Local News

  • Athletic complex ok’d


    Work may soon begin on a 5.28 million project at Spencer County High School that will provide much-needed improvements to the athletic facilities, along with additional academic room.

  • City votes to offer chief job, then rescinds

    The City of Taylorsville is still without a police chief following a change of heart among the City Commissioners last week.
    During a meeting last Tuesday, the Commission voted 4-1 to offer the job to current Major David Decker at an hourly rate of $29 per hour. Commissioner Abbigail Nation voted against the motion to offer Decker the job.

    During the same meeting, Commissioner Ellen Redmon agreed to rescind that motion, which took the offer off the table.

  • Animal shelter closes after case of ringworm

    A case of ringworm has temporarily closed the Spencer County Animal Shelter and brought a halt to work inside the county garage because of fears of the disease spreading.

    Animal Control Director Melvin Gore confirmed that a dog at the shelter was brought in with a severe case of ringworm recently. Because there is no isolation or quarantine area, he said other animals and even humans are subject to being infected.

    “It’s highly contagious and all mammals can get it, including humans,” said Gore.

  • Fiscal court errs on vote for clerk

    A parliamentary error at the last fiscal court meeting may shelve an approved motion to cut Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock’s project to add storage space for the county’s official records.

  • What’s Happening - Week of September 27, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter dinner fundraiser

    Spencer County Animal Shelter’s 2nd Annual Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 11, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Spencer County Extension Service at 100 Oak Tree Way, Taylorsville. Tickets are $25 each (or) $40 for two.

    The evening will include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes.

  • State’s pension system may require $5.4 billion

    Kentucky’s General Assembly will need to find an estimated $5.4 billion to fund the pension systems for state workers and school teachers in the next two-year state budget, officials told the Public Pension Oversight Board on Monday.

    That amount would be a hefty funding increase and a painful squeeze for a state General Fund that — at about $20 billion over two years — also is expected to pay for education, prisons, social services and other state programs.

    There are two reasons for the dramatic increase.

  • Opioid lawsuit legal firms named

    Attorney General Andy Beshear Friday announced the legal team his office will partner with in the investigation and prospective litigation against drug manufacturers, distributors and retailers where there is evidence that they contributed to the opioid epidemic by illegally marketing, distributing and selling opioids to Kentuckians.

  • Property Transfers - Week of September 27, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of July 18, 2017 until August 3, 2017.

    Peter Scheich and Victoria Scheich, Taylorsville, KY to Kelly T. Countzler, Taylorsville, KY. Property at 457 Webb Lane. $152,200.

    Terry W. Ross and Tammara L. Ross, Taylorsville, KY to Austin T. Smith, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 8 of Clearview Farms. $78,000.

    Maureen P. Beary, Taylorsville, KY to Joshua David Jolly, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 20 of McIntosh Farms. Gift.

  • Tipton, Higdon to hold townhall about pension

    State Representative James Tipton, R-Taylorsville, will join State Senator Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, for a townhall meeting at 6 p.m. on September 26 at the Spencer County Middle School Auditorium.

    The two legislators will talk about an upcoming special session to deal with the pension issue that impacts teachers, and state and local government workers across Kentucky.

  • CHI buys Shelbyville hospital

    On Sept. 1, Catholic Health Initiatives became the “sole sponsor” or owner of KentuckyOne Health, when the parent company bought out The Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence’s interests in a $150 million deal.

    The decision concludes a five-year relationship as joint sponsors of KentuckyOne Health.