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  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on January 16, 2009.

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    Jennifer C. Brinkley. Unauthorized parking in a handicapped zone. Pled guilty. $250 fine, $143 court costs.

    Lisa N. Kendrick. Speeding 10 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. State traffic school. $143 court costs.

    Leslie G. Zoeller. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. State traffic school. $143 court costs.

  • School board says teachers will keep their jobs

    Despite a stagnant economy and concerns for the immediate future, the Spencer County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve staffing allocations that reflect little change from the current year.

  • Sticker shock

    Students from Spencer County High School, along with the Shelbyville and Taylorsville Police Departments, pasted MADD stickers on cartons of beer at local liquor outlets last Wednesday.

    The intent behind the stickers, sponsored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), is to deter the purchase of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years old, said Jenice Prather, a teacher at Spencer County High.

  • Grand jury: Woman indicted with food stamp fraud

    A Taylorsville woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly lying about her monthly income so she could collect more than $6,300 in food stamps.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury indicted Mary Blankenship, of 519 Kelly Drive, on one count of making false statements/misrepresentation in order to receive public assistance benefits. According to court documents, Blankenship attempted to defraud the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when she failed to disclose her correct household size and income level.

  • Tax revenue to fund city upgrades

    Visitors to Taylorsville may soon be greeted by some welcoming new signs.

    During his annual State of the City address last Thursday, Mayor Don Pay unveiled several projects planned to improve the town’s appearance, including several new sidewalks and signage throughout city streets.

    “We want to see a beautiful city, a great city,” said Pay, by building on what he believes Taylorsville founders envisioned so long ago.

  • 2 fires in 2 days

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to assist the Northeast Nelson Fire District on a working structure fire in the City of Fairfield last Tuesday.

    The the following day, firefighters responded to a fully-involved barn fire in the 300 block Lilly Pike that was fueled by high winds.  With most of the barn destroyed by the blaze, firefighters protected the surrounding five structures.

    -photos provided by TSCFD

  • Local historian to be honored

    Tom Watson has long had a love-affair with news. It started when his father was able to tinker with an old radio and reconfigure the inner-workings to allow him to broadcast his voice over the air. That began his interest in broadcasting.

  • Blending past and present

    Spencer County High School threw open its doors last Thursday and invited the community to a preview of the renovation work being completed.

    “It looks incredible,” said Dan Cooper, whose son, Arden, is a 10th grader attending the school.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on December 9, 2008.

    Civil:

    Capital One Bank v Larry S. Gwinn. Motion to transfer granted.

    Capital One Bank v Marina Pearce. Motion to transfer granted.

    DH Capital Managment Inc. v Aaron J. Shawler. Motion to transfer granted.

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on December 19, 2008.

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  • Foreclosures: Big problem in small towns

    Stand on the courthouse steps long enough and it becomes evident that foreclosures are not only occurring in major cities. According to statistics reported at fiscal court Monday, the number of properties sold at auction in Spencer County has nearly doubled since 2006.

    “In the last three years, we have had 196 families who have lost their homes,” said Magistrate Bill Drury. “Our county needs to take a targeted approach to helping people.”