Today's News

  • Look a little closer at tax bills

    Citizens should pay close attention to their tax bills this year, as those in escrow will most likely be responsible for forwarding them on to their mortgage companies.
    Sheriff Buddy Stump said the practice isn’t new or unique to Spencer County, but said fewer mortgage companies are requesting their clients’ bills because of technological advances in the process.
    Stump said even under previous administrations no tax bills were forwarded on to mortgage companies without the company requesting them.

  • COLUMN: Fall solid waste efforts

    We are seeing the weeks fly by at an alarming rate. Christmas will soon be here. We have an overload of planning we must do now to make it work in the near future.

  • Spencer native records country CD

    Life has been full of surprises for Taylorsville native and musician Bob Carrithers, but luckily, lately they’ve been good surprises.

  • Local grief ministry looks to offer support

    Grief is something that almost everyone can say they have experienced during their lifetime. The varying degrees of grief associated with the loss of a family member or friend can seem debilitating, especially if that loss was unexpected or occurred tragically.
    Often times people who are grieving don’t know exactly where to turn for help, and Spencer County’s Angelina Leezer and Anne Lujan have recognized that need.

  • Fogle enters not guilty plea

    A Taylorsville man charged with second-degree manslaughter as a result of a collision last year that killed a Louisville Metro Police officer pleaded not guilty in Spencer County Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Daryl Fogle, 38, of Taylorsville, appeared with his attorney, Brian Butler, and entered a not guilty plea, waiving formalities of his arraignment.
    Following an almost yearlong investigation by the Kentucky State Police, Fogle was indicted by a Spencer County grand jury last month.

  • PHOTOS: Babies, babies, everywhere!

    Dozens of new mothers and mothers-to-be attended Friday’s Community Baby Shower hosted by several community organizations at the Spencer County Health Department and Spencer County Extension Office. Mothers got plenty of helpful information, and no one went home empty-handed as everyone took home a door prize.

  • No plea deal in prom party death case

    The case of a woman charged with reckless homicide in the prom party death of a local teenager will go to trial in December unless the two sides can reach an agreement in the next eight weeks.

    Angela Barkham, 40, of Inghram Lane, and her attorney, Richard Nash, could not reach an agreement with Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Witt Donnell on Wednesday in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Barhkham was indicted and charged with reckless homicide in the death of Donald “Donnie” C. DeJesus, Jr. after a prom party in May 2009.

  • Middle school scores drop; high school sees gains

    Editor’s note: This is the final article in a three-part series taking an in-depth look at the district’s Kentucky Core Content Test and No Child Left Behind 2011 results. The following article takes a look how the district’s middle and high school fared.

    Spencer County Middle School

  • Lexington escapees cause manhunt in Spencer County

    The search continues for two Blackburn Correctional Facility escaped inmates who were spotted in Spencer County last week, but officials are unaware of their whereabouts after the two are suspected to have stolen a truck and fled.

    According to state police, numerous reports of escapees Jerry Nation, 31, and Anthony James Kendrick, 41, being in the Taylorsville area were received Tuesday evening around 8 p.m.

    Trooper Eddie Whitworth located the escapees, who were driving a stolen 1992 red Buick in the Chatman Lane area.

  • Vandals strike Little Union Baptist

    Two Spencer County churches have been victims of break-ins in the past week.

    Little Union Baptist Church possibly suffered the most damage, and Plum Creek Baptist Church was struck for the second time in a less than a month.

    Little Union Pastor Will Sipes stopped by the church around 2 p.m. Tuesday to do some work. Upon entering, he smelled smoke and followed the odor to the church’s basement where a cardboard box had apparently been set on fire.