Local News

  • Settlement in Waddy water tower collapse

    The U.S. 60 Water District will pay a $7,500 penalty to settle a case brought by the Kentucky Public Service Commission alleging that the district failed to heed warnings about structural problems that led to the collapse of its water storage tank in Waddy one year ago.

  • Hosparus talks end of life care with Chamber


    Discussions about death are not comfortable, but knowing there are options to make the end of life more tolerable can be a comforting thought.

    That was the topic at last week’s Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon as they heard from Dr. Bethany Snider of Hosparus. Snider gave a brief history of hospice care, and the goals and methods used by Hosparus, an agency that provides hospice care in Spencer and surrounding counties.

  • Conway joins 14 other states in seeking to postpone EPA deadlines

    Attorney General Jack Conway joined West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 14 other states asking a court to issue an emergency stay that would postpone deadlines imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan while the plan’s legality is determined by the courts.

  • State road work in county

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released the following schedule of road work in Spencer County for the upcoming week:

    KY 44: Lane closures and delays possible between KY 248 and the Shelby/Spencer County line (mile points 14.8 to 17.8) due to roadway resurfacing.

  • Guthrie visits Spencer Co.


    While Congress is in the midst of their summer recess, most members take advantage of their break in Washington to return to their home districts and discuss policies and issues with their constituents.

    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie did just that last Tuesday night in Taylorsville when he spent a couple of hours at Fiesta Brava restaurant, meeting with Spencer Countians.

  • Out of the ashes...One year after fire, Mt. Eden firehouse opens new doors


    One year after the Mount Eden fire house was ravaged by an early morning tragic blaze that destroyed the structure and much of its contents, the new firehouse has reopened and the department appears stronger than ever.

  • Athletic trainer contracted for SCHS sports

    After more than a year of discussing the possibility of hiring an athletic trainer, the Spencer County Board of Education has entered into a two-year, no-cost agreement with Baptist Health Sports Medicine that will provide a trainer for Spencer County High School.

  • Man charged with rape of 14-year-old

    A Louisville man is facing felony rape charges following his arrest last month. Cody Cundiff, 21, is charged with two counts of first degree rape and one count of third degree rape involving a 14-year-old juvenile.

    Cundiff was arrested on July 2 by Spencer County Sheriff’s Detective Tom Brummer and was arraigned July 31st in Spencer County.

    It is alleged that on three separate occasions dating from late May to late June, the suspect raped the young girl, twice by force.

  • State releasing flood aid to Spencer, other hard-hit counties


    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Monday announced in a news release that funding will be made available in emergency grants to help 24 flood-damaged counties clean up solid waste generated by the July flood events.

    Counties will be eligible to request up to 110 percent of the preliminary damage assessment estimate for debris clearance that was provided to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The total grant amount to be awarded will not be available until all applications are received.

  • Large pot operation leads to indictment

    A Spencer County man suspected of running the largest indoor pot growing operations in the county, was indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges last week.

    The indictments, filed on Thursday, charge Jackson Kelly Ragan, 44, with one count of cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell, a class D felony. He is also charged with trafficking in marijuana Schedule I hallucinogen (more than 8 ounces), also a class D felony, and one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.