Local News

  • Lotto sales hit record, but proceeds disappoint

    There appeared to be more good news than bad Thursday, as the Kentucky Lottery Corp. announced that sales for the recently ended fiscal year 2014-15 broke a record but, on the down side, that the return to the state treasury was less than budgeted.

    At a lottery corporation board meeting Thursday at lottery headquarters in Louisville, the directors were told that sales for the year ending June 30 were $899.1 million — breaking the old mark set the previous fiscal year of $858.8 million.

  • His heart will go on...


    July 18 was a typical summer Saturday for Dylan Patterson. He had spent the day with his girlfriend and her family yard sale shopping, enjoying the pool and making plans to throw some burgers on the grill for dinner. He had no idea that he would be face to face with death and narrowly overcome it before the day was over.

  • Motorcyclist killed Sunday on US 31E

    A motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle accident Sunday on US 31E in Spencer County shortly after 2 p.m.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, 57-year-old Eduard I. Yerusskiy of Louisville, was operating a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve, causing him to collide head on with a 2009 Buick SUV driven by Laura Segars, 42, also of Louisville.

    The force of the collision threw Yerusskiy from the bike and he was then struck by a 2006 Dodge Durango, operated by Walter Carby, 46, of Willisburg, Ky.

  • Court split on tax hikes

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court appears split when it comes to potentially raising the property tax rates, and will likely have to make that decision at their next meeting.

    At Monday’s meeting, Judge-Executive John Riley opened the floor for discussion on the tax rate, which currently stands at 8.8 cents per $100 of assessed property value. It’s the same rate on motor vehicles and watercraft. Meanwhile, property tax rates set by counties across the state are generally higher, leading to some discussion that a small hike would not be out of line.

  • Parents working to revamp Project Graduation

    A few parents of Spencer County High School seniors are working hard to save the tradition of Project Graduation, despite waning parent and community support.

    Project Graduation is an outside booster event generally organized by class parents, students and volunteers that provides graduates with a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment on graduation night. The night is filled with fun, food and prizes.

  • West River Road closed for repairs


    Residents that live back Ky. 2885, also known as West River Road, are having to take an alternate route to and from Taylorsville through Friday due to roadwork that is correcting two separate slides.

  • I-64 in Shelby reduced to one lane this week

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office is warning motorists of evening lane closures on Interstate 64 in Shelby County this week.

    An electrical contractor will be installing traffic counting sensors in the pavement at mile point 35.9 near Shelbyville. The roadway will be reduced to one lane at this location.

    Lane closures are scheduled for I-64 East on Wednesday and for I-64 West on Thursday. These lane closures will take place both evenings from 7 p.m.-3 a.m. the following morning.

  • Tipton appointed to labor, local govt. committees

    Representative James A. Tipton, R-Taylorsville (53rd District), has been named as a member of the House Standing Committees on Labor and Industry, and Local Government. Rep. Tipton will also retain his membership on the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Small Business, giving him representation on three House committees. Rep. Tipton was informed of his new committee assignments by House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown.

  • Poll shows Kentuckians support keeping Davis statue in state capitol

    Most Kentuckians think the controversial statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis should remain in the state Capitol Rotunda, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

    The survey shows 73 percent of Kentucky voters say the statue should stay put and 17 percent say it should be moved to a museum. Ten percent of respondents are not sure what should be done with the statue.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 5, 2015

    8th Annual St Jude Charity Softball Game

    On Saturday August 8th, Country Artist and Taylorsville Native JD Shelburne will host his 8th Annual St Jude Charity Softball Game against the 97.5 WAMZ Country HAMZ at Ray Jewell Park.  The game will start at 1pm and is open to the public. Before the game (11am) there will be a home-run derby to help benefit St Jude as well featuring Shelburne and some of players and anyone else willing to participate. $5 entry fee. Come out and support JD Shelburne and his team as they raise money to help the children of St Jude.