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  • Two SCHS teens arrested for marijuana possession

    Two 15-year-old boys were arrested for possession of marijuana at Spencer County High School last Tuesday, said Lt. Rick Jewell, of the Taylorsville Police Department.

    Police responded to a complaint of a marijuana smell coming from the boys restroom. When authorities arrived, they discovered a trace amount of the substance in the bathroom and some rolling paper that is often used to smoke the illegal drug.

  • Revard pleads not guilty

    Raymond Revard, Jr. pled not guilty to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence during an arraignment Thursday in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    He stood quietly as Judge Charles Hickman formally read the charges related to the death of his wife, Lea Revard. Twice Revard glanced past the small barricade of police officers toward spectators in the courtroom. Among those watching the proceedings last week were Lea Revard’s mother, Marie McCoy, along with several other family members.

  • Animal removal service revived

    The question of who will be responsible for the disposal of dead livestock in the county has finally come to a close – at least for the next 14 months.

    Spencer County Fiscal Court approved last Monday to enter into a contract with Dars, Inc. to provide the county’s removal services. The Clark County company, who began providing service locally last Wednesday, will be paid just under $24,000 annually to transport deceased livestock for rendering.

  • Tapp won’t seek re-election, endorses Paul Hornback

    State Sen. Gary Tapp said Tuesday he would not be a candidate for re-election when his term expires in 2010.

    “I’ve been there 12 years, and that’s pretty much enough,” Tapp said. “I want to spend more time with my business and with my family.”

  • Inghram indicted for pointing gun at police

    Spencer County’s grand jury has indicted Ronald Inghram on two counts of wanton endangerment following an incident in February when he allegedly pointed a deer rifle at police.

    Inghram, of 3616 Ashes Creek Road, faces a total of four felony indictments, including theft of a firearm and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Alcohol petition draws concerns

    Battle lines are just beginning to form as supporters and opponents claim their side in the verbal grabble over legalizing alcohol sales in Spencer County.

    At Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, several preachers stepped down from their pulpits and petitioned magistrates in person to see their side of the issue.

    “Since some magistrates have put their name on the list of supporters, I think it is appropriate that we address the court,” said Jeff McCarty, Spencer County resident and pastor of Fisherville Baptist.

  • Fire destroys Mt. Eden home

    Mt. Eden Fire Department responded to a house fire at 14286 Mt. Eden Road around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning and discovered the second story fully involved. Mt. Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said that because a cause could not be determined, the incident has been turned over to ATF and Kentucky’s fire marshal office. The apparent vacant home was a total loss. One firefighter was taken to Jewish Shelbyville for evaluation. Herndon said he was treated and released. Assisting Mt. Eden were Waddy, Shelby County and Anderson County fire departments.

     

  • New Dollar General store planned for Elk Creek

    Elk Creek residents could be getting their first major retail chain store this summer if building plans continue for a Dollar General store at the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Plum Ridge Road.

    Excavation crews could be seen last week pushing dirt around the 1.28 acres of uneven land – making a level spot for what contractor Randy Smith said will be a 9,200 sq. ft. metal structure with a front, brick facade.

  • Carnival for juvenile diabetes expected to attract hundreds

    What’s better than a huge carnival? How ‘bout a huge carnival with a cause?

    That’s what you’ll find in downtown Taylorsville this Saturday during the first annual Carnival for a Cure, an event that will help raise awareness and funds for the fight against Juvenile Diabetes.

    Debby Cannon has worked with other families in the community with children dealing with this disease and have banded together to create the event.

  • Foreclosure intervention help for residents

    Judge Charles Hickman, circuit court judge for Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties met with members of the Spencer County Foreclosure Intervention Program on April 9.  While Judge Hickman clearly stated his commitment to neutrality regarding petitioners of the court, he also encourages efforts to save their homes through counseling, modifications or other means. 

    In Judge Hickman’s words, “…most of the cases where I issue judgments are due to default of appearance by the homeowner.”