Today's News

  • PHOTO: Cooper earns honor in UK band

    Arden Cooper, a 2011 Spencer County High School graduate, was named the University of Kentucky’s Outstanding New Band Member. Arden, who is attending UK to study pharmacy, is a member of the marching band, concert band and pep band. Her favorite thing about attending UK is playing in the band at the basketball games.

  • Local students participate in video contest to deter underage drinking

    The Spencer County Middle School drama students are participating in the Reel Action Contest to Prevent Underage Drinking. Several local students have submitted video projects to the contest which are now available for viewing at http://www.reelactionky.com/viewing.html.
    Community members are encouraged to visit the website and vote for local contest participants. The videos produced locally include:
    • Don’t get sucked into beer pressure
    • Don’t put a pause in your life
    • Once choice, one life
    • Trashed

  • Old South gets neighborhood watch

    This month, Old South Plantation joined Early Wyne and Highview to bring the number of Neighborhood Watch Programs in Taylorsville subdivisions to three.

  • Kentucky among states granted NCLB flexibility

    The United States Department of Education announced Thursday that Kentucky will be included in the 10 states granted flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act — and that means major changes for schools here in Spencer County and across the state.

  • Confusion surrounds legislative, congressional districts

    As of Monday afternoon, Spencer County stood to be represented by three people in the state’s House of Representatives and two in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    That representation is what Spencer Countians are used to in the state House, but it situates Spencer as one of only six of Kentucky’s 120 counties that would be split in regard to representation in the U.S. House.

  • No new leads in homicide investigation

    The homicide investigation of Bardstown resident Daniel D. Cahoe continues to be shrouded in secrecy, with no significant case updates released to the public since shortly after Cahoe’s body was found Jan. 5 in Spencer County.

    Cahoe, 34, was found slumped over in a barn located in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. He had a single gunshot wound to his head.

  • Bruner pleads not guilty

    A Taylorsville man charged with assaulting a Shelbyville woman last fall pleaded not guilty Friday to the charge in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Mark Bruner, 38, was charged with assault in the beating of Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and severely beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby Nov. 5.

    Bruner was arrested 10 days later in Taylorsville in connection with the assault.

  • Fiscal Court considers options with EMS building

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court took no action last Tuesday after touring its dilapidated EMS building on Spears Drive.

    The county’s paramedics and EMTs were moved out of the building about two weeks ago after reports surfaced of holes in the building’s floor and ceiling, possible mold and rodent droppings near packaged medical supplies.

    EMS employees are now stationed above the sheriff’s department on Main Street, where the local dispatch office used to be located.

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Senate passes three education bills

    The Senate passed several bills last week. Of these bills, three education bills are of particular importance.

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: No gambling on this budget

    In his state of the Commonwealth address, Governor Steve Beshear laid it out fairly straight — we have to tighten our belts. Again. Like every responsible family in the Commonwealth we need to establish a reasonable budget, and exercise the discipline to stick to it. We’ve been doing a pretty good job of that for the last four years, although we haven’t been shy about our bonding (which is borrowing money on a 20-year payback.)