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Today's News

  • Attorney fined for vote fraud

    A local attorney accused of vote fraud had his charges amended down to a misdemeanor and walked out of court after paying a $500 fine and court costs and retaining his voting rights. The lesser charge angered Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock.

    “I was very disappointed,” said Hesselbrock, who said that as clerk, she is the chair of the county board of elections and “it is my duty to ensure fair elections.”

  • Spiders keep post office closed

    Officials are still trying to stamp out the spider problem at Fisherville Post Office, which closed last month when it was discovered that brown recluse spiders had taken up residency in the building.

    David Walton, of Corporate Communications for the United States Postal Service, said Tuesday it will likely be another month before the post office can resume business as usual.

    “They have been treating that building, but at last check, the spiders are still in there,” he said. “We’re looking at least another 30 days.”

  • Smoke disrupts voting temporarily in Elk Creek

     

    Last week’s Republican Gubernatorial Primary has still not been officially decided, but the hotly-contested race was not the cause for the smoke that cleared out voters and precinct workers at one Spencer County location last Tuesday afternoon.

    Instead, it was an electrical issue that resulted in smoke billowing into the sanctuary of Spencer Christian Church, which houses two voting precincts in Elk Creek.

  • Bevin wins Spencer

    Republican Matt Bevin won Spencer County convincingly, but took Kentucky by the slimmest of margins last week in the GOP primary for Governor. Bevin bested Jamie Comer by only 83 votes statewide, a result that prompted Comer to request a recanvas. Spencer County officials will conduct their recanvas on Thursday at 9 a.m.

  • SCMS students get down to business

     

    Sixth graders at Spencer County Elementary School learned how hard it can be to make a buck as a small business owner during the annual Sixth Grade Market Day.

    Social Studies teacher Carol Rowland said part of her curriculum through the year is to focus on businesses and entreprenuership. Students learn about the challenges of running a business as well as concepts like marketing, competition and supply and demand.

    “They learn about people who take a risk to open up a business,” said Rowland.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 27, 2015

    MAPP meeting will focus on community health

    A MAPP meeting will be held from 12-1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at the Spencer County Health Department located at 88 Spears Drive in Taylorsville. There is no cost to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
    Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health.
    GOP Monthly Meeting to feature Jim Waters

  • Honoring Spencer Co.’s heroes

     

    Who was Mellwood Lutz?

    We know he was someone’s son, and they cared very much for him. The gravestone at Valley Cemetery reveals a little information about him. He was born in 1924, and died in 1944 as a member of the United States Army Air Corps.

    Carved in the stone is this sentence – “He lived to bear his country’s arms, he died to save its honor.”

  • Age of social media causes some to overshare personal info

    Since the dawn of social media, law enforcement agencies have been warning people to be careful of how much personal information they put out into the world.

    But how often do people think about what their bumper stickers or window decals could say about their family or their daily routines?

    “People nowadays for some reason have a tendency to want to share too much information, and it’s just the way things are with social media — people just don’t think about the consequences,” McCracken Sheriff Jon Hayden said.

  • Court blocks pipeline eminent domain

    A Kentucky appeals court has upheld a ruling that prevents the developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline from using the power of eminent domain to purchase property easements.

    And the Louisville attorney who has been representing a group of Kentucky landowners fighting Bluegrass said the ruling is broad enough to apply to another controversial pipeline that seeks to carry hazardous natural gas liquids through Kentucky from fracking zones in Ohio and Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast. That’s the proposed re-purposing of Kinder Morgan’s existing Tennessee Gas pipeline.

  • Winning Gymnists...

     

    Local gymnists competed at the 2015 AAU District Championship on April 18. The team took first place in the all-around for the second year in a row out of a field of seven other teams. Pictured back row, left to right is: Coach Ashley Stratton, Sydney Warren, Alyson Howie, Lilly Brown, Coach Kelsie Hill and Coach Stacy Curtsinger. Front row, from left to right is: Ryann Truax, Kate Brove and Eva Ebertshauser.