Local News

  • Questions remain about how merger affects Jewish Hospital Shelbyville

    The long discussed hospital merger finally went through on Friday, although not exactly as planned.
    After Gov. Steve Beshear last week had vetoed a merger between Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, Saint Joseph Health System and University Hospital in Louisville because of complications between public and private institutions and separation of church and state, but on Friday JHSMH and St. Joseph’s, which is owned by Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, announced their merger.

  • Barkham to enter diversion in prom party death case

    A Spencer County woman who entered a plea to reckless homicide in the prom party death of a local teenager won’t spend any time in jail as long as she complies with the terms of a five-year diversion program.
    Angela Barkham, of Inghram Lane, entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide, a felony, and pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful transaction with minor, a misdemeanor, last month.

  • Some Mt. Eden cellular 911 calls temporarily rerouted

    Some 911 calls currently being made from cell phones in the Mt. Eden area are being routed through Washington County, but that routing is an error and efforts are being made to fix it, said Mt. Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon.
    Herndon said he has notified AT&T Cellular, who told him they are working to correct the error.
    In the meantime, citizens in that area need to be aware of the issue so they can tell dispatchers their location in case of an emergency. Once the caller’s location is known, the call can be routed to the appropriate agency, Herndon said.

  • Fourth-class initiative lacks support from city commission

    The current Kentucky Legislature won’t get a chance to make Taylorsville a fourth-class city.
    Legislators would have needed a resolution from the City Commission by the beginning of February to consider the measure during the current term, Mayor Don Pay said, but that resolution failed during the commission’s Jan. 3 meeting.
    Pay, who supports the reclassification, also brought up the resolution in December, but at that meeting, his motion to approve it died for lack of a second.

  • $1 million lottery winner remains anonymous

    It may not have been Mega Millions, but someone n the Simpsonville area has picked up a million dollars from the Kentucky Lottery.
    An unidentified person picked the five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, and even though that person missed the Megaball, the $1 Megaplier pushed the $250,000 prize to $1 million.
    The winning numbers were 4-10-16-38-48 and the Megaball was 34. The Mega Millions game has drawings on Tuesday and Friday.

  • Two more arrests made in burglaries

    Incidents of theft continue to be high in Spencer County in the new year with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department making more arrests of individuals accused of invading two Spencer County residences shortly after Christmas.

  • Police still searching for clues in homicide investigation

    The mystery surrounding a Bardstown man found dead in a barn on Bowman Lane Jan. 5 with a single gunshot wound to the head is far from solved.

    Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Ron Turley said Tuesday morning that no new information has been released in the homicide investigation surrounding 34-year-old Daniel D. Cahoe’s death.

    State police detective Stephen Spurlock is working in conjunction with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department on the case.

  • Latest district plan leaves county whole

    Spencer County as a whole will have one representative in Kentucky’s House if House Bill 1 is passed by the Senate.

    The bill passed in the House last week by a vote of 63-34.

    Spencer County is currently split into three districts with Brad Montell representing Shelby County and part of Spencer County in the 58th district, Kim King representing Mercer and Anderson counties, as well as part of Spencer County, in the 55th district, and David Floyd representing Nelson County, part of Bullitt County and part of Spencer County in the 50th district.

  • COUPLE OF THE YEAR: Streets honored for service to community

    “Couple of the Year” isn’t typically the award handed out at the first Chamber of Commerce meeting of each year. But this year, the chamber had two people worthy of its Citizen of the Year award — they just happen to live under the same roof.

    Scott and Linda Street were acknowledged as Couple of the Year during the Chamber’s first meeting of 2012 on Thursday.

    With Scott out of town, Linda accepted the award and addressed those attending the luncheon.

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