Local News

  • State tracking reported cases of flu by county


    Officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health have announced the availability of an online weekly influenza surveillance report used to gauge current flu activity circulating in Kentucky.

    The new public service shows the state’s priority to strengthen data collection and analytics and then to make the information more easily accessible to the public, according to a state news release.

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 18, 2017

    Blood Drive at SCC

    Spencer Christian Church will be having a Blood Drive on October 25 from 3:30-8:30 p.m.

    Holiday Workshop Nov. 6

    The Spencer County Extension Office will host the 14th Annual Holiday Workshop on November 6 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Extension Office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way.

  • Swift Water Rescue - Kayaker rescued from river


    After their kayak capsized in the Salt River, a mother made it to the shore while her adult daughter clung to a tree in the current before members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department arrived and rescued her Saturday afternoon.

  • Narcan kits distributed during public event


    Kentucky has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic and related overdoses. Last week, residents of Spencer County had the opportunity to receive a tool and training to fight back.

    The Kentucky Department of Public Health, along with the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, pulled their mobile pharmacy into Taylorsville last Thursday and gave away Narcan kits. Most of those who showed up early on were first responders, who are also likely to encounter patients suffering from opioid overdoses.

  • City garbage awarded to new collector


    The Taylorsville City Commission voted to switch the city’s garbage collection contract away from Rumpke to Santek. The change will mean a slight reduction in monthly fees for city residents.

    Santek, a national chain like Rumpke, submitted a proposal last month for the contract which will begin in January. The bid stipulates that “Santek will collect all non-hazardous residential waste that can be placed into the provided cart for $12.75 monthly per customer.”

  • Dollar store approved

    Despite petitions and vocal opposition that accompanied the plan for a new Dollar General Store near Little Mount, the development has been approved, as members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to approve the zone change that will make the new store possible.

    The vote was unanimous and was taken without discussion by magistrates. The rezoning was recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission, who held two previous hearings in August and September, which drew several area residents who spoke out against the store.

  • Goodlett retires


    Mildred Goodlett, left, retired early this year after more than 32 years at The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville and is shown here with bank president Steve Bowman.

    Goodlett began her career at the bank in December of 1984 as a teller. Through the years, she advanced to positions in bookkeeping and loan operations. As she accepted more responsibilities, she rose to the position of Assistant Cashier.

  • Economic impact of U of L scandal could be wide

    The brand of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team could be tarnished for years by allegations that recruits were paid to go to the school, Moody’s Investors Services says.

    The scandal also could jeopardize current bonds on the downtown KFC Yum Center, making it more costly and difficult for Louisville Arena Authority officials to refinance the $690 million in construction bonds on it.

  • TSCFD receives $10,000 grant for firefighting equipment

    Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security have announced that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District has been awarded a $10,250 grant to purchase personal protective equipment for firefighting.   

  • State urging caution as fire season begins

    The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.