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  • What’s happening - Week of May 6, 2015

    KY Gourd Art Show May 16-17
    The Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Gourd show art classes will also be held on Friday. For more information contact Janet Barnett at (502) 299-8543.

  • Hayes earns Eagle

     

    On April 25, Joseph Hayes was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.

    To achieve this milestone, Joe participated in numerous community service and Eagle projects for other Scouts, served in several troop leadership positions, enjoyed numerous campouts and high adventure outings, earned 38 merit badges, and passed a district board of review.

  • KY National Guard to unveil new memorial

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial will be dedicated in a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. The event is free and open to the public. The names of 233 men and women who have fallen in the line of duty since 1912 are remembered on the Memorial.

    The dream and hard work of more than a decade to create a sacred space for families, friends, and comrades to reflect and remember those who have fallen in the line of duty will be open to the public after dedication ceremony. The ceremony is planned to last approximately thirty minutes.

  • AG: No violation, but missing video points to management issue

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s office issued a ruling suggesting that the Spencer County’s Sheriff’s Office did not violate the Open Records Act, but suggested that failure to produce a video regarding the execution of an arrest warrant in 2012 raises issues about proper records management.

  • Project with a purpose..

     

    When Shiann Zeitz speaks about child abuse, she speaks from experience. A victim of abuse and neglect as a child, Shiann, a senior at Spencer County High School, is passionate about raising awareness of the pain and suffering many children endure.

    Fellow senior Hailey Rakentine is equally eager to spread the message. The two have teamed up on a senior project to call attention to the issue in Spencer County.

  • Poisonous spiders shut down post office

     

    The Fisherville Post Office is closed until further notice and it has nothing to do with snow, nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night – but rather an invasion of potentially deadly spiders.

    Safety concerns arose after brown recluse spiders were discovered inside the building. The brown recluse is one of North America’s most venomous spiders, whose bite can inflict serious pain, open sores, illness and even death in some cases.

  • Crash course in safety at SCHS

     

    The scene was staged, but the message was clear as first responders provided an up-close and realistic reminder to Spencer County High School students about the dangers of distracted driving Friday.

    In the front lot of the high school, two accidents were staged. The first one was for freshmen and sophomores in the morning, the second one for upper classmen in the afternoon. Both involved two vehicles, multiple injuries, a fatality, and a driver ultimately arrested for drunk driving.

  • High water dampens tourism

     

    This is prime fishing season in Kentucky, but fishermen who cast their lines on Taylorsville Lake have had a frustrating spring with heavy rains keeping them off the water for an extended period of time.

    That creates a ripple effect in the Spencer County economy as revenue from tourists visiting the lake and area businesses suffers when the lake can’t be utilized.

  • Visits will help board choose school design

    The Spencer County Board of Education will be going on a field trip of their own next week to tour some recently constructed elementary schools as they begin to make decisions regarding the design for the new Taylorsville Elementary School that could be under construction in a few months.

  • Arrest made after high speed chase

    A Bloomfield man is facing numerous charges following his arrest after a high speed chase in Spencer County last Thursday evening that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour and caused minor damage to a sheriff’s office vehicle.

    A citation at the sheriff’s office indicates that Jerome Carney, of 3679 Bloomfield Rd., sped through a traffic safety check point manned by the Kentucky State Police and Spencer County deputies on KY 44 west of Taylorsville.