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  • Numerous passers-by offer assistance to Elk Creek woman

    Finding oneself in a broken down car in the pouring rain on the way to the Taylorsville Post Office might not sound like a blessing for most people, but for Elk Creek resident Sue Raisor, it turned out to be just that.
    Early last week, while running errands, Raisor had only one stop left — the post office.
    After grabbing a bite to eat, Raisor headed toward her last stop with the rain pouring down all around her.
    “I pulled in [to the post office], and my car quit,” she recounted Monday afternoon.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 10

    KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints
    Kentucky State Police Post 12, which provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties, will conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. There will also be special traffic enforcement in high collision areas using radar, laser and saturation patrols.

  • Information about new 'Veteran' designation on Kentucky driver's license

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received reports from numerous circuit court clerk offices of misunderstanding about how veterans can obtain a driver’s license imprinted with the newly authorized “Veteran” designation, which became available on Monday, Sept. 24.
    Kentucky veterans who wish to have the designation must present form DD214 — the Department of Defense form that verifies service — at the office of the circuit court clerk when renewing licenses.
    Important points:

  • A clean sweep


  • Public Record: District Court Sept. 21

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court on Sept. 21, 2012, by Judge Linda Armstrong:


    Heather D. Bogard (1994), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

    Kaden G. Smith (1992), speeding 16 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $175 fine to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • Fiscal Court moves closer to finding new home for EMS

    Spencer County’s Emergency Medical Services is one step closer to having a new place to call home.
    Fiscal Court members voted Monday morning to enter into negotiations to purchase the existing Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office building for the sole purpose of being utilized as the EMS facility.
    The motion, made by Magistrate Hobert Judd and seconded by Magistrate David Goodlett, passed by a vote of 4-2. Judd, Goodlett, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and Magistrate Woodie Cheek voted in favor; magistrates Mike Moody and Jerry Davis voted against.

  • Man's decision to burn unwanted mobile home could lead to fines

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on Murray Road on Saturday, but they didn’t find an ordinary fire.
    This fire had been set intentionally, yet not maliciously, but still illegally.
    The owner of a mobile home located at 1304 Murray Road decided to dispose of the residence by attempting to burn it as a controlled burn.

  • Man arrested for sex abuse to be arraigned Thursday


  • Spencer County Octoberfest 2012: SUPER HEROES

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s the Spencer County 2012 Octoberfest flying into town this Friday and Saturday with a super hero theme that is sure to please children and adults alike.
    The annual family festival will kick off Friday evening with pageants including a baby and tiny tots show, followed by the Little Mister and Miss, Pre-teen, Junior Miss and Miss Spencer County Octoberfest pageants. The pageant winners are expected to ride in the Octoberfest parade Saturday morning.

  • School board reverses vote, prom can be held off campus

    Spencer County High School students will have the option to hold prom off campus this spring, as the Spencer County Board of Education has reversed its initial vote requiring that the event be held on campus.