Local News

  • City votes to pursue role with Edgewater plant


    The City of Taylorsville appears to be willing to play a key role in providing both a short-term and long-term solution to issues with the wastewater sewage plant that, if unresolved, could jeopardize business at the Taylorsville Lake State Park, the Taylorsville Lake Marina and Edgewater Resort.

  • Restaurant tax proposed


    Lynda Huckleberry has been serving the same customers for years, arriving as early as 3 a.m. to begin breakfast and staying open until 9 p.m. during the week. Many of the customers at Lynda’s Grill  are blue-collar types who are loyal and order several times a week, if not daily, from her menu that includes home-cooked specials or short-order items like hamburgers.

  • Restoring Spencer’s historic records


    Reminiscent of historical documents you might find protected by glass in a museum, records that define much of the history of Spencer County are still available for the public to view, but some are nearly 200 years old and time and use have taken their toll.

    That’s why County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock is embarking on an effort to begin restoring some of books. She wants to ensure that the pages and the information inscribed on them will never be lost.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 12, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter Fundraiser at Fairgrounds

    “A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds” will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.

    Judge Angus will be performing from 3 - 5 p.m. along with Adam Spears & The Nameless Band taking the stage from 5 - 8 p.m.

    There will also be various vendors, face painting, dunking booth, food, children’s games, silent auction, pet photo contest, corn hole tournament, and much more.

  • TSCFD receives $16,000 grant for safety equipment

    The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation announced that the Spencer County Fire Protection District has been awarded a grant for up to $16,464 to purchase six sets of personal protective equipment for firefighting.

    The funding from this grant will allow the Spencer County Fire Protection District to obtain gear that will enhance firefighter safety and improve the operational capabilities of the department.

    This also allows the fire district to meet the National Fire Protection Association 10 year replacement standard for gear replacement.

  • DAR fleece blankets


    The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution John Fitch Chapter sponsored a Fleece Blanket Workshop for veterans on March 15 at Nelson County Library. John Fitch members had an enjoyable time making blankets with State Chairperson of the Service to Veterans Committee, Margie Shelton. 

  • Hesselbrock serves as host for NFWL visit


  • Trace your roots online

    Family Tree is free, available to everyone. You can see what the FamilySearch system already contains about your ancestors, work with others to fill in missing information and correct errors, add sources, and add photos and stories of your ancestors.

    Go to familysearch.org, click FAMILY TREE. You are asked to create a free account.

  • Local UPS driver honored for 25 accident-free years


  • Quilt auction to benefit new public library


    Several local quilters have spent the last several months designing and sewing book-themed quilts to raise money for the new Spencer County Library. Quilts range from popular children’s books like Dr. Seuss and Curious George to young adult books like Harry Potter and there’s even a Dr. Who quilt from the popular television show. The quilts will be up for auction at the library’s author fair on April 18 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.