Local News

  • Federal mandate forces school lunch prices to go up 10 cents

    As Spencer County Public School students prepare to return to class next week, parents should know that they will have to dig a bit deeper into their pocketbooks to pay for school lunches.
    The increase is attributed to a federal mandate handed down by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. In Spencer County, the increase is 10 cents for lunches. At the elementary level, prices are increasing from $2.10 to $2.20 and at the high school, a full-priced lunch will now be $2.35 as compared to last year’s $2.25.

  • Two Spencer school district employees served short-term suspensions

    The public can know very little about the recent short-term suspensions of two Spencer County Schools employees, but Superintendent Chuck Adams said that child safety was not compromised in either situation.
    Documents approved in the consent agenda by the Board of Education on July 23 revealed that Bear Care child care worker LeDora Holbrook was suspended with pay from July 12-20 and suspended without pay July 25-27.  Spencer County Middle School principal Ed Downs was also suspended without pay July 19-20.

  • Do it for Dawson

    The Taylorsville community has reason to be proud. In a matter of two days, it has made a deep impression on a family struggling through an intensely difficult time — an impression that is not likely to stop resonating anytime soon.

  • Elusive election

    Thirteen days — that’s how long candidates for city commission and other nonpartisan offices have to file their intent to run in the Spencer County Clerk’s office.
    As of Monday afternoon, no one had filed to run for any of the nonpartisan offices, including city commissioners, the Spencer County Board of Education and the Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors.
    The deadline to file for each of those offices is Tuesday, Aug. 14, by 4 p.m.

  • Five arrested for trafficking crack cocaine

    In mid-July, the Taylorsville Police Department arrested five Spencer Countians and charged each of them with trafficking crack cocaine.

  • Taylorsville woman calls for Judge Myles’ indictment outside Anderson County courthouse

    As Margaret “Geri” Murphy was being sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday morning, a woman outside of the Anderson County Courthouse carried a sign lobbying for the indictment of a family court judge she says was complicit in Murphy’s crimes.

  • Board, education association disagree on decision to give certified, classified staff different raises

    This year Spencer County Schools’ classified and certified staff will receive a small raise for the first time since the 2008-2009 school year. And while there is debate about the size of the increase, one detail seemed to cause the most tension: The classified staff — who are not required a certification to hold their positions — received a slightly larger increase than the certified staff, which includes faculty and administrators.

  • Board moves to pursue property off Ky. 44 East for new elementary school

    After years of talks and several months of serious discussions, the Spencer County School Board moved Monday evening to pursue a 38-acre piece of property off Ky. 44 east as its location for a new elementary school. The project will vacate Taylorsville Elementary School.


    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association is hosting a fundraiser this weekend to benefit one of its own.

  • Murder mystery still haunting community

    Two inmates sit in two separate prisons in two separate cities in Kentucky.
    One of them admitted to committing a heinous crime, then recanted his story.
    The other has been serving time for that crime since 2008.
    The crime? The murder of Kyle “Deanie” Breeden of Shelbyville in 1998.