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Today's News

  • Board of education sets 2012 meeting dates

    Community members should take notice that the Spencer County Board of Education has voted to change its 2012 regular meeting dates.
    Board meetings are now held on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., with the next regularly scheduled meeting planned for Feb. 27 at the Spencer County Middle School media center.
    The board previously met on the fourth Thursday of each month.

    The board’s 2012 regular meeting schedule is listed below:

  • PHOTO: Citizenship in the World

    Boy Scout Troops 176 and 465 hosted two foreign exchange students to help them complete their Citizenship in the World merit badge requirements.

    ‘Cindy’ (left) from China and ‘Maprang’ (right) from Thailand are both juniors attending high school in Louisville. They shared stories of their home countries highlighting differences in their education, social pastimes, family life, foods and traditions. The boys really enjoyed learning about the life of teenagers from other countries, Scoutmaster Doug Hayes said.

  • County sets central location to receive records requests

    Any open records requests to Spencer County offices should now be directed toward the Spencer County Attorney’s Office, according to a letter issued to county department heads from Judge-Executive Bill Karrer on Jan. 19.
    In the letter, Karrer notes that, to his knowledge, the county hasn’t had a formal policy regarding such requests in the past.
    “Each department has simply received and responded to the requests as they received them,” the letter says.

  • Sheriff’s office takes over prisoner transport

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is now in charge of transporting the county’s prisoners for financial and legal reasons, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said Friday.
    The decision, made after an executive session at the Fiscal Court’s Jan. 17 meeting, will move the county’s transport officers under the umbrella of the sheriff’s department, but will allow Jailer Darrell Herndon, who was elected in 2010, to continue transporting prisoners, too.

  • Franklin Circuit Judge enters temporary injunction, declares HB1 unconstitutional

    Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Tuesday that House Bill I, which redefined new legislative districts in Kentucky – including those of state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Spencer County’s state representatives– is unconstitutional.

    Shepherd’s ruling came down shortly before 4 p.m., a day after a four-hour court hearing.

  • PHOTOS: Celebrating ‘Lincoln Day’
  • PHOTOS: Drawing for position

    Candidates for Spencer County Clerk drew for position on this year's primary election ballot.

    Both Republican candidates, Lynn Hesselbrock and Karen Spencer, were present. Two of the five Democrat candidates, Abbigail Nation and Annette King, were present. Barry Hume, CaSandra Zabenco and Joy Hall were not present for the drawing. The order of Democrat candidates on the ballot will be Nation, Hall, King, Zabenco and Hume. The order of Republican candidates appearing on the ballot will be Spencer and Hesselbrock.

  • MAP tests show students’ in-year progress

    With the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year in the rear view mirror, Spencer County school district administrators and faculty now have access to data courtesy of the Measures of Academic Progress test that can help educators determine if their students are making adequate advancements throughout the school year.

  • Even in this age, marriage does not have to be an obsolete concept

    Could marriage become obsolete? Why is this question being proposed? Well, maybe because the latest statistics reflect this trend in our society.
    The usual decision — which was reflected in our society in 1960, when 72 percent of all adults, ages 18 and older, were married — has changed percentage-wise to just over 50 percent with some predicting that within a few years the number will drop below the half-way mark.
    What has happened? Where are we going? Why the overall change? Are there any worthwhile answers?

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court Records Jan. and Feb. 2012

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Jan. 27, 2012:

    Traffic:
    Zachary C. Bennett (1993), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Jason J. Curtsinger (1988), no operators/moped license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine and $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.