Local News

  • County’s fire protection rate shows improvement

    Less than two months after the Insurance Services Office improved the City of Taylorsville’s fire protection rating from a Class 4 to a Class 3, they’ve awarded the county an improved rating as well, from Class 6 to Class 5. The new rating could result in lower homeowners’ insurance premiums for some residents.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District said the new rate will be effective on December 1, and factors cited for the improved rating includes improvements within the fire department, water department and dispatch systems.

  • Sidewalk proposed to alleviate safety concerns at high school

    With school back in session, there are a few traffic concerns the Taylorsville City Commission are aware of, although questions remain on how to deal with them.

    Mayor Don Pay reported that the city will be applying for a grant that could put in a sidewalk in front of the high school that would lead students to the crosswalk over to the Settlers’ Center.

  • Friday evening crash injures two teens

    Two Spencer County teens were injured in a single-vehicle accident on KY 44 near River Heights subdivision, just west of Taylorsville.

    Taylorsville City Police officer Todd Tinsley said a 17-year-old male driver told investigators that another vehicle came around a curve, forcing him off the side of the road. He over corrected, lost control and the Dodge pickup he was driving then flipped and landed on it’s top.

  • Attendance rose at 2015 State Fair

    The 2015 Kentucky State Fair, which concluded its 111th edition on Sunday, drew 601,672 visitors to the Kentucky Exposition Center, which is more than a 16 percent increase in attendance from the 515,937 visitors that attended the rain-soaked fair in 2014. This marks the sixth time in the last 10 years that attendance has exceeded 600,000. The highest attendance for the Fair was recorded in 1994, when 684,356 passed through the gates.

  • KFB sponsoring art, essay contests

    KFB sponsoring art, essay contestsStudents and teachers looking for a creative classroom project this fall will find the perfect blend of fun and educational materials in the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.



    Excitement is brewing at Spencer County High School as the football team is 2-0 to start the season, earning them recognition as WKLY-TV’s School of the Week.

    Fred Cowgill, sports director at the Louisville station, was on hand Thursday morning to present the trophy before a packed gymnasium full of students and faculty. He was impressed by the enthusiasm in the school.

    “We were looking for a program that needed a little exposure and love, and I think we found it,” said Cowgill as he greeted the students.

  • Spencer Co. Fair exhibit winners


    Milk Glass Cake Stand
    Nancy Ann Inman Blue 1st
    Paula Zolty Red 2nd

    Dresser Jar
    Nancy Ann Inman Blue 1st & Best of Show
    Paula Zolty Red 2nd
    John Zolty White 3rd

    Split Hickory or Ash Basket
    Nancy Ann Inman Blue 1st

    Tin Egg Poacher
    Minnie Naïve Blue 1st

    Fixed Blade and Sheath
    John Zolty Blue 1st

    Ornate Candy Dish with Handle
    Luke Brewer Blue 1st
    Paula Zolty Red 2nd
    John Zolty White 3rd

  • Making progress on the new Salt River Bridge


    Workers are making progress on the new Salt River Bridge in Taylorsville that will replace the old blue bridge.

  • Octoberfest promises week of fun

    The week-long homecoming festival known locally as Octoberfest is set to kick off later this month and preparations are well underway to bring “The Great Outdoors” to downtown Taylorsville. During the week, hundreds of local Spencer County citizens, their families, friends, and visitors from all around will gravitate to downtown Taylorsville to relish the merits of small-town living while enjoying fun and entertainment that is sure to please folks of all ages.

  • BOE ups tax rate

    Following a brief public hearing which had two citizens speak out against raising the school tax, the Spencer County Board of Education did just that last Thursday night by a 3-2 vote. The tax will be raised from 61.4 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real and personal property, to 63 cents. That change will result in a three percent increase in expected revenue.

    Prior to the meeting, Scott Travis, a former board member, encouraged the board not to pass a tax increase to residents.