Local News

  • Stump sues fiscal court


    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump filed a lawsuit last week against the Spencer County Fiscal Court and its individual members after the court had been unable to agree on where to relocate his office in the midst of an apparent mold outbreak.

    The suit, filed in Spencer Circuit Court last Friday, lays out the timeline of mold-related events dating back to July 11, up until October 7, when Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Brummer became ill and was hospitalized for five days after he’d spent time in the building’s booking area.

  • Court votes to move Sherrif's Office one block away

    The Sheriff’s office may be moving following a surprise 4-2 vote Monday night to lease a vacant building a block down Main Street. The vote came following a lengthy executive session in which the court discussed options for the Sheriff’s office, which has been battling mold since this summer.

  • Will city ban clowns?


    As reports of clowns showing up and terrorizing citizens across the country continue, Taylorsville City Police Chief Kenny Stewart suggested to the city commission last week ways to possibly take a proactive approach.

    He presented a proposed ordinance that would make it unlawful for anyone over the age of 13 to conceal part or all of their face by a mask or other means while on public property, including streets, sidewalks, parking areas, and public buildings.

  • Leaking water tower may need to be replaced


    The City of Taylorsville may have a big-ticket expense to deal with following news that a water tank on Possum Ridge has been leaking and may need to be replaced.

    The leak was first discovered about a month ago in the stem pipe, which was negatively impacting water pressure to customers in the area.

    “We had to shut it down and fix it, which caused pressure problems,” said City Clerk Steve Biven.

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  • What’s happening - Week of October 19, 2016

    Students to present “Dracula”

    The Spencer County High School and Middle School drama department will be presenting their production of “Dracula” October 27-30 at 7 p.m. and also on October 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

  • Habitat yard sale


    Linda Street, Kathy Lewis and Elisa Carrithers look over items that were for sale during a yard sale benefitting Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Saturday morning in downtown Taylorsville. The event raised a little more than $1,200 for the nonprofit that helps build affordable housing for families in Spencer County.

  • Taylorsville Strategic Planning Committee meeting Tuesday night

    The Taylorsville Strategic Planning committees invite everyone to a meeting to hear what they have accomplished and what future plans are in the works. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex.

    This is an opportunity for you to learn what has been happening since the roll out of the Taylorsville Strategic Plan 2016. There are still opportunities available if you are interested in joining any of the committees.

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  • State denied extension on Real ID

    Kentucky’s request for a one-year extension to come into compliance with federal regulations known as REAL ID was denied today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The denial of the extension comes in spite of recent documented progress the state has made to further enhance the security of its driver’s license and ID card issuance system. Despite the denial, Kentucky will continue efforts to modernize its system of issuance for these credentials.