Local News

  • Bridge honors Glasscock


    The new Salt River bridge in Taylorsville was officially dedicated in honor of the late C.L. Glasscock in a ceremony held at First Baptist Church last Thursday afternoon.

    Friends, family and elected officials gathered to remember a man they lauded for his faith, his service and his love of community. Glasscock, a former sheriff, school board member and county judge-executive, died nearly three years ago, but the legacy of what he did for the community, and how he touched the lives of those he met continues to live on.

  • Man drowns at Tville Lake


    Recovery teams were back out at Taylorsville Lake on Tuesday morning continuing their search for the body of a Louisville man who never resurfaced after going underneath the water while boating with his family Sunday afternoon.

    The incident was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and crews spent much of Sunday afternoon and all day Monday diving, dragging and searching for the body with no success. The search area begins just a couple of hundred feet from the boat ramp at the marina.

  • Pilot injured in crash


    Engine trouble may have caused the crash of a small, single-engine plane that left the pilot seriously injured Sunday evening as he crashed immediately after taking off from a small airstrip in Little Mount shortly before 7 p.m.

    Stan Thompson, 60, of Taylorsville, was transported to University Hospital in Louisville after he was able to escape the burning wreckage of his Piper Arrow.

  • New bridge dedication to be held Thursday


    All that was left of the Blue Bridge Monday afternoon was a large pile of twisted steel resting beside the road on the south side of the Salt River.

    Crews have completed the destruction of the bridge, constructed in 1932, as the new concrete span is now in full use.

    The new bridge will be named to honor former Spencer County Judge-Executive C.L. Glasscock during a dedication ceremony scheduled for this Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Taylorsville.

  • Bevin revamps Kentucky Colonel selection process

    Gov. Matt Bevin and Lynn Ashton, executive director of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Monday announced an online nomination form for requesting Kentucky Colonels. The new form includes a field where the recommender can list the nominee’s service in a charitable organization or acts of community service.

  • Legacy opens


    Jill Barnett, center, and Chad Stevens, at right,  owners and operators of Legacy Casual Dining Restaurant and Tavern, located in Elk Creek, cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of their business recently. The eatery is located at the former Elk Creek Restaurant and the couple have invested considerable time and money in redecorating the interior and offering a quality dining experience.

  • Local Crusade effort nets $21,000


  • Spencer grad on scholarship to SCC surprised

    Kyle Alexander, a 2016 graduate of Spencer County High School, who had accepted a partial scholarship offer to play golf at St. Catharine College, was surprised at the news the school would be closing.

    “I was very shocked because when I got the news, I didn’t know where to start on trying to go somewhere else,” said Alexander, who found out Wednesday his college plans had been disrupted.

    He chose SCC because they had offered the partial scholarship and their campus is close to home.

  • St. Catharine College announces closure in July

    St. Catharine College, a small Catholic school outside of Springfield, will close its doors in July because of widespread financial problems.

    “It is with great sadness that I announce today, after exploring all possible options, the Board of Trustees has determined the challenges facing St. Catharine College are insurmountable and we will be closing the college at the end of July,” Board of Trustees chairman John Turner said Wednesday.

  • SCES principal resigns; replacement could be named by next week

    After three years as principal of Spencer County Elementary School, Mark Thomas has resigned. He will work through June 30.

    Though he hasn’t officially been awarded a new job yet, Thomas expects to move into one of several central office positions he’s been considering. The positions are located in at least two nearby school districts and in Spencer County.

    After conversations with superintendent Chuck Adams, Thomas submitted his resignation May 13 and informed SCES teachers that he would be leaving the school.