Local News

  • Fire destroys a home on Airport Road


    Officials were still on the scene Wednesday afternoon after a fire destroyed a home on Airport Road hours earlier. It’s not known if anyone was home at the time of the blaze and firefighters began searching the rubble after extinguishing the flames.

    The fire began around 9 a.m. and spread quickly. Neighbors said they called 9-1-1 immediately after noticing smoke and flames, and within minutes the house was fully engulfed.

  • Body discovered in home destroyed by fire


  • A smooth return to school


    Summer vacation came to an end for Spencer County students last Wednesday as they headed back to school.

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams reported that the first day was very smooth without any major problems.

    For most students, it was simpy a return to class, but for the youngest, it was a milestone as they began Kindergarten to begin their educational journeys. The step proved emotional for children and parents alike, with a few tears mixed with a lot of smiles and hugs.

  • County tax rate unchanged

    That fleeting flirtation with raising property taxes at the last meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court was just a memory Monday night, as members of the court voted unanimously to keep the rate at 8.8 cents per $100 of assessed property.

    Earlier this month, there was some discussion of a possible hike in the tax rate with some members of the court making the case that a slight adjustment could be justified. However, when it was time to set the rate at Monday’s meeting, the vote was quick and with little discussion. The vote was to keep the tax rate as it is.

  • Court nixes cell phone plan for sheriff’s office

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump issued a memorandum Tuesday morning advising Kentucky State Police dispatchers that his deputies would no longer be accessible by cell phones. The move came the morning after the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted against a measure that would have provided a $2,500 stipend to Stump’s office for the cell phones.

  • City Police join national DUI effort


    If you choose to drink and drive in Taylorsville, beware. The Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from August 21 through Labor Day.

    The strong, national impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 19, 2015

    Historical Society Meeting

    The Spencer County Historical Society’s monthly meeting will be held at the temporary library location on Monday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

    2015 Community Tree of Life Meeting

  • Settlement in Waddy water tower collapse

    The U.S. 60 Water District will pay a $7,500 penalty to settle a case brought by the Kentucky Public Service Commission alleging that the district failed to heed warnings about structural problems that led to the collapse of its water storage tank in Waddy one year ago.

  • Hosparus talks end of life care with Chamber


    Discussions about death are not comfortable, but knowing there are options to make the end of life more tolerable can be a comforting thought.

    That was the topic at last week’s Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon as they heard from Dr. Bethany Snider of Hosparus. Snider gave a brief history of hospice care, and the goals and methods used by Hosparus, an agency that provides hospice care in Spencer and surrounding counties.

  • Conway joins 14 other states in seeking to postpone EPA deadlines

    Attorney General Jack Conway joined West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 14 other states asking a court to issue an emergency stay that would postpone deadlines imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan while the plan’s legality is determined by the courts.