Local News

  • Board debates usefulness of parent/staff survey


    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night discussed the usefulness of a recent survey of school parents and staff. Board member Lynn Shelburne called into question Superintendent Chuck Adams’ handling of the survey results.

    “If you read through the comments from the staff,” she said, “and you read through the comments from the parents, that’s where you get down to, I feel like, the nitty gritty of feelings of how the district is. And I wonder how that information is being used.”

  • County Democrats “feel the Bern”

    A small majority of Spencer County Democrats “feel the Bern” according to last week’s primary voting that showed Democratic candidate for President Bernie Sanders getting 51.17 percent of the vote in the county, compared to 42.73 percent for Hillary Clinton.

    Sanders racked up 806 votes in the county, Clinton received 673, and 67 voters marked “uncommitted.”

  • Police bust high-end theft ring


    It wasn’t a typical small town purse snatching that led to three Taylorsville residents being arrested Monday. A theft ring involving high-priced handbags from the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville netted the recovery of thousands of dollars in merchandise following a three week investigation.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 18, 2016

    Outdoor movie and Reds mascot to visit Ray Jewell Park

    On May 20, S.C. Dreamers will be hosting an outdoor movie at Ray Jewell Park, showing “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014), when it gets dark enough. Free to everyone, all are invited.

    On June 14, Cincinnati Reds mascot Gapper will be visiting our T-ball and coach pitch teams on June 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and all are welcome to come say hi.

  • No change in restroom rules

    Spencer County’s public school students won’t immediately experience any changes to policy on who is permitted in which restroom, superintendent Chuck Adams said, despite a directive sent to public school districts Friday from the Obama administration.

    The directive threatens to withhold federal funding from public school districts unless they allow transgender students to use the restroom or locker room that corresponds to their gender identity.

  • Court meets today to discuss 2016-17 budget

    In-depth debate over the county budget is likely to take place this morning in a special called meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court. The court briefly addressed the budget during their regular meeting Monday night, but opted to set aside a special meeting to iron out differences before a first reading of the budget can be approved.

  • Survivor Story - Spencer man beat cancer - twice


    One day during his long career as a microscope salesman, Preston Jeffiers suddenly felt sharp pain in his collarbone while moving a large microscope up a flight of stairs.

    Jeffiers, now 74, who’s lived in the Normandy area most of his life, had also been noticing a lump on his right cheek. At the doctor, he heard news no one wants: “You’ve got lymphoma again.”

    That was October 2005. It was the second time cancer had come calling.

  • State now offering online license plate renewal

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched a new online application that allows motorists to renew standard, specialty and personalized Kentucky license plates. The new application is easy to use and is built in a mobile-friendly framework so motorists can access the renewal application from any device.

  • Local legislators update citizens on road plans, state budget

    Roads drove much of the conversation Saturday morning when Spencer County’s two state legislators discussed issues with constituents at a legislative breakfast at the Farm Bureau office in Taylorsville.

    While State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans, spoke about budget issues and how the state has tried to get a handle on the pension issue in Frankfort, many of the questions posed to them by residents dealt with current and future road issues.

  • Court hands down sentences in three separate cases


    A woman who tried to sneak a bottle of pills out of her Stephanie Avenue home and refused to obey a law enforcement officer’s orders entered a guilty plea May 13 in Spencer District Court.

    Kimberly Pittman, 38, who now lives in West Louisville, pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a prescription drug, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.