Today's News

  • 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the 3700 block of Kings Church Road, Taylorsville, committed the offense of operating a motor vehicle while his license was revoked or suspended for driving under the influence, third or subsequent offense, by operating a motor vehicle for at least a third time within a five-year period while his license was revoked or suspended for a violation of KRS 189A.010.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.

  • COLUMN: Silence makes for lifeless basketball during holiday tournaments

    If you ever want to teach an object lesson about darkness, head to a cave. Walk or crawl as far back into it as possible to where absolutely no light at all is visible. Then, light a single small candle. It’s amazing how blackening dark can actually be.
    If you ever want to teach an object lesson about silence, head to a high school basketball holiday tournament. Since I’ve been covering high school sports for well over 20 years at different locations throughout Kentucky, I’ve been to several of these events. Funerals have more life and energy.

  • Lady Bears fall in opening round of Whitefield tourney

    It wasn’t a merry return to the court two days after Christmas for the Spencer County Lady Bears, as they fell in their opening round matchup of the Whitefield Academy tournament to Scott High School, 83-55 Thursday afternoon.