Local News

  • Offers extended Thursday to four charged in July cocaine case

    Four Spencer Countians facing charges that came as a result of a cocaine bust in Taylorsville in July 2012 appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Raymond Birdsong, 62, and Margaret F. Tingle, 76, both of Hardin Court, were indicted on charges of first-degree complicity trafficking in a controlled substance-cocaine, first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance-cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • City votes to use part-time officers in schools

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted unanimously last Tuesday to utilize its part-time Taylorsville Police officer to fill the need of a school resource officer with Spencer County Schools.
    The agreement is subject to approval by the Spencer County Board of Education.
    The city, through Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis, had been in discussions with the school board about hiring an additional full-time officer to fill the position, and on Tuesday, Lewis presented an approximate cost proposal of hiring a full-time officer.

  • ‘His death will not be in vain’

    If there is one statement Spencer County Public Schools’ Director of Operations Brett Beaverson wants to make about maintenance employee Wayne Howell’s June workplace death, it is this: “It will not be in vain.”
    Howell, 61, was found dead June 11 at the Jefferson Street maintenance garage next to Taylorsville Elementary School trapped under a rotary mower. He had worked with the district since the 1980s and was well-known for his good sense of humor and constant smile.

  • TO TRIAL: Denisse Escareno brutal beating case to go before jury

    The next time Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, appears in court, it will be for his jury trial, scheduled for March 11.
    Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence against him in connection with the beating of Denisse Escareno on Nov. 5, 2011.
    Bruner was arrested 10 days after Escareno, 24, was found beaten, stabbed and barely alive by passersby on the side of Mount Eden Road about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • Mount Eden man accused of shooting at, pistol-whipping girlfriend pleads not guilty

    A Mount Eden man accused of shooting at and pistol-whipping his girlfriend last March was arraigned in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Benjamin W. Mobley, 59, of the 2100 block of Murphy Lane, was indicted in early December 2012 on charges of criminal attempted murder, second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Familiar Main Street buildings come down

    Main Street in Taylorsville is undergoing perhaps its biggest transformation in nearly 100 years.

  • BBB, Secretary of State warn of 'Corporate Records Service' scam

    Local businesses have reported receiving an official looking letter from Corporate Records Service instructing them to submit $125 along with a "2013 Annual Minutes Form," but this letter and form are a scam and should be disregarded, according to the Better Business Bureau and the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

  • Interstate 64 chase leads to Taylorsville man’s arrest

    A Taylorsville man was arrested Friday in Shelby County after leading a state trooper on a chase along I-64 that ended in a crash.
    Brian Haddix, 58, of Taylorsville, faces multiple charges stemming from the incident.
    Friday, at 11:05 p.m., Trooper Jack Hedges stopped to check on a motorist on westbound I-64 in Shelby County. The vehicle’s occupants advised that everything was fine and abruptly drove away, according to a news release from KSP.

  • County could be interested in supporting school resource officer

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court will ask Superintendent Chuck Adams and the Spencer County Board of Education if they are interested in partnering to fund a school resource officer from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.
    The Fiscal Court voted 5-1 Monday morning to voluntarily enter into discussions with the school district.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer was the lone dissenting vote, stating that the district needs to determine its own needs.

  • Eminent domain?

    Despite more than four years of discussions and searching for land to accommodate a new elementary school, Spencer County Public Schools is running out of options and time, leaving the unanswered question of if the district will be forced to resort to eminent domain to acquire property.