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Today's News

  • Local VFW, Ladies Auxiliary meet second Thursday of the month

    Taylorsville VFW Post #11426 and the Ladies Auxiliary have their monthly meeting the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The post is located at 106 Washington Street, Taylorsville. All veterans and their spouses are encouraged to attend.
     

  • Fairgrounds gets a facelift

    The Spencer County Fairgrounds will soon be sporting lots of new features thanks to a matching grant from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Jenkins DUI trial starts Thursday

    The trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins is set to begin Thursday in Shelby County. Jenkins is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • A wish come true

    In a lot of ways, the crippling effects of Huntington’s Disease have taken 17-year-old Cody Goodlett prisoner. But last Wednesday, Goodlett, who lives in Little Mount with his mother, step-father and siblings, got to taste a bit of freedom that he hasn’t experienced since his startling diagnosis in January 2008.

  • Fiscal court wants zoning ordinance reworked

    After reviewing the county’s current zoning ordinance at the request of some local business owners, the fiscal court ultimately turned down a recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and is asking it to completely rework the ordinance as a whole.
    The court tabled a recommendation of the commission during its April 4 meeting, but Judge-Executive Bill Karrer brought the issue off the table and suggested the court turn it down.
    The recommendation was to delete one word from current regulations regarding businesses zoned B-1.

  • Remnants of 9 meth labs found roadside

    Law enforcement officials and a group of volunteers collecting trash discovered the remnants of nine abandoned, inactive methamphetamine labs along Spencer County roadways last week.
    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump said a volunteer group collecting trash along Overlook Road found one of the inactive labs, while a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy investigating a case found eight abandoned labs on the side of Whitfield Lane. The deputy reported them to the local sheriff’s department, which handled the cleanup.

  • County sets clerk’s budget

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court approved a budget for the county clerk Monday night on its third try since passing an ordinance to implement a fee-pooling system for that office.
    A proposed budget failed to get approval earlier this month by a vote of 2-3. One magistrate was absent from that meeting.
    Magistrate David Goodlett, who voted against a budget that would have capped expenditures for deputies, assistants and other employees at $298,264 on April 4, said he reconsidered the matter and changed his mind.

  • Toss unwanted, expired drugs April 30

    On April 30 Spencer County residents will have an opportunity to toss unwanted or expired medicines – prescription or otherwise – safely and close to home through a nation-wide drug collection initiative sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • Indictments from March 24

    The following case was heard by a Spencer County Grand Jury:

    Robert D. Ross, of Shady Lane in Shepherdsville, was indicted March 24 on two class D felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct that created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to the occupants of 1170 Dogwood Circle, when he fired a handgun in the direction of the residence.

  • Property transfers – 4/13

    The following property transfers were recently collected from the Spencer County Clerk’s Office:

    Geraldine Simpson, Mount Eden to Jill Burgan Whitehouse, Ernest Whitehouse and Johnnie Saunders, Mount Eden, a tract of land near Ky. 636, as described in deed book 237 page 399, $13,200.

    The Ray-Harris Company, LLC, Elizabethtown, to James C. Dowden and Marilyn Dowden, Fisherville, lot 28 of Fox Lair Subdivision, as described in deed book 237 page 408, $353,137.53.