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  • Sheriff’s office to be retested for mold count

    Before investing in remodeling the existing sheriff’s office or even building a new one, members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted last week to get an updated evaluation on the mold problem that could potentially force workers out of the structure.

  • Court delays action on county raises

    Spencer County EMS Director Chris Limpp was visibly irritated after members of the fiscal court voted 4-2 to once again table discussion of a proposed pay raise for county employees. The decision came toward the end of a four hour meeting that saw select county employees called before the magistrates to explain why they warranted pay raises.

    Limpp made the case for raises in his department, saying he very well could lose hard-to-find professionals to other jobs because of pay.

  • Toddler mauled by dog

    A three-year-old girl was badly mauled by a large dog on Labor Day, requiring her to be flown to the University of Louisville Hospital following the attack near Briar Ridge.

    Spencer County Animal Control Director Melvin Gore said the girl was with a group of adults at a residence on KY 248 when the dog attacked her shortly before 4 p.m. last Monday.

    The families were playing and the dog, a mastiff that Gore estimated to weigh about 75 pounds, was also with the families, when it jumped on the girl.

  • Porn pops-up on school laptop


    Operators of pornographic websites are predators and children are often their targets. That fact was made clear last week following an incident where two Spencer County Elementary School fourth graders were shocked when graphic and nude images popped up on a computer screen they were watching.

    “I saw what was seen. It was a full page, completely graphic photos, probably 100 pictures,” said the parent of one of the two children, who has since met with school officials to discuss the incident.

  • Jones vyes for Miss America Sunday night


    It may be the first weekend of professional football, but chances are a lot of the television sets in Spencer County will be tuned to something completely different Sunday night.

    One of Spencer County’s own, Laura Jones, will be in the national spotlight Sunday as she joins 51 other women from every corner of the country vying for the title of Miss America in the annual pageant that will be broadcast on ABC television beginning at 9 p.m.

  • Deadly heroin likely coming to county

    Spencer County EMS Director Chris Limpp recently spent a six hour shift in Louisville helping with officials there who have been swamped with heroin overdoses. In the past couple of weeks, a four-state region that includes Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia has seen overdoses and overdose deaths soar, and Limpp said it’s only a matter of time until it’s seen in Spencer County.

    In just a matter of six hours in Jefferson County last week, Limpp said first responders were alerted to between 20 and 30 overdose calls.

  • Home set on fire while couple slept


    A Spencer County man is seeking answers after someone apparently tried to burn his house down last week.

    Bill Kyser, of Featherbed Hollow Road, said he noticed the melted siding on his home last Wednesday morning and notified the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, his insurance company, and the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Chief Stewart sworn in


    New Taylorsville Police Chief Kenny Stewart was officially sworn in last Wednesday by Taylorsville City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Kathy Spears at a brief meeting of the commission at City Hall. Stewart, who retired from the Kentucky State Police, has been with the city police department for two years and replaces Phil Crumpton, who resigned to take another position with the state.

  • Accident kills one in Finchville

    Kentucky State Police have identified the victim of a fatal accident on Taylorsville Road in Finchville Friday afternoon.

    Julie Mundt, 57, of Louisville, was killed when her 2013 Toyota was struck by a 1997 Mercedes driven by David Moore, 32, of Taylorsville.

    The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 6000th block as Moore, who was traveling north on Taylorsville Road, crossed the center line and struck Mundt’s vehicle.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 7, 2016

    Spencer County Animal Shelter to host open house

    Staff and volunteers at the Spencer County Animal Shelter are inviting everyone to come visit the shelter and “meet some of the sweetest dogs in Spencer County.”

    The event will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the shelter, which is located behind Country Mart and close to the recycling center.