Today's News

  • 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.

  • Judge orders clerk to turn over funds

    Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett can no longer deny the Spencer County Fiscal Court access and control of her budget without violating a court order.

    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman entered an opinion and order on Thursday mandating that Puckett comply with the fiscal court’s ordinance establishing fee-pooling and a purchase order system for the county clerk’s office.

  • Crash at Normandy and Ky. 55 claims life

    A two-vehicle crash Saturday at the intersection of Ky. 55 and Normandy Road left one person dead, three others injured and a 5-month-old baby without a scratch.

    Shirley P. Belcher, 71, of 763 Normandy Station Road, died from injuries sustained in the accident.

    Belcher was a passenger in a 1995 Ford truck driven by Sonya Loosvelt, 52, also of 763 Normandy Station Road.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Loosvelt was driving the truck southbound on Ky. 55 when she attempted to make a left turn onto Normandy Road.

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 4

    Library Assistant Needed
    Seeking organized individual who can develop a new section of our library to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Must be motivated, focused and punctual. Must be familiar with the Dewey Decimal System. Beginning wages - $7.50 per hour. If interested, see Mrs. Grant.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Stidham, Thornhill to wed

    Chuck and Gina Stidham of Taylorsville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Stidham, to Ryan Thornhill.

    The groom-to-be is a son of Jeff and Susan Thornhill of Irvington.
    The wedding will take place at the Caldwell Chapel in Louisville on Oct. 15. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Taylor, Baird to wed

    Rachel Renee Taylor and Andrew Kelly Baird announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

  • BIRTH: Carmany family welcomes Cameron

    Dana and Stacy Carmany of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Cameron Scott Carmany, on July 26, 2011.

    He weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces and was 17.5 inches long.
    Grandparents are Jim and Lisa Barker of Taylorsville and Dan and Lisa Carmany of Taylorsville. Great-grandparents are Jim and Linda Stover of  Elizabethtown, Barbara Deboard of Mount Washington, William and Loretta Carmany of Wadsworth, Ohio, and John and Jean Hoar of Medina, Ohio.
    The family says thank you for prayers and cards, and says Cameron is doing wonderful.