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Today's News

  • Dropout age to rise

    The Spencer County Board of Education has joined dozens of other Kentucky school districts in working to ensure that students complete high school by raising the legal drop-out age from 16 to 18.

  • Kenny Perry is Kentucky's every man

    When Kenny Perry came huffing and puffing to the 18th green at the 34th Seniors Open Golf Tournament Sunday in Omaha, we had to smile. An age thing.
    Here’s our guy again. Two weeks removed from winning his first Senior Players Championship in Pittsburgh, Perry had wobbled the first two days in Omaha then charged to the front and led by five as he came up the hill to enjoy TV face-time, applause and whistles reserved for a winner on a Sunday evening ahead of 60 Minutes.

  • Two charged with stealing, selling items to support drug habit

    Two Taylorsville residents were arrested last week after reportedly stealing $2,750 worth of items from a storage unit on Main Street, then selling it to local businesses to get money to feed a drug habit.
    Devin C. Thompson, 25, of the 100 block of East Main Street, and Shelley A. Kyser, 25, of the 400 block of Garrard Street, were arrested Friday and each charged with one count of receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • COLUMN: Job well done in ‘rescue’ effort

    Last Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after we finished the pages for last week’s newspaper, but before it was time to go home for the day, one of those calls came across our scanner.
    And when I say one of those calls, I mean the one reporters don’t like to hear, and, even less, the one they don’t like to cover.

  • JDRF delegates meet McConnell

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed to his office the Kentucky delegates who traveled to the nation’s capital as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children’s Congress.

  • What's Happening — Week of July 17

    AARP Driver Safety Program
    An AARP Driver Safety Program is planned for Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way.
    This four-hour course qualifies citizens ages 55 or older for a state-mandated discount on auto insurance.
    The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
    For more information, contact Anne at 1-502-533-5611.

    MPCAA board to meet

  • Former Orkin employee charged with theft of jewelry, medication

    A Cynthiana man previously employed by Orkin Pest Control is facing multiple felony charges in Spencer County for allegedly stealing jewelry and prescription medications while on the job.
    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Jeffery Todd Sizemore, 37, twice, resulting from two separate cases. He is charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count of theft of a controlled substance and one count of theft of a legend drug valued under $300, according to arrest warrants filed in Spencer District Court.

  • Man pulled from river

    Responding to what was dispatched as a potential drowning, local emergency personnel safely retrieved a Mount Washington man from a branch of the river off of Delta Road last Tuesday.

  • Kids, adults walk way from crash uninjured

    A two-vehicle accident that involved a combined nine passengers and smashed the front end of one of the cars involved somehow resulted in no serious injuries Saturday morning.

  • Taylorsville woman pleads not guilty in meth case

    A Taylorsville woman facing charges related to a meth lab that produced a small explosion on Main Street last month was arraigned in Spencer District Court on Friday morning.
    Karen R. Cook, 39, of the 100 block of West Main Street, entered a not guilty plea to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); buy/possessing drug paraphernalia; and unlawful possession of meth precursors, first offense.