Local News

  • Local churches grapple with security in wake of shootings

    The tragic shooting inside a Texas church earlier this month was the deadliest attack on a house of worship in American history, but it wasn’t the first, and likely won’t be the last. Just a few weeks prior, one person died and nine more were injured when a gunman opened fire during the service of a small church outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In 2015, a gunman opened fire during a church’s prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine.

  • What’s Happening - Week of November 15, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

  • Bald Eagle sightings are becoming common


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  • Recycling Center’s future in question


    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley wants the fiscal court to take a look at eliminating the county’s recycling program. However, an effort to take away a portion of their space in the county-owned building on Spears Drive failed in a 3-3 vote Monday morning.

  • Tipton: Scandal can’t stop pension talks

    It’s been a tumultuous week in Frankfort and State Representative James A. Tipton, R-Taylorsville, hopes to see officials stay focused on the business at hand, primarily, addressing the state’s pension crisis.

  • Beware of fake classified ads

    Last week, a scam alert was issued by Attorney General Andy Beshear to warn Kentuckians about fraudulent advertisements placed in the classified section of local Kentucky newspapers and online.

    Beshear said Kentuckians in several counties including Bath, Barren, Franklin and Jefferson have reported replying to classified ads for a deeply discounted John Deere tractor, Toyota or Chevrolet pickup truck that turned out to be a scam.

  • head-on collision on KY 155


    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and Spencer County EMS worked to free a driver from the wreckage of this car following a two-vehicle head-on collision last Tuesday night on KY 155 near the Jefferson County line.

    No accident report was ready at press time and identities of those involved have not been released, but the man in this car was seriously injured and remains hospitalized. The driver of the  other vehicle was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

  • Court seeks price quotes on ballfield lighting

    While they’re not sure where the matching grants will come from, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday to get price quotes on providing lights for at least one baseball field at Ray Jewell Memorial Park. The decision comes after the county received a state grant for $39,000 after at least six years of applying for the funds.

  • What’s Happening - Week of November 8, 2017

    Circuit Clerk’s Office closed Friday

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Friday, November 10th, in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday.  The office will reopen on Monday, November 13th, at 7:30 a.m.