Local News

  • Message of safety driven home through mock crash


    SCHS students got a grim reminder about the importance of safety on the road Monday as students and local first responders put on a mock crash in front of the school.

    The make-believe two-vehicle crash ended with multiple injuries, two fatalities, and the driver of one of the cars being arrested at the scene from driving under the influence. Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump, who narrated the event Monday,  said poor choices like that often have tragic consequences.

  • Murder mars Easter Day


    The calm of Easter afternoon was shattered by gunfire Sunday, as police say a woman shot and killed her husband at their home in Cottonwood Estates.

    Mark Bennett, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday evening a little after 6 p.m. and his wife, Kandy Bennett, 40, was arrested and charged with murder in an incident that left neighbors shocked and unsettled. Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert said an autopsy was being conducted Monday, but noted that Bennett had been shot multiple times.

  • Lack of Sheriff Office activity concerns Riley

    Citing an increase of calls that Taylorsville City Police and Kentucky State Police are responding to in the county, Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley said the court needs to review the office and duties of Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

    Riley handed members of the court with records documenting the increase in calls being taken by law enforcement agencies other than the sheriff’s office, and said he’s had conversations with city officials who are also concerned.

  • KY 1633 closed through Friday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that the closure of KY 1633 (Elk Creek Road) in Spencer County will be extended through Friday, April 21. KYTC maintenance staff are performing embankment stabilization along Pond Run Creek.

    KY 1633 closed on April 3 to thru traffic between Red Bud Way and Yoder Station Road (mile markers 0.9 to 2.6). The road was scheduled to be opened by April 17, but heavy rains last week slowed the progress of this work.

  • Board eyes athletic complex, bus garage

    Spencer County High School’s athletic program could get a much-needed facelift as members of the school board are considering a $2.8 million project for an athletic and academic complex to be build near the school’s athletic fields. It’s part of a possible $5 million investment that will also include refurbishing the track around the football field, improved tennis courts and lights for the baseball field, as well as bus garage and maintenance facility to be located near the new Taylorsville Elementary School.

  • Drama club to present “Annie”


    Dressed in costume and rehearsing their lines, songs and dances, the cast of the Spencer County Middle School and High School Drama Club’s production of “Annie” labored earlier this week to prepare for their upcoming performance.
    The three-day run of the show will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. Two shows will be held on Saturday and Sunday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a benefit dinner held Saturday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. (See details in “What’s Happening” on page A2).

  • County exits Edgewater lease


  • What’s happening - Week of April 19, 2017

    Friends of Taylorsville Lake work day

    The Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park will have a work day this Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with various projects at the park to be worked on. For information, contact Troy Koon at 424-8868.

    City of Taylorsville spring clean-up

  • Civics Lesson


    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-KY, spoke to fifth graders at Spencer County Elementary School last week about the function of government and how the Constitution set up the balance of powers that provides a more equal voice for everyone in Washington, D.C.  Guthrie’s civic lesson was well-received by the students, who seemed to be prepared and knowledgable as they answered his questions and asked some good ones of their own.

  • Earth Day 2017

    The importance of environmental literacy