Local News

  • One killed in crash Thursday

    One person was killed and two others injured in an accident on U.S. 31E in Spencer County near the Nelson County line Thursday evening.

    The accident was reported at around 9 p.m. and involved three vehicles. Two cars were involved in the initial crash and a third car was side-swiped after the first collision.

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident, but as of Tuesday morning, no names had been released and no official report had been completed.

  • Judge, sheriff remain at odds over relocation

    The impasse over where to relocate the Spencer County Sheriff’s office continued with no progress during Monday’s regular meeting of fiscal court. Despite a vote two weeks ago that Sheriff Buddy Stump and Judge-Executive John Riley meet and come up with an agreeable solution, the pair could not come to terms.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 5, 2016

    All District Honor Choir to perform this Saturday afternoon

    This Saturday, October 8th, there will be an Elementary All District Honor Choir concert at Spencer Christian Church.  The concert is free and starts at 2 p.m.  This concert will involve students from Shelby and Bullitt County, as well as Taylorsville and Spencer County Elementary schools.  Music was selected by a guest conductor that is coming from Winchester, KY.  It should be a fun day and a wonderful concert.

    Curbside junk pickup

  • Riding for a cause


    Nearly twenty cyclists stopped in Taylorsville last Thursday afternoon as they continued on a 700 mile charity ride from Mississippi to Cincinnati as part of the Matthew and Andrew Akin  Foundation. The group is riding to raise awareness and money for research to help children who are suffering from  Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, an immune deficiency disorder that often proves fatal. Ride participants included parents who have lost children, along with doctors, nurses and others in the medical field who treat children who are affected.

  • Public Record - Week of October 5, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office from September 8 through September 27, 2016.

    Kimberly Dawn Grave and Christopher K. Graves and Frank Kevin Aubin and Cynthia F. Aubin, Fisherville, KY, to Johann C. Steinle, Fisherville, KY. Property in Spencer County. $261,000.

    Bart and Angela Renee Stark, Taylorsville, KY, to Grace Construction, LLC, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 75 of Top Flight Landing. $1,800.

  • Kentuckians can now register vehicles online

    Tired of waiting in long lines or using personal time to renew your vehicle registration? Have you exhausted time and energy trying to enroll in state traffic school or file your trucking taxes? The Department of Vehicle Regulation (DVR) has announced a more convenient option to provide motorists the services they need while keeping them on the road and out of lines. Visit the newly revamped website http://drive.ky.gov.

  • Agriculture - Celebrating National 4-H Week

    During the week of Oct. 2-8, more than six million young Americans will celebrate National 4-H Week. The week will showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and will highlight the incredible 4-H youth who make a positive impact on their communities.

  • Sharp’s vintage truck looks good as new


  • Court debates where to relocate sheriff’s office


    The mold problem in the Sheriff’s office is likely going to result in a relocation, but where to, is an unanswered question and the source of a continuing debate.

    Magistrate Jim Williams had earlier suggested the Sheriff’s office be moved into the left hand side of the current EMS building, while Judge-Executive John Riley has suggested a couple of other spots that could be rented while work to remove the mold takes place.

  • Tourism group touts restaurant tax


    A summit of Spencer County residents and businesses interested in promoting tourism and recreation in the county was held last week with the prevailing concensus being that, while neighbor counties are seeing tourism booming from efforts such as the Bourbon Trail, Spencer County’s great potential remains untapped. One solution batted around was the implementation of a city restaurant tax.

    Most agreed that the biggest draw in Spencer County is Taylorsville Lake, but more needs to be offered that will keep people in town longer.