Local News

  • Three pointers carry Bears to 72-56 victory

    On the strength of great three-point shooting, the Spencer County Bears took down Western Hills last Tuesday night before a large crowd at home, 72-52.

    The Bears opened up with a barrage of three-pointers, two by Jackson Cole, and one each by Jake Whitlock and Jacob Seawright as they raced out to a 12-0 lead early on. They extended that lead to 19-5 when Lucas drained a three-pointer and Western Hills seemed to be in a fog.

    They would right themselves and battle back, going on a 9-2 run at the end of the quarter to cut it to 21-14.

  • Sisters killed in fatal wreck


    A fatal accident on a newly opened section of US 31 E in Spencer County claimed the lives of two elderly women last Thursday morning.

  • No arrest in fatal shooting

    Kentucky State Police investigators are being tight-lipped about details surrounding the shooting death of a 33-year-old man last week in Spencer County.

    The shooting took place shortly after midnight Thursday morning at a home on Essex Way, which is located off Elk Creek Road. The victim, Joshua Moore, of Mt. Washington, was found outside the home but it’s not been revealed whether he was shot inside or outside the home.

  • Three file for magisterial races in county

    With incumbent magistrates David Goodlett and Hobert Judd already announcing that they will not be seeking re-election next year, candidates are lining up to take their place.

    In Judd’s Waterford District, two more candidates have filed to fill that seat, joining Tim Brewer who filed last month.

    Brewer’s competition in the May Republican primary will come from Bill Wood and Timothy “Ryan” McClure.
    Wood filed last week and said Judd’s decision to step aside helped prompt his decision.

  • School resource officers offer more than security


    Following the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT several years ago that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, many communities worked to place armed police officers inside schools as a deterrent.

    The City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Schools partnered together for such a program and for the past four years, two school resource officers have become familiar sights inside the halls of the local schools.

  • The Spencer Magnet's Sesquicentennial Open House


    Thank you to the community

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 13, 2017

    Making Spirits Bright seeks donations

  • Park Duvalle’s new center will add services


    Local officials joined with executives from Park Duvalle Health Center last week to break ground on their new facility in Spencer County.

    Park Duvalle purchased the property across from the Spencer County High School last January, and will soon begin construction on a 8,500 square foot facility that will replace the existing facility that’s been in place on Reesor Avenue for several years.

  • Phony cop arrested


    A Lexington man was arrested last week and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer after he was observed driving over 100 miles per hour in an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

  • Pit bull attacks woman; dog to be euthanized

    A Taylorsville woman required medical treatment after she was attacked by a pit bull last Wednesday afternoon on Mill Street.

    Spencer County Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore said the incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. when the woman came into contact with the dog at a residence on Mill Street. He said the woman was visiting a home where the dog had been staying, and it attacked her, biting her across the neck. Spencer County EMS responded to the scene and she was transported to a hospital where Gore said she required about 30 staples and 20 stitches.