Local News

  • Fire at local church sparks investigation

    A fire at a Spencer County church is under investigation by local, state and federal authorities.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said a fire was reported at the Elk Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a predominantly black church, at around 9:37 a.m. Sunday. Fire crews were able to contain the blaze to the back rooms of the church, but Nation said smoke damage affected much of the building.

  • Helpful online genealogy tools

    The “Search” tab at FamilySearch.org has several items on the dropdown menu.

    “Records” includes indexes of county and state records. Some of the entries have a camera logo at the right – clicking on the camera leads you to an image of the document, which you can save to your computer or print out. This is the same thing you will see in the books at the courthouse or archives.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 22, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter chili luncheon fundraiser

    The Spencer County Animal Shelter will be hosting a Chili Luncheon Fundraiser on Friday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce Building.

  • Crafting nuisance ordinance proves controversial

    Magistrates were understandably cautious Monday night as they hesitated to approve a new nuisance ordinance that would allow planning and zoning officials to utilize PVA technology to enforce regulations.

  • State House update

    Following the conclusion of week three of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the people’s House has accomplished a great deal, but there is much left to go.

  • Lawmakers could make ‘revenge porn’ a crime

    Breakups can be nasty. But as Amer­icans’ digital and physical lives become increasingly entwined, jilted lovers can punish their exes in a devastatingly pub­lic way: By posting their former part­ners’ intimate photos — and personal in­formation — online. The tactic is known as “revenge porn,” and it’s hard to fight in Kentucky. Thirty-four states have passed laws tar­geting revenge porn, according to the nonprofit Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, but the commonwealth hasn’t.

  • Citizen of the Year


    Diana Hilbert, pictured left, was awarded Citizen of the Year by the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce by outgoing Chamber President Gail Waldridge during their February luncheon last Thursday.  Hilbert was recognized for her efforts to revive the annual Christmas on Main event and her volunteering for the Floodwall Commission and other efforts. She said she was very honored to be this year’s recipient and has always been inspired by the children in her efforts to keep the Christmas on Main event thriving.

  • One killed in Friday accident

    A Mt. Eden woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident late Friday night in eastern Spencer County. Kentucky State Police identified the victim as 56-year-old Robin Carney.

    The accident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. when a Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by Jeremy Clark, 44, also of Mt. Eden, was traveling east in Mill Road, (KY 1795), crossed the road, left the pavement and struck a tree.

  • Racist graffiti painted on water tower

    Racist graffiti was painted atop a water tower in Elk Creek and city officials are hoping to have it removed soon.

    Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, someone cut through the chain link fence, climbed the ladder and painted the letters “KKK” along with some profanity and a racial slur in orange.

  • Faulty sewage pump could endanger lake


    Last summer, a wastewater pump at Edgewater Resorts failed, which resulted in the overflow of untreated sewage down a hillside and nearly into Taylorsville Lake. Officials are hoping to reduce the chances of that happening again, but there are obstacles.