Local News

  • Man pulled from river

    Responding to what was dispatched as a potential drowning, local emergency personnel safely retrieved a Mount Washington man from a branch of the river off of Delta Road last Tuesday.

  • Kids, adults walk way from crash uninjured

    A two-vehicle accident that involved a combined nine passengers and smashed the front end of one of the cars involved somehow resulted in no serious injuries Saturday morning.

  • Taylorsville woman pleads not guilty in meth case

    A Taylorsville woman facing charges related to a meth lab that produced a small explosion on Main Street last month was arraigned in Spencer District Court on Friday morning.
    Karen R. Cook, 39, of the 100 block of West Main Street, entered a not guilty plea to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine); buy/possessing drug paraphernalia; and unlawful possession of meth precursors, first offense.

  • No injuries in Plum Ridge Road crash Saturday

  • Report: Unmarked pickup with red, blue lights stopped vehicle

    Police in Spencer and Shelby counties are looking for information regarding a gray dual-wheeled pickup truck with a white door.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis was contacted Wednesday by Detective Sgt. Bruce Gentry of the Shelbyville Police to inquire if the TPD had a similar pickup truck as a patrol unit. Neither TPD nor the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has such a vehicle.

  • ‘Segregation of duties’ primary issue in sheriff’s audit

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office received a primarily clean audit from Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts with only one issue cited in the report — segregation of duties.

  • Local horse industry rooted in state park

    For horse tourism in Spencer County, the industry begins and ends with Taylorsville Lake State Park. With 24 miles of trails that can be used for horseback riding, the park is still working to improve on an already strong foundation.
    The state park currently has 24 miles of multi-purpose trails, along with 10 campsites that are specifically reserved for horse riders. Plans are currently in the works to create an all-weather trail system for at least one portion of the park.

  • County fair kicks off this weekend

    Small town tradition will meet big time fun at the 2013 Spencer County Fair, set to kick off this weekend.
    The fair is scheduled for July 12-13 and 16-20 at the Spencer County Fairgrounds and will feature several new attractions this year, including Friday’s main event: Wildcat Championship Wrestling out of Lawrenceburg. Wildcat Championship Wrestling is a professional wrestling establishment and will put on five matches in the pavilion starting at 7:30 p.m.

  • More days worked equals more pay for superintendent

    The Spencer County Board of Education has granted Superintendent Chuck Adams’ request to add 20 additional paid work days to his contract after Adams told board members he regularly worked beyond the 240 days required of him.

  • High water quenches fireworks fun

    The Fourth of July fireworks show originally planned for last Saturday is now in jeopardy after Taylorsville Lake swelled to 17 feet above normal summer levels this weekend.