Local News

  • Responders rescue driver


    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and Spencer County EMS were able to rescue a motorist whose car flipped upside down in a small stream along the side of KY 44 just north of Waterford last Tuesday afternoon.

  • One hurt, one charged in Elk Creek accident

    Camille Hays said she’s thankful her holidays didn’t turn tragic, but she and her family did receive a close call when daughter Cadeja Hays was injured in a two-car collision on KY 155 near Elk Creek last Thursday night.

    The younger Hays, a senior at Western Kentucky University, had returned home for Christmas break and was on her way to a high school basketball game when her vehicle collided with one driven by 44-year-old Andrea L. Spadie, of Taylorsville.

  • Court cuts Sheriff’s budget

    A vacancy on the Spencer County Fiscal Court has appeared to loosen up nearly two years of gridlock, and the result was not favorable Monday night to Sheriff Buddy Stump.

    By a 3-2 vote, the court agreed to cut Stump’s payroll budget by $62,000 for the coming year, from $702,000 this current year, to $640,000.

  • Court tables pay hike for employees

    An attempt by Judge-Executive John Riley to push through pay rate adjustments for some county employees failed Monday night as magistrates voted 3-2 to table the measure.

    The issue has been debated since budget discussions that began last spring, and attempts by Riley to pass the adjusted rates have failed previously, often by a 3-3 vote.

  • Wrapping up the Christmas Cheer


    Several volunteers met at Taylorsville Community Church last week to wrap hundreds of gifts that have been donated as part of the community Christmas effort to make sure Spencer County children have a Merry Christmas.

  • Cram the Cruiser and Community Food Drive


    At Saturday’s final tally, over 7,000 pounds of food was collected to aid at least 115 families.

  • Spencer County Employee Christmas Breakfast


    County workers and their families were shown appreciation at the county employee’s breakfast Saturday morning.

  • Deadline looms on levee work


    Members of the Levee Commission appealed to the Taylorsville City Commission for assistance last week as they faced a looming deadline to make improvements to the levee or risk having the city categorized as being in a flood zone, a move that would greatly jeopardize the ability of homes and businesses to secure insurance.

  • Local woman killed in wreck

    A Taylorsville woman was killed last Wednesday in a head-on collision involving a dump truck on KY 155 at Pope Lick Road.
    Louisville Metro Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that a dump truck was traveling east on Taylorsville Road and did not see another vehicle, also eastbound on Taylorsville Road. When the driver of the dump truck swerved to the left, he crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a pick-up truck driven by Sharon Curtsinger, 58, of Taylorsville.

  • City police on alert for vehicle break-ins

    Taylorsville City Police Chief Kenny Stewart is reminding motorists to lock their vehicles after several reports of cars being broken into in recent days.

    Stewart said he’s received only one call, but has talked to others who have also reported that their cars have been hit by thieves.