Today's News

  • Monday shooting ruled accidental

    Local and state police responded to a shooting on Dogwood Circle in the Whitfield section of Spencer County Monday morning.

    Trooper Bernis Napier, of the Kentucky State Police, said investigators are treating the shooting as an accident. He said the victim, whose name was not released, suffered a minor gunshot injury to the leg.

    The incident took place at a residence in the Ridgeview Mobile Home Park around 9 a.m.

  • Dollar store employee charged with theft

    An employee of a local retail store was arrested last week and charged with theft following an internal investigation.

    Baileigh Bogard, 19, of Taylorsville, was charged with theft by unlawful taking and lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center last Wednesday when a Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy was called to the store.

  • Snow issues discussed at fiscal court meeting

    Last week’s snow and ice created a lot of dangerous driving conditions, but Judge-Executive John Riley last week praised the state and county road crews for working around the clock to plow, scrape and treat the roads as quickly as they could.

    What started with an ice event, was made worse with an unexpected heavy snow on Monday and the resulting poor road conditions led to hazardous driving conditions that closed schools for most of the week and kept crews busy.

  • Officials stress that Tide Pod challenge is not laughing matter

    Why is the “Tide Pod Challenge” a thing?... Because the internet is a cruel and wicked place, kids.

    The challenge, where kids film themselves taking a bite out of the detergent packs and post it to social media, has taken the internet and poison control centers across the nation by storm.

    Kentucky Poison Control of Norton’s Children’s Hospital is advising the public that no matter how tempting the new viral “Tide Pod Challenge” is, the colorful detergent packages are for washing your clothes and NOTHING else.

  • What’s Happening - Week of January 24, 2018

    Youth Baseball signups

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association will be holding signups for the 2018 season on Saturday, January 27 and Saturday, February 3, at Taylorsville Elementary School from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will also be a sign-up period on Monday, January 29th and February 5th at Ray Jewell Park from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Evaluation dates are February 10th and 17th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • Neighbor who attacked Sen. Rand Paul could face up to 21 months in prison

    Federal prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 21 months in prison for the neighbor charged with tackling and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, according to a court document.

    The document, posted Monday, also makes clear that the attack was not politically motivated.

    Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, told police he attacked Paul because he’d “had enough” after seeing the Republican senator stack more brush on a pile near Bocher’s yard, according to the plea agreement Boucher signed.

  • Tips to lower heating bill

    The unusually cold start to 2018 has resulted in higher than normal energy use by members of Salt River Electric and other utilities across the region.

    Salt River Electric is encouraging members to be aware of their energy use and take steps to help manage electric bills, which are also expected to be higher than usual as a result of increased usage.

    Weather, especially cold weather, affects residential energy bills more than any other factor. Heating claims about a 42 percent share of overall energy use in U.S. homes.

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