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  • Caught red-handed: Sheriff’s dept. stops home invasion in progress, two arrested

    A rash of burglaries has plagued Spencer County in the past several months, but the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department got a one-up on a man and woman invading a Cochran Hill Road home yesterday afternoon.

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  • Suspected DUI a factor in recent accident

    A Mount Eden man was arrested and charged with DUI last Wednesday after slamming the truck he was driving into a utility pole on Elk Creek Road.

  • Creepy crawly scaly slimy

    Taylorsville Elementary School students got a first-hand peek at some of nature’s slithery, slimy creatures during biologist Brad Reynold’s "Creepy, Crawly, Scaly, Slimy" science presentation last Wednesday. Reynolds spoke to kids about animal diversity, and touched on subjects such as animal groups, life cycles, classification, adaptation and biological change.

    For a slideshow featuring more "creepy, crawly" photos, click here.

  • Four face charges in connection with local theft

    Two Bullitt County men and two Nelson County men have been arrested in the past week by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department in connection with a local theft on Plum Creek Road.

  • Fake pot? Fiscal court thinks not

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana countywide.
    The ordinance passed unanimously on second reading, and drew unanimous support during the first reading last month.
    (Magistrate Woodie Cheek was absent from Monday night’s meeting, but had voted in favor of the ordinance on first reading.)

  • ATTEMPTED MURDER: Mount Eden man charged

    A Mount Eden man is behind bars after allegedly shooting at and pistol-whipping his girlfriend on Friday afternoon.
    Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of 2185 Murphy Lane, Mount Eden, is charged with attempted murder - domestic violence, first-degree assault - domestic violence, and wanton endangerment.
    Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said his department was dispatched to 11 First Street in Mount Eden at 4:53 p.m. Friday with reports that a woman had been assaulted and possibly pistol-whipped.

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  • Five indicted on multiple burglary, theft allegations

    The Spencer County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments on five individuals accused of involvement with local burglary and theft reports.

    Two indicted in Mount Washington Road burglary
    Michael A. Peak Jr., 20, of Mount Washington, and Sarah Dalton, 18, of Shepherdsville, have both been indicted on two counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of tampering with physical evidence and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Know what to look for in contractors

    Violent storms rolled through the state on March 2 leaving everything from hail damage in Spencer County to total devastation in other areas across Kentucky.
    Following the storms were many contractors looking to help those affected pick up the pieces, but how should citizens know who to trust?
    Although no scamming contractors have been reported to law enforcement in Taylorsville or Spencer County, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis has some advice for citizens moving forward.