Local News

  • Ruling goes against Sheriff

    Judge Karen A. Conrad ruled against Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump in his lawsuit against the Spencer County Fiscal Court Wednesday, writing that alternative space has been provided or offered to the Sheriff’s office. Stump had filed the lawsuit in October after an alleged outbreak of mold forced him to evacuate his building, and Stump had been at odds with the Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive John Riley over finding adequate space for his department.

  • Trump gets 75 percent of Spencer vote


    While the nation reacted with shock last Tuesday when Republican Donald Trump won the national presidential election, voters in Spencer County may not have been surprised. That’s because Trump got more than 75 percent of the votes cast in the presidential race, as he easily defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton countywide, with 7,196 votes to 1,921. Third party candidate, Gary Johnson, received 237, David McMullen received 111, and Jill Stein received 44.

  • Christmas on Main is Dec. 10


    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Volunteers decorated Main Street over the weekend and organizers have also released information about the annual Christmas on Main Street event that is scheduled for Saturday, December 10.

    The event has enjoyed a revival of sorts in recent years and one of the organizers expects the event to be as big as ever this year.

    “It was almost dying out several years ago, but it’s come back and we’ve been growing it a little every year,” said Diana Hilbert.

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  • What’s happening - Week of November 16, 2016

    Community Thanksgiving Service

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday evening, November 20 at 6 p.m. at Plum Creek Baptist Church in Taylorsville. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 31 Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    All Saints Holiday Bazaar

  • Taylor Swift has ushered in new love for guitar

    Taylor Swift has been in the spotlight for a decade now. Ten years ago, Swift released her first (self-titled) album at 16 years old. What stands out about her is that she was writing her own songs and they were good.

    Since she plays guitar, Taylor Guitars (unrelated) has made several successful Taylor Swift models. She actually wrote her first album using a Baby Taylor guitar.

  • Heated hearing in Stump suit


    For nearly three hours Monday afternoon lawyers for Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump and Judge-Executive John Riley squared off, sometimes heatedly, in Spencer Circuit Court to determine if the fiscal court has neglected to provide Stump with adequate office space following an apparent outbreak of mold in the sheriff’s office earlier this summer.

  • Waterline woes leave Chamber high and dry

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is seeking help to repair a water line issue in its building, but got few results this past week from city and county officials.

  • Riley, Stump butt heads over grant

    As if the current dispute over his building isn’t enough, Sheriff Buddy Stump and Judge-Executive John Riley clashed again during Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, this time over a grant application the court approved two weeks ago for body armor.

    Stump told the court that Riley has not yet signed the application that would allow him to apply for a grant for new body armor for his deputies, and it appears the squabble is over wording on the applications.

  • Fire District seeks to annex City of Taylorsville into service area

    The Taylorsville City Commission renewed the contract for fire protection service with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District last week, and also heard a request from the district about annexing the city into their district.

    Prior to 2008, the city and county had separate fire districts, who then merged. However, the city of Taylorsville was outside the fire district’s coverage area, which meant the city contracted with the district for fire protection.