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Today's News

  • Bennett pleads not guilty to murder

     

    The woman accused of murdering her husband at their Taylorsville home on Easter Sunday (April 16) entered a not guilty plea during her arraignment last Friday in Spencer District Court.

    Kandy R. Bennett, 40, appeared via video from the Shelby County Detention Center and also filed paperwork declaring that she has no income or assets, meaning she will be appointed a public defender as she faces murder charges in the shooting death of her husband, Mark Bennett.

  • Levee is now certified

    The long road of getting the floodwall around the City of Taylorsville recertified is complete. The Levee Commission met last week and reported that they’ve received the certification, which protects the insurability of homes and businesses within the floodwall protection area.

  • BOE seeks Academic/Athletic complex funding

    The Spencer County Board of Education moved forward with plans for two capital projects that could include an Academic/Athletic complex at the high school, along with a bus garage and maintenance facility for the district.

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

     

    Think you can drive if you’re distracted? Think again!

  • Message of safety driven home through mock crash

     

    SCHS students got a grim reminder about the importance of safety on the road Monday as students and local first responders put on a mock crash in front of the school.

    The make-believe two-vehicle crash ended with multiple injuries, two fatalities, and the driver of one of the cars being arrested at the scene from driving under the influence. Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump, who narrated the event Monday,  said poor choices like that often have tragic consequences.

  • New Ohio River Bridges see an increase in traffic

     More drivers are taking advantage of the new and improved transportation options provided by the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. Traffic on the three tolled bridges -- the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge – climbed more than 15 percent from the end of January to the end of March, according to a Riverlink news release.

  • Road Delays on KY 55 in Finchville

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of lane closures next week on KY 55 in Shelby County.  Contract crews will be performing corrective work May 1-5 at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile marker 3.8).

    KY 55 will be reduced to one lane at the bridge which is located between Finchville and Shelbyville. A temporary traffic signal will be installed next week to control the flow of vehicles through the work zone. Motorists should expect some delays in this area.
     

  • Event targets SCHS students looking for careers

     

    With graduation right around the corner, a lot of students are making plans for college. However, a significant number of high school students are looking at a different path, one that local educators are placing more and more value in.

    Spencer County High School last week hosted a Transitional Fair, designed to help students who are looking to jump right into the work force, who have the training or trade skills that many employers are looking for.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 26, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter Fundraiser at Fairgrounds

    “A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds” will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.

    Judge Angus will be performing from 3 - 5 p.m. along with Adam Spears & The Nameless Band taking the stage from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • Murder mars Easter Day

     

    The calm of Easter afternoon was shattered by gunfire Sunday, as police say a woman shot and killed her husband at their home in Cottonwood Estates.

    Mark Bennett, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday evening a little after 6 p.m. and his wife, Kandy Bennett, 40, was arrested and charged with murder in an incident that left neighbors shocked and unsettled. Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert said an autopsy was being conducted Monday, but noted that Bennett had been shot multiple times.