Local News

  • Suspect in armed robbery indicted

    A Mount Eden man has been indicted in connection with the November 15 attempted robbery at the Dollar General Store in Settlers Center.

    On December 10, Spencer Circuit Court charged Zachary Haydon, 22, with first-degree robbery, a Class C felony.

    Taylorsville Police say Haydon entered the store at 8:58 p.m. with a bandana tied over his face. He allegedly then approached an employee from behind, wrapped his arms around her head and put a knife to her throat. He then called her by name and demanded money, police say.

  • Hardin St. to be closed through spring for bridge construction


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of Hardin Street at KY 55 in Taylorsville. This street closure is part of the construction project for replacement of the Salt River bridge in Spencer County. This bridge, locally known as “The Blue Bridge” is located on KY 55 in Taylorsville (mile point 6.2).

  • What’s happening - Week of December 16, 2015

    Born to Learn Academy

    Born to Learn Academy is a program that will be presented by the Spencer County Family Resource Center along with the Spencer County Preschool.

    The event will be held on Thursday, December 17, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Spencer County Preschool, located at 110 Reasor Avenue in Taylorsville.

    If you are expecting or have a child from birth up to 4 years old you are invited to attend.

  • After 40 years, Herndon still on call at Mt. Eden Fire Dept.


    On a frighteningly stormy afternoon, a cattle farmer resolved to join the Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department. Forty years later, Capt. Harold Herndon is the firefighter who’s served longest on Mt. Eden’s all-volunteer department. He’s gone on more runs than anyone else in its history.

    Herndon, 75, is still among the first to the rescue when disaster strikes, no matter the weather or the hour.

  • Sargent files to oppose Tipton for State Rep.

    Lawrenceburg’s James Sargent makes several things immediately clear while discussing why he is running for state representative, not the least of which is that he doesn’t want to be judged based on his party affiliation.

    “I’m not a liberal,” said Sargent, 50, a registered Democrat who filed last week to challenge incumbent state Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) to represent Anderson, Spencer and a portion of Bullitt County in House District 53 in next November’s election.

  • Tuition for National Guard rescued

    In what he praised as the first major, bipartisan agreement in his new administration, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday that a way has been found to provide tuition for about 700 more Kentucky National Guard members to attend college in the upcoming spring semester.

    The state-funded tuition assistance program had run out of money, and the Guard last week had to tell 696 of its members that there was no money for spring semester next year.

  • Sale of Louisville GE Plant to Electrolux nixed; still plans to sell

    Nearly 15 months after shaking hands on a $3.3 billion agreement to sell its appliances division to Electrolux, General Electric executives have pulled the plug on the deal.

    The decision comes after an antitrust lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department threatened to scuttle the deal and as GE executives worried that extended litigation could hamper the company’s plan to pursue another suitor.

  • FFA Farm Toy Show this weekend at SCHS


    This Friday afternoon, Baliegh Bogard will begin setting up her huge farmscape made up of minature barns, animals, farm equipment and other items in preparation for the annual FFA Farm Toy Show. It will take her hours to set out the countless pieces for her display, but it’s become a labor of love.

    Bogard is one of 14 Spencer County High School students who will be transforming parts of the school into a miniature Green Acres, and she’s hoping to continue her string of winning first place in the competition.

  • What’s happening - Week of December 9, 2015

    Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

    Taylorsville Police Department and KSP officials will be at Country Mart on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to collect food and donations for the Cram the Cruiser food campaign.

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner

  • Gov. Beshear issues 197 pardons on last day in office

    In his final hours as governor, Steve Beshear Monday night granted 197 pardons and six commutations to people sentenced for a range of offenses, including 10 women sentenced for violent crimes they committed after suffering years of domestic violence.

    Throughout his eight years in office, the Democratic governor said he received more than 3,400 requests for pardons that were reviewed over several months by him and his staff.