Local News

  • Volunteers prepare for flood scenario


    Mike Woodford had his eyes on Brashears Creek last Wednesday after severe storms dumped large amounts of rain to the area, causing the creek to quickly overflow its banks.

    Woodford wasn’t concerned about any property damage, as the storms moved out too quickly to cause severe flooding. But watching the levels helped him track how quickly the water could rise as he continues to help the community plan for a worst-case scenario that could mean sandbagging areas to protect Taylorsville and even a potential evacuation.

  • Privacy issues still bog nuisance rules

    Questions over privacy rights and government overreach again delayed any action on a county nuisance ordinance during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 8, 2017

    SCHS Band pancake breakfast

    The Spencer County High School Band will have a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. All proceeds will benefit the band.

  • Flake wins Miss Teen Kentucky


  • Owners on their own?


    As of this week, limited control and operation of Edgewater Resorts appears to be in the hands of cottage owners, who recently retained an attorney in their attempts to keep the resort open for rentals.

  • Agriculture - There’s a downside to warm winter


  • Church finds new home after recent fire


    The church building damaged by fire last month remains closed, but the congregation that met there continues to worship.

    A fire of unknown origin was discovered in the back part of the Elk Creek Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, February 19, shortly before members were expected to begin arriving for services. The church’s pastor, Theodore Todd, Jr., said he arrived at around 9:30 a.m. and didn’t notice any smoke until he tried to enter through a side door.

  • Taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics


    The 2017 Spencer County Special Olympic Polar Plunge Team took the leap into 28 degree water down on the River in Louisville on Saturday while freezing winds and a few snowflakes blew in the wind.

    Spencer County had 10 jumpers and two athlete team members that participated in “Share the Proceeds” and raised over $8,900. Spencer County’s Special Olympic team will receive almost $3,800 of the proceeds to support 30 plus athletes to compete throughout the year.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 1, 2017

    Youth football coaches wanted

    The Spencer County Stallions football league is now accepting applications for head coaches. Please contact Chad Coleman if interested at (502) 220-8839.

    GOP Monthly meeting Monday

    The Spencer County GOP will have their monthly meeting this Monday, March 6th at the Farm Bureau meeting room. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.  

  • SCHSl band members selected to All State Concert Band


    Two Spencer County High School band members were recently selected to the All State Concert Band.

    Junior, Samantha Hawkins, left, was selected as principal clarinet in the All State concert band. She is the daughter of Bobby and Margo Hawkins. She plans to pursue a degree in business and music.