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  • PHOTO: Santa baby

    Three-month-old Lauren Stowe, daughter of Mark and Jill Stowe, was the youngest visitor to sit on Santa’s lap during his annual visit to the Red Scooter. Patrons were also treated to Secret Scooter Christmas tea and cookies during the December open house event. Scooter gal Jo Woodward said, “It was a fun day having the children in the store for the first part of the day and visiting with new and old friends as they met to start their home tour.” The business served as the first stop for the annual Christmas Home Tour sponsored by the Main Street Committee.

  • Cuts for county attorney could mean headaches for residents

    Proposed budget cuts to the county attorney’s office may be felt throughout the community in the way victims are protected and criminals are prosecuted, said Spencer County Attorney Ruth Hollan.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of August 2008.

    Anna Lois Harley, Taylorsville to Jessie M. and Christa L. Harley, Taylorsville. Lot 11 Robinson Estate. $8000.

    Eric J. and Paula M. Heiselman, Taylorsville to Herman Robinson Jr. and Waltetta J. Rhodes, Taylorsville Lot 72 Meadowlake Estates. $215,000.

  • Farmer welcomes return of National FFA Convention

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer welcomed news that the National FFA Convention is returning to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville for a three-year run starting in 2013.

    “We are thrilled to have the National FFA Convention back in Kentucky,” Commissioner Farmer said. “The decision to bring it back is a tribute to the Expo Center, greater Louisville, and Kentucky’s dynamic FFA organization. This convention will give a tremendous economic boost to Louisville and all of Kentucky.”

  • Pattern found in break-ins

    Neighbors along Elk Creek Road, who organized a watch program in response to a string of sudden burglaries there, are again anxious after the Saturday break-in of an unoccupied house at 85 Green Acres Rd.

    It mimics those of at least five other forced entries in the county since November, according to reports from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Suspect in Springfield State Bank robbery indicted

    Same suspect who was seen at both CUB and Peoples Bank in Spencer Co. before arrest

    A Washington County grand jury recently returned an indictment against a Bardstown man accused of robbing a local bank.

  • Slip sliding in a winter wetland

    Slippery roads cancelled district schools Tuesday morning, but caused few problems for motorists. No wrecks or injuries were reported by noon, according to reports from state and local law enforcement agencies.

    Collis Rogers, foreman for the Spencer County Road Department, said Tuesday a fleet of six vehicles began spreading cinder treatments on roads as early as 5 a.m.

    While Wilsonville reportedly saw worse conditions than other parts in the county, Rogers reported most roads remained passable throughout the day.

  • Attorney General says Airborne claims don’t fly

    Attorney General Jack Conway, together with the attorneys general of Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin filed a settlement today with Airborne Health, Inc., the Florida-based maker of the Airborne Effervescent Health Formula, and its founders and current owners, Victoria Knight-McDowell and

  • Judge to hear Charter case tomorrow

    Lawyers are set to appear in Spencer County Circuit Court tomorrow afternoon to lay out their latest arguments in the charter government case. At the center of this most recent legal dispute between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court is a request for a judge to reconvene the charter commission.

    “This is somewhat unconventional to be asking a court to do this,” said Attorney Sam Carl, who represents the City of Taylorsville. “It’s not exactly democratic either.”

  • Road work ahead

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation has announced that Spencer County motorists should expect shoulder closures and delays due to brush removal

    Work is scheduled to occur on KY 55, KY 155, and KY 65.

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the

    Commonwealth of Kentucky.