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  • Pattern found in break-ins

    Neighbors along Elk Creek Road, who organized a watch program in response to a string of sudden burglaries there, are again anxious after the Saturday break-in of an unoccupied house at 85 Green Acres Rd.

    It mimics those of at least five other forced entries in the county since November, according to reports from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Suspect in Springfield State Bank robbery indicted

    Same suspect who was seen at both CUB and Peoples Bank in Spencer Co. before arrest

    A Washington County grand jury recently returned an indictment against a Bardstown man accused of robbing a local bank.

  • Slip sliding in a winter wetland

    Slippery roads cancelled district schools Tuesday morning, but caused few problems for motorists. No wrecks or injuries were reported by noon, according to reports from state and local law enforcement agencies.

    Collis Rogers, foreman for the Spencer County Road Department, said Tuesday a fleet of six vehicles began spreading cinder treatments on roads as early as 5 a.m.

    While Wilsonville reportedly saw worse conditions than other parts in the county, Rogers reported most roads remained passable throughout the day.

  • Attorney General says Airborne claims don’t fly

    Attorney General Jack Conway, together with the attorneys general of Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin filed a settlement today with Airborne Health, Inc., the Florida-based maker of the Airborne Effervescent Health Formula, and its founders and current owners, Victoria Knight-McDowell and

  • Judge to hear Charter case tomorrow

    Lawyers are set to appear in Spencer County Circuit Court tomorrow afternoon to lay out their latest arguments in the charter government case. At the center of this most recent legal dispute between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court is a request for a judge to reconvene the charter commission.

    “This is somewhat unconventional to be asking a court to do this,” said Attorney Sam Carl, who represents the City of Taylorsville. “It’s not exactly democratic either.”

  • Road work ahead

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation has announced that Spencer County motorists should expect shoulder closures and delays due to brush removal

    Work is scheduled to occur on KY 55, KY 155, and KY 65.

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the

    Commonwealth of Kentucky.

     

  • Shop with a Cop

    A fresh towel was all one kid wanted. Another asked for pillows.

    When the shopping extravaganza ended one kid came back screaming: “I got everything I wanted.”

    “He was so excited,” said David Young, a chaperone for this season’s Shop-With-a-Cop program –– a holiday shopping spree for needy children sponsored each year by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

    “You take a lot of it for granted when you have it,” said Young.

  • Bear bags, newest fashion trend

    A new blue bag allows consumers to “go green” –– sales from it simultaneously supports the environment and local schools.

    It’s called the “Bear Bag,” a multi-purpose, re-usable tote that prominently features a silk-screened paw from Spencer County’s mascot.

    The bags are made from 100 percent recycled, non-woven polypropylene fibers. All proceeds support academic and athletic programs at Spencer County schools.

  • Shelbyville teen missing since Thursday

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenaged girl who has been missing from her home in Shelbyville since Thursday.

    Amber Dawn McKinney, 16, was last seen leaving her home on Jonathan Circle on Thursday morning to go to school, according to Shelbyville Police.

    McKinney, daughter of Angela Peters, is described as a white female with below-shoulder-length brown hair and hazel eyes. She has a thin build, at 5 foot 4 inches and 105 pounds. She is a student at Shelby County High School.

  • What's Happening

    Main Street

    Committee needs Christmas

    decorations

    The Main Street Committee is asking for your old, new, and used Christmas decorations to help with decorating downtown next year. If you have any decorations that you no longer use, or need, please drop them off at the Sanctuary Arts Center.

    Spencer County

    GOP meeting