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  • 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.

  • Future of Habitat: No time to rest on past success

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity has seen a busy year with the finish of a new home, the start of another house in Honduras and the hopes of land acquisition in the area.

    On January 18, Habitat for Humanity finished construction of a home in Highview Estates for Lisa Reynolds. While Reynolds has been living in the new home for months now, the group only recently put the finishing touches on the first completed house.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

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

    Traffic:

    Justin M. Back. Speeding 10  mph over the limit. Amended to defective equipment. Pled guilty. $243 fine and court costs.

    Kalee A. Arza. Operating on suspended/revoked operator's license. Amended to no license in possession. Pled guilty. $20 fine.

    Stephanie L. Bettinger. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. State traffic school, $143 court costs.

  • Circuit court summer college

    Becky M. Robinson, circuit court clerk for Spencer County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerk’s Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the office for circuit court clerk.

  • Home and many contents destroyed in fire

    A Little Union home was destroyed Thursday morning in an apparent electrical fire that started in the kitchen.

    Chief Nathan Nation, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, said that over 40 percent of the mobile home received heavy fire damage. Flames quickly spread from the point of origin in the kitchen, to the living room and covered porch. The rest of the structure suffered from the effects of smoke and heat.

  • Main Street hits a funding pothole

    Main Street’s second renovation phase has been delayed temporarily by the state as officials seek to use stimulus funding instead of Kentucky transportation money, Main Street Chairman John Shircliffe told city commissioners last Tuesday.

  • Judge rules on charter petition

    The charter government petition is valid, said Judge Charles Hickman in a ruling filed last Thursday.

    The Spencer County Circuit Court opinion comes nearly a year and a half after the City of Taylorsville first asked for legal scrutiny of the document. In February 2008, the city announced they would be filing for a declaration of rights and named Spencer County Fiscal Court as the defendant.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on May 29, 2009

    Traffic:

    Deborah L. Cline. Failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense. $500 fine plus $143 court costs.

    Cecil Gibbs. Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, .08 second offense. Sentenced to 7 days, credit for time served, enroll in multiple offender program, 12 month suspension of operator’s license, $878 fine and court costs. Operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Guilty.

  • Police uncover indoor pot farm

    Spencer County Sheriff’s department discovered a basement full of marijuana plants last Tuesday night near Mt. Eden – 165 plants with an estimated street value of $165,000.

    Deputy Gordon Miles, acting on a tip from a confidential informant, obtained a search warrant early in the day to investigate reports of illegal activity at 2375 Hickory Ridge Road. What he and other officers found that night was an elaborate greenhouse for cloning and growing pot.

  • KFB receives superior rating

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. again received A.M. Best Co.’s superior rating for its financial strength.

    A.M. Best graded the insurance company at A+ for the fifth consecutive year for 2008 performance, despite declines in investment income because of weak economic conditions and $140 million in underwriting losses resulting from record payouts of $227.4 million to policyholders from damages during a year of severe winter, summer and fall storms.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau ended 2008 with more than 1.2 million policies in force and $1.6 billion in assets.