Local News

  • Octoberfest promises week of fun

    The week-long homecoming festival known locally as Octoberfest is set to kick off later this month and preparations are well underway to bring “The Great Outdoors” to downtown Taylorsville. During the week, hundreds of local Spencer County citizens, their families, friends, and visitors from all around will gravitate to downtown Taylorsville to relish the merits of small-town living while enjoying fun and entertainment that is sure to please folks of all ages.

  • BOE ups tax rate

    Following a brief public hearing which had two citizens speak out against raising the school tax, the Spencer County Board of Education did just that last Thursday night by a 3-2 vote. The tax will be raised from 61.4 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real and personal property, to 63 cents. That change will result in a three percent increase in expected revenue.

    Prior to the meeting, Scott Travis, a former board member, encouraged the board not to pass a tax increase to residents.

  • Accident kills Bullitt man, 20

    A Mt. Washington man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Kings Church Road in Spencer County last Tuesday morning.

    Brandon Freepartner, 20, who resided on the same road in which the accident took place, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital after being transported by helicopter from the scene of the accident that occurred around 8:30 a.m.

  • Local gospel quartet sings at State Fair


    A local gospel quartet took the stage last week at the Kentucky State Fair during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual Gospel Quartet Contest.

    Victory Road entertained the crowd Thursday morning as they joined nearly a dozen other groups in the annual fair tradition that dates back to 1966. The group didn’t place in the top three, but enjoyed the opportunity to perform “Glory Road” and “We Shall Inherit” in front of an enthusiastic fair audience.

  • Statewide broadband internet initiative launched

    High-speed Internet is coming to all Kentucky counties, and supporters say the broadband project will be the key catalyst for growth in job creation, health access and education.

    To celebrate the construction of the statewide KentuckyWired, I-Way broadband network, Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman Hal Rogers, state and local officials and citizens gathered at Hazard Community and Technical College to learn more about KentuckyWired and how Kentucky’s future will benefit from broadband, a state news release said.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 2, 2015

    Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 5. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    Churchhill Downs official to speak at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

  • Spencer family hosts student from Japan


    Riko Osasa will have a lot of new stories to tell when she returns to her home in Chiba, Japan. As part of the Japanese Labo, in partnership with 4-H International, the sixteen year old Riko has been learning first hand about life in Spencer County in the home of Jeff and Michelle Brewer.

  • One dead after house fire


    The body of a Spencer County man found in the charred remains of a home destroyed by fire Wednesday morning has been identified as that of the homeowner, Gary Todd Lundberg, 57, of 168 Airport Road.

  • FFA claims four state titles


    The Spencer County High School Future Farmers of America continued their string of excellence last week, winning multiple contests at the Kentucky State Fair, including first place finishes in four categories.

    “We were the only school to win multiple contests this year,” said Darryl Matherly, agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor at the high school.

  • City and school both hint at tax rate increases

    The City of Taylorsville and the Spencer County School District are both considering tax hikes for the coming year, although neither have officially set their rates yet.

    The city commission voted last week to approve a raise in both real and personal property tax property rates for 2016. The current property tax rate is .1670 cents per hundred dollars, with the proposed raise taking it to .1750. The real property rate would rise from .2116 cents per $100, up from .2088. The estimated increased revenue would be $9,142.