Local News

  • What’s happening - Week of August 24, 2016

    Army Corps invites community to pollinator event

    Taylorsville Lake Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting a county pollinator event on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center at Taylorsville Lake (2825 Overlook Road).

  • What’s happening - Week of August 17, 2016

    Spencer Co. Public Library offers Harry Potter trivia and games

    Saturday, August 20th at 10:30 a.m., step into the books and movies of Harry Potter.  The Spencer County Public Library will have trivia and games for fans of the series.

    Non-profit groups can sign up for Roadside Litter Abatement program

    Non-profit groups can begin signing up the last week of August to be a part of the Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Program. Roads will be assigned, and bags and gloves will be supplied.

  • Spencer begins training at UK College of Pharmacy

    Joshua Spencer, of Taylorsville, son of Ivan and Mary Ann Spencer, was welcomed to the Class of 2020 at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy this past week, capping off the introduction to the College with a White Coat Ceremony on August 14 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

    The ceremony concluded the annual three-day orientation for new students. The program stresses the importance of professionalism as an obligation for those that seek to practice pharmacy.

    Spencer is a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • Grubb surrenders to deputies


    The man wanted in connection with a recent kidnapping in Mt. Eden turned himself in to Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies early Tuesday morning.

    Michael Grubb, 39, who was listed as residing in Jeffersonville, Indiana, was taken into custody shortly before 3 a.m. by Major Carl Reesor and was then transported to the Shelby County Detention Center. Charges include parole violation, kidnapping, first degree robbery and first degree wanton endangerment.

    The arrest came after law enforcement officers closed in on him Monday night.

  • TES responds to phone threat


    Spencer County Public Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams praised the response to a threat phoned in to Taylorsville Elementary School on Friday.

    “TES did a tremendous job of addressing that. They were very precise in their actions,” said Adams.

  • County sets tax rates

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court set the 2016-17 property tax rates Monday night, opting for a slightly lower rate of 8.7 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate and 8.7 cents per $100 of value on personal property. The rate for the current year is 8.8 percent. The court passed a resolution approving the rate unanimously.

  • Mold forces sheriff to vacate part of office


    Mold in the Sheriff’s office was confirmed through an inspection by an industrial hygiene service last month, prompting county officials to begin discussing short-term and long-term solutions.

    Sheriff Buddy Stump said Monday that the mobile command center has again been set up next to the sheriff’s office, and will be used for office space for some of his staff since the second floor of the office building they are in has been deemed unfit because of the mold.

  • Local police join effort to thwart drunk driving

    This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America’s roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, Taylorsville City Police are partnering with the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.

  • Zika risk low in state

    The risk of the Zika virus causing a mosquito-borne outbreak in Kentucky this year is low, say state public health officials.

  • Candidates file for commission, school board

    Tuesday, August 9, was the deadline to file for several non-partisan positions, including Taylorsville City Commission and two school board seats.

    Six individuals had filed for City Commission, including all four incumbents – Ellen Redmon, Kathy Spears, Beverly Ingram and Jack Proctor. Also filing as candidates for city commission were Matt Douglas and Abigail Nation. The four candidates receiving the most votes will serve.