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  • Charter members will be named to suit

    All 32 members of the Charter Commission will be added as parties to a lawsuit between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman told lawyers during a hearing Thursday that commission members needed to have a voice in any decisions that may effect whether they are forced to resume meetings. Attorney Carol Pettit was instructed to subpoena members of the commission in time for another hearing mid-February.

  • Young, Travis win VFW essay contest

    Nelson County junior Ashley Young and Collin Travis, an eighth-grader at Spencer County Middle School, were recently announced as winners in a local VFW essay contest. Their winning entries will now go on to compete at the district level. Winners at the district level will continue on to compete at the state level and have the opportunity to win as much as a $30,000 scholarship. Spencer County’s chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary sponsored the local contest for area middle and high school students. Below are the winning essays:

  • Best Buy gives $1,000 to Habitat

    Mike Ratchford, General Manager of the Best Buy in St. Matthews, presented a $1,000 check to Spencer County Habitat for Humanity board members Friday.

    Best Buy employees had also donated 40 hours of volunteer labor on the Habitat house.

    Ratchford said there was another check coming soon, for a second 40 hours the employees volunteered.

    Pictured are: (from left) Bill Drury, SCHFH President; Sue Schaefer, Vice President; Mike Ratchford, GM Best Buy St. Matthews; James Allen Tipton, Chair, Church Relations; and Darren Esterle, Chair, Construction.

  • Programs to help with winter energy needs

    Because of the colder weather which translates into greater energy usage, E.ON U.S./KU will make additional funds available to customers in need who struggle to pay their winter heating bills.

    Specifically, E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for the heating assistance program WinterCare and Winterhelp, from 25-cents to $1 -- four times the traditional match. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning November 1 and continuing through April 30, 2009.

  • PHOTO: Santa baby

    Three-month-old Lauren Stowe, daughter of Mark and Jill Stowe, was the youngest visitor to sit on Santa’s lap during his annual visit to the Red Scooter. Patrons were also treated to Secret Scooter Christmas tea and cookies during the December open house event. Scooter gal Jo Woodward said, “It was a fun day having the children in the store for the first part of the day and visiting with new and old friends as they met to start their home tour.” The business served as the first stop for the annual Christmas Home Tour sponsored by the Main Street Committee.

  • Cuts for county attorney could mean headaches for residents

    Proposed budget cuts to the county attorney’s office may be felt throughout the community in the way victims are protected and criminals are prosecuted, said Spencer County Attorney Ruth Hollan.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of August 2008.

    Anna Lois Harley, Taylorsville to Jessie M. and Christa L. Harley, Taylorsville. Lot 11 Robinson Estate. $8000.

    Eric J. and Paula M. Heiselman, Taylorsville to Herman Robinson Jr. and Waltetta J. Rhodes, Taylorsville Lot 72 Meadowlake Estates. $215,000.

  • Farmer welcomes return of National FFA Convention

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer welcomed news that the National FFA Convention is returning to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville for a three-year run starting in 2013.

    “We are thrilled to have the National FFA Convention back in Kentucky,” Commissioner Farmer said. “The decision to bring it back is a tribute to the Expo Center, greater Louisville, and Kentucky’s dynamic FFA organization. This convention will give a tremendous economic boost to Louisville and all of Kentucky.”

  • Pattern found in break-ins

    Neighbors along Elk Creek Road, who organized a watch program in response to a string of sudden burglaries there, are again anxious after the Saturday break-in of an unoccupied house at 85 Green Acres Rd.

    It mimics those of at least five other forced entries in the county since November, according to reports from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Suspect in Springfield State Bank robbery indicted

    Same suspect who was seen at both CUB and Peoples Bank in Spencer Co. before arrest

    A Washington County grand jury recently returned an indictment against a Bardstown man accused of robbing a local bank.