Today's News

  • PHOTO: New board of education member sworn in

    Debbie Herndon, right, was sworn in Friday by Judge Linda Armstrong. Herndon was appointed by the state’s education commissioner to fill the vacant Waterford seat on the Board of Education. No one filed to run for that seat in this fall’s election, so applications were accepted and Herndon was chosen from the applicants after a short interview process.

  • Montgomery graduates from criminal justice training

    Tim Montgomery, a deputy with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, was among a class of law enforcement officers from many agencies across the state who graduated in October from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • Labor cabinet penalties against county reduced

    During Monday night’s meeting, the Spencer County Fiscal Court made public a notice from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet stating that penalties levied against the county had been amended and reduced.
    Initially facing $11,200 in penalties, the county’s penalty was reduced to $5,250 via an informal settlement — with all citations regarding the county’s recycling center.

  • Numerous individuals facing charges in Spencer County in court Dec. 6

    Several local people who are facing criminal charges in Spencer County appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Dec. 6. The results of several of those appearances appear below:
    • Robert Anthony Divine, 33, of Taylorsville, who faces charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest, had been presented a plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney, but declined that offer and his attorney presented a counteroffer.
    The terms of those offers were not disclosed in court, but Divine is scheduled for a disposition hearing on Thursday at 9 a.m.

  • Waddy meeting spreads word of vicious animal attacks

    Residents seem convinced that the recent brutal maulings of several animals in southeast Shelby County were the blood-thirsty attacks of nothing more than a dog.

  • Two arrested for ‘shooting up’ in parking lot

    Two Falmouth residents were arrested last Tuesday in the Country Mart parking lot after a concerned citizen reported to police that they were “shooting up” in their car.

  • Attorney requests Trageser’s personal, business property be returned

    Personal property like family photos and business property such as tax returns are among the items taken from the home of Lawrence Trageser the night he was arrested for allegedly “infiltrating” the county’s computer network.
    These items, Trageser’s attorney Bill Stewart claims, have nothing to do with the charges Trageser is facing, and thus, Stewart filed a motion in Spencer County District Court on Friday to have those items returned to his client.

  • Arrested teacher had prior record in Ohio

    The Spencer County Middle School teacher and coach arrested Dec. 7 had at least three drug convictions, a disorderly conduct conviction and an attempted domestic violence conviction on his record in Cincinnati prior to being hired in the Spencer County school district.

  • A local perspective: District works to assure parents of school safety procedures

    On Monday night the Spencer County Board of Education could not escape the sad topic of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took place in Newtown, Conn., and how the district could better prepare its buildings and staff for such an unthinkable disaster.
    In light of the tragedy that claimed 26 lives Dec. 14 — 20 of which were 6 and 7 years old — board members and administrators felt burdened to find ways to appropriately respond and better protect the district’s children.

  • PHOTO: TES October Students of the Month

    Pictured are Taylorsville Elementary School’s October Students of the Month. Pictured are Madison Chesser, Alexandria Wheatley, Bonnie Hou, Christian Milburn and Keziah Davis. Stanley Shivers was also selected as a student of the month, but is not pictured.