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Today's News

  • What's Happening — Week of Feb. 13

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a fish fry on the following dates: Friday, Feb. 22 and March 1, 15 and 22. The time will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Finchville Community Center on Ky. 55, four miles south of the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
    The dinner will be fish, wedges, slaw, rolls, cobbler and a drink. The cost for the meal is $10 per person.

    Spencer County Habitat hosting Valentine’s fundraiser

  • ‘His death will not be in vain’

    If there is one statement Spencer County Public Schools’ Director of Operations Brett Beaverson wants to make about maintenance employee Wayne Howell’s June workplace death, it is this: “It will not be in vain.”
    Howell, 61, was found dead June 11 at the Jefferson Street maintenance garage next to Taylorsville Elementary School trapped under a rotary mower. He had worked with the district since the 1980s and was well-known for his good sense of humor and constant smile.

  • TO TRIAL: Denisse Escareno brutal beating case to go before jury

    The next time Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, appears in court, it will be for his jury trial, scheduled for March 11.
    Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence against him in connection with the beating of Denisse Escareno on Nov. 5, 2011.
    Bruner was arrested 10 days after Escareno, 24, was found beaten, stabbed and barely alive by passersby on the side of Mount Eden Road about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • Mount Eden man accused of shooting at, pistol-whipping girlfriend pleads not guilty

    A Mount Eden man accused of shooting at and pistol-whipping his girlfriend last March was arraigned in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Benjamin W. Mobley, 59, of the 2100 block of Murphy Lane, was indicted in early December 2012 on charges of criminal attempted murder, second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Familiar Main Street buildings come down

    Main Street in Taylorsville is undergoing perhaps its biggest transformation in nearly 100 years.

  • BBB, Secretary of State warn of 'Corporate Records Service' scam

    Local businesses have reported receiving an official looking letter from Corporate Records Service instructing them to submit $125 along with a "2013 Annual Minutes Form," but this letter and form are a scam and should be disregarded, according to the Better Business Bureau and the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

  • COLUMN: Everyone deserves a second chance

    I met some very nice, hard-working, well-mannered men this weekend while working on a story that I hope you read on the front page — and if I hadn’t been told these men were Class D felons currently serving time in the Shelby County Detention Center, I wouldn’t have been able to tell.
    But again, that was the purpose of the story, so I actually did know going in.

  • PHOTO: SCMS dance team is ‘top’ in top hat dance competition

    The Spencer County Middle School dance team poses with its trophy after winning first place in the Top Hat Dance Competition at the Presentation Academy on Jan. 12. Pictured, in no particular order, are Meredith Barnett, Allie Thomas, Cayla Perkins, Jena Ellis, Molly Marlow, Ilona Kovacs, Hallie Helton, Allison Dunbar, Ali Henderson, Rikki Urquhart, Lily Mitchell, Cate Jarboe, Mckenzie Potts, Morgan Forkey, Kassidy Pulliam, Kaylee Smith, Lindsey Bush, Lindsey Miller, Peyton Forberger, Lydia Rowe, Hannah Quiroa and Beth Hill.

  • COLUMN: Three-star prospect Flacco reminds Kentuckians glass is half full

    Glass half full.
    In the aftermath of an NFL season made tiresome by a media herd enthralled with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and the latest bulletin on Michael Vick’s knee, fans got a Super Bowl worth the price of a television commercial (almost).
    But more, the MVP headed to Disney World owns a name straight out of casting for Godfather IV. Joseph Vincent Flacco.
    From Audubon, N.J., Flacco broke quarterback records for the Fighting Blue Hens at the University of Delaware. Then he paid his earn-your-spurs dues in the NFL for a decade.

  • Frankfort takes down Lady Bears

    An ugly outing on Monday combined with uncooperative weather in the following days made for an unpleasant week for the Spencer County Lady Bears who were riding high after a three-game winning streak.