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  • Evaluation: Superintendent ‘meets expectations’

    Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams is meeting expectations, according to the board of education’s most recent evaluation, but board members would like to see additional district-wide improvements in several areas, including college and career readiness and drug and alcohol prevention.
    Each year board members analyze the superintendent’s performance and, due to a new evaluation process used for the first time this year, board members identified specific goals they wish for Adams to achieve during the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

  • Lake to host fireworks Saturday

    For the first time since 2010, a Fourth of July fireworks display will dazzle Spencer County, this time from Taylorsville Lake State Park.
    Community members are welcome to view the display from the park’s Possum Ridge boat ramp, as well as the Taylorsville Lake Marina. The display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and will last for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Horse farming an addictive and rewarding venture

    You can’t have just one potato chip. At least that’s how the saying goes.
    But what about horses? Can you have just one of those?

  • HOMETOWN HERO: 90-year-old WWII vet John Mason Rucker recounts his military service

    The dreams were always set on top of mountains, looking down into the eyes of German soldiers peeping over fences or rocks. Those dreams went on for 10 to 15 years after John Mason Rucker came home from his service with the Army during World War II.

  • Harmful algae blooms found in lake

    An algae bloom that poses potential health risks to people and animals has been identified in Taylorsville Lake, the Kentucky Division of Water announced last week.
    The levels of the harmful algae are occurring at the threshold where health effects may be observed, according to the DOW.
    Citizens are being advised of the potential health risks that could come with swimming or ingesting the lake water or using it to water pets or livestock.

  • Magistrates call for Karrer to follow administrative code

    A termination letter from February, which was later nullified by a vote of the Fiscal Court, serves as the yearly employee evaluation for Building Inspector Steve Clark, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer told magistrates Monday morning.
    Magistrate Jerry Davis has brought up the issue of employee evaluations several times in recent Fiscal Court meetings, asking Karrer at a June meeting if an evaluation had been completed for Clark and a copy given to him as is spelled out in the county’s administrative code.

  • Habitat for Humanity hosts annual golf scramble Saturday at Tanglewood
  • Kentucky umemployment rate increases to 8.1 percent in May

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent in May from 7.9 percent in April, according to the state’s Office of Employment and Training.
    The preliminary May jobless rate was 0.2 percentage points below the 8.3 percent rate recorded for the state in May 2012.
    The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 7.6 percent in May from 7.5 percent in April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Jones to vie for Miss Kentucky crown

     

  • Counting prisoners, political motives at play in redistricting debate

    With the General Assembly set to take up the divisive issue of redistricting in a special legislative session, Kentucky lawmakers will have to consider myriad issues that go along with it.
    Every 10 years, using new census numbers, Kentucky lawmakers have to take up the issue. A redistricting plan passed during the 2012 regular session, but the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down the map as unconstitutional. According to Kentucky’s high court, the map failed to abide by the “one person, one vote” rule.