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Local News

  • Winter storm mixes fire with ice

    Weather-related emergencies this past week have resulted in three house fires and the carbon monoxide poisoning of 11 people, but fortunately no deaths, said Nathan Nation, chief of Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.

  • Revard hearing set for February

    The preliminary hearing for Raymond J. Revard, Jr. scheduled last Friday has been postponed until February 13.

    Revard, 41, was charged January 15 by Spencer County Sheriff’s Department with murder and tampering with physical evidence in relation to the shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, 39.

    According to court documents, Revard’s family has hired attorney Stephen H. Miller of Fore, Miller and Schwartz in Louisville.

  • Thousands without power

    Widespread power outages have left thousands in the county without electricity -- and many without means to cook or heat their homes. In response, local authorities opened an emergency shelter at Spencer County High School Wednesday afternoon to provide residents with a warm, safe place to go.

    If residents can not get to the shelter, local authorities advised anyone in need to call Spencer Dispatch at 477-5533 and a ride will be provided. Currently 30 cots are available, but more could be obtained through the American Red Cross if needed.

  • Witnessing history: The inauguration of President Barack Obama

    Before he headed off to Washington, D.C. Monday morning, Dr. Charles Burton said he was uncertain how much of the Presidential Inauguration he would be able to witness. Some estimates have placed the number of people wanting to be a part of the historical event of upwards to two million. Burton said his hopes were to at least catch a glimpse of the parade as Barack Obama marched his way into being America’s first black president.

  • What's Happening

    Senior center’s Ice Cream Social

    Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center is inviting all seniors 60 years and older to their “Ice Cream Social” Friday, at 12:30 p.m. Come and join in on the fun festivities, and meet new friends along the way.

    Please RSVP Linda at 477-8296.

    The Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center is the place to be for ages 60 and older. There is food, crafts, games, and education. Lunch is served daily. Contributions are accepted for meals but no one is denied a lunch due to inability to pay.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Distric court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on November 21, 2008.

    Traffic:

    Michael Allen Cooper. Charge #1, no operator’s/moped license. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Pled guilty to both charges. $85 fines plus $143 court costs.

  • Man charged in wife’s death

    A Normandy man was charged in the shooting death of his wife Thursday night following a 30-hour investigation by local and state police.

    Forty-one-year-old Raymond Revard, of 879 Normandy Station Road, pled not guilty Friday in a Spencer County court to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence. Judge Linda Armstrong set his bail at $500,000 and as of Tuesday afternoon, Revard remained housed at Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Grand jury indicts Mt. Eden man with murder

    Spencer County Grand Jury has indicted a Mt. Eden man on murder for an incident that occurred a year ago December 23.

    George T. Henderson, 70, has been charged with the alleged stabbing death of his nephew, Phillip Ray Bentley, Jr. Bentley was 48 years old at the time of his death.

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department was called to 180 Little Beach Road in response to a domestic dispute. Several people were inside the home when police arrived, including Henderson, who later admitted to the stabbing.

  • Reynolds family gets a fresh start in Habitat’s first home

    Outside, snow showered the front lawn of Spencer County’s first Habitat for Humanity house with a frosty blanket. Inside, members showered much warmer blessings for a happy, healthy life as Lisa Reynolds and her family were finally handed the keys to their new home.

    “I want to say thank you to everyone who has allowed this for us,” said Reynolds to the more than 60 people who gathered inside the Hillview Estates home for Sunday’s dedication.

  • Witnessing history: The inauguration of President Barack Obama

    Before he headed off to Washington, D.C. Monday morning, Dr. Charles Burton said he was uncertain how much of the Presidential Inauguration he would be able to witness. Some estimates have placed the number of people wanting to be a part of the historical event of upwards to two million. Burton said his hopes were to at least catch a glimpse of the parade as Barack Obama marched his way into being America’s first black president.