Today's News

  • Elementary schools show most improvement on state tests

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories 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 two elementary schools faired.

    Spencer County’s elementary schools probably have the most to brag about when it comes to making progress as measured by the No Child Left Behind Act and the Kentucky Core Content Testing, which is the assessment that NCLB uses to determine the district’s progress.

  • Man facing indecent exposure charge

    A Taylorsville man is facing charges in Jefferson County District Court of second-degree indecent exposure and third-degree sexual abuse following two incidents that allegedly occurred at his former Louisville work place.

    A warrant was issued for the arrest of 31-year-old Justin D. Oliver on Sept. 23 and was served by Kentucky State Police last week. Two separate complaints were filed in Jefferson District Court by two female co-workers, whose names were not released. The incidents allegedly took place at Oliver’s place of employment, The Home Depot on Westport Road.

  • The bullying stops here!

    Jaime Evans knows what it’s like to be bullied.

    As a high school freshman, she was bullied by a group of six girls who would often start fist fights.

    “I would be walking down the hallway and a girl would literally come up and push me,” Evans said.

    Once, the group even called her mother and said they had Evans in their custody and planned to fatally attack her.

    Evans actually wasn’t with those girls, but she wasn’t home, so her mother didn’t know what was going on.

  • Eviction notice?

    Edgewater Resort is violating at least three terms of its lease with the Spencer County Fiscal Court and is now faced with a choice to shape up or ship out, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday morning’s meeting.

    Following an executive session, Karrer made a motion to have the county attorney issue an eviction notice to Edgewater Resort/Premier Resorts LLC, pending it does not come into compliance with the terms of its lease in 30 to 60 days.

  • Five busted on meth charges

    Five Spencer County residents were arrested Friday on methamphetamine-related charges.

    Earl T. David III, 21, and Johnathan W. Monday, 20, both of Bloomfield Road, and Steve A. Nation, 36, William Issac Monday, 21, and Michelle L. Monday, 38, all of Little Union Road, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department worked in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigation West Branch to conduct the investigation, Sheriff Buddy Stump said.

  • Escaped inmates spotted in Spencer County

    UPDATED WEDNESDAY 8 P.M.: Police are investigating a residential burglary on the Shelby County side of Chatman Lane and say the two Blackburn Correctional Complex inmates who escaped Oct. 2 may be the culprits.

    The burglary occurred Wednesday evening.

    Based on the items taken, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said Wednesday night that the inmates, who were first located in Spencer County around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, might be responsible.

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  • Public record: District court May-June 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge David Hayes in Spencer District Court May 6, 2011:

    Christopher R. Carpenter (1986), speeding 13 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school.

    Christopher J. Morgan (1979), speeding 16 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school.

    Robert N. Stidham (1981), speeding 16 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school.

  • COLUMN: How important is significance?

    Significance? Well, everybody wants to count for something. Everybody wants to feel significant. But, sometimes the search becomes an obsession and causes much undue stress and still the search is often not successful.
    Feeling significant comes as we believe we have worth, value, dignity, etc. Belief that we have significance is a belief that, in effect, our existence has made a difference in the life of someone, whether family member, friend, or even at our place of employment.

  • A sweet, salty fry bread treat

    Donna Bulf’s family loves it when she makes squaw bread to serve with dinner in the fall and winter. She most often makes it as the bread to serve with vegetable soup or chili.