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  • Light Up Salt River this Saturday

    The 15th annual Light Up Salt River fireworks show is set to happen this Saturday despite financial setbacks in the beginning of the planning process.

    This year the 12-member Light Up Salt River Committee noticed a drop in donations while also struggling with a rise in the cost of fireworks.

    Although they  received $2,000 from the Tourism Committee they still had to cash in emergency certificates of deposits (CDs).

  • Jenkins' county credit card to be examined

    Magistrates have called for a detailed examination of Judge Executive David Jenkins’ county credit card statements following a recent report of his spending habits while serving as the former president of Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).

    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Sunday that Jenkins spent nearly $20,000 on his KACo credit card during 2008, with $600 in charges to strip clubs and a Lexington-based escort service. Jenkins and KACo are in the process of disputing the latter charges with their credit card company.

  • 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.

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