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  • Spencer residents give more to McCain

    Many believe that campaign contributions can an indicator of who will win an election. If so, then Senator John McCain would be the clear choice for Spencer County voters.

    According to statistics kept by the Federal Election Commission, supporters of McCain have outpaced contributors four to one in Spencer County over Senator Barack Obama. Of the $1,660 in total individual contributions, residents gave $1,310 to McCain and $350 to Obama.

    Spencer County Republican Party Chair Lynn Hesselbrock said she’s not surprised to see more support for McCain.

  • Soil and Water Conservation District candidates

    Candidates for Spencer County Soil and Water District were each asked to complete a survey of questions. The following is their unedited answers to these questions. Of the five candidates, the top four vote-getters will earn a spot on the commission. This is a non-partisan race. Responses will be listed in alphabetical order.

    Survey questions:

    1. How long have you lived in Spencer County?

    2. What motivates you to seek the office of Soil Conservation?

    3. What do you believe are the duties of someone who serves in this position?

  • Montell, Young meet with retired teachers

    With only days until the election, Charlotte Nedros was still undecided.

    For 30 years, she taught fourth and fifth graders in Jefferson County. Now, nine years into retirement, the Spencer County native wanted to make sure Kentucky legislators planned to uphold promises made decades ago – she wanted to hear a commitment to preserving teachers’ pensions.

  • Online resources now available for voters

    Kentuckians have access to multiple online services which will allow voters to prepare for the upcoming general election. Citizens can view sample ballots online, check their voter registration, and obtain driving directions to their polling location – all by visiting the Vote Kentucky! online presence created by the Office of the Secretary of State with support from the Kentucky State Board of Elections at: www.vote.ky.gov.

  • Meet the candidates: Taylorsville City Commission

    Candidates for Taylorsville City Commission were each asked to complete a survey of questions. The following is their unedited answers to these questions. Of the seven candidates, the top four vote-getters will earn a spot on the commission. This is a non-partisan race. Responses will be listed in alphabetical order.

    Please note that a large portion of Kathy Spears' response was omitted from Wednesday's paper, but can be read in its entirety here.

    Survey questions:

    1. How long have you been a resident of Taylorsville?

  • Police arrest 14 in early morning sting

    Before sunrise Monday morning, Taylorsville Police Department, along with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police, began rounding up local individuals with warrants stemming from an undercover drug investigation.

    During what the police refer to as “Fall Harvest,” 14 people in Spencer County were arrested, with 21 charges, all in connection with the one and a half year investigation which began in July 2007, said Trooper Ronald Turley of the Kentucky State Police.

  • Election 2008: School board candidates square off

    Please note that Shannon Medley, candidate for district 3, has been added to this election survey response.

    As election day draws near, it is important for voters to know something about the candidates they are to choose from for the positions opening on the Spencer County School Board.

    The following answers may help to introduce candidates to their communities.

    Please take note that Shannon Medley, running for School Board District 3 was unable to be contacted to participate, as she is out of town on business.

  • What's Happening

    OKHHS Class of 1966 reunion

    Old Kentucky Home High School Class of 1966 will have its annual reunion at the Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown, Saturday, at 6:30pm. The Stone Hearth is located at 1001 N. Mulberry (Hwy. 62) a short distance west of I-65 entrances and on the opposite side of the road from Ring Road in the Dolphin Springs area.

    All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Becky at 502-507-7159 or mailto:nba@bardstown.com.

    4-H pork chop

    dinner

  • Jobless rates up in 115 counties; Spencer County, 9.7 percent

    Unemployment rates rose in 115 Kentucky counties between September 2007 and September 2008 and fell in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • High school cafeteria still not operational

    The cafeteria at the Spencer County High School is still not up and running as reported during the architectural update given before the Spencer County Board at Monday’s meeting.

    When asked when the school could expect to utilize the new cafeteria, the representative responded that he would have to check and make some calls to find out a more definite time scale. Adding he was hoping that all construction would be complete by the time the students, staff and faculty return from Christmas break.