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  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department 2011 Activity Report

    Traffic stops, warnings - 228
    Traffic stops, citations - 118
    Highway safety checkpoints - 9
    Non-injury accidents - 129
    Injury accidents - 45
    Fatalities - 3
    Other calls for service - 2,573
    CCDW permits - 288
    Vehicle inspections - 467
    Total arrests - 285
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons served - 1,490
    Recovered property - $70,800
    Total contacts - 5,486

  • Fiscal Court notes from Jan. 17 meeting

    •The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Jan. 17 to enter into an interlocal agreement with Bullitt County that would give the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department jurisdiction in Bullitt County and vice versa.
    Before the agreement becomes valid, it must also be approved by the Bullitt County Fiscal Court and signed by both counties’ judge-executives and attorneys.

  • Hornback's territory grows

    Spencer County’s state senator is going to be covering a few more miles this term.

    The redistricting plan passed last Wednesday by the Senate extends District 20 served by Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) from three counties (Spencer, Bullitt and Shelby) to Spencer, Shelby and a long swathe of northern and western counties.

    In fact, the map looks like most of the territory covered by the 8th Region in high school basketball.

  • State police launch arson investigation

    Kentucky State Police are looking for information regarding a house fire on Binkley Lane in December.

    The morning of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, a residential structure fire was reported at 780 Binkley Lane, according to a news release from KSP.

    The property involved was a two-story log cabin style residence located at the end of Binkley Lane near Taylorsville Lake.

    Javan Montgomery owns the residence, which was in the final stages of construction.

  • COACH OF THE YEAR: Ware earns state honor from Special Olympics

    Lynn Ware of Mount Eden was named the Special Olympics Kentucky 2011 Coach of the Year, Saturday, Jan. 14, at the organization’s State Leadership Conference in Lexington.

    The award recognizes a coach who not only provides skilled training for athletes, but also sets an example of the highest ethical and moral conduct; acting as a role model, giving their athletes the most immediate awareness of their own worth, ability, courage and capacity to grow and improve, according to a news release from the organization.

  • Community mourns teens killed in wreck

    It has been a painful week for Spencer County residents, as the community continues to mourn the loss of two local teenage girls killed in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday afternoon on Mike Brown Road.

    The tragic incident

  • Funeral arrangements announced for teens killed in wreck

    Funeral arrangements have been set for two Spencer County High School students killed in a single-vehicle accident on Mike Brown Road on Wednesday.

    Joint visitation for Mikie Monroe, 16, and Shelby Bockting, 17, is scheduled for 2 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Spencer County High School.

    A joint funeral is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school.

  • POLL: One state representative or three?

    Would Spencer County benefit from having one state representative instead of three?

    Click here to vote!

  • 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.