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Today's News

  • Three arrested on Cecil Noel Rd. Sunday

    Three Taylorsville residents were arrested at a home on Cecil Noel Rd. at 1 a.m Sunday morning after Spencer County Sheriff’s Department issued a search warrant.

    David A. Aldridge, 26, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police allegedly found numerous pipes in the home.

    Amber D. Aldridge, 19, was charged with possession of a defaced firearm. The police report indicated that the sawed-off shotgun was found in a closet. The handle of the weapon was cut into a pistol grip and the barrel cut at the fore grip.

  • School board honored for service

    Even in these difficult financial times, ensuring world-class learning opportunities for every student is the singular focus of Jeanie Stevens, Scott Travis, Mary Ann Carden, Sandy Clevenger, and Shannon Medley, the members of the Spencer County Board of Education.

    For their individual and collective dedication to this community, the Spencer County faculty, staff and students honor these individuals during Kentucky’s observation of January 2010 as School Board Member Recognition Month.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on November 6, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Wesley J. Puderbaugh (b. 1990). Speeding 17 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. $177 fine and court costs.

    John H. Boston Jr. (b. 1990). Charge #1, failure to wear seat belts. Pled guilty. $25 fine. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Merged.

  • Teen receives bogus check in secret shopper scam

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis is cautioning parents to take a closer look at their children’s mail.

    Recently a 15-year-old in the community was mailed a $3,800 check to work as a secret shopper. With the promise of earning $300, the “shopper” was instructed to deposit the check and send an international wire money transfer from Wal-Mart for $3,500.

     Lewis said the business name on the check was legitamite, but the check and routing numbers were bogus. He said urged residents to call police if they receive  a questionable offer.

  • Bears lose heartbreaker to Anderson County

    When considering the Spencer County Bears’ 14-4 record this year, some fans look back to last year, when the young squad struggled to find six wins all season. Other fans look forward to next season, when this team with no seniors will be older, more experienced and ready to challenge.

    Hopefully, a growing number of fans are enjoying the present, and realizing that this is a team that right now can compete in their district and the 8th region and they don’t have to wait until next season.

  • Ethics probe resumes

    The investigation continues into whether actions by the Economic Development Authority (EDA) executive director were a violation of the county’s ethics ordinance.

  • Football signing week

    When fans statewide crank up computers this week to review which four and five star football prospects signed with Kentucky, Louisville, Western or Eastern Kentucky, take pause, sit back and apply the DAT.

    Derek Abney Test.

    Beyond the constellation where height, weight and speed in the 40 are Biblical to those who do prep.com(s), there’s a more cerebral measure. A world where walk-ons are discovered and DAT qualifiers often rise to be college football’s best stories.

  • Knife found on SCHS student

    A 17-year-old male student at Spencer County High School was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon Friday afternoon.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said police were responding to a fight at the school. One of the juveniles involved allegedly admitted to carrying a switch blade knife in his boot and voluntarily turned it over to school administrators.

    The student was arrested and later released to his parents.

  • Sharp shooting helps Lady Bears keep it close

    Junior MacKenzie Smith sank five three-pointers but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Bears dropped a tough 60-49 decision to Bullitt Central at home on Friday night.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of October 2009. These are continued from the January 28, 2010 edition.

    Connie S. Dale, Taylorsville to Marilyn G. Bowman, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County on State Highway 55 in the village of Elk Creek as described in deed book 229 page 694. $95,000.

    Oakwood Drive Properties LLC, Lebanon Junction to Derek and Tracy Mitchell, Taylorsville. 257 Locust Drive. $80,000.