Local News

  • Bevin joins local GOP in celebrating wins


    Friday night’s gathering of Spencer County Republicans seemed more like a victory party as elected officials, including Governor Matt Bevin and Congressman Brett Guthrie, celebrated recent election wins that have revamped the political makeup of both Frankfort and Washington, D.C.

    About 130 local party members gathered at the Loft Event Center in downtown Taylorsville for a chicken dinner that included partisan speeches from some of Kentucky’s most well known Republicans.

  • Court takes step toward new animal shelter

    Fundraisers, volunteers and pleas may finally have gotten the attention of county leaders as members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to survey land on the county property near the fairgrounds for a potential new animal shelter.

    The court voted unanimously Monday to survey the property after Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore talked about the need to move forward.

    “It’s entirely too hard to run a shelter out of our building,” said Gore, who said the current facility is too small, is deteriorating and lacks the proper facilities.

  • Police seek man who exposed self

    Kentucky State Police were seeking a man after he allegedly exposed himself to a five-year-old girl in the parking lot of Country Mart while she was shopping with her grandmother last Wednesday.

    Police say an older man, dressed in dark clothes and driving a dark-colored vehicle, allegedly pulled his pants down in front of the girl while the grandmother was putting a shopping cart away.

  • Board votes on boundaries for new TES

    The opening of the new Taylorsville Elementary School is still six months away, but the student body is now beginning to take shape.

    The Spencer County Board of Education made it official Monday night, voting unanimously on a redrawn boundary line that will send students living east of a line that generally follows along Normandy Road, to the new TES, while those living west will continue to attend Spencer County Elementary School.

  • Spencer County Habitat for Humanity fundraising effort


    Spencer County High School students helped put the Spencer County Habitat for Humanity over the top in a recenty fundraising effort. Habitat had been challenged to raise $5,000, which an anonymous donor agreed to match if successful. The organization was just short until a group of students got together and raised enough to help the group reach their goal.

  • Armstrong retires after 58 years


  • What’s happening - Week of February 8, 2017

    Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park to meet Thursday

    Join the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park this Thursday as we discuss membership and upcoming volunteer opportunities. This is your chance to become involved, make new friends from surrounding counties and be part of the exciting things that will be taking place this year.

  • Bevin opens door for felons to be hired

    Seeking to lead by example and give convicted felons a chance at meaningful employment, Governor Matt Bevin issued an executive order Wednesday that removes questions about criminal history from the initial application for state jobs in the executive branch.

    The order – known as the Fair Chance Employment Initiative –  means that applicants will not be required to check the box for criminal convictions on the initial state application.

  • Clean-up nears completion at S.O.


  • New library opens today


    Spencer County’s new public library will finally open to the public on a limited basis today as the staff plans a soft opening of the 16,000 square foot facility.

    Library Director Debra Lawson said library patrons can come in and check out books, use computers and have access to other services at the library, although many of the conference and meeting rooms are still being completed and the full slate of library programs are still a few weeks away from resuming.