Local News

  • City increases water rates

    The Taylorsville City Commission Monday night approved an increase in water and sewer rates effective July 1 for citizens both in and outside the city limits.

    Citing increases from the Louisville Water Company, the city passed Ordinance 368 which raised rates on monthly bills.

    The minimum water bill for customers located inside the city limits rose from $10.56 per month to $10.81 per month, with the minimum water bill for customers located outside the city limits increasing to $17.65, up from $17.11 under the old rates.

  • Thomas replacing Beaverson as SCPS operations director

    In the Spencer County Public Schools central office, Brett Beaverson has been packing up his belongings. After 16 years, the director of operations is set to retire at the end of July.

    Meanwhile, Mark Thomas is gearing up to move into that office. Thomas, who has been Spencer County Elementary School’s principal for the past three years, will start Friday in a new role.

    “I get to work with fabulous people all around, fabulous students, in just a different capacity,” said Thomas, who accepted the position even though it means a reduction in pay.

  • Local pilot recovering after crash

    Stan Thompson, the Taylorsville pilot injured in a plane crash June 12, is recovering well after five successful surgeries, his wife Joy Thompson said Tuesday.

    The 60-year-old veteran pilot is finished with surgeries now, she said. He is alert and beginning to communicate with his family.

    “Everything is looking up,” she said.

    Thompson is still at University Hospital in Louisville, where he was transported after the crash. His wife said she doesn’t know how much longer he will be there.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 29, 2016

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    City to host third strategic planning meeting

  • Stidger’s story is heroic tale


  • Shelbyville hospital receives “C” patient safety grade

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.

  • Can you canoe?


    Blue Moon Canoe Company brought their canoes to Taylorsville last week and the kids and volunteers with the Spencer County Public Library Summer Reading Program enjoyed a great day paddling down Brashears Creek. They were taught how to safely navigate their canoes and what to do in case of a flip. The three hour trip allowed for a lot of fun and even in a dip in the creek.

  • Body of drowning victim recovered from lake


  • Shutdown looms over budget

    County services could come to a halt next week unless members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court can reach an agreement on the 2016-17 budget.

    They couldn’t on Monday night when the second reading of the budget failed to pass on a 3-3 tie, leading Judge-

    Executive John Riley to recess the meeting shortly before 10 p.m. with the court scheduled to reconvene today.

  • Board extends Adams’ contract through 2020

    The Spencer County Board of Education on Thursday granted a one-year contract extension to superintendent Chuck Adams, giving him the go-ahead to lead the district through 2020.

    At a work session in the Spencer County Elementary School media center, the board approved the extension by a 3-2 vote, with Sandy Clevenger and Lynn Shelburne voting against it.