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Today's News

  • Former Spencer Magnet owner, well-known citizen dies at 91

    Laura G. “Dolly” Brock, 91, passed away at 5:05 p.m., March 4, 2013, at Signature HealthCare in Taylorsville.  She had been a resident of Signature for the past year, and resided at the Chapel House in Taylorsville for over 10 years prior to her residency at Signature. She lived in Spencer County for more than 65 years.

  • Two local juveniles arrested after gun confirmed at high school last week

    Local law enforcement confirmed that a Spencer County High School student brought a small-caliber handgun unloaded with bullets to campus last Tuesday and that the weapon changed hands between two students sometime during the school day.

  • Police chief says ‘no need’ to sign sheriff’s MOU

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis recommended last Tuesday that the city not sign a memorandum of understanding with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office and Spencer County EMS to obtain the agencies’ analog radio frequencies.
    “I don’t see that we need to sign the current MOU the mayor has received at this point,” Lewis told the City Commission at a special meeting.
    Lewis said that the agencies can communicate without it.

  • Two indicted for ‘shooting up’ in store parking lot

    Two Falmouth residents arrested for shooting up in the Country Mart parking lot in December were indicted Feb. 7 by a Spencer County grand jury.
    Kevin A. Highlander, 40, of Broad Street in Falmouth, and Tina L. Scott, 34, of West Shelby Street in Falmouth, are each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, complicity, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity, a Class A misdemeanor.
    The drug paraphernalia included a syringe, a pack of razors and a box of aluminum foil, according to the indictment.

  • Man arrested for stabbing, dumping individual in Elk Creek is indicted

    The Louisville man arrested last month for stabbing, then dumping another man in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot was indicted by a Spencer County grand jury on Feb. 21.
    Paul C. Barr Jr., 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, now faces charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.
    Barr is scheduled for a review in Spencer Circuit Court on April 29 at 4 p.m.

  • Local man indicted on sex crimes involving the portrayal of a minor

    A 37-year-old Taylorsville man that was indicted in October on two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor has now been indicted on five felony charges of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • What's Happening — Week of March 6

    Candidates needed for levee commissioners
    An election will be held in the first week in April for commissioners of the levee district in Taylorsville. Candidates must own property within the levee district. Anyone interested in being a candidate can contact Deputy Judge Karen Curtsinger at 477-3206.

  • PHOTOS: 100 years and counting...
  • Volunteers needed to assist children in foster care in 13 area counties

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards that serve Anderson, Bullitt, Franklin, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Nelson, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Woodford counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care.
    Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect and abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department January activity report

    Traffic stops, warnings – 55
    Traffic stops, citations – 15
    Highway Safety Checkpoint – 0
    Non-injury accidents – 10
    Injury accidents – 6
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for service – 247
    CCDW permits – 46
    Vehicle inspections – 57
    Total arrests – 29, including 5 DUIs
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons issued – 61
    Recovered property – $8,000
    Total contacts – 526