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  • Drunken driver flees scene in vehicle with door missing, sparks flying

    A drunken driver that hit another motorist head on and then fled in his mangled vehicle was arrested miles from the scene following the accident early Sunday morning.

  • Still no booze in Spencer on Sundays

    Alcohol will not be sold on Sundays in Spencer County — at least not any time soon.
    The Spencer County Fiscal Court struck down a change to an ordinance Monday night that would have allowed the sale of alcoholic beverages from 1 p.m. to midnight on Sundays.

  • Police chief retiring

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis will retire effective July 1, 2014, at an initial cost of $31,589.72 to the City of Taylorsville.

  • Karrer announces he will not seek re-election

    As more names are filed to run for office in the 2014 primary election, one name is noticeably absent — current Judge-Executive Bill Karrer.

  • Groin stabbing case moves on to grand jury

    A Spencer County woman accused of stabbing her husband in the groin now waits to see if she will be indicted, which would send her case to circuit court.
    The case of Nicole L. Early, 40, came before Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Friday. Armstrong found probable cause in the case and is referring it to the Spencer County Grand Jury.
    If indicted, Early’s case will proceed through the circuit court system. If she is not, the case will not continue.

  • Main Street meth lab case still in court

    For the third time in three court appearances, a Taylorsville woman charged in a Main Street meth lab case was taken into custody following her court appearance.
    Karen Cook, 40, formerly of Taylorsville, now of Louisville, turned herself in this summer after police found an active meth lab in an apartment in the 100 block of West Main Street.

  • Ice, snow cause several accidents, but few injuries

    The accumulation of snow and ice over the weekend and briefly on Tuesday morning made way for dangerous travel conditions in Taylorsville and Spencer County. However, despite numerous accidents, no serious injuries were reported, but two patients were transported to a nearby hospital by Spencer County EMS.

    The injury accident occurred on Townhill Road on Friday after a band of sleet and ice made its way into the area, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

  • Commissioners call for meeting on drainage study

    Together, the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court have paid an engineering firm $44,647.62 to conduct a drainage study on Houston Court, but a couple of city commissioners believe they have little to nothing to show for their money.
    Commissioner Ellen Redmon, who lives on Houston Court, asked for a status report on the project during last Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting.

  • Second victim claims local man sexually abused her as a child

    A Bloomfield man who faces charges of rape, incest and sexual abuse of a child was released before Thanksgiving on a $100,000 cash bond, but he’s back in custody after being indicted on similar charges in another county.

  • Snow causes delay for elementary schools

    Following a quick, but hefty burst of snow on Tuesday morning, Spencer County’s elementary schools were on a two-hour delay, but middle and high school students arrived at school on time.
    Spencer County middle and high schools begin their day at 7:40 a.m., and many students were already on buses or at school by the time the snow arrived Tuesday, said Superintendent Chuck Adams.
    Adams said he checked the weather forecast before bed on Monday evening and all indications were that any snow would most likely arrive by 4 or 5 a.m.