Local News

  • 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?

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  • 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.

  • Some Mt. Eden cellular 911 calls temporarily rerouted

    Some 911 calls currently being made from cell phones in the Mt. Eden area are being routed through Washington County, but that routing is an error and efforts are being made to fix it, said Mt. Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon.
    Herndon said he has notified AT&T Cellular, who told him they are working to correct the error.
    In the meantime, citizens in that area need to be aware of the issue so they can tell dispatchers their location in case of an emergency. Once the caller’s location is known, the call can be routed to the appropriate agency, Herndon said.

  • Fourth-class initiative lacks support from city commission

    The current Kentucky Legislature won’t get a chance to make Taylorsville a fourth-class city.
    Legislators would have needed a resolution from the City Commission by the beginning of February to consider the measure during the current term, Mayor Don Pay said, but that resolution failed during the commission’s Jan. 3 meeting.
    Pay, who supports the reclassification, also brought up the resolution in December, but at that meeting, his motion to approve it died for lack of a second.

  • $1 million lottery winner remains anonymous

    It may not have been Mega Millions, but someone n the Simpsonville area has picked up a million dollars from the Kentucky Lottery.
    An unidentified person picked the five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, and even though that person missed the Megaball, the $1 Megaplier pushed the $250,000 prize to $1 million.
    The winning numbers were 4-10-16-38-48 and the Megaball was 34. The Mega Millions game has drawings on Tuesday and Friday.