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  • Public Record: District Court June 20, 2014

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on June 20, 2014 in Spencer District Court:

    Dylan B. Cecil (1989), transporting or importation of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (under 2 grams heroin) amended to attempted transporting or importation of a controlled substance first degree, guilty, 365 days conditionally discharged, 2 years Kentucky alternative program, random drug testing, $153 court costs and fines.

  • City contemplates own path on 911 contract

    The Taylorsville City Commission reacted to the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s decision to rebid the county’s 911/dispatch services contract by discussing several independent measures, including the possibility that the city could team with the Taylorsville Spencer County Fire Protection District and Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department to contract with Kentucky State Police separately.
    In a special meeting held Thursday the commission spent a significant period of time discussing issues with the county’s recent decision.

  • Karrer unsure who to appoint as recyling center department head

    Magistrates gave final approval to an ordinance which would amend the county’s administrative code July 7 to change Recycling Center Supervisor Karen Spencer’s job title. The amendment creates a new department head position over the Spencer County Recycling Center.
    During discussions regarding the ordinance, magistrates appeared to believe that they were creating the position solely for Spencer, but County Judge Executive Bill Karrer said that it doesn’t quite work that way.

  • SUV collides with truck pulling trailer
  • Fiscal court discusses issues with building inspector

    Spencer County Fiscal Court members spent some period of time July 7, discussing the status of county building inspector Steve Clark,` as magistrate Jerry Davis voiced concerns regarding Clark’s work attendance.
    Davis made comments during the meeting regarding Clark’s working hours for the county.
    “He can’t have that many inspections,” Davis said. “(Clark) works from 8 to 10, goes out and does inspections and then goes home. He should come back and keep regular hours.”

  • What's Happening — Week of July 16

    Fair pageant
    registration extended
    Registration for the following Spencer County Fair Pageants has been extended to Sunday, July 20, 2014.
    Little Mr. and Miss 2:00 p.m.
    Miss PreTeen 3:30.
    Miss Teen 5:00 p.m.
    Miss Spencer County 6:30 p.m.
    Mr. Spencer County 6:30 p.m.
    Please arrive at the fairgrounds at the designated time with a completed registration form, a copy of your birth certificate and your entry fee. For more info, please contact Tammy Snider at 477-8527.

  • Spencer County Fair starts Friday

    Warm weather heralds not only the return of summer but the also the return of the Spencer County Fair.
    The fair will run from Friday until Saturday, July 26, which according to Spencer County Fair Board President Dwight Martin is one day more than last year.
    “We added an additional day this year as well as several other new things,” Martin said.
    Martin said this weeks fair includes events on Monday which were added as the fair’s ride provider, Casey Rides, will be offering rides on Monday.

  • Magistrates vote to rebid contract for 911 services

    Spencer County Fiscal Court changed their original position on the issue of the 911/Dispatch services contract during their regularly scheduled meeting this month, with magistrates now unanimously voting to put the contract out for bid.

  • Arson investigation ongoing in barn fires


  • Heroes come to the rescue during Friday accident

    by Phyllis McLaughlin