Today's News

  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS: The Sharpshooting Chaplain from Taylorsville

    An article composed by this scribe once referenced Isaac Taylor Tichenor of Taylorsville as the first president of Auburn University. It was the Alabama State Agricultural and Mechanical College before becoming Auburn University, so other names will appear as Auburn’s first president, but our native son was actually the man.
    Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg’s biography tells a great deal about Tichenor:

  • BACK IN TIME: 2004 - Spencer County Fair begins this week

    60 years ago

    July 15, 1954

  • City contemplates own path on 911 contract

    The Taylorsville City Commission reacted to the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s decision to rebid the county’s 911/dispatch services contract by discussing several independent measures, including the possibility that the city could team with the Taylorsville Spencer County Fire Protection District and Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department to contract with Kentucky State Police separately.
    In a special meeting held Thursday the commission spent a significant period of time discussing issues with the county’s recent decision.

  • Updates on the interim session

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Opinion: From our readers 7 16

    Border must be

  • Here we go again on county 911 contract

    Just when we thought we had a nice new contract with the Kentucky State Police, the Spencer County Fiscal Court pulls the rug out from under us.
    For the last several months there had been an ongoing debate regarding whether the county should continue using the Kentucky State Police for its dispatching services or whether it should bid the contract out in the hopes of getting a lower bid.

  • Karrer unsure who to appoint as recyling center department head

    Magistrates gave final approval to an ordinance which would amend the county’s administrative code July 7 to change Recycling Center Supervisor Karen Spencer’s job title. The amendment creates a new department head position over the Spencer County Recycling Center.
    During discussions regarding the ordinance, magistrates appeared to believe that they were creating the position solely for Spencer, but County Judge Executive Bill Karrer said that it doesn’t quite work that way.

  • SUV collides with truck pulling trailer
  • Fiscal court discusses issues with building inspector

    Spencer County Fiscal Court members spent some period of time July 7, discussing the status of county building inspector Steve Clark,` as magistrate Jerry Davis voiced concerns regarding Clark’s work attendance.
    Davis made comments during the meeting regarding Clark’s working hours for the county.
    “He can’t have that many inspections,” Davis said. “(Clark) works from 8 to 10, goes out and does inspections and then goes home. He should come back and keep regular hours.”

  • What's Happening — Week of July 16

    Fair pageant
    registration extended
    Registration for the following Spencer County Fair Pageants has been extended to Sunday, July 20, 2014.
    Little Mr. and Miss 2:00 p.m.
    Miss PreTeen 3:30.
    Miss Teen 5:00 p.m.
    Miss Spencer County 6:30 p.m.
    Mr. Spencer County 6:30 p.m.
    Please arrive at the fairgrounds at the designated time with a completed registration form, a copy of your birth certificate and your entry fee. For more info, please contact Tammy Snider at 477-8527.