Local News

  • Election 2012: Filing deadline has passed

    At the end of the day Tuesday, six names were submitted as candidates to run for the four available seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, two candidates will run unopposed in their respective Board of Education districts while one district remains vacant, and four incumbents are seeking reelection as Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors.
    Two current city commissioners — Beverly Ingram and Kathy Spears — are seeking to extend their service on the commission.

  • Services set for victim of fatal accident

    Funeral services have been scheduled for the victim of Tuesday's fatal accident on Ky. 55.
    Jason Scott Thompson, 36, of Mount Eden, was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle accident near the intersection of Ky. 55 and Ky. 1633.
    Visitation for Thompson is set for 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Taylorsville.
    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall-Taylor.

  • Woman who attempted to have family court judge arrested is apprehended

    A Taylorsville woman known in Spencer and surrounding counties for a failed attempt to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested has herself been arrested and charged with a felony — intimidating a participant in the legal process.
    Deborah Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, was arrested July 27 at 4:30 p.m. by Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump after Master Commissioner and local attorney Charles Tichenor reported that an attempt to follow a court order to execute an auction contract on behalf of Klotz pursuant to a divorce settlement went awry.

  • County’s civil case against previous county clerk returns to court Thursday

    A lawsuit in which the county is working to recoup thousands of dollars from past county clerk Judy Puckett is scheduled for a hearing in Spencer Circuit Court Thursday morning.
    A 2010 audit conducted by previous state auditor Crit Luallen’s office identified $64,717 that Puckett needed to pay back in undeposited receipts, disallowed expenditures and personal non-sufficient fund checks.

  • Two file for city commission as Aug. 14 deadline looms

    So far two Taylorsville men have thrown their hats in the race for city commission, but, as of Tuesday afternoon, no one has filed for any of the three available school board seats or four available positions with the Soil and Water Conservation District.
    Interested parties have until 4 p.m. next Tuesday to file their intent to run.
    Richard Johns of Main Street and Jack Proctor of Reasor Avenue are each seeking one of the four seats on the Taylorsville City Commission.

  • EMS headquarters: To build, buy or both?

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is faced with the decision of whether to build a new EMS facility or purchase the current Spencer County Extension Office building and then turn it into the county’s EMS facility.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer’s suggestion? Sort of do both.

  • Getting ready for school at the 2012 Health Fair and Readifest
  • Scenes from the 2012 Spencer County Fair
  • Troopers bust marijuana indoor grow with 76 plants

    Two Spencer Countians face multiple drug-related charges after Kentucky State Police located 76 marijuana plants growing in a residence on Binkley Lane.

  • PHOTO: Lightning sparks barn fire

    Friday evening’s severe storms that rolled through the area caused this barn fire in the 700 block of Chatman Lane  shortly after 9 p.m.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation confirmed a lightning strike caused the blaze, which totally engulfed the barn. Nation said the barn belonged to Thomas Morsey of Spencer County. Nation said there was a planter and a sprayer in the barn that were also destroyed. Firefighters fought the blaze despite the frequent and severe lightning and heavy rains.