Local News

  • Republicans outnumber Democrats in Spencer Co.

    After decades of being a solidly Democratic state when it came to political party registration, Spencer County has flipped to a slight majority of its voters being registered as Republicans.

    County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock said Monday her office has been busy in recent weeks as people have come in to register or change party affiliations, and the flip actually took place a little more than a week ago.

  • Quantrill marker is back in place near Wakefield


    A Kentucky historical marker indicating the site of the capture of a notorious Civil War guerilla fighter is back in its proper location after it mysteriously disappeared last spring.

    The marker on KY 55 near Wakefield, was noticed missing in May, and neither neighbors nor highway department officials could determine where it had gone. Some nearby residents said they didn’t even notice it was missing until asked, and said they had no idea what had happened to it.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 12, 2016

    Students to present “Dracula”

    The Spencer County High School and Middle School drama department will be presenting their production of “Dracula” October 27-30 at 7 p.m. and also on October 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

    Gospel Singing at Elk Creek Baptist

    There will be a Gospel Singing Jubilee held at the Elk Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. Featured will be Victory Road and the Waldridge Family.

  • Christian Care Communities Week


    A proclamation was presented by Spencer County Judge Executive John Riley, second from left, on behalf of the Spencer Co. Fiscal Court, recognizing Christian Care Communities Week in Spencer County. Riley was joined by Mary Lynn Spalding, left, President and CEO of Christian Care Communities, Karla Porter, third from left, Spencer County Facilities Manager, and James Patton, Christian Care Communities Vice President for Mission  Advancement and General Counsel. The event was held during a luncheon for residents and guests on Sunday afternoon.

  • Palmer a class act on and off the golf course
  • TES is School of Distinction


    Taylorsville Elementary School has a lot to be excited about. Next year, they’ll be moving into a brand new $14 million building that’s currently under construction. More importantly, that they’ll be making that transition as a School of Distinction – a label they earned last week when the state released the latest KPREP scores.

    Not only did TES earn a rank of distinguished, butits dramatic improvement from last year earned it special marks.

  • 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.

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  • 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.