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  • Christmas Home Tour this Saturday

    Saturday’s forecast promises a wintry mix and some down-right chilly temperatures. Some might say that is perfect weather for a car ride together visiting the warm hospitality of the Christmas Home Tour.

    Beginning at 3 p.m., four homeowners will open their doors and welcome in folks seeking a little comfort from the cold and some down-home holiday cheer. Along the way, visitors might just pick up a decorating idea or two.

    For Elk Creek resident Kim Davis, she hopes that some of those touring her home will leave tidbits of their own behind.

  • Police: Be wary of con artists

    Tis’ the season... for shoplifting, break-ins, scammers and other types of scrooges attempting to steal folk’s holiday spirit. With the economy on the way down, crime is sure to be on the way up according to Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Bennett.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said they have had reports of shoplifting and a quick-change artist in Taylorsville in the last week. Not only are these incidents occurring in town, the county officers have seen an increase in crime as well.

  • Holiday cheer in Mt. Eden

    The community of Mt. Eden has a long-standing tradition of coming together to celebrate Christmas in Mt. Eden.

    “It has been going on as long as I can remember,” said Shana Milburn. “And I am 26 years old.”

    For decades, these folks have gathered to share food, music from local churches, and crafts while then visiting with Santa.

    This is the first time for mother/daughter team Angela and Shana Milburn to organize the event. Although both said they were amazed at the amount of support coming from their neighbors.

  • Be a child’s hero

    “We may not have large corporations backing us,” said Becky Wilson of the Family Resource Center, “But our main resource is this community, and they come through.”

    It is time for Shop-With-a-Cop again. Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Bennett takes charge of getting the funds and the adults together while Wilson and the others from the Family Resource Center get the children together for this annual event.

    Without the community’s help, these kids may go without ,according to Wilson.

  • New elementary to be considered

    As Spencer County’s two elementary schools prepare to exceed their enrollment capacity, the district’s facilities planning committee was reconvened last Thursday to discuss the options.

    Committee members were told that any newly-built elementary school in Kentucky is required to not exceed a capacity of 600 students.

    But that causes a problem for school officials who said that the county would be better served with a new school that could handle as many as 800 students.

  • EMS: We’re not to blame

    In a written response to the wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Tiffany Troka, an attorney representing several of the defendants stated that EMS workers named in the suit are not at fault.

    “Basically (our answer to the suit) denies all liability of Spencer County and Shelby County fiscal courts and the emergency service personnel that I represent,” said Attorney Carol Petitt. “It also says damages were caused by her negligence or the negligence of a third party.”

  • New elementary to be considered

    As Spencer County’s two elementary schools prepare to exceed their enrollment capacity, the district’s facilities planning committee was reconvened last Thursday to discuss the options.

    Committee members were told that any newly-built elementary school in Kentucky is required to not exceed a capacity of 600 students.

    But that causes a problem for school officials who said that the county would be better served with a new school that could handle as many as 800 students.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on October 24, 2008.

    Traffic:

    Johnnie R. Goodman Jr. Speeding 26 mph over/greater. Pled guilty. $207 fine and court costs.

    Daniel K. Helton. Speeding 20 mph over the limit. State traffic school. $143 court costs.

    Bruce J. Henry. Speeding 14 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. State traffic school. $143 court costs.

    Shirley L. Neal. Failure to wear seat belts. Pled guilty. $25 fine.

  • SCHS: Major work nearly done

    The Spencer County High School cafeteria is definitely up and running and being utilized by students, faculty and staff.

    Thanks to the many windows, students will be able to enjoy the sunlight.

    “There have been studies which have shown that a lot of daylight improves the learning atmosphere,” said Brett Beaverson, director of operations for the Spencer County Public Schools. “We are following the trend, and it can prove to be healthy.”

    The construction going on at the high school is getting closer to its conclusion.

  • FEMA gives $144,000

    Thanks to FEMA and Homeland Security, Spencer County Fire Protection District is going to get a new tanker truck. It will replace the aging tanker they have now that does not meet Department of Transportation standards.

    “This new tanker will significantly increase the safety of our firefighters,” said Nathan Nation, fire chief, “as well as the effectiveness in protecting property within our community.”