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  • Mount Eden man accused of shooting at, pistol-whipping girlfriend pleads not guilty

    A Mount Eden man accused of shooting at and pistol-whipping his girlfriend last March was arraigned in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Benjamin W. Mobley, 59, of the 2100 block of Murphy Lane, was indicted in early December 2012 on charges of criminal attempted murder, second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Familiar Main Street buildings come down

    Main Street in Taylorsville is undergoing perhaps its biggest transformation in nearly 100 years.

  • BBB, Secretary of State warn of 'Corporate Records Service' scam

    Local businesses have reported receiving an official looking letter from Corporate Records Service instructing them to submit $125 along with a "2013 Annual Minutes Form," but this letter and form are a scam and should be disregarded, according to the Better Business Bureau and the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

  • Interstate 64 chase leads to Taylorsville man’s arrest

    A Taylorsville man was arrested Friday in Shelby County after leading a state trooper on a chase along I-64 that ended in a crash.
    Brian Haddix, 58, of Taylorsville, faces multiple charges stemming from the incident.
    Friday, at 11:05 p.m., Trooper Jack Hedges stopped to check on a motorist on westbound I-64 in Shelby County. The vehicle’s occupants advised that everything was fine and abruptly drove away, according to a news release from KSP.

  • County could be interested in supporting school resource officer

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court will ask Superintendent Chuck Adams and the Spencer County Board of Education if they are interested in partnering to fund a school resource officer from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.
    The Fiscal Court voted 5-1 Monday morning to voluntarily enter into discussions with the school district.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer was the lone dissenting vote, stating that the district needs to determine its own needs.

  • Eminent domain?

    Despite more than four years of discussions and searching for land to accommodate a new elementary school, Spencer County Public Schools is running out of options and time, leaving the unanswered question of if the district will be forced to resort to eminent domain to acquire property.

  • Paying their debt

    The ditch-line on Taylorsville Road. The catch basin on Railroad Street. The fence rows at the sewer plant and at each of the city’s water towers. Every shiny yellow curb that received a fresh coat of paint over the last six months.

  • PHOTOS: Lincoln Day Dinner draws political heavyweights

    The Spencer County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner attracted some of Kentucky’s highest ranking elected officials. Hundreds turned out Friday night at the Spencer Christian Church auditorium to hear the likes of Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and Thomas Massie.

  • Insurance trust busts; members must cover deficit

    Spencer County Public Schools’ property, automobile and worker’s compensation insurance provider has gone bust, and the district, along with more than 100 other districts across Kentucky, will be stuck digging the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust out of its financial hole.
    Just exactly how much money the district will owe to help make up for the deficit is still unknown, but the ordeal has left local and state education officials angry and with numerous questions.

  • Resolution urges state to act quickly on redistricting efforts

    Following last year’s redistricting debacle at the state level, the Spencer County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Monday morning urging its elected representatives and senators to take care of any redistricting measures during this year’s short session.
    No effected offices are on the ballot for 2013 and many believe it’s the perfect time to finalize redistricting, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday’s meeting.