Local News

  • Main Street revamps manager job description

    When the fiscal year came to an end on June 30, so did the contract of Annette King, who served as Main Street manager for the last several years.
    With King’s departure, the Main Street Committee began putting together a job description for the next Main Street manager at its meeting July 14.
    The committee approved a draft copy of a job description, and plans to approve a final version as a recommendation to the Taylorsville City Commission at its meeting Thursday.

  • City approves ordinance to withdraw from EDA interlocal agreement

    After heated discussions in two separate meetings, the Taylorsville City Commission approved – on what was determined to be first reading – an ordinance last Tuesday to withdraw from its interlocal agreement with the county regarding The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority.
    Commissioner Nathan Nation made a motion at a special meeting on June 15 to have the city attorney draw up such an ordinance, and it was scheduled for first reading on July 5.

  • OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL: Over 25 years, schools grew with county

    Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series looking back at “back to school” and gearing up for this year’s school year in Spencer County.

    Spencer County was Kentucky’s fastest growing county over the last 20 years, and that growth has certainly spread to the school system.

  • Haun fills top post at high school

    With just two weeks before the start of the new school year, a new Spencer County High School leader has been named.

  • Vandals strike Waterford Park

    A rash of vandalism at the county-owned Waterford Park on Ky. 44 has left some local citizens angered and local law enforcement searching for the perpetrators.

  • EDA turns over funds

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority turned over the remainder of its funds to city and county government on Tuesday afternoon, and after one final meeting, the EDA will cease to exist.

  • Excessive heat warning in place through Saturday

    Saying it’s hot outside just might be an understatement.

    Taylorsville and Spencer County are under an excessive heat warning through 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.

    Temperatures in the mid 90s will combine with high relative humidity to create heat index values up to 110 degrees each afternoon and evening, according to NWS.

    Lows at night are expected to stay above 75 degrees.

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  • Weatherization program offers home improvements at no cost to qualifying households

    Not often is there a surplus of federal funds to assist those in need.
    However, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, which serves Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties, has money appropriated for its weatherization program.
    Now, Kim Embry is looking for applicants to take advantage of the funding.
    Embry, in addressing a recent Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting, said there is around $400,000 to be spent over the three counties. The funds must be spent by March 2012.

  • Sheriff’s office now fully staffed

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has expanded its staff in recent months, adding two full-time deputies, one special deputy and two court security officers to its staff.