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Local News

  • Flu strikes early in Kentucky

    ‘Tis the season for sneezing and wheezing, coughing and aching, upset stomachs and headaches. Pretty much everyone has personally experienced or knows someone who has experienced the myriad of nasty viruses that love to spread this time of year, and, as usual, the one garnering the most attention regionally is influenza.

  • Trial likely in Divine case

    After going back and forth with offers and counteroffers, a Spencer County man looks likely to face a jury trial on charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest.
    Robert Anthony Divine, 33, appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday with his attorney Stephen Wright.
    Wright told Judge Charles Hickman that his client hadn’t been able to reach an agreement with Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Witt Donnell, but asked for the two sides to meet one more time before a trial date is set.

  • Sammy Mobley arraigned, enters not guilty plea in Spencer Circuit Court

    A Waddy man charged with attempting to run over his uncle’s girlfriend with a motorcycle was arraigned in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday morning.
    Waddy resident Sammy F. Mobley, 36, faces a first-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with a March 16 incident in which Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of Murphy Lane, allegedly attempted to shoot at and pistol-whip his girlfriend, who is of Mount Eden. Benjamin Mobley faces charges of first-degree attempted murder - domestic violence; first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree assault - domestic violence.

  • Two leads come up empty in Waddy attacks

    The planned autopsy on a calf that was one of the mysteriously attacked animals in Waddy has been cancelled.
    Tony Carriss, the magistrate for District 6 who has helped gather information and lead an investigation into the attacks, said he went to look at Robert Green’s calf just before noon on Tuesday, but another animal had attacked it since its death on Sunday.

  • 4,610.5 pounds of love

    More than 33 Spencer County families had a great Christmas meal and then some as the result of a “Cram the Cruiser” food drive that exceeded all expectations, according to law enforcement officials that facilitated the drive.

  • PHOTO GALLERY: One Sole Purpose — Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools

    The ‘One Sole Purpose’ initiative visited Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools Thursday, bringing a pair of Converse tennis shoes to all preschool through fifth grade students. The celebration was courtesy of many school, community and business volunteers who have contributed monetary donations, hours sizing children’s feet and more. Podiatrist Dr. William Beasley, along with his wife, Pat, and First Assembly of God Pastor Chad Goodlett, locally headed up the project.

  • Labor cabinet penalties against county reduced

    During Monday night’s meeting, the Spencer County Fiscal Court made public a notice from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet stating that penalties levied against the county had been amended and reduced.
    Initially facing $11,200 in penalties, the county’s penalty was reduced to $5,250 via an informal settlement — with all citations regarding the county’s recycling center.

  • Numerous individuals facing charges in Spencer County in court Dec. 6

    Several local people who are facing criminal charges in Spencer County appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Dec. 6. The results of several of those appearances appear below:
    • Robert Anthony Divine, 33, of Taylorsville, who faces charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest, had been presented a plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney, but declined that offer and his attorney presented a counteroffer.
    The terms of those offers were not disclosed in court, but Divine is scheduled for a disposition hearing on Thursday at 9 a.m.

  • Waddy meeting spreads word of vicious animal attacks

    Residents seem convinced that the recent brutal maulings of several animals in southeast Shelby County were the blood-thirsty attacks of nothing more than a dog.

  • Two arrested for ‘shooting up’ in parking lot

    Two Falmouth residents were arrested last Tuesday in the Country Mart parking lot after a concerned citizen reported to police that they were “shooting up” in their car.