Local News

  • The history of Columbus Day - October 9

    Columbus Day celebrates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World in 1492. Though it did not become an official holiday in the United States until 1937, Columbus Day was celebrated in various places throughout the country as early as the 1700s.

    Established as a federal holiday in 1937, Columbus Day commemorates the explorer’s arrival in the New World on October 12, 1492. Though Italian, Columbus had difficulty securing financial support for his exploration, ultimately being backed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

  • Grant approved, but no match for baseball lights


  • School district ranked distinguished

    “We are very pleased,” said Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams, on assessment scores released last week that show three of Spencer County’s four schools earning distinguished classification.

    “The district is distinguished,” said Adams, noting that forthcoming analysis of the numbers could show the district showed enough growth in growth and gap areas, to be labeled a District of Distinction.

  • Zoning change for Dollar General moves forward

    Over the wishes of several local residents who have spoken out over the course of two public meetings, the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended a zoning change that will pave the way for a new Dollar General Store on Miller Road near the Little Mount Community.

    The commission had two hearings on the matter, one in August, and one last month, in which representatives of the company spoke about their proposed new building, and also included a number of residents in the area voicing their opposition to the store.

  • Decker hired as new police chief

    Taylorsville City Police Major David Decker was hired as the new chief of police last Thursday during a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission. The move comes one week after he was previously offered the position before the Commission backed off to discuss expanding the search.

    Decker, who came to the department as a major less than a year ago, officially assumed the role as chief following Thursday’s vote and agreed to the full-time position at a rate of $32.40 per hour.

  • County eyes options at Animal Shelter

    A case of ringworm that has shut down the Spencer County Animal Shelter prompted discussion of possible solutions during Monday’s meeting of the fiscal court, with one option to purchase an $8,000 trailer that could be used as a quarantine holding site for animals with contagious infections.

  • Octoberfest brings music and fun


    Spencer County Octoberfest will be held this week with pageants slated for last night and Thursday, a 5K run on Wednesday, a talent show and concert on Friday, and a full day of activities and parade on Saturday.

    The 5K run will benefit Addie Sheilds and will bring awareness to childhood cancer. The run will begin at 6:30 at the high school. On Thursday, pageants for babies and children will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber building.

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 4, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale

    Habitat for Humanity will hold a yard sale on Saturday, October 7th on Main Street from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - across from Taylorsville Hardware.  

    If you have items to donate call 502-773-5585 or e-mail president@spencercountyhfh.com for drop off or pick up instructions (no shoes or clothing please).  Otherwise come on out on October 7th and support your local Habitat affiliate.  All proceeds go toward building or renovating homes in Spencer Co.

  • Athletic complex ok’d


    Work may soon begin on a 5.28 million project at Spencer County High School that will provide much-needed improvements to the athletic facilities, along with additional academic room.

  • City votes to offer chief job, then rescinds

    The City of Taylorsville is still without a police chief following a change of heart among the City Commissioners last week.
    During a meeting last Tuesday, the Commission voted 4-1 to offer the job to current Major David Decker at an hourly rate of $29 per hour. Commissioner Abbigail Nation voted against the motion to offer Decker the job.

    During the same meeting, Commissioner Ellen Redmon agreed to rescind that motion, which took the offer off the table.