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  • Judge addresses old arrest after bizarre stunt in court meeting

    In a bizarre scene at Monday morning’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting, a former magistrate from Campbranch attempted to embarrass current Judge-Executive John Riley using props, CDs and documents that may be related to a four decade old drug arrest that involved Riley when he was a college student.

    Riley, later in the meeting, went on record to explain that he indeed did have an arrest on his record while in school.

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 6, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

  • Farm Toy show this weekend

    The Spencer County FFA Farm Toy Show returns this weekend at the Spencer County High School. The show has been an annual tradition for 28 years in Spencer County and is a major fundraiser for the local FFA Chapter.

    The show will open Friday night from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Christmas on Main Street this Saturday


    Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday for the annual Christmas on Main Street celebration in downtown Taylorsville.

    The evening will get started with a parade and tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. and there will be activities, music, food, crafts and even a bicycle giveaway at the end of the night.

  • Lawmaker’s wife hurt in accident


  • $96,000 grant for state park trail upgrades


    A walk in the woods just got a bit more appealing for Spencer Countians as the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park was recently awarded a $96,000 grant to make improvements to the trail system near the park.

    The announcement was made during a dinner and silent auction held by the FTLSP at the Chamber building in Taylorsville last Thursday night. The grant is quite a coup for a group that has only been established for about year.

  • State approves Alzheimer’s license plate

    Specialty license plates supporting the Alzheimer’s Association are now available in Kentucky. Kentucky is the first state in the US to have this specialty license plate for Alzheimer’s awareness and education. Having these plates will raise awareness of the disease, which will become more prevalent as Kentucky’s population ages. Nearly 70,000 people in Kentucky right now have Alzheimer’s disease and that number is only growing.

  • Grimes heads panel on medical marijuana


  • Evacuation ordered after smoke fills courthouse


    Smoke from a malfunctioning heating and air unit atop the Spencer County Courthouse caused the building to be evacuated briefly late Monday morning.

  • Three join political races

    Three more names have been added to the growing list of candidates filing for various political offices in Spencer County.

    Kyle Bennett, who served as a deputy in Spencer County for several years under former Sheriff Steve Coulter, filed his papers to join a field of now three seeking the Republican nomination for Sheriff. Bennett is currently a police officer for the City of Simpsonville, and filed his paperwork last week.