Local News

  • City garbage awarded to new collector


    The Taylorsville City Commission voted to switch the city’s garbage collection contract away from Rumpke to Santek. The change will mean a slight reduction in monthly fees for city residents.

    Santek, a national chain like Rumpke, submitted a proposal last month for the contract which will begin in January. The bid stipulates that “Santek will collect all non-hazardous residential waste that can be placed into the provided cart for $12.75 monthly per customer.”

  • Dollar store approved

    Despite petitions and vocal opposition that accompanied the plan for a new Dollar General Store near Little Mount, the development has been approved, as members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to approve the zone change that will make the new store possible.

    The vote was unanimous and was taken without discussion by magistrates. The rezoning was recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission, who held two previous hearings in August and September, which drew several area residents who spoke out against the store.

  • Goodlett retires


    Mildred Goodlett, left, retired early this year after more than 32 years at The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville and is shown here with bank president Steve Bowman.

    Goodlett began her career at the bank in December of 1984 as a teller. Through the years, she advanced to positions in bookkeeping and loan operations. As she accepted more responsibilities, she rose to the position of Assistant Cashier.

  • Economic impact of U of L scandal could be wide

    The brand of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team could be tarnished for years by allegations that recruits were paid to go to the school, Moody’s Investors Services says.

    The scandal also could jeopardize current bonds on the downtown KFC Yum Center, making it more costly and difficult for Louisville Arena Authority officials to refinance the $690 million in construction bonds on it.

  • TSCFD receives $10,000 grant for firefighting equipment

    Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security have announced that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District has been awarded a $10,250 grant to purchase personal protective equipment for firefighting.   

  • State urging caution as fire season begins

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

  • Audit reveals postal workers deliberately delayed mail


  • Combating physical and sexual abuse

    Editor’s Note: October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. This is the second in a series of stories by Phil Lloyd-Sidle and Megan Williams, Domestic Violence Advocates with the Center for Women and Families.

    Several months ago in Trimble County a nightmare occurred in daylight.  Lora Cable was granted a no unlawful contact domestic violence order against her partner Timothy Riddle.  The next day, Valentine’s Day, he walked into her work at a doctor’s office and killed her.

  • WWI veteran honored after 50 years


    A brisk wind kept the American flag unfurled as it was posted over the tombstone of Dave Stump at Valley Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Standing nearby was a military honor guard, and seated were Stump’s lone surviving daughter, and other family members and friends of the man who died in a house fire more than 50 years ago. All came to bestow an honor that was long overdue.

  • Free Narcan kits available

    If you know someone addicted to opioids or heroin, taking a few minutes of time Thursday could save their life.

    The Kentucky Department of Public Health, along with the Kentucky Pharmacists Association will be holding a free Naloxone training session at the Spencer County Health Department on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.