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Local News

  • Dropout age to rise

    The Spencer County Board of Education has joined dozens of other Kentucky school districts in working to ensure that students complete high school by raising the legal drop-out age from 16 to 18.

  • Two charged with stealing, selling items to support drug habit

    Two Taylorsville residents were arrested last week after reportedly stealing $2,750 worth of items from a storage unit on Main Street, then selling it to local businesses to get money to feed a drug habit.
    Devin C. Thompson, 25, of the 100 block of East Main Street, and Shelley A. Kyser, 25, of the 400 block of Garrard Street, were arrested Friday and each charged with one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • Former Orkin employee charged with theft of jewelry, medication

    A Cynthiana man previously employed by Orkin Pest Control is facing multiple felony charges in Spencer County for allegedly stealing jewelry and prescription medications while on the job.
    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Jeffery Todd Sizemore, 37, twice, resulting from two separate cases. He is charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count of theft of a controlled substance and one count of theft of a legend drug valued under $300, according to arrest warrants filed in Spencer District Court.

  • Man pulled from river

    Responding to what was dispatched as a potential drowning, local emergency personnel safely retrieved a Mount Washington man from a branch of the river off of Delta Road last Tuesday.

  • Kids, adults walk way from crash uninjured

    A two-vehicle accident that involved a combined nine passengers and smashed the front end of one of the cars involved somehow resulted in no serious injuries Saturday morning.

  • Taylorsville woman pleads not guilty in meth case

    A Taylorsville woman facing charges related to a meth lab that produced a small explosion on Main Street last month was arraigned in Spencer District Court on Friday morning.
    Karen R. Cook, 39, of the 100 block of West Main Street, entered a not guilty plea to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); buy/possessing drug paraphernalia; and unlawful possession of meth precursors, first offense.

  • No injuries in Plum Ridge Road crash Saturday

  • Report: Unmarked pickup with red, blue lights stopped vehicle

    Police in Spencer and Shelby counties are looking for information regarding a gray dual-wheeled pickup truck with a white door.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis was contacted Wednesday by Detective Sgt. Bruce Gentry of the Shelbyville Police to inquire if the TPD had a similar pickup truck as a patrol unit. Neither TPD nor the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has such a vehicle.

  • ‘Segregation of duties’ primary issue in sheriff’s audit

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office received a primarily clean audit from Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts with only one issue cited in the report — segregation of duties.

  • Local horse industry rooted in state park

    For horse tourism in Spencer County, the industry begins and ends with Taylorsville Lake State Park. With 24 miles of trails that can be used for horseback riding, the park is still working to improve on an already strong foundation.
    The state park currently has 24 miles of multi-purpose trails, along with 10 campsites that are specifically reserved for horse riders. Plans are currently in the works to create an all-weather trail system for at least one portion of the park.