Local News

  • Forged notes could mean jail time for students

    Attempts to get a couple extra days off from school could land some middle and high school students with felonies on their records and possible jail time.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis announced last week that his department has seen an increase in instances where Spencer County Middle and Spencer County High School students are forging doctors’ notes.

  • Forever an inspiration: Dawson’s journey fueled community outreach, support

    For Dawson Moore, life was not measured by the number of years he lived, but more by the number of people whose lives he touched.

  • Hemp bill becomes law

    Following bipartisan support from both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that he would allow the “hemp bill” to become law without his signature.
    The hemp bill is Senate Bill 50, Sen. Paul Hornback’s legislation that creates an administrative framework for industrial hemp production in Kentucky.
    At nearly the last minute of the 2013 legislative session, the House passed the bill by a margin of 88-4 and the senate concurred in a House floor amendment by a vote of 35-1.

  • Eminent domain: City votes to acquire property, attempt to preserve historical structure

    A small, nearly unsightly house sits near the edge of the road at 102 Garrard St. To passers-by, it’s probably nothing more than an eyesore, but those with a sense of history in Spencer County know its significance.

  • 'Dancing with the Stars' set for Friday

    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 Friday 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.

  • City’s search for Main Street manager is underway, again

    For the third time in 18 months, the Taylorsville Main Street Program is searching for a Main Street manager.
    Gordon Deapen, who has been serving in that role since December 2011, submitted his termination letter on March 28 citing professional reasons.
    Deapen’s resignation had to be approved by the Main Street committee and the City Commission.

  • KSP, BBB warn against scams

    Nowadays, everyone is a potential target for scam artists trying to separate well-meaning people from their hard-earned savings.
    Through 2012 and into this week, Trooper Kendra Wilson, public information officer for Kentucky State Police Post 12, said 23 fraud complaints have been reported in Spencer County alone. Wilson said she could not break down the numbers at this time to determine the types of fraud reported.

  • Group invites community to join ‘Losin’ it on Main’

    With the Easter Bunny on vacation for another year, candy must move from supermarket displays to make room for spring-induced diet pills, exercise videos, and low-calorie bars. For some, just as winter weather is struggling to hold on, so are those last few holiday pounds.

  • Make your garden ‘attractive’

    In the spring, when birds and butterflies begin migrating back to Kentucky, thoughts turn to how to attract them to visit local yards. Other than putting out bird feeders, though, what are some of the best ways to attract birds to the yard? And how does one attract butterflies?

  • State Park offers myriad of activities

    Whether you are an angler or wrangler; a hiker or mountain biker; or  want to camp out under the stars, Spencer County has just the place for you. The Taylorsville Lake State Park is just minutes from Main Street and offers over 2,500 acres of beautiful country and numerous activities.