Local News

  • What’s happening - Week of August 3, 2016

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast on Saturday, August 6 from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. The breakfast is $7 per person and carryout is available.

    Spencer Co. Extension Showcase

  • Local ministry hopes to move into new home soon


    It’s been nearly eight months since Love My Neighbor ministries had to shut their doors when the building they were housed in sold. Now, they hope to be just weeks away from moving into a new, larger facility being constructed on the grounds of Taylorsville Community Church on Garrard Street.

    For those in the community in need, and those who love to serve, it can’t come quickly enough.

  • Threat of mold at Sheriff’s office

    The potential for mold in the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office has led to a partial evacuation of the building while officials can determine the extent of the problem.

    Industrial hygienists visited the building last week to inspect the building and take samples, and their results are expected back this week. However, Sheriff Buddy Stump has already set up the department’s mobile command center next to the building, which will allow some of his employees to work from there.

  • Car fire Monday night


    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a car fire Monday night. A driver reported his car started smoking heavily as he drove on KY 55 near Wakefield. He then saw flames, forcing him to pull  off the road. The car was fully engulfed by  the time firefighters arrived to extinguish the blaze.

  • Our Fair Lady


    Miss Spencer County Fair, 2016, Meaghan DeVito, pictured at right, was all smiles as she posed with Molly Kate Burkhead, left, the 2015 winner. DeVito, 19, a 2015 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the crown during the pageant last Tuesday night.

  • TES could be converted into technology center

    Spencer County Public Schools may be able to utilize state workforce development funding to create an area technology center in the building that now houses Taylorsville Elementary School, superintendent Chuck Adams told the school board Monday.

    The center would provide additional education in areas like health sciences, manufacturing, construction trades, transportation, logistics and information technology.

  • Sen. Paul, Rep. Guthrie visiting Spencer Co.

    Spencer Countians will get a couple of opportunities to speak to their voices in Washington in the next few days, as Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Brett Guthrie both have stops scheduled here.

    Paul, a Republican candidate seeking re-election for U.S. Senator, will host an hour-long town hall meeting on Thursday, July 28 at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room beginning at 1:30 p.m.

    Residents are invited to come, along with any questions and concerns they have for the senator.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 27, 2016

    Main Street group hosting Girlfriends Day event

    Taylorsville Main Street will host its annual National Girlfriends Day celebration on Monday, Aug. 1, from 6 - 8 p.m., in front of T & R Antiques. Bring a lawn chair and a friend and enjoy an evening of food, cold drinks and giveaways.

    Meeting to create an AMVETS post

  • J.D.’s concert brings life to Main Street


  • Catchin’ Pokémon fever


    Hundreds of invisible creatures remain on the loose in Taylorsville despite dawn-to-dusk efforts of countless citizens to capture them.

    Pokémon Go, the mobile game that’s taken the nation by storm since its release July 6, has Taylorsville residents pacing the sidewalks in search of elusive Pokémon. It also has people talking about potential benefits and safety risks involved in playing the game.