Local News

  • Tipton, Higdon hold Town Hall meeting


    State Senator Jimmy Higdon, left, and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans, spoke to about two dozen constituents at a Town Hall meeting at the Spencer County Farm Bureau building Saturday morning. The lawmakers talked about legislation being proposed in Frankfort regarding education, pension reform, taxes and other issues. They took questions and discussed concerns some in the audience had with proposed legislation.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 15, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter “It’s All About The Paws!” Chili Luncheon Fundraiser

    The Spencer County Animal Shelter will be holding a Chili Luncheon Fundraiser on Friday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce Building.

  • Rick Jewell retires from the Taylorsville City Police Department.


    Rick Jewell retired last week after 20 years with the Taylorsville City Police Department. A reception was held in his honor at the City Hall Annex last Sunday and his final day was Tuesday. Pictured with Jewell are his grandchildren, from left to right: Brody Phillips, Carson Jewell (being held), Gavin Phillips and Caitlyn Smith. Not pictured is Chloe Smith.

  • Local home becomes movie set


  • Chamber speaker touts historic preservation


  • This Old House - A farm house with humble roots


  • Night to Shine


    It was a night to remember for teens and adults with special needs as local volunteers organized a Night to Shine prom event at Spencer Christian Church Friday night. The Tim Tebow Foundation sponsors the event, held worldwide, and four churches in Kentucky took part this year. The event gives special needs individuals a chance to shine and be in the spotlight. Each attendee is crowned as a King and Queen and the night is all about them.

  • Bevin joins local GOP in celebrating wins


    Friday night’s gathering of Spencer County Republicans seemed more like a victory party as elected officials, including Governor Matt Bevin and Congressman Brett Guthrie, celebrated recent election wins that have revamped the political makeup of both Frankfort and Washington, D.C.

    About 130 local party members gathered at the Loft Event Center in downtown Taylorsville for a chicken dinner that included partisan speeches from some of Kentucky’s most well known Republicans.

  • Court takes step toward new animal shelter

    Fundraisers, volunteers and pleas may finally have gotten the attention of county leaders as members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to survey land on the county property near the fairgrounds for a potential new animal shelter.

    The court voted unanimously Monday to survey the property after Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore talked about the need to move forward.

    “It’s entirely too hard to run a shelter out of our building,” said Gore, who said the current facility is too small, is deteriorating and lacks the proper facilities.

  • Police seek man who exposed self

    Kentucky State Police were seeking a man after he allegedly exposed himself to a five-year-old girl in the parking lot of Country Mart while she was shopping with her grandmother last Wednesday.

    Police say an older man, dressed in dark clothes and driving a dark-colored vehicle, allegedly pulled his pants down in front of the girl while the grandmother was putting a shopping cart away.