Local News

  • Jones travels to NJ for Miss America Pageant


    Spencer County’s Laura Jones is now in Atlantic City, New Jersey preparing to represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant that will air live  on ABC on Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m.

    Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the Miss Kentucky title earlier this year and was sent off in grand style with a dinner for family, friends and supporters at Churchill Downs recently.

  • Education - Seven named as Jeff Green Scholars

    Seven students from Spencer County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 31, 2016

    Spencer County Animal Shelter to host open house

    Staff and volunteers at the Spencer County Animal Shelter are inviting everyone to come visit the shelter and “meet some of the sweetest dogs in Spencer County.”

    The event will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the shelter, which is located behind Country Mart and close to the recycling center.

  • City police report arrests

    The Taylorsville City Police Department reported the following activity last week:

    • Arrested Christopher Decker, 24, of Taylorsville on charges of 4th degree Assault, domestic violence.

  • Girl scouts assist with lake event


  • Report: animal shelter subpar


    Many animal shelters in Kentucky are well below the state’s minimal standards, and a recent study by students at the University of Kentucky and Lincoln Memorial University ranked Spencer County’s among the worst.

    The group submitted their report to the Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board after they toured shelters across the state. It ranked Spencer County’s as number six among those needing the most help.

  • Crumpton resigns from TPD


    Taylorsville Police will be looking for a new boss following the resignation of Chief Phil Crumpton, which is effective at the end of this month.

    Crumpton, who has served as chief for two years, has accepted a position with the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice in which he will be training other law enforcement officers. He said he’s looking forward to the new job, but leaving was not a decision he made easily.

  • Teens injured in Saturday night car accident

    Two teens were injured Saturday night in a one-vehicle accident on Little Union Road as they made their way back from a high school football game in Bardstown.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation confirmed that two girls were transported by ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital following the accident that occurred shortly before 11 p.m.

  • SCHS touts career and college readiness rates


    The number of college and career ready graduates from Spencer County High School continues to increase each year, according to Principal Curt Hahn, who shared relevant stats with members of the board of education at Monday night’s meeting.

    Haun said there were 64 students classified as college ready and 22 as career ready among the class of 2013. Last year, those numbers rose to 119 college ready students and 100 career ready students.

  • SCHS FFA fares well at Kentucky State Fair


    The Spencer County FFA competed in various contests at the Kentucky State Fair August 18-19th.  

    The Dairy Evaluation team consisting of Michael Bentley, John Brumley, Max Dippel, and Luke Williamson placed 1st in the state.  Williamson was the overall high individual in the contest. The Meats Judging team also placed 1st with members Zack Herndon, Jackson Shelley, Noah Dunning, and Ian Robinson competing in the event.  Herndon was the high individual overall in the contest with all 4 members placing in the top 4.