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  • Kidwell named middle school interim principal

    Spencer County Middle School has named an interim principal this year following Ed Downs’ retirement in September.
    Veteran educator and administrator Gary Kidwell has been serving at SCMS for about a month and came to the district following 24 years with Shelby County Public Schools. Most recently Kidwell served as Martha Layne Collins High School’s Director of Student Services. Prior to that, Kidwell was Shelby County’s director of pupil personnel and was Shelby County High School principal from 2003-2008.

  • Active meth lab discovered off Little Union Road

    The Spencer County Sheriff's department discovered an active meth lab in a remote area off Little Union Road Wednesday morning.

    Two individuals have been taken into custody who were found at the scene in the 3100 block of Little Union Road. Their names have not been release yet. The scene was only accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicle, according to authorities.

    Sheriff Donald "Buddy" Stump said the lab was discovered in a trailer and was being disassembled by Kentucky State Police.

  • Robinson attends clerks fall college

    Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk Becky Robinson participated in the 2013 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College that took place Sept. 24-26 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court clerks.

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  • Bloomfield man enters not guilty plea in child rape case

    A Bloomfield man indicted on rape, incest and sexual abuse charges entered a not guilty plea in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Robert Michael Stevens, 35, of the 3000 block of Franklin Road, is charged with three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of incest and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. According to the indictment, the victim was less than 12 years old.
    Stevens, who is still in custody at the Shelby County Detention Center, appeared in court with his attorneys, Mark Dean of Shelbyville and Steven R. Romines of Louisville.

  • Woman resists arrests, threatens police

    A Spencer County woman previously accused of threatening an attorney and attempting to get a family court judge arrested has been arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and terroristic threatening.

  • Despite planning and zoning’s recommendation, commission says no to Goodlett’s rezoning request

    The Taylorsville City Commission denied a zone change request last Thursday during a special meeting, citing issues with the properties’ location in relation to upcoming construction projects as well as the owner’s development plan.
    Stephen L. Goodlett, who owns the properties located at 408 and 410 Garrard Street, requested that those properties be granted a zone change from R-2, multi-family residential, to B-2, commercial.
    The lots are adjacent to each other, with each one containing a house.

  • Sheriff’s department looking for information on park vandals

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information on two individuals involved with recent vandalism at Waterford Park off Ky. 44.

  • ‘Cornbread Mafia’ author speaks at library

    ‘Cornbread Mafia’ author, James Hidgon, signs copies of his book at the Spencer County Public Library last Tuesday night. About 50 people gathered to hear Higdon talk about the book that he said he “spent about six years invested in researching and writing.” The book centers around the lives and arrests of 70 people who were involved in the largest marijuana syndicate in the U.S., tagged the Cornbread Mafia.

  • Bevin, McConnell’s challenger in primary, speaks to crowd in Spencer County

    Matt Bevin, a Republican hopeful for U.S. senate, spoke to a group of about 75 people at the Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting room last Thursday night at an event hosted by the Spencer County Tea Party.