Today's News

  • Refreshing sportsmanship at end of district title game


  • Tough season continues as Bears fall to Shelby


    His team is 2-7 on the the year and eliminated from playoff contention, but Spencer County Bears football coach Mike Marksbury prefers to focus on the positive coming off a 35-14 loss to Shelby County Friday night.

    “Our team really played their hearts out,” said Marksbury, following their fourth district loss. “We kind of hit rock bottom with our performance at North Oldham, and since then, our kids have rallied and shown a tremendous amount of character in the way they play.”

  • Bears advance to Region


  • Taylorsville Quick Stop ribbon cutting


    Members of the Chamber of Commerce helped Amy Haynes, front left, celebrate the opening of the new Taylorsville Quick Stop, which she operates along with Moe Haneyah on the corner of Jefferson Street and Garrard Street. The new business opened last month and offers gas, food and convenience store items.

  • Taylorsville Hardware ribbon cutting.


    The owners of Taylorsville Hardware celebrated their grand opening with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Owners Jim and Dee Oliver and Jason and Gwynn Oliver, along with Chamber of Commerce representatives, local friends and business colleagues, all joined together to celebrate the new business.

    Taylorsville Hardware is located at 45 E. Main Street in downtown Taylorsville. Their hours of operation are M - F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Their phone number is (502) 477-2211.

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 18, 2017

    Blood Drive at SCC

    Spencer Christian Church will be having a Blood Drive on October 25 from 3:30-8:30 p.m.

    Holiday Workshop Nov. 6

    The Spencer County Extension Office will host the 14th Annual Holiday Workshop on November 6 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Extension Office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way.

  • Fall colors are always there

    Fall color has been slowly bleeding into the tapestry of our landscape due to our little stretch of dry weather. It is a natural reaction for a plant to show signs of fall color early when it is under stress. In fact, we have some crabapples that are blooming because they have completely defoliated.  No leaves mean the sun’s warmth coaxes bud break and bloom at the wrong time of the year.

  • Swift Water Rescue - Kayaker rescued from river


    After their kayak capsized in the Salt River, a mother made it to the shore while her adult daughter clung to a tree in the current before members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department arrived and rescued her Saturday afternoon.

  • Narcan kits distributed during public event


    Kentucky has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic and related overdoses. Last week, residents of Spencer County had the opportunity to receive a tool and training to fight back.

    The Kentucky Department of Public Health, along with the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, pulled their mobile pharmacy into Taylorsville last Thursday and gave away Narcan kits. Most of those who showed up early on were first responders, who are also likely to encounter patients suffering from opioid overdoses.

  • City garbage awarded to new collector


    The Taylorsville City Commission voted to switch the city’s garbage collection contract away from Rumpke to Santek. The change will mean a slight reduction in monthly fees for city residents.

    Santek, a national chain like Rumpke, submitted a proposal last month for the contract which will begin in January. The bid stipulates that “Santek will collect all non-hazardous residential waste that can be placed into the provided cart for $12.75 monthly per customer.”