Local News

  • Flooding spurs talk of new park


    For the second time this year, floodwaters covered the baseball fields at Ray Jewell Memorial Park, as well as the soccer fields at Waterford Park. The damage wasn’t as severe as the April event, but it was enough to cause local officials to discuss alternatives for youth sports in the future.

    At Monday night’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, magistrates and Judge-Executive John Riley spent several minutes talking about the impact of recent floods on private property, as well as public land like the parks.

  • Locals donate to E. KY flood relief as Spencer native leads rescue


    Spencer County has a close connection with the recent tragic flooding in Johnson County, Kentucky, that left hundreds homeless and four dead.

    Johnson County Emergency Management Search and Rescue Coordinator Brian Jeffiers is a Spencer County native and served as a volunteer fire fighter while in high school before graduating and relocating, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

    “He’s been extremely busy this past week,” Nation said of Jeffiers.

  • Get prepped for back to school with ReadiFest

    Summer just started, right? But suddenly it’s already time to start thinking about sending the young ones back to school and Spencer County Public Schools os ready to help.

    The district’s annual Health Fair and ReadiFest is set for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Spencer County High School.
    Students will receive free school supplies donated by area churches, businesses and organizations, said Vonda Martin, head of the Youth Services Center at the high school and middle school.

  • Widening of US 31 underway

    A multimillion dollar road widening project on US 31E aims to increase traffic capacity and improve road safety, but could cause some delays for local motorists traveling through the area.

    The project, which has been underway since April, stretches from just south of Whitesides Road in Nelson County and extends north to the Salt River bridge in Spencer County. According to a press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, “Increasing traffic capacity and improving safety are the primary goals of this widening project.”

  • What’s happening - Week of July 22, 2015

    Taylorsville Main Street hosting event to celebrate National Girlfriends Day

    Taylorsville Main Street is hosting its third-annual celebration of National Girlfriends Day on Saturday, August 1, beginning at 5 p.m. in the courtyard in front of T & R Antiques on Main Street. Bring a friend and a lawn chair, or come alone and meet some new friends, while you enjoy an evening of free food, giveaways, games, and more.

    Historical Society monthly meeting

  • Horse trail cleanup this Saturday

    Volunteers will gather at Taylorsville Lake State Park this Saturday to assist with cleaning up the horse trails.

    The work will start at 8 a.m. and volunteers should meet at the day ride lot at the park with gloves, garbage bags and any other tools and equipment that could be used to remove trash, debris and overgrowth on the trails.

  • Kindergarten registration underway

    Kindergarten registration is going on now for Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary schools. Parents and guardians should register now to receive teacher placement letters and supply lists, resource packets for you and your child and invitations to school activities this year.

    Parents should bring the following items to register:

  • Cyclists to be at Possum Ridge boat dock Sunday morning

    The Louisville Land Sharks Triathlon club will be hosting a Olympic-distance triathlon at Taylorsville Lake State Park this Sunday. Cyclists are expected to be on the roads near Possum Ridge Boat Dock between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Boaters are encouraged to use caution during this time, as the boat dock will remain open during the event.

  • Indictments -- June 4 and June 18

    The following indictments were handed down by the Spencer County Grand Jury on June 4, 2015:

    • Devin Chase Thompson, 27, of 40 Ray Road, Taylorsville, and Shelley A. Kyser, 26, of 410 Garrard St., Taylorsville.
    Count One of Burlary III, a class D felony. On or between the 10th and 11th days of March, 2015, the defenant committed the offense of Burlgary in the Third Degree by knowingly and unlawfully entering or remaining in a building located at 300 Garrard St. with intent to commit a crime.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau forum will feature Bevin and Conway

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors will host gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway (D) and Matt Bevin (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Thursday, July 23, in Louisville. The event – held at the KFB state headquarters at 10 a.m. – provides the candidates an opportunity to share their views and solutions for current agricultural and rural issues in Kentucky.