Local News

  • Eclipse won’t shut schools in Spencer Co.

    A growing number of school districts across Kentucky have announced plans to cancel school on Monday, August 21, as most areas of Kentucky will be able to view the much-anticipated solar eclipse. Spencer County officials do not anticipate closing schools here.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said Monday that the issue has been discussed, but he said dismissing classes is not an option the local district is considering.

  • Can we drive 55?


    Motorists driving along KY 55 approaching Taylorsville from Elk Creek have had a hard time determining whether to put their foot on the brake or the accelerator for the past month, as new speed limit signs have been placed, and then removed.

    The confusion seems to be the product of a mistake when new signs were placed, and the limits have now been restored to what they were more than a month ago, said Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 5.

  • County still debating time clocks

    Magistrate Hobert Judd reminded the court of action taken nearly two years ago to have Judge-Executive John Riley implement the use of time clocks for most county workers. Riley was the lone vote against the measure in January of 2016, and later asked for clarification as to what kind of time clocks should be purchased and how to combine their use with the current payroll system, issues the court never resolved.

  • Chaplin man shot, killed by wife, no charges filed

     A man with a history of domestic violence against his wife was shot and killed by her at their residence near Chaplin late Saturday night.

    Tammy Rogers, 43, reportedly shot and killed Charles Rogers, 42, in an incident that Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly said “indicates it was probably justified.”

  • Work Ready group renews efforts to certify county

    It’s been nearly two years since Spencer County began efforts to join the ranks of Kentucky counties to be certified as Work Ready counties as part of an initiative of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. A committee tasked with meeting this goal met again this past week and hopes new data and new criteria could put renewed energy into the effort.

  • Featherbed Hollow Rd. closed for work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that County Road 1155 (Featherbed Hollow Road) in Spencer County will be closed temporarily next week. KYTC engineers will be performing a biennial inspection of the bridge over Little Plum Creek.

    Featherbed Hollow Road is scheduled for closure on Monday, August 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. In the event of a rain delay, the bridge inspection will be conducted on Tuesday, August 15.

  • What’s Happening - Week of August 9, 2017

    Yard Sale and Cookout to benefit Animal Shelter

    A huge yard sale and cookout will be held to support the building of a new Spencer County Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the shelter, located at 22 Spears Drive in Taylorsville. They will be accepting donations for the yard sale before August 11. Contact Jill Steier to inquire about dropping off donated items at 649-0045.

  • Questioning transgenderism

    Pres. Trump’s tweet barring transgendered persons from serving in the military caught everyone off guard, including policy makers who are still trying to figure out exactly what it means. As we navigate the minefields of this highly charged issue there’s middle ground that nearly everyone can agree on: policy by tweet is no way to run a government.

  • Fair results - Spencer County Fair rabbit show winners announced


  • Fair results - Spencer County Fair dairy show winners