase 70 cents from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 beginning today.

    Kentucky Labor Secretary J.R. Gray says the state rate increase takes effect earlier than a federal minimum wage increase of the same amount set for July 24. Gray called the increase significant for many Kentucky families struggling amid the ailing economy.

  • 13-year-old was the driver in fatal accident

    Nelson County police are again looking into an accident that killed a 13-year-old Waterford boy earlier this month.

    A passenger in the fatal accident came to police with additional information about the single-vehicle wreck on Old Bloomfield Road.

  • Spencer magistrate to speak at statewide tea party July fourth

    While other Spencer Countians are planning a relaxing Saturday barbecue and a few fireworks, Magistrate John Riley will be speaking in front of a crowd of angry Americans who are trying to create some fireworks of their own.

    Gathering at the steps of the capitol this Fourth of July, hundreds of voters are expected to show up, utilize their right to free speech, and express their displeasure with recent actions by the government. This statewide tea party, organized by the American Family Association of Kentucky, is scheduled to begin at noon.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk's office during the month of December 2008:

    Kayla Dawn Nation, 17, Taylorsville and Derrick Lynn Lewis, 18, Willisburg.

    Donna Mae McClure, 43, Mount Eden and Stephen Lynn Jamison, 49, Mount Eden.

    Dana Michelle Taylor, 40, Taylorsville and Thomas Edward Coles, 42, Taylorsville.

    Kelly Nicole Haynes, 33, Taylorsville and George Russell Wells, 35, Taylorsville.

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk's office during the month of January 2009:

  • New hours at county clerk's office

     

    Spencer County Clerk, Judy Puckett, announced that beginning today, her office will no longer be offering Saturday hours.

     

  • The faces of Relay

    Tommy Akins walked around the parking lot of the Spencer County Middle School with a video camera rolling, catching the sights of little children playing, the sounds of music and people laughing, and capturing the mood that surrounded the annual Spencer County Relay for Life.

    For Akins, the event that raises money for cancer awareness and research has special meaning. It took on special meaning ten years ago when his wife Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer, and then again a year later when their daughter received the news that she was afflicted as well.

  • Thursday's brief storm makes mess

    A brief, but powerful thunderstorm rolled through Taylorsville last Thursday flooding streets and snapping tree limbs.

    Spencer County Dispatch said that trees could be found blocking roads in every direction. Like cardinal points on a weather vane, the roads of Yoder Station (north), Little Union (south), Lilly Pike (east) and Little Mount (west) were each reported to have large limbs impeding traffic.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on April 28, 2009.

    Civil:

    GP Enterprises LLC v Barbara Didier. Eviction notice. Judgment for GP Enterprises LLC.

    Winterwood Inc v Amanda Howell. Judgment for Winterwood.

    Sterling Built Homes LLC v Stacy Allen Taylor. Judgment for Sterling Built Homes LLC.

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District  Court on May 8, 2009.

    Traffic:

  • Caution: cyclists ahead

    Taylorsville and Spencer County will host a portion of the 2009 USA Cycling Master Road National Championship when hundreds of cyclists plan to use a 7-mile stretch of KY 44-West for the timed-trial part of the event.

    For the second year in a row, amateur cyclists will converge on Louisville for seven days of competition in the road race, individual time trial, and criterium events. Louisville’s Cherokee Park will host the first three days of competition with men’s and women’s road races.

  • Burglary spree spans 6 counties

    A suspect arrested last week in Shelbyville is believed to be responsible for more than 30 burglaries across six counties – including Spencer.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly confessing to committing burglary at Big O Tires on U.S. 60 west of Shelbyville. Earlier that morning, police had apprehended Weathers after he was witnessed running from the scene of the crime.