Local News

  • Quick action leads to arrests

    Two Louisville men were arrested Friday evening after a failed burglary attempt in northern Spencer County.

    Within hours of the incident, Tony E. Casey, 33, and Marvin Deacon, Jr., 36, were apprehended and charged with second-degree burglary.

    The homeowner told police that she was coming downstairs to answer the doorbell when one of the suspects kicked in the door and entered her home, said Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Spencer County Grand Jury filed the following indictments Oct. 8 in Spencer Circuit Court:

    • Jeremy Bowling, 613 Third St., Taylorsville; third-degree burglary, felony; theft by unlawful taking, over $300, felony

    • Roy D. Inghram, 841 East River Road, Taylorsville; planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with the intent to sell or transfer (five plants or more), felony;

    • Ronald Inghram, 3616 Ashes Creek Road, Taylorsville; persistent felony offender II

  • Judge rules school board violated law

    A Spencer County judge ruled Oct. 9, that the local school board violated Kentucky’s open-meetings law when it conducted a private evaluation of Superintendent Chuck Adams last year. The ruling could set precedent for other such cases across the state.

  • District explores options for a new elementary site

    Spencer County school officials will explore at least four sites to construct a new elementary school, according to Brett Beaverson, director of operations for the district.

    Those sites are within a 5-mile radius of the courthouse, he said, and include:

    • a 25-acre site, located between Earlywine Plantation and Highview Estates, off KY 44 East.

    • three nearby tracts of about 55 total acres, less than a mile from Taylorsville.

    • a 24-acre site at KY 55 and Overlook Road.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Matthew K. Eckert presided over the following cases in district court on September 8, 2009.

    Small claims:

    Aaron Scott Messer v Grider Home Improvements; David Grider. Judgment for Aaron Scott Messer in the amount of $750 plus costs and interest.


    Winterwood Inc. v Brittany Semones. Court finds for Winterwood Inc.

    Winterwood Inc. v Jenna Rader. Court finds for Winterwood Inc.


  • Fatal accident

    A Taylorsville man was killed in a multi-vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Oct. 11 in Mt. Washington.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, a vehicle operated by Kevin Sullivan, 22, of Mount Washington, was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31 East.

    Sullivan collided with a vehicle operated by Joseph Smith, 40, of Taylorsville and then a northbound vehicle operated by Michael L. Workman, 22, of Taylorsville.

    During the collision, the northbound vehicle of Robert Gaddie of Mt. Washington struck the rear of Workman’s car.

  • County roads to be paved

    With $200,000 to spend toward paving county roads, magistrates decided to split the amount up evenly between their five districts, giving each $40,000 worth of blacktop.

    On the list of roads with the greatest needs were Hickory Lane, Shagbark Drive, Carrithers Lane, Rolling Trail, Lakeside Drive, Murphy Lane, Goose Creek Road and Hochstrasser Road. In some cases, the funds will only allow portions of these roads to be coated with new asphalt.

    Magistrate John Riley objected to the county having to pave roads that were promised to be completed by developers.

  • City approves banning billboards

    Good-bye billboards, hello to the beautification of downtown.

    City commissioners approved the banning of billboards within Taylorsville’s city limits at their Oct. 8 meeting. Any existing structures will have 30 days from the publication of the ordinance to remove billboards from publicly-leased property.

    Outdoor advertising signs on private property will be able to remain as long as there is an agreement between the landowner and the owner of the sign.

    The penalty for not adhering to the city ordinance could be as much as a $500 fine.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    Marriage licenses

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of August 20009.

    Christine Ann Miller, 44, Mt. Eden and Walter Scott Loving, 56, Mt. Eden.

    Haley Amber Boguskie, 21, Mt. Eden and Daniel Garth Harley, 22, Bloomfield.

    Brittany Lynea Moats, 23, Mt. Washington and Matthew Randal McIntyre, 25, Mt. Washington.

    Wanda Jean Husband, 48, Taylorsville and Farrell Keith Husband, 49, Taylorsville.

  • A rallying point

    Early Wyne is the kind of subdivision where an evening stroll can last two hours as you stop to chat with neighbor after neighbor at mailbox after mailbox.

    And mailbox after mailbox dons a yellow ribbon. It’s a testament to the neighborhood support behind second-year residents Lisa and Dan Brown, whose son Dana was deployed to Iraq in August.