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Local News

  • California bans state travel to Kentucky over religious-freedom law

    California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Kentucky and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.

    Chris Hartman, the director of Louisville’s Fairness Campaign, said that the bill the California AG is retaliating against, Senate Bill 17, could have indirect repercussions on the LGBT community in one of the nation’s more gay-friendly cities.

  • K of C donates to Vets

     

    Gary Kehne of All Saints Catholic Church Knights of Columbus presented a check to AMVETS Post 129 Commander Jerry Thornton this past weekend for $250.00. The Knights of Columbus have Four Principles and Reasons that they follow, Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

  • Ochs retires after 50 years of caring for Spencer Co. land

     

  • Wife indicted for Easter Day murder

     

    A Spencer County Grand Jury last week indicted a local woman on murder charges in connection with the Easter Day shooting death of her husband.

    Kandy Bennett, 40, is charged with murdering her 51-year-old husband, Mark Bennett, by shooting him following an apparent argument at their home in Cottonwood Estates on April 16.

  • Mayor ordered to pay restitution over dog bite

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay has been ordered to pay restitution to a dog bite victim following his appearance in Spencer County District Court Friday on charges of harboring a vicious dog.

    The dog, which had been accused of attacking and biting people before, left the Mayor’s property on Garrard Street and bit Jannie Lewis as she was walking along the street. Spencer County Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore said the victim stated that the dog was not wearing a chain or collar and “aggressively approached and ultimately bit the passerby.”

  • Farmer vows to rebuild after fire

     

    Freddie Barrick’s passion for farming and family nearly got him killed last week when a fire broke out in a barn near his home as he rushed into the flames to try to save what he could.

    Instead, he was quickly overcome with smoke and fumes, found himself face down on the ground and asking God for help. Now he and his family are getting help from  others as they begin the process of rebuilding.

  • Residents lose mail service over bad road

     

    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night is supposed to prevent the U.S. Post Office from their appointed rounds. But apparently, poorly maintained roads can stop them in their tracks.

    For residents on Tanglewood Drive, mail delivery could cease this week after the Taylorsville Post Office sent notice that their rural carriers will no longer be driving on that road after June 30.

  • Bullitt teen killed in Mt. Eden crash

    An accident late Tuesday night in Shelby County has taken the life of a Mount Washington teen, who was also a junior at Shelby County High School, according to a report filed by the Kentucky State Police.

    The one-vehicle incident, which remains under investigation by KSP, occurred around midnight last Tuesday at 8151 Mount Eden Road.

    State police officials did not return messages seeking more information.

    Shelby County EMS, Mount Eden Fire and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Departments assisted at the scene.

  • State, local officials say voting system was safe from Russian hack

    Did the Russians hack the November presidential election? That’s been one of the top stories nationwide since Donald Trump’s upset win last year, as allegations of tampering by the Russians spurred congressional hearings and federal investigations.

    While it’s hard to wade through the partisan politics, it does seem clear that Russia did try to hack into some voter rolls, but local and state officials say our systems here in Kentucky were not impacted.

  • Campground ribbon cutting

     

    Local officials  and the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce joined with the owners of the Taylorsville RV Park and Boat Storage for a ribbon cutting to dedicate the opening of the refurbished campground  located at 11 Hunter Rd. The owners of the facility are Charlie and Sheila Fields, and David and Paula Roe.