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Today's News

  • Driver escapes wreck unscathed

    A Bloomfield truck driver miraculously walked away unscathed from an accident Saturday morning near Wakefield involving a 26,000-pound tanker hauling hot liquid asphalt.

    According to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, James G. Hahn, 44, of Bloomfield, was driving south on Ky. 55 in a tanker owned by the Asphalt Company of Bardstown, when an unidentified motor vehicle in the northbound lane crossed the center line.

  • City pulls EDA funds

    While many questions remain about the future of economic development in Spencer County, one thing is certain – the current Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority won’t have a hand in it.

    After hearing two proposals from Executive Director Annette King, the Taylorsville City Commission ultimately followed in the footsteps of the fiscal court and voted Wednesday to end its relationship with the EDA.

  • County seeks appointees to charter government commission

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is seeking interested citizens to serve on a new charter government commission, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer announced at Monday night’s meeting.

  • Revard could face jury next week

    A Spencer County man accused of murdering his wife in 2009 will be back in circuit court next week, but it may or may not be to face a trial by jury.

    The jury trial for Raymond Revard Jr., who was indicted on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence in the alleged shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, was originally scheduled to start Monday.

  • No fireworks planned for Fourth of July

    The upcoming Fourth of July weekend is shaping up to be one of the dimmest in recent memory in Spencer County – at least in one aspect.

    Despite several efforts, no official fireworks display is planned in the city or county at any point around the holiday weekend.

    Light Up Salt River, a fireworks show and day of family entertainment put on at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center by a local committee for the past 16 years, has been canceled this year because of dwindling financial support and low turnout at past events.

  • Bancroft faces victim's family, 70-year sentence

    By BEN CARLSON

    Landmark News Service

  • Deputies find marijuana at Hillsborough home

    A Taylorsville man was cited Thursday after deputies found four marijuana plants at his home.

    Justin Whiteside, 23, of Oakridge Drive, was charged with cultivating marijuana, less than five plants, first offense, and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

    Both charges are misdemeanors, said Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

    The sheriff’s department received a tip there might be marijuana at the residence, which is located in the Hillsborough subdivision.

  • PHOTOS: Fun at the library

    Rainbow Show Puppets performed ‘The Frog Prince’ for children at the Spencer County Public Library last Tuesday.  The group has been doing performances for the library for over 10 years, and some teens in the audience remembered seeing the puppets when they were little.

  • PHOTOS: VFW, fire department host flag disposal demonstration
  • PHOTOS: The evolution of a newspaper

    One local reader submitted these old receipts for subscriptions to The Spencer Courier and to The Spencer Magnet. The Spencer Courier receipt, pictured above, dates back 100 years.