Local News

  • TES could be converted into technology center

    Spencer County Public Schools may be able to utilize state workforce development funding to create an area technology center in the building that now houses Taylorsville Elementary School, superintendent Chuck Adams told the school board Monday.

    The center would provide additional education in areas like health sciences, manufacturing, construction trades, transportation, logistics and information technology.

  • Sen. Paul, Rep. Guthrie visiting Spencer Co.

    Spencer Countians will get a couple of opportunities to speak to their voices in Washington in the next few days, as Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Brett Guthrie both have stops scheduled here.

    Paul, a Republican candidate seeking re-election for U.S. Senator, will host an hour-long town hall meeting on Thursday, July 28 at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room beginning at 1:30 p.m.

    Residents are invited to come, along with any questions and concerns they have for the senator.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 27, 2016

    Main Street group hosting Girlfriends Day event

    Taylorsville Main Street will host its annual National Girlfriends Day celebration on Monday, Aug. 1, from 6 - 8 p.m., in front of T & R Antiques. Bring a lawn chair and a friend and enjoy an evening of food, cold drinks and giveaways.

    Meeting to create an AMVETS post

  • J.D.’s concert brings life to Main Street


  • Catchin’ Pokémon fever


    Hundreds of invisible creatures remain on the loose in Taylorsville despite dawn-to-dusk efforts of countless citizens to capture them.

    Pokémon Go, the mobile game that’s taken the nation by storm since its release July 6, has Taylorsville residents pacing the sidewalks in search of elusive Pokémon. It also has people talking about potential benefits and safety risks involved in playing the game.

  • City plan unveiled


    In a few years, visitors to Taylorsville could enjoy a leisurely walk along a trail on the levee after shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, followed by a visit to a history museum located inside the home of a Civil War hero, all activities they learned about after visiting the welcome center on Main Street.

  • Court renews KSP dispatch contract

    A contract with Kentucky State Police to provide 911 dispatch service to Spencer County was renewed Monday night by a 4-2 vote from fiscal court. The vote came despite concerns by Sheriff Buddy Stump about unresolved issues he is having with the service.

  • Jones growing into her crown


    For Laura Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, the past two and a half weeks have been a whirlwind of meetings and engagements, a crash-course orientation to life as a celebrity. Jones is settling into her new Lexington residence, where as Miss Kentucky 2016, she’ll reign for the next year.

    “I still come home a lot to Spencer County,” said Jones, 23. “I still have a room at my parents’ house.”

  • Taylorsville Police arrest 3

    Taylorsville Police reported the following activity over the past week:

    Arrested James King Sr., 42, of Taylorsville on a Spencer District Court warrant for a first-degree burglary charge.

    Arrested Dean Smith, 29, of Taylorsville on a Fayette District Court warrant on failure to appear charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition-shoplifting.

    Arrested Jamie Hardin, 42, of Taylorsville for theft by unlawful taking-shoplifting, less than $500.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 20, 2016

    Blood drive at First Baptist Church

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will be hosting a blood drive at the church fellowship hall, 115 W. Main St., on Tuesday, July 26 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code FirstBaptistTaylorsvilleKY, or call 1-800 RED CROSS. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Main Street group hosting Girlfriends Day event