Local News

  • Round one of fair starts Friday

    Citizens will get a taste of the Spencer County Fair this weekend when it opens for a few events on Friday and Saturday.

    Rides will not be at the fairgrounds, located off Ky. 44 on Fairgrounds Road, until Tuesday, July 26, but plenty of family activities are stirring up, starting with a cornhole tournament Friday at 7 p.m. at the pavilion.

    The horse pull starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the track.

    Festivities open up again Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. with the antique tractor pull at the ring.

  • Teen's death ruled an accident

    The cause of a Taylorsville teenager’s untimely death was ruled accidental by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office last week.

    Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley said last Wednesday that 17-year-old Paige Nicole Wimsatt died June 3 at a Jefferson County residence of multiple substance intoxication.

    “This has been ruled by my office as accidental,” Wesley said.

  • FLASH FLOOD! Heavy rains temporarily shut down downtown Taylorsville

    Spencer County was hit with widespread flash flooding on Tuesday afternoon.

    Main Street was temporarily shut down around 5:30 p.m. due to high water. The waters receded in that area and the roads were open by 6:30.

    Motorists are reminded to travel with caution, not driving through standing water.

  • Afternoon fire at Elk Creek residence

    A fire at 4437 Taylorsville Road stopped traffic and demanded the attention of several Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

    Sgt. Cameron Canan said the incident involved a carport located next to a mobile home.

    "There was a carport that had a deck on top of it — it had caught fire and with the heat, it melted the vinyl siding on the mobile home and garage next to it," Canan said.

    The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the names of the homeowners were not available as of Tuesday afternoon.

  • Former sheriff indicted

    Former Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter was indicted June 30 on one count of tampering with public records, a class D felony, and one count of second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor.

    The indictment follows a six-month investigation into criminal activity by Coulter, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West Branch.

    These crimes were allegedly committed before Coulter left office in December, and the investigation continues, the news release said.

  • UPDATE: Firefighters battle blaze on Highgrove Road

    A home on the edge of the Spencer-Nelson County border was ruled a total loss after a fire destroyed it last Thursday afternoon.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters responded to 5430 Highgrove Road at 2:32 p.m. where the two-story home was fully engulfed in flames, Fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

    The home was occupied by tenant, Bobbie Shelburne, and owned by Field Houghlin, Nation said.

    No one was home at the time of the fire. The incident was called in to emergency personnel by a road crew member paving Ky. 48.

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  • Hello, and happy birthday, America!

    Members of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church wave to the parade spectators from their float. Mount Eden hosted its annual Independence Day parade on Monday. Despite a few sprinkles, the crowd on hand was larger than in years past. For more  photos from this year’s parade, see our photo gallery below!

  • Bullitt man dies in wreck on Ky. 31 E

    A Saturday afternoon motorcycle ride through Spencer County turned tragic for a Mount Washington man who was killed after hitting a passenger car head on.

    James D. Anderson, 40, of Mount Washington, was traveling northbound on Ky. 31 E around 1:20 p.m. with his wife, Constance “Connie” Anderson, when he came around a curve and struck a white box trailer being pulled by Louis Medley Jr., of Bardstown, Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Damon Jewell said.

  • Revard still headed to trial

    Despite his attorneys’ efforts to have a murder indictment dismissed, Raymond Revard Jr. is still on track to have his fate determined by a jury.

    According to an order entered Friday by Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman, Revard’s attorneys, Stephen Miller and Jeff Stovall, attempted to have the charges against Revard dismissed “based on irregularities in the grand jury process.”