Today's News

  • County has few DUI arrests over New Year’s

    Spencer County welcomed 2013 with a very low number of reported intoxicated driving arrests – perhaps a positive indication that local drivers are heeding warnings to not get behind the wheel when driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

  • Bruner closer to trial in beating case

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, was given a new court date Monday for still another status hearing as he nears his jury trial date of March 11.
    Shackled and wearing his orange jailhouse-issued jumpsuit, Bruner glowered at onlookers as he entered Shelby County Circuit Court and stood stoically before Judge Charles Hickman as his court appointed attorney, Melanie Lowe-Stratton, and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll reviewed the case.

  • Clerk’s, sheriff’s office salary budgets to increase by 3 percent

    The Spencer County Clerk’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office will each see a three percent increase in their salary budgets for deputies, assistants and other employees.
    That increase is two percent less than what County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock sought for her 2013 budget and in line with what Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump had requested.
    The salaries of the clerk and the sheriff are not included in their respective budgets.

  • Celebrating to remember

    An estimated 50 to 75 friends and family members of Shelby Bockting and Michaella ‘Mikie’ Monroe gathered at Valley Cemetery on Sunday to celebrate what would have been Bockting’s 18th birthday.

    Bockting and Monroe were Spencer County High School juniors when they were killed Jan. 18, 2012, in a one-vehicle automobile accident on Mike Brown Road. The crowd released balloons containing special messages to the girls at 3:15 p.m., approximately the time the girls died.

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  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Jan. 2 edition

    Taylorsville Police Department arrests and citations issued Dec. 11 through Dec. 21:

    Joshua M. Waldridge, 34, of Miller Road, was cited Dec. 11 for speeding 16 mph over the limit.

    Garland K. Travis, 30, of Hickory Ridge Road, was cited Dec. 12 for no registration plates and operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

    Michael J. Smith, 52, of West Main Street, was served Dec. 13 with a Jefferson County District Court summons for menacing and harassment - physical contact - no injury.

  • Public Record: Grand jury indictments - Dec. 6

    The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury on Dec. 6, 2012:

    Count 1: On or about Aug. 16, 2012, in Spencer County, William R. Goodwin, 33, of the 3700 block of Kings Church Road, Taylorsville, committed the offense of operating a motor vehicle while his license was revoked or suspended for driving under the influence, third or subsequent offense, by operating a motor vehicle for at least a third time within a five-year period while his license was revoked or suspended for a violation of KRS 189A.010.

  • Public Record: District Court Dec. 21

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court on Dec. 21, 2012:


    David C. Crenshaw (1962), improper flashing lights, amended to defective equipment, guilty, $193 in court costs and fines to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    William C. Monday (1990), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine paid.

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  • COLUMN: This year, embark on a ‘happiness project’

    We often consider the New Year a time for new habits, new outlooks, new resolutions. And yet, we often let these resolutions peter out within a few months.  We have heard for decades that it takes 21 days (or 28 days, or 18 days, or some other short number) to form a new habit, but recent research suggests that it takes closer to 66 days for some habits and longer for others. This sounds discouraging, but by breaking up our goals for new habits into smaller goals we can have better success with keeping them.