Local News

  • A bunch of bologna?

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have been abuzz with the possibility of a meat packing plant moving its operation into the community. However, the Taylorsville City Commission took action last Tuesday to prevent it from coming into city limits, and Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said he has had no discussions with a company of that type.

    Commission says ‘no’

  • POLL: Will you shop at the Farmers Market?

    The Taylorsville Farmers Market opens April 21 — will you shop there?

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  • Sheriff’s office now has 24-hour coverage

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department now offers full-time coverage — that’s 24 hours, seven days a week.
    Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said his office has been operating 24/7 since Jan. 25.
    What that means is, an officer is on duty 24 hours a day instead of just being on call 24 hours a day, Stump said at his office Monday morning.
    “Twenty-four-seven, we have someone patrolling, making traffic stops, enforcing the laws and responding to 911 calls,” he said.

  • Main Street scheduled for summer upgrade

    Within the next couple of months, citizens will notice the streetscape from Main Cross to Jefferson Street getting a familiar update.

  • SCHS to host ‘Dancing with the Stars’

    The Spencer County High School FFA Chapter and Dance Team are once again teaming up to produce a rendition of the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars” at the high school Thursday night. The event will start at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. The entertaining lineup will include staff and friends of the school system, as well as public officials. The participants will be paired with members of the dance team and will be competing for the award of Spencer County’s best dancer.

  • Spreading Easter cheer

    Not often does a parent-teacher conference end in the collection of 95 Easter baskets, but when it involves Brandi Sommer and her son’s teacher at Spencer County Elementary School, Harriett Hile, that’s exactly what happens.

  • Escapees caught in Texas

    The subjects of a manhunt in Spencer County last October were arrested in Texas on Friday.

  • Alleged drunk driver takes out utility pole

    Dispatched to the scene of a downed power line on Shelbyville Road on Saturday morning, deputies with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department found a surprise — an abandoned vehicle and a broken utility pole.

  • Mobley released on bond

    A Mount Eden man facing attempted murder, assault and wanton endangerment charges has been released from custody and has admitted himself to a Louisville psychiatric hospital per the terms of his bond agreement

  • Explosive device found

    Editor's note: A portion of this story was inadvertently omitted from this week's paper. The story appears here in its entirety.

    A confirmed explosive device caused a scare in Spencer County on Thursday afternoon and shut down part of Ky. 248 — Briar Ridge Road — for several hours.

    Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said a man called his office around 2:30 p.m. Thursday to report a possible explosive device.