Local News

  • Herndon sworn in as TPD officer


    Taylorsville City Police has a new officer on the road and he’s no stranger to law enforcement or the community.

    On Thursday, Herndon wore the green uniform of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife as an enforcement officer for the last time, and on Friday he was sworn in by Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay as the city’s newest officer.

  • Celebrating Independence


    Spencer Countians of all generations came out Friday night for an early Independence Day celebration at the Freedom and Family night at Signature HealthCare in Taylorsville. Residents and family, along with many from the community, enjoyed food, an auction, games and fun activities before a fireworks display later in the evening.

  • CASA seeks volunteers to help children

    An opportunity to give back presents itself to the Spencer County Community once more.

    The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region, an organization that stands in the gap for abused or neglected children in the court system, will be hosting CASA 101 at the Spencer County Library on Thursday, July 13 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • New building coming


    Main Street is getting a new building.

    Local Attorney Charles Tichenor recently purchased the property between the County Judge-Executive’s Office and Valley Apparel and Signs (the old movie theatre) and has plans to build a new structure to house his law practice. For years, the site was the home of the old Western Auto store.

    “I purchased the two lots,” said Tichenor, who joked he was hoping to delay any announcement about his plans just to see how fantastic the rumors might grow.

  • Main Street program accredited

    The Taylorsville Main Street Committee is again celebrating another year of being accredited by the National Main Street Program and Kentucky Main Street.

    The Main Street Committee holds numerous events during the year to raise funds and awareness about efforts to keep Main Street vibrant. They recently received word of the accomplishment from the Main Street America Accredited Program.

  • “Johnny” Boone, head of Cornbread Mafia, has plenty of support at home

    The man who called himself “Charles Grass” and was dubbed the “Godfather of Grass” is no angel.

    John Robert “Johnny” Boone guarded his fields with rottweilers whose vocal chords had been surgically removed, so they could attack silently. To fend off “rippers” who might try to steal his crop, his crew set booby traps, including fishhooks hung at eye level, trip wires tied to dynamite, and live rattlesnakes tied to poles.

  • What’s Happening - Week of July 5, 2017

    Public Library events

    The Spencer County Public Library events for the week of June 28 through July 5 are as follows:

    On Thursday, July 6, the Sassy Stitchers, for needle-crafters of all types, will meet at 10:30 a.m. At 6 p.m., you can learn about pollinators and how to support them with Pollination Station with Lorilee George.

    On Saturday, July 8, sample produce from the local Farmer’s Market and from the grocery and see if you can tell the difference. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m.

  • New owners revive once popular campground


  • AG Beshear joins peers to fight opioid use

    Attorney General Andy Beshear announced last week he is working with attorneys general from across the country to investigate whether drug manufacturers contributed to the opioid epidemic by illegally marketing and selling opioids.

    Beshear said in a news release that the bipartisan coalition is working to address the national opioid crisis and is using its investigative tools, including subpoenas for documents and testimony.

  • California bans state travel to Kentucky over religious-freedom law

    California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Kentucky and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.

    Chris Hartman, the director of Louisville’s Fairness Campaign, said that the bill the California AG is retaliating against, Senate Bill 17, could have indirect repercussions on the LGBT community in one of the nation’s more gay-friendly cities.