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  • Taylorsville man pleads not guilty in marijuana case

    A Taylorsville man charged with cultivating and trafficking marijuana entered a not guilty plea in Spencer District Court on Friday morning.
    Joey Singer, 37, of Frontier Drive, was present in court without an attorney. However, because he is facing felony charges — to which a plea of guilty cannot be entered in district court — an automatic not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
    Singer was arrested June 7 following a month-long investigation.

  • Auditor cites segregation of duties as main issue in clerk’s office

    The Spencer County Clerk’s Office received a primarily clean audit from Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts with the main concern regarding segregation of duties.
    The comment issued by the auditor’s office states, “The clerk’s office had a lack of segregation of duties over expenditures and reconciliations, which allowed several errors to go undetected.”
    In her response to the auditor, County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock states that many of the issues have already been corrected.

  • Dropout age to rise

    The Spencer County Board of Education has joined dozens of other Kentucky school districts in working to ensure that students complete high school by raising the legal drop-out age from 16 to 18.

  • Two charged with stealing, selling items to support drug habit

    Two Taylorsville residents were arrested last week after reportedly stealing $2,750 worth of items from a storage unit on Main Street, then selling it to local businesses to get money to feed a drug habit.
    Devin C. Thompson, 25, of the 100 block of East Main Street, and Shelley A. Kyser, 25, of the 400 block of Garrard Street, were arrested Friday and each charged with one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • Former Orkin employee charged with theft of jewelry, medication

    A Cynthiana man previously employed by Orkin Pest Control is facing multiple felony charges in Spencer County for allegedly stealing jewelry and prescription medications while on the job.
    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Jeffery Todd Sizemore, 37, twice, resulting from two separate cases. He is charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count of theft of a controlled substance and one count of theft of a legend drug valued under $300, according to arrest warrants filed in Spencer District Court.

  • Man pulled from river

    Responding to what was dispatched as a potential drowning, local emergency personnel safely retrieved a Mount Washington man from a branch of the river off of Delta Road last Tuesday.

  • Kids, adults walk way from crash uninjured

    A two-vehicle accident that involved a combined nine passengers and smashed the front end of one of the cars involved somehow resulted in no serious injuries Saturday morning.

  • Taylorsville woman pleads not guilty in meth case

    A Taylorsville woman facing charges related to a meth lab that produced a small explosion on Main Street last month was arraigned in Spencer District Court on Friday morning.
    Karen R. Cook, 39, of the 100 block of West Main Street, entered a not guilty plea to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); buy/possessing drug paraphernalia; and unlawful possession of meth precursors, first offense.

  • No injuries in Plum Ridge Road crash Saturday

  • Report: Unmarked pickup with red, blue lights stopped vehicle

    Police in Spencer and Shelby counties are looking for information regarding a gray dual-wheeled pickup truck with a white door.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis was contacted Wednesday by Detective Sgt. Bruce Gentry of the Shelbyville Police to inquire if the TPD had a similar pickup truck as a patrol unit. Neither TPD nor the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has such a vehicle.