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  • KSP nabs suspected stabber

    Louisville Metro Police made an arrest in a January incident that left an Indiana man stabbed and bleeding in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, LMPD executed an arrest warrant on Feb. 10 on Paul C. Barr, 34, of Louisville, and he was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail and charged with first-degree assault.
    Thursday, Barr was transferred to the Shelby County Detention Center where he remains with no bond. Barr was scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Spencer District Court.

  • Sheriff says he will share his radio frequency pending signed agreement from fire, city police

    A signed memorandum of understanding is the only thing separating the city police and local fire department from obtaining the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department’s new radio frequency, Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said during a radio demonstration during Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting.
    Once the Taylorsville Police Department and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District have signed MOUs with the county, those agencies will be given the sheriff’s frequency improving communication between the agencies, Stump said.

  • A WATERY WRAP-UP: Police chase ends with man in pond

    A police chase early last Wednesday morning ended with a Taylorsville man diving into a a farm pond off Kings Church Road where law enforcement officials were awaiting him on the other side.

  • SHOOTING STRAIGHT: How the firearms debate is shaping up in Spencer County

  • CAR ROLLS FOUR TIMES

    Three people were injured in a one-vehicle accident on Ky. 44 near Day Road on Saturday afternoon.

  • Court officially nixes EMS privatization talks

    Nearly six months after its formation, the EMS Privatization Committee of the Fiscal Court made an official recommendation Monday night not to privatize the county’s EMS services.
    Magistrate Mike Moody brought up the topic at an August 2012 meeting, and Judge-Executive Bill Karrer appointed Moody, Magistrate Jerry Davis, Magistrate Woodie Cheek and EMS Director Jeff Coulter to the committee to investigate.

  • 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.