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  • 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.

  • DECISION 2008

    EDITOR’S NOTE: With the election countdown at the 20-day mark, most already know who they will pick for the presidential race – but what about the races that more closely affect the daily lives of Spencer Countians? Do you know who you will be selecting as your representative on the school board or Taylorsville City Commission?

  • BLUE LIGHT special


    Kentucky State Police Post 12 has partnered with the Spencer County schools and will be bringing “Friday Night Blue Lights,” to the football game Friday.

  • EMS looks at new rates

    Spencer County EMS, like many emergency medical services in the region, is discovering a trend in their line of work – patients that want to be treated, but don’t want a ride to the hospital.

    “That’s something we’ve seen an increase in,” said Spencer County EMS Director Darrell Stevens, who averaged his crews respond to between 15 and 20 such calls a month. “We go there, we treat them and they don’t want to be transported.”

  • Absentee voting now open for voters wanting to beat the lines at polls

    Voters across Kentucky have begun casting ballots for this year’s election.  While not all Kentuckians can head to the polls before Election Day, Kentucky law does provide opportunities for some voters to cast absentee ballots before the November 4 election.

  • Home invasion ends near Mt. Eden

    Eric Reynolds and a visitor were in his home on Brown Ave. in Shelbyville late Saturday night when three apparently unarmed  men tried to enter the home.

    Reynolds, 23, opened fire at the intruders. David L. Fletcher, 28, of LaGrange was struck once before being helped away by his companions.

    Police say the three fled the scene in a pickup truck and tried to find a hospital to seek treatment for Fletcher’s wounds, but they became lost and called police dispatch on a cell phone.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on September 5, 2008.


    Jennifer M. Goodwin. Charge #1, failure to wear seat belts. Charge #2, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle. $218 fines and court costs.

    Grant H. Hueff. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Traffic school. $143 court costs.

  • Opinions, no short supply

    With the case between the Spencer County School Board and its own Sandy Clevenger in limbo, it was no surprise associations from around the state would start to speak up.

    Earlier this month, the Kentucky Board of Education voted unanimously to “encourage local school boards to use a revised superintendent evaluation process being developed by Kentucky School Board Association,” as stated in a recent press release.

  • Public Works: Water relief near for Ashes Creek


  • Public Works: Water relief near for Ashes Creek