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  • 30 years for rape

     

    A man who pleaded guilty to the rape of his 13-year-old stepdaughter has been sentenced to 30 years in jail.

    In Spencer Circuit Court March 10, Jamal Demetrius Hunt, 34, of Lebanon Junction received consecutive sentences of 20 years for first-degree rape and 10 years for incest.

    “It’s the best we can get, apparently,” the victim’s aunt said after court was dismissed.

    Hunt raped the girl in 2013 at their Spencer County home, while her mother was terminally ill. Her mother died of cancer in February 2014.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 9, 2016

    Chamber of Commerce to host Massie

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Congressman Thomas Massie for their regular monthly luncheon on Thursday, March 10. The luncheon will include Massie as keynote speaker and feature a catered lunch from The Tea Cup. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will run from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Massie will also allow a time for questions.

  • Voters turn out for GOP caucus

     

    STATEWIDE RESULTS

    Donald Trump 35.9% 17 Delegates
    Ted Cruz 31.5 % 15 Delegates
    Marco Rubio 16 % 7 Delegates
    John Kasich 14 % 7 Delegates

    SPENCER COUNTY RESULTS

    Ted Cruz 663 votes 39.58 %
    Donald Trump 592 votes 35.34 %
    Marco Rubio 246 votes 14.69 %
    John Kasich 155 votes 9.25 %

    Spencer County Republicans joined others across Kentucky Saturday as they participated in the state GOP’s first presidential caucus.

  • Cancer survivor’s journey may lead to Oaks parade

     

    Spencer County’s Stacey McIntosh would love to join 141 fellow cancer survivors May 6 for the ultimate victory lap around Churchill Downs.

    McIntosh may get that opportunity after she was nominated to take part in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade. The eighth annual event honors breast and ovarian cancer survivors and takes place on the same day as the Kentucky Oaks race, one day before the Kentucky Derby.

  • Potholes and pit bulls get attention at city meeting

    Another winter is waning, and some of the potholes that plague the Settlers Center have only grown deeper and wider. However, the City of Taylorsville now has a new tool in its arsenal to force repairs, and it appears they’re about to use it.

  • TPD probing $10 counterfeit bills

     

    Taylorsville Police are conducting an investigation to determine who used a counterfeit $10 bill to purchase food March 5 at Dairy Queen.

    Employees at the restaurant called police after they discovered they had received the fake bill, but they didn’t know exactly when it had come in or who had paid with it, Chief Phil Crumpton said Monday.

    Officer Todd Tinsley responded to the scene and is conducting the investigation.

  • Court spars over pay raises

    The budgetary tug-of-war within the Spencer County Fiscal Court continued Monday morning as pay raises for some county employees were deemed non-negotiable as long as the sheriff’s payroll budget remains unresolved.

    “We’re going to have to deal with this, because it’s holding us up on some other stuff,” said magistrate Brian Bayers, who has long supported Sheriff Buddy Stump’s payroll budget request of $779,000, a figure that’s the same as last year.

  • Bevin: Road aid programs will continue during 2017

    Gov. Matt Bevin last week announced that two essential road aid programs – both housed in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid – will continue to operate in Fiscal Year 2017.

    The Flex Funds and 80/20 Bridge Replacement programs will be available to local officials over the next fiscal year. These programs are designed to give local governments the flexibility to use state funds for county road projects.

  • Foundation to help state police

    A nonprofit foundation benefiting the Kentucky State Police has been established to support the agency, its employees and the families of officers who have died in the line of duty.

    Through public and corporate support, the Kentucky State Police Foundation will provide equipment, training and other resources when normal funding streams are not available. Founded in November, the foundation recently facilitated a $100,000 donation for the construction of a medical and dental screening facility at Trooper Island Camp.

  • Website to serve as access point for assistance money

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has launched a new self-service web portal where citizens can easily apply for assistance.

    The online service, called benefind, is the access point for Kentuckians to apply for programs like Medicaid, the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food benefits, and Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP), or cash assistance.