Local News

  • Man charged with rape of 14-year-old

    A Louisville man is facing felony rape charges following his arrest last month. Cody Cundiff, 21, is charged with two counts of first degree rape and one count of third degree rape involving a 14-year-old juvenile.

    Cundiff was arrested on July 2 by Spencer County Sheriff’s Detective Tom Brummer and was arraigned July 31st in Spencer County.

    It is alleged that on three separate occasions dating from late May to late June, the suspect raped the young girl, twice by force.

  • State releasing flood aid to Spencer, other hard-hit counties


    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Monday announced in a news release that funding will be made available in emergency grants to help 24 flood-damaged counties clean up solid waste generated by the July flood events.

    Counties will be eligible to request up to 110 percent of the preliminary damage assessment estimate for debris clearance that was provided to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The total grant amount to be awarded will not be available until all applications are received.

  • Large pot operation leads to indictment

    A Spencer County man suspected of running the largest indoor pot growing operations in the county, was indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges last week.

    The indictments, filed on Thursday, charge Jackson Kelly Ragan, 44, with one count of cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell, a class D felony. He is also charged with trafficking in marijuana Schedule I hallucinogen (more than 8 ounces), also a class D felony, and one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.

  • Owners meet with city over potholes

    Business owners met with members of the Taylorsville City Commission last Tuesday to discuss possible solutions to the potholes that plague the access roads to Settlers Center.

    Meanwhile, motorists are once again having to navigate around the potholes that the city attempted to fill temporarily a few weeks ago.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 12, 2015

    Chamber meeting to feature Hosparus speaker

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is hosting its monthly meeting this Thursday at noon.

    The meeting is sponsored by Hosparus and will feature Spencer County resident Dr. Bethany Snider, who is the Medical Director for the Green River, Central and Northeast Louisville Hosparus region.

    Lunch will be catered by Country Mart. Lunch is $10 for chamber members and $13 for non members. The meeting will be held at the chamber building at the corner of Main Street and Main Cross.

  • Proposal would prevent Kentucky schools from starting before the end of August

    The questions have been debated in Kentucky for years:

    Should public schools start in early August or after Labor Day?

    Should the school year end by Memorial Day or in mid-June?

    School districts in some states start after Labor Day, but Kentucky districts, over time, have started the year earlier and earlier.

  • Kentucky ABC launches online training

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has launched its online STAR (Server Training in Alcohol Regulations) instruction.

  • Rally for 1st Amendment


    The Obergefell decision is final; marriage has been re-defined for these United States. We can argue whether it was done legally, whether it is consistent with American history, and whether it will actually bear fruit as a new social order emerges, but it is now the law of the land.

  • Curtis files as independent candidate for governor


    Independent gubernatorial candidate Drew Curtis, with more than 8,000 signatures in hand, officially filed for the 2015 governor race today with his wife Heather Curtis as his running mate.

    Curtis gave a kick-off press conference today on the Capitol stairs saying he is confident he can get more than 20 percent of Kentuckians’ vote in the race for the state house.

  • Public’s input sought on social study standards

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking public feedback on proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation.

    These future-oriented standards address the knowledge, skills and competencies all Kentucky’s K-12 students should have to be prepared for college, career and civic engagement and to ensure success in the world today.