Local News

  • Heroin use surging in Spencer County


    It claimed three lives in Spencer County last fall. It’s become a scourge on countless families, an emotional and economic drain.

    Heroin – perhaps a stain in some older citizens’ distant past – is coming back in force across the country and here at home. Time magazine reported last summer that heroin use had increased nationwide by 63 percent in 11 years.

  • Officer rescues local teen from creek


    A Spencer County teenager is recovering from her injuries and a former Taylorsville City Police Chief is being hailed a hero following a one-vehicle accident late Friday night in Elk Creek.

    Tayler Wilson, 17, was driving home when her car ran off the road and landed on its side in a creek that runs along KY 55, near Washburn Lane. Wilson suffered several serious injuries and she was trapped inside the vehicle, which was nearly invisible from the road.

  • Court fails to approve Sunday alcohol sales

    There will be no Sunday alcohol sales in Spencer County anytime soon, following a failure by the Fiscal Court Monday morning to approve a proposed ordinance change that would have loosened restrictions in the county.

    The measure failed to muster a majority of the court’s vote, and ended up in a 3-3 tie, with Magistrates Collis Rogers, Hobert Judd and Jim Williams voting against the measure.

  • Stabbing probe continues


    The case involving a man being stabbed in Bloomfield Thursday afternoon is ongoing.

    Shortly after 3 p.m., the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, along with Nelson County EMS, responded to 1910 Highview Church Road, where a man was reportedly stabbed. The man was taken from the residence by ambulance to Spencer County High School where Air Methods then flew him to University Hospital in Louisville with substantial blood loss.

  • Bevin orders clinic to cease abortions

    A Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville has reportedly stopped performing abortions after Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration threatened it last week with a “cease and desist” letter.

    In a statement, Bevin says the clinic — which is regularly protested by pro-life advocates — admitted to performing abortions without a license and has agreed to no longer provide the procedures until it gains proper approval.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 3, 2016

    Seminar on Trauma Treatment at Extension Building

    A free seminar to instruct individuals on treatments for trauma victims will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Spencer County Extension Building. John Fleming, a Spencer County EMT, will be conducting the class, and all are invited to attend.

    Country Ham Breakfast at Masonic Lodge

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 6th. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

  • Powers, groundbreaking senator dies at 92

    Flanked by friends, civil rights activists and other dignitaries, the family of the late Georgia Davis Powers said they were humbled by a gush of condolences and praise from community members and elected officials on Monday in the wake of the iconic Kentucky senator’s death.

    “Thank you for bestowing this high honor upon my late grandmother,” said William Fredrick Davis, who is Powers’ grandson.

  • No action on sheriff’s budget

    For the first time in several meetings, there was no vote on the sheriff’s budget during Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court. The issue is still unresolved. When the item appeared on the agenda, Judge-Executive John Riley paused briefly after introducing it. After a few seconds with no discussion and no motions by the magistrates, he moved on to the next item.

  • Federal grand jury probing Grimes’ campaign finances

    A federal grand jury in Lexington has subpoenaed records of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lun­dergan Grimes and her father Jerry Lundergan in an investigation that re­lates to the finances of her political cam­paigns in 2014 and 2015.

    David Guarnieri, an attorney for Grimes, confirmed Monday that she re­ceived the subpoena last week. He said Grimes is not a target of the inquiry and said she is fully responding to the sub­poena.

  • Deputies investigating afternoon stabbing in Bloomfield


    UPDATE Friday, 12:00 p.m.: On Thursday, shortly after 3 p.m., the Nelson County Sheriff's Office responded with Nelson County EMS to 1910 Highview Church road for a report of a stabbing.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, an investigation revealed that a male and female live in the residence and have had a history of domestic disputes. Thursday's stabbing involved a domestic dispute.