Local News

  • EMS looks at new rates

    Spencer County EMS, like many emergency medical services in the region, is discovering a trend in their line of work – patients that want to be treated, but don’t want a ride to the hospital.

    “That’s something we’ve seen an increase in,” said Spencer County EMS Director Darrell Stevens, who averaged his crews respond to between 15 and 20 such calls a month. “We go there, we treat them and they don’t want to be transported.”

  • Absentee voting now open for voters wanting to beat the lines at polls

    Voters across Kentucky have begun casting ballots for this year’s election.  While not all Kentuckians can head to the polls before Election Day, Kentucky law does provide opportunities for some voters to cast absentee ballots before the November 4 election.

  • Home invasion ends near Mt. Eden

    Eric Reynolds and a visitor were in his home on Brown Ave. in Shelbyville late Saturday night when three apparently unarmed  men tried to enter the home.

    Reynolds, 23, opened fire at the intruders. David L. Fletcher, 28, of LaGrange was struck once before being helped away by his companions.

    Police say the three fled the scene in a pickup truck and tried to find a hospital to seek treatment for Fletcher’s wounds, but they became lost and called police dispatch on a cell phone.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on September 5, 2008.


    Jennifer M. Goodwin. Charge #1, failure to wear seat belts. Charge #2, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle. $218 fines and court costs.

    Grant H. Hueff. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Traffic school. $143 court costs.

  • Opinions, no short supply

    With the case between the Spencer County School Board and its own Sandy Clevenger in limbo, it was no surprise associations from around the state would start to speak up.

    Earlier this month, the Kentucky Board of Education voted unanimously to “encourage local school boards to use a revised superintendent evaluation process being developed by Kentucky School Board Association,” as stated in a recent press release.

  • Public Works: Water relief near for Ashes Creek


  • Public Works: Water relief near for Ashes Creek


  • Out with the old utility poles

    The Main Street renovation project was given a glowing green light by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after being awarded $360,000 in enhancement funds last Thursday.

    The second phase of the downtown improvements will consist of relocating utility poles to the rear of residences and businesses along Main Street from Main Cross to Jefferson Street. It will also include replacing old, uneven sidewalks, and the addition of new street lights, benches, planters and landscaping – identical to those in phase I.

  • Mt. Eden man fed up with loose livestock

    The grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence.

    Just ask Carl Joseph, a Spencer transplant, who owns about 5 acres near Mt. Eden. He alleges his neighbor’s cows especially notice the “greenness” of his grass –  and often escape to graze and cause destruction in his yard. 

    “I have been woken up on several occasions with the cattle at my bedroom window bellowing and mooing,” Joseph wrote in a letter to his neighbor, filed in Spencer County District Court earlier this year.

  • Fleeing suspect found in Tenn.

    The suspect wanted for allegedly hitting his wife with his truck in Taylorsville last week, was apprehended by police at a Knoxville hospital on Sunday.

    According to Knoxville’s Channel 6-WATE,  Grubb showed up Sunday at a relative’s house in Oneida, Tennessee. The relative, concerned because Grubb had suffered a head wound and appeared highly agitated, took him to Lakeshore Mental Health Institute in Knoxville. Police reported that Lakeshore refused to admit Grubb because of his injury and because he admitted to being on drugs.