Today's News

  • Trial date postponed for man facing sex abuse charges

    The trial of a Taylorsville man facing multiple child sex abuse charges has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.
    Robert Anthony Divine, 34, was on the Spencer Circuit Court docket Thursday for his final pretrial conference.
    Divine faces charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest. With all of those charges, the victim was under 12 years old, according to court records.

  • BACK IN TIME: 40 years ago (March 20 edition)
  • Local law enforcement to participate in ‘Hero’ campaign

    Kentucky State Police and Louisville Metro Police have teamed up with local law enforcement and first responders for the “Be a Hero, Be a Designated Driver” campaign.

  • Share Our Selves program is off and running at Extension Service

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service’s 2013 Share Our Selves Program has begun.  
    SOS is a community education program sponsored by the Extension service. The program consists of people sharing their talents and knowledge with others.

  • COLUMN: Plants grow in soil; dirt gets under your nails

    With spring just around the corner, and with my brain a little mushy from a long cold winter, I thought it was time to brush up on some garden nomenclature. I have long been convinced of the value of understanding more about plants than the mere fact that they need sun, soil and water. The more we learn about what plants need and how to determine if they are getting it, the more we will enjoy the act of gardening.

  • COLUMN: Spring mowing is most important of yearlong lawn duties

    It’s difficult to envision mowing your lawn this spring when frost or snow greets you nearly every morning. Yet that first spring mowing, usually in late March, begins your most important annual lawn duties.
    The first mowing makes the lawn look spring-like and very attractive.  Subsequent regular mowing hardens the grass for drought and heat stresses later on.
    So when the first clump of grass grows above the mowing height, mow, even if a lot of the yard doesn’t need to be mowed yet.

  • Bears off to 3-1 start

    The Spencer County Baseball Bears are off to a good start with a 3-1 record following two big wins last week on the road.
    On Saturday, the Bears traveled to Campbellsville where they finished off the Eagles 11-1 in six innings behind the starting pitching of Nick Vuick. The boys picked up two runs in the second inning and three in the third as they built an early lead. Campbellsville’s lone run came in the third, but the Bears’ offense added another run in the fourth and produced five runs in the sixth to complete the victory.

  • Lady Bears score 10-run victory

    The Spencer County Lady Bears evened their season record at 1-1 with a 10-run victory over Jeffersontown on Friday afternoon in Taylorsville.

  • COLUMN: U of L: The team nobody wants to play

    As many as 20 teams have a legitimate chance to win the NCAA championship, basketball experts tell us. Since Kentucky Derby experts pore over equine details like scientists in Silicon Valley, before picking one Run for the Roses winner that seldom wins, isn’t it refreshing that hoops experts blab at each for hours on air then are savvy enough to pick 20 to win?
    First among any 20? Louisville.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: March 20 edition

    Taylorsville Police issued the following citations from March 9-10:

    Shawn P. Mooney, 34, of Savannah Court in Taylorsville, was cited March 9 for no registration plates, no registration receipt and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.

    Kaylon J. Brewer, 19, of Bondville Road in Salvisa, was cited March 9 for disregarding a stop sign.