Local News

  • Mooney Eye Care Centre ribbon cutting


    The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting last Wednesday for Mooney Eye Care Centre, located at 6287 Taylorsville Rd., Bldg 2, Suite B1, in Fisherville. Mooney Eye Care also has a location in Mt. Washington, but opened a second office in Spencer County to serve residents here. Attending were both Optometrists, Dr. Matthew Mooney and Dr. Ryan McGiffen, family, staff, Chamber members, friends and elected officials. Their phone number is (502) 354-0508.

  • McCoy earns degrees from UW

    Erin L. McCoy, a 2004 graduate of Spencer County High School, has graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with two degrees; an MFA in Poetry and an MA in Hispanic Studies. She taught Spanish-language courses during her three years at the university, and served as an instructor (2015) and Co-director (2017) in the study abroad program in San Sebastian, Spain.

  • Public record - Property Transfers - Week of July 5, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of April 18, 2017 until May 4, 2017.

    Estate of Gordon Board, deceased, Irvington, KY to ABC Construction, LLC, Mt. Washington, KY. Lot 38 of Arbor Green. $34,000.

    Top Flight Development, LLC, Taylorsville, KY to Jeffery A. Tupis, Taylorsville, KY. Lots 154A and 155A of Top Flight Landing. $39,800.

  • Library now offering free music downloads


  • Herndon sworn in as TPD officer


    Taylorsville City Police has a new officer on the road and he’s no stranger to law enforcement or the community.

    On Thursday, Herndon wore the green uniform of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife as an enforcement officer for the last time, and on Friday he was sworn in by Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay as the city’s newest officer.

  • Celebrating Independence


    Spencer Countians of all generations came out Friday night for an early Independence Day celebration at the Freedom and Family night at Signature HealthCare in Taylorsville. Residents and family, along with many from the community, enjoyed food, an auction, games and fun activities before a fireworks display later in the evening.

  • CASA seeks volunteers to help children

    An opportunity to give back presents itself to the Spencer County Community once more.

    The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region, an organization that stands in the gap for abused or neglected children in the court system, will be hosting CASA 101 at the Spencer County Library on Thursday, July 13 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • New building coming


    Main Street is getting a new building.

    Local Attorney Charles Tichenor recently purchased the property between the County Judge-Executive’s Office and Valley Apparel and Signs (the old movie theatre) and has plans to build a new structure to house his law practice. For years, the site was the home of the old Western Auto store.

    “I purchased the two lots,” said Tichenor, who joked he was hoping to delay any announcement about his plans just to see how fantastic the rumors might grow.

  • Main Street program accredited

    The Taylorsville Main Street Committee is again celebrating another year of being accredited by the National Main Street Program and Kentucky Main Street.

    The Main Street Committee holds numerous events during the year to raise funds and awareness about efforts to keep Main Street vibrant. They recently received word of the accomplishment from the Main Street America Accredited Program.

  • “Johnny” Boone, head of Cornbread Mafia, has plenty of support at home

    The man who called himself “Charles Grass” and was dubbed the “Godfather of Grass” is no angel.

    John Robert “Johnny” Boone guarded his fields with rottweilers whose vocal chords had been surgically removed, so they could attack silently. To fend off “rippers” who might try to steal his crop, his crew set booby traps, including fishhooks hung at eye level, trip wires tied to dynamite, and live rattlesnakes tied to poles.