Local News

  • Local pilot recovering after crash

    Stan Thompson, the Taylorsville pilot injured in a plane crash June 12, is recovering well after five successful surgeries, his wife Joy Thompson said Tuesday.

    The 60-year-old veteran pilot is finished with surgeries now, she said. He is alert and beginning to communicate with his family.

    “Everything is looking up,” she said.

    Thompson is still at University Hospital in Louisville, where he was transported after the crash. His wife said she doesn’t know how much longer he will be there.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 29, 2016

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    City to host third strategic planning meeting

  • Stidger’s story is heroic tale


  • Shelbyville hospital receives “C” patient safety grade

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.

  • Can you canoe?


    Blue Moon Canoe Company brought their canoes to Taylorsville last week and the kids and volunteers with the Spencer County Public Library Summer Reading Program enjoyed a great day paddling down Brashears Creek. They were taught how to safely navigate their canoes and what to do in case of a flip. The three hour trip allowed for a lot of fun and even in a dip in the creek.

  • Body of drowning victim recovered from lake


  • Shutdown looms over budget

    County services could come to a halt next week unless members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court can reach an agreement on the 2016-17 budget.

    They couldn’t on Monday night when the second reading of the budget failed to pass on a 3-3 tie, leading Judge-

    Executive John Riley to recess the meeting shortly before 10 p.m. with the court scheduled to reconvene today.

  • Board extends Adams’ contract through 2020

    The Spencer County Board of Education on Thursday granted a one-year contract extension to superintendent Chuck Adams, giving him the go-ahead to lead the district through 2020.

    At a work session in the Spencer County Elementary School media center, the board approved the extension by a 3-2 vote, with Sandy Clevenger and Lynn Shelburne voting against it.

  • New principal named at SCES


    Spencer County Elementary School has a new principal.

    The school’s site-based decision-making council on June 13 awarded the job to Bloomfield Elementary School principal Leah Hardin, superintendent Chuck Adams said.

    Hardin replaces Mark Thomas, who will stay on as principal through June 30. After his third year as principal, Thomas was hired Friday to replace Brett Beaverson as Spencer County Public Schools’ director of operations.

    Hardin and Thomas will both start their new jobs on July 1.

  • Wreck claims life of Meade Co. woman

    A Meade County woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident last Wednesday morning on a stretch of U.S. 31E that’s been the site of numerous serious accidents in recent years.

    Kristin Bullock, 28, of Brandenburg, died when her car struck another vehicle head-on. The car she struck was then hit in the rear by another vehicle. Two others were injured in the accident and transported by Bullitt County Ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital.