Local News

  • Phony cop arrested


    A Lexington man was arrested last week and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer after he was observed driving over 100 miles per hour in an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

  • Pit bull attacks woman; dog to be euthanized

    A Taylorsville woman required medical treatment after she was attacked by a pit bull last Wednesday afternoon on Mill Street.

    Spencer County Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore said the incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. when the woman came into contact with the dog at a residence on Mill Street. He said the woman was visiting a home where the dog had been staying, and it attacked her, biting her across the neck. Spencer County EMS responded to the scene and she was transported to a hospital where Gore said she required about 30 staples and 20 stitches.

  • Two more file for 2018 election

    Two more candidates filed to run for office in the 2018 Primary Election this week.

    Jim Travis, a local builder, threw his hat into the ring to run for Magistrate in Elk Creek. Travis ran in 2014 as a Democrat and lost in the general election to Republican Brian Bayers. However, Travis has switched parties and is running as a Republican. Bayers has yet to file papers to seek re-election, but Travis already has one primary opponent in Jerry Davis.

  • Judge addresses old arrest after bizarre stunt in court meeting

    In a bizarre scene at Monday morning’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting, a former magistrate from Campbranch attempted to embarrass current Judge-Executive John Riley using props, CDs and documents that may be related to a four decade old drug arrest that involved Riley when he was a college student.

    Riley, later in the meeting, went on record to explain that he indeed did have an arrest on his record while in school.

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 6, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

  • Farm Toy show this weekend

    The Spencer County FFA Farm Toy Show returns this weekend at the Spencer County High School. The show has been an annual tradition for 28 years in Spencer County and is a major fundraiser for the local FFA Chapter.

    The show will open Friday night from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Christmas on Main Street this Saturday


    Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday for the annual Christmas on Main Street celebration in downtown Taylorsville.

    The evening will get started with a parade and tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. and there will be activities, music, food, crafts and even a bicycle giveaway at the end of the night.

  • Lawmaker’s wife hurt in accident


  • $96,000 grant for state park trail upgrades


    A walk in the woods just got a bit more appealing for Spencer Countians as the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park was recently awarded a $96,000 grant to make improvements to the trail system near the park.

    The announcement was made during a dinner and silent auction held by the FTLSP at the Chamber building in Taylorsville last Thursday night. The grant is quite a coup for a group that has only been established for about year.

  • State approves Alzheimer’s license plate

    Specialty license plates supporting the Alzheimer’s Association are now available in Kentucky. Kentucky is the first state in the US to have this specialty license plate for Alzheimer’s awareness and education. Having these plates will raise awareness of the disease, which will become more prevalent as Kentucky’s population ages. Nearly 70,000 people in Kentucky right now have Alzheimer’s disease and that number is only growing.