Local News

  • Schools making the grade


    The banners went up last week just hours after Spencer County schools got the news. The district, for the first time, has been noted as Distinguished following the release of scoring data from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The KDE’s Unbridled Learning results were released Thursday and Spencer County continued it’s improvement, ranking 38 out of 173 districts in Kentucky. Spencer County is among the highest ranking schools in the area, trailing only traditional academic powerhouses like Anchorage Independent Schools and Oldham County.

  • TES design unveiled and approved


    The first glimpse of the new Taylorsville Elementary School was made public last week as school officials and architects unveiled the plans for the 70,000 square foot building that could be under construction within a month.

    A forum held at the current TES on Thursday, included sketches and layouts of the new building that will be located about a mile north of the high school on KY 44, on property formerly known as the McAllister farm.

  • Board agrees to acquire three new school buses

    The Spencer County Board of Education on Monday night agreed to acquire three new school buses, two through a lease and one through an outright purchase. The total value of the three buses is about $272,000.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams explained that they have three buses that are 2001 models, all of which will be deemed obsolete by January. He said the district has done well in recent years upgrading their fleet of 31 buses.

  • Use caution when burning lawn waste

    This is the time of year when homeowners do a lot of sprucing up around the yard, and the yard waste is usually easier to burn than to dispose of other ways.

    That’s prompted questions about the open burning laws in Spencer County. Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department Chief Nathan Nation said he fields calls frequently with homeowners asking about regulations.

    He said there are few, if any, local ordinances governing open fires, but said state statutes do apply.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 30, 2015

    Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    Spencer Co. GOP Meeting

    A meeting of the Spencer County GOP will be held on Monday, October 5th, at the Farm Bureau Insurance building in Taylorsville. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with a meeting following at 7 p.m.

    Community Baby Shower

  • Time to fix state retirement system is now

    How much longer must Kentuckians wait before we can find out whether the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) is operating at the level it should – one that is producing the optimum results for state government and its retirees?

    It has been months – nine months, in fact – since the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce board of directors called for a comprehensive performance audit of the KRS.

  • Lawmakers tout safety after trooper’s death


    House Speaker Greg Stumbo and the father of Kentucky State Police Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, joined with other state legislators today to pledge their support for increased safety measures for front-line KSP officers.

  • TSCFD and Red Cross team up to provide smoke alarms

    As part of the American Red Cross’ Home Fire Campaign, the American Red Cross is partnering with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and other community partners to install smoke alarms where needed in the city of Taylorsville on Saturday, October 8th.

    Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

  • Students injured in Shelby bus wreck

    An accident Tuesday morning left one bus in the ditch near Shelby County High School’s rear entrance and several students in the gym to be checked by EMS.

    A bus with no students on board was left on its side on Rocket Lane after being hit by another bus on Tuesday morning.

    Two buses collided just after 8:30 a.m., and one bus was left on its side. That bus had no students on board at the time of the accident. The other bus, No. 1121, did have students and all were escorted into the Shelby County High School gymnasium.

  • New land trust incudes nearby counties

    A newly formed land trust announced Thursday with the purpose of preserving farmland and greenspace in Jefferson and surrounding counties will include Shelby County.

    “We would include all of Shelby County in what we call our service area,” said Louise Allen, executive director of the Limestone Land Trust, a new nonprofit organization with a mission to negotiate private conservation easement agreements in order to conserve land in perpetuity.