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Today's News

  • What's Happening — Week of July 17

    AARP Driver Safety Program
    An AARP Driver Safety Program is planned for Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way.
    This four-hour course qualifies citizens ages 55 or older for a state-mandated discount on auto insurance.
    The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
    For more information, contact Anne at 1-502-533-5611.

    MPCAA board to meet

  • Former Orkin employee charged with theft of jewelry, medication

    A Cynthiana man previously employed by Orkin Pest Control is facing multiple felony charges in Spencer County for allegedly stealing jewelry and prescription medications while on the job.
    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Jeffery Todd Sizemore, 37, twice, resulting from two separate cases. He is charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count of theft of a controlled substance and one count of theft of a legend drug valued under $300, according to arrest warrants filed in Spencer District Court.

  • Man pulled from river

    Responding to what was dispatched as a potential drowning, local emergency personnel safely retrieved a Mount Washington man from a branch of the river off of Delta Road last Tuesday.

  • Kids, adults walk way from crash uninjured

    A two-vehicle accident that involved a combined nine passengers and smashed the front end of one of the cars involved somehow resulted in no serious injuries Saturday morning.

  • Taylorsville woman pleads not guilty in meth case

    A Taylorsville woman facing charges related to a meth lab that produced a small explosion on Main Street last month was arraigned in Spencer District Court on Friday morning.
    Karen R. Cook, 39, of the 100 block of West Main Street, entered a not guilty plea to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); buy/possessing drug paraphernalia; and unlawful possession of meth precursors, first offense.

  • No injuries in Plum Ridge Road crash Saturday

  • Basket guild to hold October retreat

    The Bluegrass Basket Guild October Retreat is being held at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville, Oct. 25-26. The event will include numerous basket workshops to teach differing techniques and skills.
    For additional information, contact Madonna Cash at  at 502-277-1817. Registration forms are also available at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service on Oak Tree Way off Ky. 44.

  • COLUMN: Foliar diseases enjoying the cool, wet summer

    The cool, wet weather for summer 2013 is certainly being enjoyed by all including those that are part of the fungi family. Gardeners wondered about the toadstools popping up in their lawns; others were confounded by the stinky, phallic-looking things poking through their mulch, a mushroom commonly called the stinkhorn; and the slimy orange globs on cedar trees got many thinking aliens had landed in their landscape.

  • BACK IN TIME: 10 years ago - July 9, 2003
  • Public Record: District Court July 5

    Judge Matthew Eckert heard the following cases in Spencer District Court on July 5, 2013:

    Traffic:
    Jonathan H. Nation (1979), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine and court costs.

    Marc L. Hershey (1993), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, amended to no license in possesion, guilty, $20 fine and court costs.