Today's News

  • TES design unveiled and approved


    The first glimpse of the new Taylorsville Elementary School was made public last week as school officials and architects unveiled the plans for the 70,000 square foot building that could be under construction within a month.

    A forum held at the current TES on Thursday, included sketches and layouts of the new building that will be located about a mile north of the high school on KY 44, on property formerly known as the McAllister farm.

  • Students injured in Shelby bus wreck

    An accident Tuesday morning left one bus in the ditch near Shelby County High School’s rear entrance and several students in the gym to be checked by EMS.

    A bus with no students on board was left on its side on Rocket Lane after being hit by another bus on Tuesday morning.

    Two buses collided just after 8:30 a.m., and one bus was left on its side. That bus had no students on board at the time of the accident. The other bus, No. 1121, did have students and all were escorted into the Shelby County High School gymnasium.

  • Board agrees to acquire three new school buses

    The Spencer County Board of Education on Monday night agreed to acquire three new school buses, two through a lease and one through an outright purchase. The total value of the three buses is about $272,000.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams explained that they have three buses that are 2001 models, all of which will be deemed obsolete by January. He said the district has done well in recent years upgrading their fleet of 31 buses.

  • Use caution when burning lawn waste

    This is the time of year when homeowners do a lot of sprucing up around the yard, and the yard waste is usually easier to burn than to dispose of other ways.

    That’s prompted questions about the open burning laws in Spencer County. Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department Chief Nathan Nation said he fields calls frequently with homeowners asking about regulations.

    He said there are few, if any, local ordinances governing open fires, but said state statutes do apply.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 30, 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, October 3rd. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    Spencer Co. GOP Meeting

    A meeting of the Spencer County GOP will be held on Monday, October 5th, at the Farm Bureau Insurance building in Taylorsville. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with a meeting following at 7 p.m.

    Community Baby Shower

  • TSCFD and Red Cross team up to provide smoke alarms

    As part of the American Red Cross’ Home Fire Campaign, the American Red Cross is partnering with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and other community partners to install smoke alarms where needed in the city of Taylorsville on Saturday, October 8th.

    Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, the Red Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over the next five years.

  • Agriculture - Flowering tropical plants can benefit outside now

    When attempting to grow tropical plants, we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat which is difficult inside our homes; we can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now. Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and Clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bloom by naturally managing day length and nighttime temperatures.

  • Agriculture - Fall a good time for soil sample

    Fall is a great time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

    Doing it now can allow you plenty of time to follow fertility recommendations before planting season, and that could end up saving you time and money. When you receive the soil test results, look at the recommendations for lime and pH, a measure of soil acidity that affects plants’ uptake of all nutrients. If the soil pH is too low, it decreases the uptake of essential nutrients, and elements like aluminum and manganese can become toxic to growing plant roots.

  • Agriculture - Youth place at State Fair Lamb Show


    Congratulations to Spencer County 4-H and FFA members, Sydney Warren, Zach Herndon, Hailey Pawley, Briar Honeycut, Connor Foster, Georgi Herndon, Madisyn Caudill, and Darilyn Browning for participating in the 2015 Kentucky State Fair Market Lamb Show. In Market Lamb Showmanship Zach Herndon won his class with Sydney Warren 2nd and Hailey Pawley 3rd, Darilyn Browning was 4th. Darilyn Browning had a class winner in the market show.

  • Bears topple Titans, 35-14


    The rain fell most of the night, but lighting didn’t strike for the Spencer County Bears until late in the fourth quarter, when they scored three touchdowns in less than two minutes to pull away from Collins, 35-14, for the sixth consecutive victory.