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Today's News

  • Former firefighter to face trial for rape

    A former Spencer County volunteer firefighter is set to go to trial this summer after being accused of raping a teenage girl at one of the Taylorsville-Spencer County fire stations.
    Joshua M. Crowe, 22, of the 200 block of Sugarberry Lane in Taylorsville, was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape in early December 2012, when, according to the indictment, “on or about May 28, 2012, [Crowe] being 21 years old or more ... engag[ed] in sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old.”

  • Police seek help to ID park vandals

    Three males are responsible for vandalizing Ray Jewell Park on March 24 and the Taylorsville Police Department is seeking information from the community to help identify the suspects.

  • PHOTOS: Putting out the heat
  • Spencer County Fiscal Court Notebook ~ April 1 meeting

    • No citizens showed up to speak at the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s County Road Aid hearing early Monday morning, but a couple of magistrates and Judge-Executive Bill Karrer called into light a petition recently received by residents of Cecil Noel Road who ask that their road be one of those paved.
    Karrer said nearly all of the residents, the mail carrier and the bus driver for that road signed the petition.

  • Contempt of court motion ‘remanded’ in Trageser case

    A motion filed last month by County Attorney Ruth Hollan to hold Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser in contempt of court was orally remanded by Hollan’s office Monday, April 1.
    A hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Spencer District Court was cancelled as a result.
    Trageser’s attorney William Stewart said Tuesday morning that he was given no other information about the recent turn of events, and said it is unclear what this means for his client.

  • What's Happening — Week of April 3

    Country ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge 210 will host an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    Library seeks community input through survey
    The Spencer County Public Library is seeking help from the community to plan for its future.
    Visit the library’s website at spencercountylibrary.us to fill out a brief survey.

  • Motorcycle road skills testing resumes April 11

    Motorcycle road skills testing will resume beginning Thursday, April 11, and continue until Oct. 10. Testing will be on the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. if weather permits.
    If on the day of testing, interested parties are unsure about the testing due to weather conditions, the examiner will have made a decision by 9:30 a.m. Call the Circuit Clerk’s office at 502-477-3220 to find out his decision.
    The location for the testing has been moved to Waterford Park on Ky. 44, five miles west of Taylorsville.

  • Ridgeview Baptist launches new community ministries

    Ridgeview Baptist Church is launching two new ministries aimed to help teens and young children who may be dealing with difficult issues at home.
    The church is hosting a kickoff party at 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the expansion of Celebration Recovery, which helps adults deal with drug and alcohol dependency, addiction, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse and other issues. The Landing is a new program for teenagers and Celebration Station will focus on children and pre-teens, said Lola Shelburne, the church’s ministry leader.

  • Mount Eden Saddle Club announces 2013 schedule

    The Mount Eden Saddle Club is sponsoring a horse show on April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds on Mount Eden Road (Ky. 53).
    The show will feature young, adult western, gaited pleasure and contest classes.
    For more information, contact Leslie Smitha, 502-321-8166; Sharon Gilbert, 502-738-9741; Chasidy Hawkins, 502-680-0497; or Brooke Gilbert 502-902-1754. Or you can visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com
    2013 Show Schedule:
    April 13
    May 11
    June 8
    July 13
    Aug. 10
    Sept. 14

  • ANNIVERSARY: 49 years and counting (Keelings)

    Evan and Donna Keeling recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary at their home in the Little Union area.

    They were married in Livingston, Tenn., on March 7, 1964.
    They have three children: Timothy Keeling and his wife, Nina; Amy Mattingly and her husband, Charlie; and Stephen Keeling and his wife, Stacy. They also have 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    They are members of Little Union Baptist Church.