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  • Local author to sign books at fair

    Taylorsville author Thomas Shelby Watson will be signing his book, Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy, at the 27th annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the downtown Frankfort Convention Center.

    The 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Book Fair is free and will feature more than 200 authors, artists and illustrators.

    Watson, a historian, was a writer for the Associated Press for 35 years.

  • What's Happening

    Multi-Purpose

    Community Action

    Dr. J. Michael Benfield with MD2U will be at the Senior Center on November 17, at 11 a.m. to discuss, “Doctors Who Make House Calls.” No more trips to the doctor’s office! Please join us to learn of this new service.

    Snacks will be provided. RSVP Linda at 477-8296.

    Spencer County Extension District Board

  • Spencer County FFA takes top honors at Nationals

    Move over boys. When it comes to dairy judging, these Spencer County girls know their stuff and they’re not afraid to prove it.

    SCHS seniors Kelli Smitha, Whitney Owen, Michella White and Casandra Petersen now hold the title of being first in the nation for winning the Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career Development Event at the National FFA Convention held October 22-25 in Indianapolis.

  • City of Taylorsville: Don’t call 9-1-1 in case of water outages

    The word emergency has many meanings for many people, but in the case of Taylorsville Waters Works, a water main leak doesn’t require a call to 9-1-1.

    “That’s not what dispatch is for,” said Fire Chief Nathan Nation of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.

  • Local judges trade the courtroom for a classroom

    For those in the law profession, being a college graduate is required before going on to the difficult task of law school. After which, one must pass the bar exam and then hopefully snag a great position in an upstanding law firm – work for a few years, get to know people in the community and then, maybe, run for judge.

    One would think after all that schooling, judges would be done with sitting inside a classroom.

    But that is far from the truth.

  • Election results for Spencer County

    Spencer County voters turn out in force Election Day to select candidates from U.S. President to county coroner. In all, 8,253 people went to the polls which translates to a 72 percent voter participation.

    Below are the results for Spencer County:

    U.S. President

    John McCain (R)– 5,378

    Barack Obama (D)– 2,519

    Ralph Nader (IND)– 73

    Chuck Baldwin (CON)– 41

    Bob Barr (LIB)– 31

     

    U.S. Senator

    Mitch McConnell (R) – 4,811

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on September 9, 2008.

    Civil:

    Capital One Bank v Frank Hoben. Summary judgment for Capital One Bank.

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on September 30, 2008

    Civil:

    Doctor 4 Closure, LLC v Michael Cain. Judgment for Doctor 4 Closure.

    Capital One Bank v G.K. Husband. Summary judgment for Capital One Bank.

  • McCain, McConnell top picks in student mock elections

    Spencer County students who took part in the statewide mock elections last week may have had differing opinions on the issues facing Americans, but the majority agreed on who should be taking the top spot. Many of the students voted for John McCain for president and Mitch McConnell for senate.

  • Paintball vandals caught

    Three local men have been charged with criminal mischief after police received reports that vandals were shooting paintballs at passing cars, parked vehicles and road signs.

  • Taylorsville man indicted for attempted murder

    The Taylorsville man who allegedly struck his estranged wife with his truck, has been charged with attempted murder by the Spencer County Grand Jury.

    Michael L. Grubb, of 411 Main Cross, Apt. 1, was charged with the Class B felony for actions reportedly committed September 25.