Local News

  • City plan unveiled


    In a few years, visitors to Taylorsville could enjoy a leisurely walk along a trail on the levee after shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, followed by a visit to a history museum located inside the home of a Civil War hero, all activities they learned about after visiting the welcome center on Main Street.

  • Court renews KSP dispatch contract

    A contract with Kentucky State Police to provide 911 dispatch service to Spencer County was renewed Monday night by a 4-2 vote from fiscal court. The vote came despite concerns by Sheriff Buddy Stump about unresolved issues he is having with the service.

  • Jones growing into her crown


    For Laura Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, the past two and a half weeks have been a whirlwind of meetings and engagements, a crash-course orientation to life as a celebrity. Jones is settling into her new Lexington residence, where as Miss Kentucky 2016, she’ll reign for the next year.

    “I still come home a lot to Spencer County,” said Jones, 23. “I still have a room at my parents’ house.”

  • Taylorsville Police arrest 3

    Taylorsville Police reported the following activity over the past week:

    Arrested James King Sr., 42, of Taylorsville on a Spencer District Court warrant for a first-degree burglary charge.

    Arrested Dean Smith, 29, of Taylorsville on a Fayette District Court warrant on failure to appear charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition-shoplifting.

    Arrested Jamie Hardin, 42, of Taylorsville for theft by unlawful taking-shoplifting, less than $500.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 20, 2016

    Blood drive at First Baptist Church

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will be hosting a blood drive at the church fellowship hall, 115 W. Main St., on Tuesday, July 26 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code FirstBaptistTaylorsvilleKY, or call 1-800 RED CROSS. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Main Street group hosting Girlfriends Day event

  • State health foundation gets new executive director

    Former Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler has been named the new executive director of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

    His appointment to the nonpartisan health policy organization aimed at working to make the state’s population healthier comes at a critical juncture, with Gov. Matt Bevin proposing sweep­ing changes to the state’s expansion of Medicaid, which added some 440,000 people to the federal-state health plan.

  • Treasurer shares leadership tips

    Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball spoke to the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce last Thursday, and recognized that her audience was made up of leaders of the local community. She said that inspired her to use her time to address the issue of leadership.

    Ball, the youngest statewide elected female official in the U.S., at 34, said she has worked as a prosecutor, a bankruptcy attorney and now as a state official and she described leadership qualities one must have to be successful.

  • County clerk receives state grant for office cabinets

    Governor Matt Bevin announced that Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock has received a grant totaling $7,600 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Thirty-five grants have been awarded for a total of $520,473 from this round of funding from fiscal year 2017 Local Records Grant Program Funds.

  • Fair continues this week

    The Spencer County Fair kicked off last Friday, but the fun continues this week. The midway and carnival area opened Tuesday night, and there’s a slew of activity scheduled for the remainder of the week. Here are some highlights:

    6:30 p.m. - 4H and FFA Dairy Show
    7 p.m. - Midway opens, Barnyard Olympics, exhibits open, garden tractor pull, Little Miss and Mister Pageant, followed by Miss Pre-Teen Pageant, followed by Miss Teen Pageant.

  • Agriculture - Tractor driving contest