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  • 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.

  • Food pantry runs low on space and canned goods

    For the first time in the four years that Jill Whitehouse has led the effort to distribute canned goods to local residents in need, last month she completely ran out of food.

    Several factors contributed to the dilemma, said the program coordinator for Spencer County’s Multi-Purpose Action Committee (MPAC). Contributions by area churches were down and requests for food that month were up.

  • ELECTION 2008: Voter turn out impressive

    The only complaint heard through-out the county on this election day from voters was the long lines at the precincts. Which can only mean there were lots of people voting.

    “We have had an awesome turnout,” said Election Officer Sheriff Brent Baker as voters streamed steadily in and out of First Baptist Church on Main Street.