Local News

  • Vandals strike Little Union Baptist

    Two Spencer County churches have been victims of break-ins in the past week.

    Little Union Baptist Church possibly suffered the most damage, and Plum Creek Baptist Church was struck for the second time in a less than a month.

    Little Union Pastor Will Sipes stopped by the church around 2 p.m. Tuesday to do some work. Upon entering, he smelled smoke and followed the odor to the church’s basement where a cardboard box had apparently been set on fire.

  • Judge orders clerk to turn over funds

    Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett can no longer deny the Spencer County Fiscal Court access and control of her budget without violating a court order.

    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman entered an opinion and order on Thursday mandating that Puckett comply with the fiscal court’s ordinance establishing fee-pooling and a purchase order system for the county clerk’s office.

  • Crash at Normandy and Ky. 55 claims life

    A two-vehicle crash Saturday at the intersection of Ky. 55 and Normandy Road left one person dead, three others injured and a 5-month-old baby without a scratch.

    Shirley P. Belcher, 71, of 763 Normandy Station Road, died from injuries sustained in the accident.

    Belcher was a passenger in a 1995 Ford truck driven by Sonya Loosvelt, 52, also of 763 Normandy Station Road.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Loosvelt was driving the truck southbound on Ky. 55 when she attempted to make a left turn onto Normandy Road.

  • Citizens heard at public hearing

    Nearly 50 concerned citizens showed up at the City Hall Annex last Tuesday night to express their opinions on the possible expansion of the Taylorsville Place Apartments.
    Proving there is strength in numbers, after hearing the citizens speak, the Taylorsville City Commission rescinded a motion that passed a week earlier to furnish a letter of support to the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that specializes in developing affordable housing.

  • Elementary schools show most improvement on state tests

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories taking an in-depth look at the district’s Kentucky Core Content Test and No Child Left Behind 2011 results. The following article takes a look how the district’s two elementary schools faired.

    Spencer County’s elementary schools probably have the most to brag about when it comes to making progress as measured by the No Child Left Behind Act and the Kentucky Core Content Testing, which is the assessment that NCLB uses to determine the district’s progress.

  • Man facing indecent exposure charge

    A Taylorsville man is facing charges in Jefferson County District Court of second-degree indecent exposure and third-degree sexual abuse following two incidents that allegedly occurred at his former Louisville work place.

    A warrant was issued for the arrest of 31-year-old Justin D. Oliver on Sept. 23 and was served by Kentucky State Police last week. Two separate complaints were filed in Jefferson District Court by two female co-workers, whose names were not released. The incidents allegedly took place at Oliver’s place of employment, The Home Depot on Westport Road.

  • The bullying stops here!

    Jaime Evans knows what it’s like to be bullied.

    As a high school freshman, she was bullied by a group of six girls who would often start fist fights.

    “I would be walking down the hallway and a girl would literally come up and push me,” Evans said.

    Once, the group even called her mother and said they had Evans in their custody and planned to fatally attack her.

    Evans actually wasn’t with those girls, but she wasn’t home, so her mother didn’t know what was going on.

  • Eviction notice?

    Edgewater Resort is violating at least three terms of its lease with the Spencer County Fiscal Court and is now faced with a choice to shape up or ship out, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday morning’s meeting.

    Following an executive session, Karrer made a motion to have the county attorney issue an eviction notice to Edgewater Resort/Premier Resorts LLC, pending it does not come into compliance with the terms of its lease in 30 to 60 days.

  • Five busted on meth charges

    Five Spencer County residents were arrested Friday on methamphetamine-related charges.

    Earl T. David III, 21, and Johnathan W. Monday, 20, both of Bloomfield Road, and Steve A. Nation, 36, William Issac Monday, 21, and Michelle L. Monday, 38, all of Little Union Road, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department worked in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigation West Branch to conduct the investigation, Sheriff Buddy Stump said.

  • Escaped inmates spotted in Spencer County

    UPDATED WEDNESDAY 8 P.M.: Police are investigating a residential burglary on the Shelby County side of Chatman Lane and say the two Blackburn Correctional Complex inmates who escaped Oct. 2 may be the culprits.

    The burglary occurred Wednesday evening.

    Based on the items taken, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said Wednesday night that the inmates, who were first located in Spencer County around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, might be responsible.