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  • Meet the candidates: Taylorsville City Commission

    Candidates for Taylorsville City Commission were each asked to complete a survey of questions. The following is their unedited answers to these questions. Of the seven candidates, the top four vote-getters will earn a spot on the commission. This is a non-partisan race. Responses will be listed in alphabetical order.

    Please note that a large portion of Kathy Spears' response was omitted from Wednesday's paper, but can be read in its entirety here.

    Survey questions:

    1. How long have you been a resident of Taylorsville?

  • Police arrest 14 in early morning sting

    Before sunrise Monday morning, Taylorsville Police Department, along with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police, began rounding up local individuals with warrants stemming from an undercover drug investigation.

    During what the police refer to as “Fall Harvest,” 14 people in Spencer County were arrested, with 21 charges, all in connection with the one and a half year investigation which began in July 2007, said Trooper Ronald Turley of the Kentucky State Police.

  • Election 2008: School board candidates square off

    Please note that Shannon Medley, candidate for district 3, has been added to this election survey response.

    As election day draws near, it is important for voters to know something about the candidates they are to choose from for the positions opening on the Spencer County School Board.

    The following answers may help to introduce candidates to their communities.

    Please take note that Shannon Medley, running for School Board District 3 was unable to be contacted to participate, as she is out of town on business.

  • What's Happening

    OKHHS Class of 1966 reunion

    Old Kentucky Home High School Class of 1966 will have its annual reunion at the Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown, Saturday, at 6:30pm. The Stone Hearth is located at 1001 N. Mulberry (Hwy. 62) a short distance west of I-65 entrances and on the opposite side of the road from Ring Road in the Dolphin Springs area.

    All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Becky at 502-507-7159 or mailto:nba@bardstown.com.

    4-H pork chop


  • Jobless rates up in 115 counties; Spencer County, 9.7 percent

    Unemployment rates rose in 115 Kentucky counties between September 2007 and September 2008 and fell in five counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • High school cafeteria still not operational

    The cafeteria at the Spencer County High School is still not up and running as reported during the architectural update given before the Spencer County Board at Monday’s meeting.

    When asked when the school could expect to utilize the new cafeteria, the representative responded that he would have to check and make some calls to find out a more definite time scale. Adding he was hoping that all construction would be complete by the time the students, staff and faculty return from Christmas break.

  • Election 2008 countdown: Are you ready?

    Predictions are that lines will be long at polling places nationwide this coming election day – and local voters should expect nothing different, said Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett.

    Of Spencer County’s 11,213 registered voters, about half are expected to cast their ballot next Tuesday. That figures out to about 5,600 people voting at one of 6 locations.

    “We just ask for everyone’s patience,” said Puckett. “We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.”

  • Murphy’s Echo brings a Mt. Eden family together

    “If you’ve got time to breathe, you’ve got time for music,” said Tina May of Murphy’s Echo, quoting a member of the famous “Darlin’s” from the Andy Griffith Show.

    Murphy’s Echo consists of May and her three sons, Isaac, 12, Cory, 15 and Tyler, 18.

    The boys have been playing together for just three years. Their mother said she taught them to read music and they taught her to play the bass about two years ago.

    “I have been singing to them since the day they were born,” said Tina.

  • SCMS play this weekend: Arsenic and Old Lace

    The SCMS drama department proudly presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”. Performances will be tomorrow and Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students. To celebrate Halloween at the Friday night show, they will be having a costume contest. Come dressed for fun and prepare to be entertained. At right are actors in the production (from left) Ashley Durrett, Erik Kolehmainen and Skylar Vest. Directing the play is Taylor Carden (not pictured.)

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on September 12, 2008.


    Daniel I. Greene. Speeding 10 mph over the limit. 6 months diversion. $143 court costs.

    Terry D. Griffin. Speeding 20 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. Traffic school. $143 court costs.

    Charles N. Reynolds. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. $173 fine and court costs.

    Jenna Toon. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Amended to defective equipment. Pled guilty. $243 fine and court costs.