Local News

  • Karrer announces he will not seek re-election

    As more names are filed to run for office in the 2014 primary election, one name is noticeably absent — current Judge-Executive Bill Karrer.

  • Groin stabbing case moves on to grand jury

    A Spencer County woman accused of stabbing her husband in the groin now waits to see if she will be indicted, which would send her case to circuit court.
    The case of Nicole L. Early, 40, came before Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Friday. Armstrong found probable cause in the case and is referring it to the Spencer County Grand Jury.
    If indicted, Early’s case will proceed through the circuit court system. If she is not, the case will not continue.

  • Main Street meth lab case still in court

    For the third time in three court appearances, a Taylorsville woman charged in a Main Street meth lab case was taken into custody following her court appearance.
    Karen Cook, 40, formerly of Taylorsville, now of Louisville, turned herself in this summer after police found an active meth lab in an apartment in the 100 block of West Main Street.

  • Ice, snow cause several accidents, but few injuries

    The accumulation of snow and ice over the weekend and briefly on Tuesday morning made way for dangerous travel conditions in Taylorsville and Spencer County. However, despite numerous accidents, no serious injuries were reported, but two patients were transported to a nearby hospital by Spencer County EMS.

    The injury accident occurred on Townhill Road on Friday after a band of sleet and ice made its way into the area, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

  • Commissioners call for meeting on drainage study

    Together, the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court have paid an engineering firm $44,647.62 to conduct a drainage study on Houston Court, but a couple of city commissioners believe they have little to nothing to show for their money.
    Commissioner Ellen Redmon, who lives on Houston Court, asked for a status report on the project during last Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting.

  • Second victim claims local man sexually abused her as a child

    A Bloomfield man who faces charges of rape, incest and sexual abuse of a child was released before Thanksgiving on a $100,000 cash bond, but he’s back in custody after being indicted on similar charges in another county.

  • Snow causes delay for elementary schools

    Following a quick, but hefty burst of snow on Tuesday morning, Spencer County’s elementary schools were on a two-hour delay, but middle and high school students arrived at school on time.
    Spencer County middle and high schools begin their day at 7:40 a.m., and many students were already on buses or at school by the time the snow arrived Tuesday, said Superintendent Chuck Adams.
    Adams said he checked the weather forecast before bed on Monday evening and all indications were that any snow would most likely arrive by 4 or 5 a.m.

  • Farm Toy Show coordinator says this weekend’s event to be ‘bigger than ever’

    A little wintry weather isn’t going to keep farm toy enthusiasts from gathering in Taylorsville this weekend for the 24th-annual Spencer County FFA Farm Toy Show.

  • Worker falls from rooftop

    A private contractor working on a roof at Herndon’s Taxidermy off Plum Ridge Road fell onto a concrete slab last Wednesday morning sustaining injuries that were initially believed to be severe.

  • School district audit clean, highlights district spending

    The Spencer County School’s annual independent financial audit revealed no major issues and made some minor suggestions in ways to improve the district’s financial management strategies.