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  • PHOTOS: Coming together at Waterford Park

    Plum Creek Baptist Church hosted a community block party Sunday evening at Waterford Park. The event was a chance to honor the community’s first responders and come together for free food and fellowship.

  • Judge gives state of the county address Thursday

    Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer addressed those in attendance at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Sept. 12 for the annual State of the County address. Karrer provided attendees with a copy of a mailer he sent highlighting the county’s progress during his time in office. Karrer specifically addressed the sheriff, roads, county clerk, EMS, recycling and parks departments.

  • Fire Tuesday morning

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District and the Mount Washington Fire Protection District responded to this fire in the 2500 block of Plum Creek Road shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Bentley said the home was not occupied at the time. The official cause of the fire was not available as of press time, but was initially called as potentially being started by electrical lines.

  • Barkham given a ‘third chance’ and is granted probation

    Angela Barkham is now a convicted felon, but she was given what her attorney called a “third chance” on Thursday, when a judge granted her probation in a case that stems from a prom party death of a teenager in 2009.

  • Early posts $25,000 bond in groin stabbing case

    A Spencer County woman accused of stabbing her husband in the groin is out of jail after posting a $25,000 cash bond Sept. 4.

  • Investigation confirms ducks slaughtered at Chinese restaurant

    Additional details are available regarding the recent health department shutdown and reopening of a local Chinese restaurant, including that live ducks were being slaughtered on restaurant property.

  • No Fiscal Court spending solution set yet; call for daily meetings continues

    Although none of Judge-Executive Bill Karrer’s special called daily meetings have taken place, the call for them continues.
    Karrer called special meetings each day last week, but each time, there was not a quorum present for the meeting to take place.
    Karrer was the lone member of the court present last Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Magistrate Jerry Davis was present Thursday afternoon in addition to Karrer.

  • Car flips in Normandy crash

    Two women were transported to Suburban Hospital in Louisville after a two-vehicle accident Sunday at Normandy Road and Ky. 55.

  • Octoberfest expands, adds events

    Spencer County Octoberfest 2013 will run from Oct. 1-5, expanding from its traditional two-day format.
    This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time.”
    This year, the pre-teen, junior miss, and miss pageants will be on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the First Assembly of God Church, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Practice will be Sunday, Sept. 29.

  • Missing Ohio teen found in Mount Washington

    The search for a missing Ohio teen that spilled into parts of southwest Spencer County ended last Wednesday after the 17-year-old was found at the Mount Washington Burger King.
    Three days after teen William Scheetz went missing from his home in Powell, Ohio, he was located.
    “Safe and OK,” were the words used by Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office detective Scotty McGaha to describe the boy’s condition.