Local News

  • Search for Bardstown woman goes viral

    Sunday marked one week since search parties formed in Nelson County after Crystal Rogers was reported missing to authorities July 5. She was last seen in Bardstown two days earlier.
    Not only has Rogers’ family received support from the community, but word of her disappearance has reached a national television audience.

  • City to fix potholes, wants to meet with business owners

    Taylorsville city commissioners voted reluctantly last week to make temporary repairs to the potholes that plague the access roads to the businesses in Settlers Center. They also will invite those businesses to their next meeting to discuss taking responsibility for those streets.
    On Friday, crews were out filling the holes that have hampered motorists since the end of winter.
    Mayor Don Pay introduced the subject toward the end of last Tuesday’s meeting, saying he continues to field questions about the situation.

  • What's Happening — Week of July 15

    Historical society to meet
    The Spencer County Historical Society’s monthly meeting has been changed due to the Library moving project. The meeting for July will be held on Monday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the All Saints Catholic church conference room. All are invited to attend.

    Early childhood screenings Aug. 14 and Sept. 4
    Spencer County Preschool Early Childhood Screenings will take place on August 14 and September 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • House struck by hit and run driver

    A woman who lost control of her pickup truck and ran into a house on Bloomfield Road  left the scene on foot before authorities arrested her a couple of  hours later.
    The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. last Tuesday afternoon. Adam Brown, of Bagdad, was driving north on Bloomfield Road when the black truck approached him from the rear at a high rate of speed.
    “She came out of nowhere and she was flying. She slammed on the brakes and got sideways,” said Brown.

  • New ISO rating could lower insurance premiums

    Residents within the Taylorsville city limits could be eligible for an insurance discount. The city was recently deemed a bit safer because of improvements made by the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District, the water department and the Kentucky State Police Post 12 Communications Center.
    According to a news release from the TSCFPD, the private liability risk assessment firm Insurance Services Office has changed Taylorsville’s Public Protection Classification from a class 4 to a class 3.

  • County fair begins Friday

    While some might complain that there are not enough local family-oriented activities in the area, that isn’t the case during the annual Spencer County Fair.
    The 2015 fair is scheduled to kick off this Friday and Saturday, followed by a full week of events July 21-25.  The fun includes rides, numerous livestock shows, exhibits, pageants, fun and games, truck and tractor pulls, ATV drag racing, a horse pull, talent shows, fair food and new this year – outdoor laser tag which is free with the price of gate admission.

  • Flooding soaks county again


  • Car accident claims life of 9 year old


    Owen Higginbotham will forever be remembered by his family and teachers as a bright, funny child whose life goals often far exceeded the norm for a nine year old.

    Higginbotham, a Spencer County Elementary School student, died in a multi-vehicle crash June 29 in Franklin, Kentucky. He and his sister, Taylor, were in the area visiting grandparents when the accident occurred. His memorial service was held Friday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home in Smiths Grove.

  • Bridge construction starts


    This time next year, commuters on KY 55 should be crossing the Salt River on a new bridge that will be constructed alongside the existing steel beam structure known locally as the “Blue Bridge.”

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced last week that it awarded the contract to build the new concrete bridge to Louisville Paving Company, at a cost of $3.7 million. The bridge will be built next to the blue bridge and work was slated to begin this week, with the construction scheduled to be completed by June 1, 2016.

  • Payroll issues may prompt review of code

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court needs to update its administrative code in order to address issues revealed in recent audits and brought forth by County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock during Monday’s meeting.

    At issue are payroll concerns that include the county paying employees for sick time accrued when they leave the job, questions about vacation pay and other issues that have drawn comments from the state auditor each of the last three years.