Local News

  • Judge to hear Charter case tomorrow

    Lawyers are set to appear in Spencer County Circuit Court tomorrow afternoon to lay out their latest arguments in the charter government case. At the center of this most recent legal dispute between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court is a request for a judge to reconvene the charter commission.

    “This is somewhat unconventional to be asking a court to do this,” said Attorney Sam Carl, who represents the City of Taylorsville. “It’s not exactly democratic either.”

  • Road work ahead

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation has announced that Spencer County motorists should expect shoulder closures and delays due to brush removal

    Work is scheduled to occur on KY 55, KY 155, and KY 65.

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the

    Commonwealth of Kentucky.


  • Shop with a Cop

    A fresh towel was all one kid wanted. Another asked for pillows.

    When the shopping extravaganza ended one kid came back screaming: “I got everything I wanted.”

    “He was so excited,” said David Young, a chaperone for this season’s Shop-With-a-Cop program –– a holiday shopping spree for needy children sponsored each year by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

    “You take a lot of it for granted when you have it,” said Young.

  • Bear bags, newest fashion trend

    A new blue bag allows consumers to “go green” –– sales from it simultaneously supports the environment and local schools.

    It’s called the “Bear Bag,” a multi-purpose, re-usable tote that prominently features a silk-screened paw from Spencer County’s mascot.

    The bags are made from 100 percent recycled, non-woven polypropylene fibers. All proceeds support academic and athletic programs at Spencer County schools.

  • Shelbyville teen missing since Thursday

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenaged girl who has been missing from her home in Shelbyville since Thursday.

    Amber Dawn McKinney, 16, was last seen leaving her home on Jonathan Circle on Thursday morning to go to school, according to Shelbyville Police.

    McKinney, daughter of Angela Peters, is described as a white female with below-shoulder-length brown hair and hazel eyes. She has a thin build, at 5 foot 4 inches and 105 pounds. She is a student at Shelby County High School.

  • What's Happening

    Main Street

    Committee needs Christmas


    The Main Street Committee is asking for your old, new, and used Christmas decorations to help with decorating downtown next year. If you have any decorations that you no longer use, or need, please drop them off at the Sanctuary Arts Center.

    Spencer County

    GOP meeting

  • Church is called to pray for others

    Everyone could use a little prayer once and a while – particularly this time of the year when expectations for creating a perfect holiday are high, and the likelihood of achieving that perfection is extremely low.

    In spite of the brightly-colored decorations and caroling music at every turn, Christmas can create stress, or even depression, if not careful.

    “People can be so caught up with themselves this time of year,” said Emily Manica, as holiday shoppers fight traffic and search through crowded malls for just the right gift.

  • House destroyed in fire

    A wood stove was determined to be the cause of a fire in a home on Houghlin Road Friday night according to Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation.

    The Charles Jewell family fortunately escaped without injury, unfortunately, their home had significant damage.

    Nation said it appeared the fire began in the construction above the wood stove and then quickly moved into the walls, the attic and throughout the house.

    The Red Cross came to the aid of the family, assisting them with clothing and housing.

  • Still time to get vaccinated against the flu

    State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 8-14, to reduce the spread of illness this holiday season.

  • Holiday happenings: FFA Farm Toy Show

    Coordinators of the 19th Annual FFA Farm Toy Show are expecting 1,500 to 2,000 visitors to attend this year’s show at Spencer County High School, according to Bland Baird, FFA director at the school.

    “Exhibitors come from 16 different surrounding states,” said Baird.

    With over 180 vendors showing off their farm toys, farmscapes and collectibles, there will be plenty for visitors to do.

    Some of the toys and replicas are over 30 years old and some of those are for sale. Their prices being anywhere from 25 cents to $5,000, said Baird.