Local News

  • Local veterinary office applying for grant; could result in shelter for cats

    Salt River Veterinary Clinic is applying for an opportunity to receive a $100,000 grant from Chase. This grant would allow the business to expand in equipment, different levels of care, and boarding which will help the pet population and also provide more jobs in the community.

    It may also eventually help with the establishment of a shelter for the feral cat population. Visit Mission Main Street Grants at MissionMainStreetGrants.com to cast a vote for the business. They need 250 votes to be eligible.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 10, 2015

    Mud Bog at Fairgrounds

    There will be a Mud Bog at the Spencer County Fairgrounds this Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and the registration fee is $20 for two runs.

    Kids Fishing Derby at Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters

    The Kids Fishing Derby will be held this Saturday, June 13, at the Taylorsville Lake Tailwaters from 8 a.m. until noon.

    There will be 500 Rainbow trout released for the event designed for children ages 15 and under.

    There will be free food and prizes during the event.

  • Public Record - Week of June 10

    The following deeds were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office in March, 2015:

    Ronald David Gregory and Amy Allison Gregory, husband and wife, of Taylorsville, to Cartus Financial Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, of Danbury, Connecticut, lot 124 of Hillsborough Estates, section 3, containing 1.28 acres, as described in deed book 266, page 66, in the Spencer County Clerk’s office, for $249,500.

  • Local VFW post closes

    After 23 years in the community, Spencer County’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11426 is no more.

    Post Commander Jeremy Buchter said the post had its final meeting at Taylorsville Community Church in April and officially surrendered its charter May 21. The organization was only attracting around four or five members to its regular meetings, despite the fact that there were 35 official members on the roll.

  • Herndon wins national award


    When it comes to Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resource Officer Sgt. Scott Herndon doing his job, he stands out among his state and national colleagues.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 3, 2015

    Country Ham Breakfast Saturday

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry out is available.

    Light the Way 5K and Kids Fun Run

  • FFA advisor retiring after nearly four decades


    Of all the clubs, teams and squads comprised of Spencer County young people over the past four decades, none have come close to matching the success or respect garnered by the Spencer County Future Farmers of American chapter at the high school.

    After nearly 40 years at the helm, Bland Baird is stepping aside in retirement, but the legacy he built will live on for years.

  • The future is now for Class of 2015


    With family and friends proudly watching from the stands, 184 seniors from Spencer County High School received their diplomas and walked off the stage and into their future Friday night during commencement ceremonies at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    With the school band playing, the seniors marched in, boys dressed in blue and girls dressed in white, to take their seats in neat rows on the floor as cameras flashed.

  • Pass the chicken


    Despite assurances to a standing-room only crowd at their last regular meeting, the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s vow to repeal the one-chicken per acre ordinance suddenly got a bit scrambled during their meeting on Monday morning.

    Planning and Zoning Commission Administrator Julie Sweazy explained that the court can’t simply repeal or rewrite an ordinance, saying instead that they would need to make a recommendation and refer it back to the commission.

  • Budget includes hike in benefits package

    After nearly 15 hours of budget discussion, the Spencer County Fiscal Court last Wednesday finally approved its 2015-16 budget, tweaking it just enough to help county employees deal with an eight percent increase in their health insurance plans.