Today's News

  • BIRTH: Baby Simmons welcomed

    Chris Simmons and Sarah Stump announce the birth of their son, Bryan Christopher Simmons Jr., born June 27, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East.

    Bryan was born at 6:26 p.m., weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    His paternal grandparents are John Simmons and Michele Prestigiacomo. Maternal grandparents are David Stump Sr. and Ellen Darlene Shields-Stump.

  • Spencer County Public Library announces list of ongoing events

    The Spencer County Public Library has something for everyone. Check out some of the activities that are currently going on at the library:
    • Story Time is a great way to expose your child to reading and letter recognition.  There are crafts to encourage small motor skills and lots of physical play to get moving.  Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. when school is in session for toddlers thru first grade story time.  We welcome all ages to join in the fun of reading and learning on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

  • Murder charge dismissed after man found incompetent to stand trial

    A murder charge against a Mount Eden man was dismissed without prejudice Monday, nearly two months after he was ruled incompetent to stand trial.
    George T. Henderson allegedly stabbed his nephew, Phillip Ray Bentley Jr., two days before Christmas in 2007.
    After a confidential hearing in late June when testimony was heard from a medical professional identified as Dr. Drogin, Judge Charles Hickman ruled that the 73-year-old Henderson was incompetent to stand trial.

  • School board moves not to raise taxes

    The Spencer County School Board voted at its August meeting not to increase property taxes — welcomed news to constituents during tough economic times.
    Superintendent Chuck Adams recommended to the board that it take the compensating rate, which equals a .1 cent per $100 of assessed value decrease from last year.
    The board voted to approve the tax rates at the following rates:
    • 58 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property
    • 58.1 cents per $100 of assessed value on personal property

  • Local family is face of Shelby March of Dimes

    Fisherville residents Brian and Erin Crenshaw might say they have faced the best and worst scenarios that parents of premature babies could face.

  • One year later: KSP dispatch gets good reviews

    More than a year has passed since the local 911 emergency dispatching service was transferred from a county-operated office above the sheriff’s department to the Kentucky State Police Post in Frankfort.
    The official switch happened July 7, 2010. Since then, all 911 calls and non-emergency calls coming to dispatch over the 502-477-5533 line have been received by KSP-employed and specially trained emergency medical dispatchers.

  • City seeks to speed up floodwall project

    After a meeting earlier this month in Frankfort, city officials are asking for help in high places to speed along the Floodwall Drainage Project.
    Mayor Don Pay sent letters to local and federal representatives, including Sen. Rand Paul, updating them on the project.
    The city has secured $1 million in state and federal funds to help fund the floodwall renovation as well as the mitigation of the flooding problem on Houston Court.

  • Taylorsville has new web presence

    Finding information online about the City of Taylorsville just got a little bit easier.

  • ‘Tree’ gets new life at First Baptist

    While most trees lose their leaves and go into hiding for the winter, one ‘tree’ will see new life this December.
    This tree – a steel, tree-shaped structure large enough to hold at least 50 standing, singing people – spent the past 25 years at Bloomfield United Methodist Church in Nelson County.

  • Hearing set Sept. 7 for former sheriff

    Former Sheriff Steve Coulter is set to appear in circuit court next Wednesday at 1 p.m.
    Coulter, who is charged with tampering with public records and official misconduct, is on the docket for a disposition hearing.
    Though still a Spencer County case, the hearing will take place in Shelby County before Judge Stephen Mershon.