Local News

  • What’s Happening - Week of August 16, 2017

    Historical and Genealogical Society to meet

    The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society will meeting on Monday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. off site. For more information, contact Cathy McClain at 738-5089.

    Elk Creek Community Festival in planning stages

  • THS Class of 1967


    The Taylorsville High School Class of 1967 held their 50th Reunion recently. Pictured from left to right are: Gary Marksbury, Rodney Washburn, Charles David Marksbury, Alice Henry Legette, Ernie Thompson, Billy Smith, Karen Ingram, Sharel Redmon, Kathy Clark Humphrey, Jim Hyatt, David King, Betty Humphrey Crenshaw, Ronald Snider, Martha Day, Jimmy Travis, Martha Day Brown, Sue TIndle Washburn, Connie Bowman Cherry, Chris Greenwell, Donna Husband Puckett, Donald Simms, Gerald Schuler, Betty Whitehouse Laraway, Allen Reid Marksbury and Tommy Mason.

  • Community steps up at Shelter fundraiser


  • New TES opens with excitement


    Smooth opening for schools

    The surroundings were new, but the routine was familiar as Taylorsville Elementary School Principal Steven Rucker stood in the middle of the floor and got the attention of about six hundred students who had gathered in the gymnasium of the new TES Wednesday morning for the first day of school.

    Rucker made the morning assembly a tradition over the years, and has carried it over to the new facility. As an excited buzz filled the gym, Rucker was able to bring the room to order.

  • Sewage deal in jeopardy

    A deal that would have allowed the City of Taylorsville Water and Sewer district to adopt the aged wastewater plant that served Edgewater Resort is in jeopardy after the city and state officials exchanged concerns last week at the City Commission meeting.

  • Herndon enters race for Sheriff


    The rumors were right. Former magistrate Scott Herndon, who recently resigned after 17 years with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to join the Taylorsville City Police Department, is running for Sheriff in Spencer County.

    Herndon confirmed Monday that he had filed papers in Frankfort that will allow him to start fundraising efforts, even though he can’t technically file his candidacy papers in the Spencer County Clerk’s office until early November.

  • Officials monitor TES traffic


    Concerns about major traffic issues related to the opening of the new Taylorsville Elementary School have been alleviated somewhat during the first week by the presence of law enforcement personnel who have helped direct traffic.

  • The solar eclipse - Fast Facts, Safety, and History


    “If you have an opportunity to see this—take it. You will not be disappointed.”
    Alex Young, Solar Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    The map shows the Path of Totality across the United States. Taylorsville will see approximately a 96.5% blockage of the sun (called a Diamond Ring) around 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

  • TPD joins national crackdown on DUI

    The Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign beginning today and running through Labor Day.

    “We aggressively watch for drunk drivers year-round,” said Taylorsville City Police Chief Kenny Stewart. “But by joining this effort, we will make Taylorsville’s roadways safer for everyone during the heavily-traveled Labor Day holiday.”

  • KY Supreme Court adopts open records policy

    The Supreme Court of Kentucky has approved an Open Records Policy that guides how the public accesses the administrative records of the state court system. The seven Supreme Court justices voted unanimously to adopt the policy, which took effect August 15.

    This is the first Open Records Policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts, the operations arm of the court system. The policy is in the form of an Administrative Procedure of the Court of Justice, which carries the weight of law under the Kentucky Constitution.