Local News

  • Abell leaves TES to be district assistant superintendent

    Taylorsville Elementary School will lose Chuck Abell as its principal July 1, but he isn’t going far. Abell will still be within the Taylorsville city limits just across town at the Spencer County Board of Education, where he will serve as the district’s new assistant superintendent.

  • School board will not fill vacated transportation director’s position

    The Spencer County Schools transportation director position will be vacant at the end of the month, but will not be filled to help curb spending not directly associated with student instruction.

  • Thomas hired as SCES principal

    New Spencer County Elementary School principal Mark Thomas used to run cross-country at Morehead State University. Not the fastest runner in the world, Thomas simply tried to outlast everyone else with his determination and ability to go the distance.

  • City, county sign and exchange agreements to use radio frequencies

    Three months after deciding to “shelve” a memorandum of understanding from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS regarding the agencies’ radio frequencies, the City of Taylorsville and Police Chief Toby Lewis decided to take the MOU off the shelf and sign it.
    Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump asked to be put on the city’s agenda for its regular June meeting and addressed the commission last Tuesday evening.

  • Public Record - Taylorsville Police Citations

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations from May 27 to June 1:

    Dustin A. Bielefeld, 18, of Mt. Everest Drive in Louisville, was cited May 27 for no registration plates and no registration receipt.

    Octavio Vasquez, 44, of Minors Lane in Louisville, was cited May 27 for no operator’s-moped license and failure to produce insurance card.

    Elvis Galindo, 22, of Village Drive in Shelbyville, was cited May 27 for failure to wear seat belts.

  • Shopping the local farmers market can equal increased health benefits

    Anna Lee Stokley wears a T-shirt that reads “The Bread Lady.” George Deutsch pulls whole, packaged chickens out of his cooler to advertise to customers. But they’re just two examples of how Spencer County is disproving the popular assumption that farmers markets are only for a small range of fruit and vegetable sales.

  • Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse, sodomy, incest

    A Taylorsville man avoided a trial by jury by entering a guilty plea on Friday to charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest.
    A trial had seemed likely in the case, but Robert Anthony Divine, 34, entered into a plea agreement in Spencer Circuit Court.
    With all of those charges, the victim was under 12 years old, according to court records.

  • Meeting reveals new extension building still needs work

    Construction of the new county extension office is still not complete approximately two years after groundbreaking. Plans are now in the works to install dividers into the large meeting room to create smaller, individual meeting spaces for separate groups.
    A divided meeting room was in the original construction plans, but the ceiling was supposed to be able to support suspended walls that would separate the room. When the building was constructed, however, that structural support did not exist. Now, construction is set to begin to remedy the situation.

  • Order halts doctor from prescribing controlled substances

    State officials are cracking down on a local physician for the second time in 10 years after a months-long investigation uncovered questionable prescribing practices and inadequate medical documentation, especially when controlled substances were prescribed.

  • Law enforcement uncovers pot hot spot

    A Taylorsville man arrested Friday morning and charged with cultivating and trafficking marijuana claims the marijuana growing inside his home on Frontier Avenue was part of an effort to help cancer patients, according to police reports.