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Today's News

  • Public Record - Week of December 30, 2015

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases Oct. 30 in Spencer County District Court:

    Misdemeanor:

    Norma J. Brimm, (1971), riding on bow, etc. while motorboat underway; motorboats to be registered and numbered, guilty, $238 court costs and fines.

    Robert Cooper, (1988), assault fourth-degree domestic violence minor injury; public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol), guilty, 120 days, two years conditionally discharged, no unlawful contact with victim, Kentucky Alternative Program, quarterly review, $163 court costs and fines.

  • Five in car die from floodwaters

    Driving from Kentucky to Minnesota, five people from Todd County drowned Saturday when their car was swept away by a rain-swollen creek.

    Todd County Coroner Timothy Wells confirmed the five people — whom he described as three adults and two children — were all family and from Todd County, but Wells did not release their names, as he said not all of their relatives had yet been notified.

    While police are waiting to release the names, an account has been set up at www.GoFundMe.com.

  • What’s happening - Week of December 30, 2015

    Spencer Magnet closed for the New Year’s holiday

    The Spencer Magnet’s office will be closed on Friday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 4.

    Spencer County Habitat in need of silent auction items

  • Bevin vows to disable kynect

    In the wake of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive orders which included taking away a minimum wage increase for executive branch employees and stopping voting rights restorations for about 100,000, the governor’s office had reportedly stopped print advertisements for the state’s health exchange kynect, but evidence suggests there’s more to the story.

  • State challenges EPA’s Clean Power plan

    Kentucky’s new top environmental regulator, recently retired from working for the coal industry, has filed a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark Clean Power Plan, the nation’s first rules to curb power plant pollution blamed for causing climate change.

  • Deadline nears to register for Republican caucus

    Kentucky Republicans hope to have a larger role in selecting the party’s presidential nominee in 2016.

    As opposed to a primary in late May when the nomination likely will be resolved, party caucuses are scheduled around the state March 5.

    “Kentucky is getting more attention from presidential candidates and seeing more campaign activity here than ever before,” state party Chairman Mac Brown said in a news release.

  • A new year, a new start..

     

    This is an important time of year for Paul Ing, owner of Anytime Fitness in Taylorsville. The coming of a new year always means a boost in membership, and he’s banking on an influx of about 100 this January.

    But as assuredly as the new members will come, Ing says that after a while, about half of them will abandon their ambition. The inevitable drop-off illustrates the way New Year’s resolutions tend to go – begun with good intentions but sooner or later neglected.

  • Mother and baby seriously injured in Mt. Eden wreck

    Heavy rains contributed to a number of traffic accidents in the region over the weekend, including a serious accident in Mt. Eden on Sunday evening.

    Members of the Mt. Eden Fire Department were among the responders of the single-vehicle accident that sent a Hodgenville woman and her infant to the hospital.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office worked the accident that took place on Mt. Eden Road when a car driven by Christina Heightchew, 20, ran off the road, flipped several times and struck a tree.

  • Emergency radio woes

    Five years ago, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said all first responders in the county were able to talk back on forth via their emergency radios. Today, he describes the current static that exists between various agencies as a “communications nightmare.”

  • City police serve several with warrants last week

    The Taylorsville City Police Department reported the following activity over the past week:

    • Served warrant on Carl Blackburn, 31, of Taylorsville, for Non support, Non payment of fines from Nelson County.

    • Served warrant on Christie Thompson, 31, of Louisville. Spencer Co warrant for possession of Heroin and drug paraphernalia

    • Arrested William Foster, 45, of Shepherdsville, for Assault 1st Degree, notify address change, persistent felony offender stemming from a warrant from Bullitt County.