Local News

  • No charges in accident that hurt deputy and motorist

    A Spencer County sheriff’s deputy and a citizen motorist were injured last Tuesday night during a two-car collision in Taylorsville that occurred as the officer was responding to a call around 5 p.m.

  • S.O. inventory ordered

    Questions over proceeds from the sale of a county vehicle, and concerns about proper accountability of materials and supplies in the sheriff’s office, led to some harsh comments toward Sheriff Buddy Stump from outgoing members of the fiscal court Monday morning.

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  • Medicaid work requirement is revived

    Federal health officials have again approved Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to revamp the state Medicaid program by introducing work requirements, premiums, co-payments and other changes for “able-bodied” members who weren’t covered until then-Gov. Steve Beshear expanded the program in 2014.

  • Board honors achievements of students

    The Spencer County Board of Education met for their regular meeting Monday at the Spencer County Middle School.
    With new items of business on the agenda, the main focus was the showcase of students and their accomplishments. Mrs. Kelsey Edelen introduced the three Spencer County High School students that were selected for the 2019 KMEA All State Choir as Mr. Chuck Adams presented the three students, Haley Cox, not present, Jill Sharp and Jeremiah Wafford with certificates of achievement.

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  • Accident claims one life


  • Regular blood donors are on the decline


  • Subjects of July 4th manhunt are indicted

    A Bloomfield couple who fled from police in Mt. Washington on July 4th, resulting in a chase into Spencer County and a subsequent manhunt involving several agencies, were indicted recently on multiple charges by a Spencer County Grand Jury.
    David A. Bryant, 33, and Jessica C. Danner, 30, were wanted in connection with a stolen car and made their way into Spencer County. They eventually dumped the car in a field off Van Dyke Road and fled on foot. Several hours later, after allegedly changing clothes, they were eventually arrested after a short foot pursuit on Spears Drive.

  • Sheriff vehicles in the way

    The area around the county building on Spears Drive now looks like a military motor pool. Sheriff Buddy Stump has brought many, if not most, of the military vehicles he’s stockpiled through the Department of Defense’s 1033 program to the area in the weeks leading up to his leaving office.
    However, the vehicles are now in the way of other county functions, such as the recycling center, and fiscal court discussed Monday night how and where to store them until more permanent plans about their use can be made.