Today's News

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: March 13 edition

    Taylorsville Police issued the following citations from March 1 through March 9:

    Gary L. McGaughey, 55, of the 1700 block of Hickory Ridge in Mount Eden, was cited March 1 for speeding 16 mph over the limit, disregarding a stop sign, failure to or improper signal and failure to produce insurance card.

    Linda M. Ballinger, 19, of Dorsey Lane in Louisville, was arrested March 1 for second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

  • Public Record: District Court March 8

    The following cases were handed down by Judge Matthew Eckert in Spencer District Court March 8, 2013:

    Joshua M. Alexander (1980), illegal take/pursue deer/wild turkey, amended to KRS 150.025 vilation, guilty, $100 fine and court costs paid.

    Richard Smith (1970), two counts of theft by deception to include cold checks under $500, guilty, 30 days jail to be served concurrently with other charges.

  • COLUMN: Driving nails: A bent nail isn’t the end of the road

    Recently I had the chance to help with a building project in West Liberty, a tornado ravaged community in Eastern Kentucky. Now, I can use a tape measure and hammer a nail or two, but I am in awe of the men and women who just seem to know how to handle a hammer and saw.

  • Church Happenings — Week of March 13

    Wakefield Baptist to host singing Sunday
    Wakefield Baptist Church, located at 5517 Bloomfield Road in Taylorsville, will host a signing on Sunday at 5 p.m. featuring David Stevens and company, and Richard and Rita Sweazy. After the worship service, the church will meat in the fellowship hall.

    Spencer Christian to start Bible study for middle school girls
    Spencer Christian Church will host a seven-week Bible study for middle school girls titled, “Beauty by the Book,” on Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning this Sunday.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gilberts renew vows after 50 years

    Nannie and C.B. Gilbert celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at Open Door Christian Center in Bloomfield on Feb. 23. The family thanks Mavis Bennett and Eric Gilbert for their role in the ceremony.

  • Former Spencer Magnet owner, well-known citizen dies at 91

    Laura G. “Dolly” Brock, 91, passed away at 5:05 p.m., March 4, 2013, at Signature HealthCare in Taylorsville.  She had been a resident of Signature for the past year, and resided at the Chapel House in Taylorsville for over 10 years prior to her residency at Signature. She lived in Spencer County for more than 65 years.

  • Two local juveniles arrested after gun confirmed at high school last week

    Local law enforcement confirmed that a Spencer County High School student brought a small-caliber handgun unloaded with bullets to campus last Tuesday and that the weapon changed hands between two students sometime during the school day.

  • Police chief says ‘no need’ to sign sheriff’s MOU

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis recommended last Tuesday that the city not sign a memorandum of understanding with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office and Spencer County EMS to obtain the agencies’ analog radio frequencies.
    “I don’t see that we need to sign the current MOU the mayor has received at this point,” Lewis told the City Commission at a special meeting.
    Lewis said that the agencies can communicate without it.

  • Two indicted for ‘shooting up’ in store parking lot

    Two Falmouth residents arrested for shooting up in the Country Mart parking lot in December were indicted Feb. 7 by a Spencer County grand jury.
    Kevin A. Highlander, 40, of Broad Street in Falmouth, and Tina L. Scott, 34, of West Shelby Street in Falmouth, are each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, complicity, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity, a Class A misdemeanor.
    The drug paraphernalia included a syringe, a pack of razors and a box of aluminum foil, according to the indictment.

  • Man arrested for stabbing, dumping individual in Elk Creek is indicted

    The Louisville man arrested last month for stabbing, then dumping another man in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot was indicted by a Spencer County grand jury on Feb. 21.
    Paul C. Barr Jr., 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, now faces charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.
    Barr is scheduled for a review in Spencer Circuit Court on April 29 at 4 p.m.