Local News

  • Decker hired as new police chief

    Taylorsville City Police Major David Decker was hired as the new chief of police last Thursday during a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission. The move comes one week after he was previously offered the position before the Commission backed off to discuss expanding the search.

    Decker, who came to the department as a major less than a year ago, officially assumed the role as chief following Thursday’s vote and agreed to the full-time position at a rate of $32.40 per hour.

  • County eyes options at Animal Shelter

    A case of ringworm that has shut down the Spencer County Animal Shelter prompted discussion of possible solutions during Monday’s meeting of the fiscal court, with one option to purchase an $8,000 trailer that could be used as a quarantine holding site for animals with contagious infections.

  • Octoberfest brings music and fun


    Spencer County Octoberfest will be held this week with pageants slated for last night and Thursday, a 5K run on Wednesday, a talent show and concert on Friday, and a full day of activities and parade on Saturday.

    The 5K run will benefit Addie Sheilds and will bring awareness to childhood cancer. The run will begin at 6:30 at the high school. On Thursday, pageants for babies and children will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber building.

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 4, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale

    Habitat for Humanity will hold a yard sale on Saturday, October 7th on Main Street from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - across from Taylorsville Hardware.  

    If you have items to donate call 502-773-5585 or e-mail president@spencercountyhfh.com for drop off or pick up instructions (no shoes or clothing please).  Otherwise come on out on October 7th and support your local Habitat affiliate.  All proceeds go toward building or renovating homes in Spencer Co.

  • Athletic complex ok’d


    Work may soon begin on a 5.28 million project at Spencer County High School that will provide much-needed improvements to the athletic facilities, along with additional academic room.

  • City votes to offer chief job, then rescinds

    The City of Taylorsville is still without a police chief following a change of heart among the City Commissioners last week.
    During a meeting last Tuesday, the Commission voted 4-1 to offer the job to current Major David Decker at an hourly rate of $29 per hour. Commissioner Abbigail Nation voted against the motion to offer Decker the job.

    During the same meeting, Commissioner Ellen Redmon agreed to rescind that motion, which took the offer off the table.

  • Animal shelter closes after case of ringworm

    A case of ringworm has temporarily closed the Spencer County Animal Shelter and brought a halt to work inside the county garage because of fears of the disease spreading.

    Animal Control Director Melvin Gore confirmed that a dog at the shelter was brought in with a severe case of ringworm recently. Because there is no isolation or quarantine area, he said other animals and even humans are subject to being infected.

    “It’s highly contagious and all mammals can get it, including humans,” said Gore.

  • Fiscal court errs on vote for clerk

    A parliamentary error at the last fiscal court meeting may shelve an approved motion to cut Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock’s project to add storage space for the county’s official records.

  • What’s Happening - Week of September 27, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter dinner fundraiser

    Spencer County Animal Shelter’s 2nd Annual Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 11, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Spencer County Extension Service at 100 Oak Tree Way, Taylorsville. Tickets are $25 each (or) $40 for two.

    The evening will include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes.

  • State’s pension system may require $5.4 billion

    Kentucky’s General Assembly will need to find an estimated $5.4 billion to fund the pension systems for state workers and school teachers in the next two-year state budget, officials told the Public Pension Oversight Board on Monday.

    That amount would be a hefty funding increase and a painful squeeze for a state General Fund that — at about $20 billion over two years — also is expected to pay for education, prisons, social services and other state programs.

    There are two reasons for the dramatic increase.