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  • Spencer County native dies following workplace accident

    An employee at Flowers Baking Company (a division of Flowers Foods) in Bardstown died Tuesday morning after she was injured late Friday night.
    According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eddie Robinson, Leslie Elder, 39, of Valley View Drive, Bardstown, was pronounced dead at 11:32 a.m. at University Hospital, Louisville, as a result of multiple blunt force injuries to her torso.
    The accident happened about 11:30 p.m. Friday at the bakery at 1755 Parkway Drive. Elder was trapped between two pieces of machinery, which Robinson described as a lift elevator and a vat.

  • Animal in custody could be linked to Waddy attacks

    An adult male pit bull that was, amazingly, captured by some homeowners during an attack on their livestock and pets in Waddy, is the suspect in the animal mutilations that took place in that area in late November and early December.

  • UPDATED: Reports of mysterious ‘white van’ hit closer to Spencer County

    UPDATED AFTER PRESS TIME TUESDAY: Following one attempted abduction in Bardstown earlier this month and two attempted abductions in Louisville last week, a report of a white van following a female in Southville in Shelby County early Tuesday morning put some Spencer Countians on high alert.
    According to Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis, Shelby County received a complaint of a man in a white van following a white male chasing a female on foot in the Southville area early Tuesday morning.

  • Board of education makes offer on fish and game club land as part of new school project

    As part of its efforts to secure land to accommodate a new elementary school, the Spencer County Board of Education voted at a special meeting last week to make an offer on 13 acres owned by the Spencer County Fish and Game Club, but details are still emerging as to where the club would relocate if it were to strike a deal with the board.

  • After long construction period, extension office now open to public

    More than two years after the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board purchased 12 acres off Ky. 44 east for construction, the new 12,000-square-foot extension office is now open to the public.

  • Bivens family receives top national honor from American Farm Bureau Federation

    Twelve years ago, Ryan Bivens set a goal: to win the top honor offered by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
    Misty, his wife of 11 years, says laughingly that he may have selected a different bride if she hadn’t been willing to help him work toward that goal.

  • Commission unanimously supports fourth-class city resolution

    If Kentucky’s General Assembly considers a bill that would allow Taylorsville to become a fourth-class city, that bill will have the unanimous support of the Taylorsville City Commission.
    The new commission, which with its current members, Jack Proctor, Beverly Ingram, Kathy Spears, Ellen Redmon and Mayor Don Pay, met for the first time last Tuesday, voted unanimously to send a resolution to the General Assembly in favor of reclassifying Taylorsville from a fifth-class city to a fourth-class city.

  • Harmon, King file bill to increase penalties for repeat DUI offenders

    Rep. Mike Harmon, R- Danville (54th District), announced last week that he has filed legislation for the 2013 Session that seeks to increase penalties for repeat offenders of driving under the influence (DUI).
    House Bill 32, sponsored by Harmon and primary co-sponsor Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg (55th District), seeks to streamline the punishment process for those who repeatedly choose to drink and drive.

  • School resource officer talks continue between city, schools

    During last Tuesday’s meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission, Police Chief Toby Lewis updated the commission on his talks with Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams about the possibility of a school resource officer.

  • Massie’s bill seeks to legalize guns on school campuses

    Newly elected U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie’s opening bill since taking the District 4 seat – to repeal the prohibition on guns on school campuses – has gained some attention but not necessarily support from the leaders of the institutions his bill purports to support.
    When the U.S. House and Senate convened last week to begin the 2013 session, a flurry of bills were filed in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and President Barack Obama’s mandate for tougher gun control restrictions.