Local News

  • Bomb threat at SCMS


    by Zach Morgan

    Taylorsville Police responded to a bomb threat at Spencer County Middle School today. The threat, scrawled in pencil inside one of the bathrooms, was discovered around noon, and indicated that there would be a detonation at 1:20 p.m.

  • Fiscal court speeds through Monday meeting

    Spencer County Fiscal Court made quick work of their agenda Monday, unanimously approving every item before the court.
    Spencer County Judge Executive Bill Karrer updated the court on the progress of several paving projects Monday, including ongoing work at Fairground Road. Karrer said that some citizens had voiced concerns with the project, which will not be completed until Spring 2015, but that progress was being made.

  • KY 44 realignment a year ahead of schedule

    Realignment of Mount Washington-Taylorsville Road (KY 44) in Spencer County is near completion with work wrapping up over one year ahead of schedule. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) awarded a $2.97 million contract to MAC Construction of New Albany, Indiana to straighten a curvy section of KY 44 from Oak Tree Way to KY 1633. Work began in January and will be completed by the end of October. The project was originally scheduled for completion in December 2015.

  • Company plans pediatric office in Taylorsville


  • Sheriff’s office finds methamphetamine lab


  • SCES students receive free dental screens


  • What's Happening — Week of October 8

    Community Baby Shower
    For those who are expecting or have a child up to 12 months of age, the Spencer County Extension Office is hosting the annual Community Baby Shower Thursday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Extension office located at 100 Oak Tree Way. Lunch will be served and attendees will have the opportunity to win a number of door prizes. Attendees must register by 11:15 a.m. to be eligible for door prizes.

  • Truth and Consequences teaches teens about drug abuse


  • Owen to run as write-in for judge executive

    Early last week, retired Kentucky State Police Detective Claude Owen entered his name as a write-in candidate for the position of Spencer County Judge Executive. Owen is currently the third candidate running for the position as Republican John Riley and Democrat Ronald “Woodie” Cheek are already on the ballot for the November 4 election.
    Owen said that his candidacy isn’t meant to demean the other two candidates, but is meant to give the voters of Spencer County another choice in the November election.

  • Mt. Eden committee recommends engineer

    The Mt. Eden Fire Department Board of Trustees Building Committee approved several recommendations to the full board last week, after detailed discussions involving the status of the land formally containing the department’s primary fire station.
    Prior to the meeting, Fire Department representative Larry McClain said that the majority of debris from the burned station had been cleaned off of the concrete foundation and the department was looking to move forward with a new building for the site.