Local News

  • Multiple fires strike Mount Eden

    Firefighters from three departments battled desperately to save the home of a Mount Eden family in the predawn hours Saturday, but the blaze destroyed the structure, officials said.

  • UPDATE - Election candidates final; District Judge Linda Armstrong withdraws at last minute

    Two additional candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for Spencer County judge-executive.
    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay (R) and Ronald “Woody” Cheek (D) both filed paperwork at the county clerk’s office this week. Pay will face candidates John Riley, a former magistrate, and Lawrence Trageser on the Republican ballot in the May 20 Primary Election.
    Cheek will face Jerry Davis, Debbie Herndon, Jan Kehne and David Jewell on the Democratic ballot. The winner of each primary will face off in the General Election on Nov. 4.

  • Flu complications cause teen to fight for life


  • PHOTO: Had enough winter yet?

    This snowy postcard-like scene was found Friday morning on Elk Creek Road. Snow again hit the area Tuesday morning hampering the morning commute and closing schools.

  • Extortion case moved to grand jury

    One member of a husband-wife duo charged with extortion is back in jail after a hearing in Shelby District Court on Thursday in which the case was waived to the grand jury.
    As Dee A. Bowman-Phillips held out her arms to be handcuffed, her husband, Joshua Phillips, came forward from where he was sitting behind his attorney, to hand her a jacket she had left behind.
    Shelby District Judge Linda Armstrong ordered Bowman-Phillips, 27, to be taken back into custody after she failed a drug screen, one of the conditions of her bond.

  • Second Republican files for judge executive seat

    A second Republican filed to run for Spencer County judge-executive last week.
    John Riley, a former magistrate, will face Lawrence Trageser in the primary election in May.
    The winner of the Republican primary will face the winner — out of candidates Jerry Davis, Debbie Herndon, Jan Kehne and David Jewell — of the Democrat primary in the general election in November.
    Several others have also filed for office over the last week:
    •Larry Bentley, a Democrat, filed for constable in the Mount Eden district.

  • Local vet retires after 37 years of service


  • What's Happening — Week of Jan. 22

    New 4-H scrapbooking club
    Do you like to scrapbook?  Are you between the ages of 9-18?  The 4-H Scrapbooking Club will have a membership drive/informational meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Extension Office. If you have any questions, call Tonya or Mollie at the Spencer County Extension Office at 477-2217.

    Historical society to meet

  • Former pest control employee indicted in theft case

    A Cynthiana man previously employed by a pest control company has been indicted on charges that he allegedly stole jewelry and prescription medications from Spencer County residents while on the job.
    A Spencer County Grand Jury indicted Jeffery Todd Sizemore, 37, Jan. 9 on two counts of theft by unlawful taking, theft of a legend drug less than $300 first offense, and theft of a controlled substance under $10,000. All of the charges are class D felonies and allegedly occurred on or around April 23, May 13 and June 11, 2013, according to the indictment.

  • Audit: City's admin salaries should come out of general fund

    None of the City of Taylorsville’s administrative salaries are paid out of the city’s general fund causing the city’s new auditor to issue a qualified opinion as part of this year’s independent audit.
    Kevin Peercy of Peercy and Gray presented a brief overview of the city’s audit at last Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.
    The audit was for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.
    Peercy presented each member of the commission with a copy of the audit and explained the format in which it appears.