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Today's News

  • Man dies in collision

    A fatal head-on collision at Ky. 44 and Plum Creek Road early last Wednesday remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

    Billy White, 60, of Taylorsville, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at 5:51 a.m. According to KSP, the accident occurred when Charity D. Waldridge, 22, of Taylorsville, lost control of her east-bound truck at the intersection of Ky. 44 and Plum Creek. Waldridge overcorrected and entered the westbound lane of Ky. 44, hitting White’s truck head on.

  • Man rescued from creek

    A local man was rescued from raging water in Brashears Creek on Saturday evening after the canoe in which he and a friend were traveling capsized.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said Josh Ferguson, of Taylorsville, was pulled from the creek by Brashears Point subdivision resident Rick Urquhart. Ferguson and a male friend, whose name was not available, embarked upon a risky canoeing trip in the creek’s high water Saturday evening, Nation said.

  • City, county declare local states of emergency

    Despite declaring local states of emergency for both the city of Taylorsville and Spencer County, local officials say the community is now in good shape to combat the water the area has already received as well as that which may be on its way today.

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay and Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer each declared local states of emergency on Saturday after the area was bombarded with rain and multiple threats of tornadoes.

  • Jury finds Jenkins guilty of DUI

    By LISA KING, Landmark News Service

    A Shelby County jury deliberated for more than an hour Thursday to return a verdict of guilty for former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins.

    Jenkins was arrested last April on KY 55 near Elk Creek Road in Spencer County and charged with DUI, speeding and failure to produce an insurance card.

    He pleaded not guilty and elected to have a jury trial, which Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think Jenkins could get a fair trial in Spencer.

  • Jury finds Jenkins guilty of DUI

    By LISA KING, Landmark News Service

    A Shelby County jury deliberated for more than an hour Thursday to return a verdict of guilty for former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins.

    Jenkins was arrested last April on KY 55 near Elk Creek Road in Spencer County and charged with DUI, speeding and failure to produce an insurance card.

    He pleaded not guilty and elected to have a jury trial, which Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think Jenkins could get a fair trial in Spencer.

  • Rain washes out section of West River Road

    UPDATED: State road crews are planning repairs between mile points 6.5 and 6.7 on Ky. 2885 – also known as West River Road – for Tuesday night, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The road has been down to one lane in that area after mudslides threatened to wash portions of it into nearby fields and the flooded Salt River. The road will be closed from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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  • Babies can benefit from homemade food

    Recalls on food items, even baby food, seem to be happening with increasing frequency. It can be scary to see a report on the news, and realize that the item being recalled is in the pantry. It’s even worse if the item in question was just fed to the baby. One way to feel more secure about the safety of baby food is to make it at home.

  • Spencer is considered ‘medically under-served’

    The federal government has deemed Spencer County as a medically under-served area for more than 30 years, and in 2011, citizens still have few in-county options when it comes to primary and mental health care.  

  • Maintaining your pet’s health is important, too

    By DR. DAN BENSION, Veterinarian
    Health has always been important. Recently, health care has pushed to focus on prevention to help avoid the limits of reactive medicine and care.

    It is much better to lead a life that will promote health and wellness, rather than live in a way that we know will harm our health and then attempt to fix the diseases that may result.

    This is sometimes not so obvious when it comes to our pets. The same rules apply to our furry companions with an even more important twist.