Local News

  • What’s happening - Week of April 12, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter Fundraiser at Fairgrounds

    “A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds” will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.

    Judge Angus will be performing from 3 - 5 p.m. along with Adam Spears & The Nameless Band taking the stage from 5 - 8 p.m.

    There will also be various vendors, face painting, dunking booth, food, children’s games, silent auction, pet photo contest, corn hole tournament, and much more.

  • TSCFD receives $16,000 grant for safety equipment

    The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation announced that the Spencer County Fire Protection District has been awarded a grant for up to $16,464 to purchase six sets of personal protective equipment for firefighting.

    The funding from this grant will allow the Spencer County Fire Protection District to obtain gear that will enhance firefighter safety and improve the operational capabilities of the department.

    This also allows the fire district to meet the National Fire Protection Association 10 year replacement standard for gear replacement.

  • DAR fleece blankets


    The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution John Fitch Chapter sponsored a Fleece Blanket Workshop for veterans on March 15 at Nelson County Library. John Fitch members had an enjoyable time making blankets with State Chairperson of the Service to Veterans Committee, Margie Shelton. 

  • Hesselbrock serves as host for NFWL visit


  • Trace your roots online

    Family Tree is free, available to everyone. You can see what the FamilySearch system already contains about your ancestors, work with others to fill in missing information and correct errors, add sources, and add photos and stories of your ancestors.

    Go to familysearch.org, click FAMILY TREE. You are asked to create a free account.

  • Local UPS driver honored for 25 accident-free years


  • Quilt auction to benefit new public library


    Several local quilters have spent the last several months designing and sewing book-themed quilts to raise money for the new Spencer County Library. Quilts range from popular children’s books like Dr. Seuss and Curious George to young adult books like Harry Potter and there’s even a Dr. Who quilt from the popular television show. The quilts will be up for auction at the library’s author fair on April 18 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

  • SCHS Band receives donation


    Members of the Spencer County High School Band were thrilled to receive a shipment of 40 new music stands that were purchased thanks to a $1,000 donation from The Peoples Bank and the Porter family recently. The band has been trying to raise funds to replace aging equipment, some of which dates back more than 30 years.

  • National Service Recognition Day


    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley, signs a proclamation last week recognizing April 9 as National Service Recognition Day. With him are Alex Mattingly, left, and Courtney Cox, who are currently serving at the Taylorsville Elementary Family Resource Center as literacy tutors through Americorps.

  • Tractor-trailer accident on KY 55


    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department used the jaws of life to help extricate a victim of a two-vehicle accident that occurred last Tuesday.  The accident caused a tractor-trailer to overturn and left the driver of this pickup truck entrapped. She suffered non-life threatening injuries. The accident was investigated by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office but no report was ready as of press time.