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  • Kentuckians can now register vehicles online

    Tired of waiting in long lines or using personal time to renew your vehicle registration? Have you exhausted time and energy trying to enroll in state traffic school or file your trucking taxes? The Department of Vehicle Regulation (DVR) has announced a more convenient option to provide motorists the services they need while keeping them on the road and out of lines. Visit the newly revamped website http://drive.ky.gov.

  • Agriculture - Celebrating National 4-H Week

    During the week of Oct. 2-8, more than six million young Americans will celebrate National 4-H Week. The week will showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and will highlight the incredible 4-H youth who make a positive impact on their communities.

  • Sharp’s vintage truck looks good as new

     

  • Court debates where to relocate sheriff’s office

     

    The mold problem in the Sheriff’s office is likely going to result in a relocation, but where to, is an unanswered question and the source of a continuing debate.

    Magistrate Jim Williams had earlier suggested the Sheriff’s office be moved into the left hand side of the current EMS building, while Judge-Executive John Riley has suggested a couple of other spots that could be rented while work to remove the mold takes place.

  • Tourism group touts restaurant tax

     

    A summit of Spencer County residents and businesses interested in promoting tourism and recreation in the county was held last week with the prevailing concensus being that, while neighbor counties are seeing tourism booming from efforts such as the Bourbon Trail, Spencer County’s great potential remains untapped. One solution batted around was the implementation of a city restaurant tax.

    Most agreed that the biggest draw in Spencer County is Taylorsville Lake, but more needs to be offered that will keep people in town longer.

  • Board votes to purchase three buses

    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night approved the purchase of three new school buses during the coming year at a cost of just under $273,000. The board voted 5-0 to buy the new vehicles as they continue to update the fleet.

    Bus purchases was one of the items mentioned during the recent tax rate vote when the board agreed 4-1, to up the rate slightly. Superintendent Chuck Adams reminded the board that utilizing funds generated by the tax increase on tangible items reassures the public that their money is being used productively.

  • Local health and wellness coalition forms

    The Spencer County Health Department is hoping to emphasize prevention and education to help promote improved health and wellness in Spencer County.

    Emily Miracle, who is pursuing her masters in nursing at Western Kentucky University, is helping create the Health and Wellness Coalition of Spencer County along with Amanda Stoess, a registered dietician with the Health Department.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 28, 2016

    Chili Supper at SCHS

    A Chili Supper will be held on Friday, Sept. 30th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at SCHS. The supper includes chili, hot dog, chips, drink, and homemade dessert. Tickets for adults are $8 and the cost of a ticket for ages 12 years or younger is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door at the time of the dinner or at any time prior to the event from a SCHS student. The chili supper is a fundraiser for SCHS Project Graduation. Contact Janet Allen at (502) 422-1507 for additional information.

  • Student behavior report shows assaults in school on the rise

    The number of students charged with assaults in the third degree at Kentucky schools rose significantly in one year by 51.3 percent, according to an annual school safety report released Thursday.

    “This is very troubling since assault in the third degree involves assaults against certified and classified personnel in the school system,” the 2014-15 School Safety Data Report on Law said. Classified staff includes bus drivers, custodians and support staff. Certified staff includes teachers and administrators.

  • Public Record - Week of September 28, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office in mid-August, 2016.

    Judy L. Breeding, Taylorsville, KY, to Donald R. Grimes, Sr., and Rebecca M. Grimes, Taylorsville, KY. Tract 40 of Little Mount Estates. $161,000.

    Kingsmill, LLC, Taylorsville, KY, to JWC Group, LLC, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 54 of Kingsmill Subdivision. $60,000.