Today's News

  • Spencer County youth participate in state 4-H livestock judging contest

    The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Tuesday, June 16 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Richmond.  Connie Jeffiers, livestock leader and coach, did a great job at coaching and motivating all of the team members.  Thanks to the Connie Jeffiers and Emily Hume that helped transport and serve as chaperones for this trip.  Another big thank you to Emily and Matthew Jeffiers for working with the team.  

  • Foliar diseases spread in wet weather

    The wet summer so far has made for a great weed season and some soggy looking vegetable gardens!  Those that are part of the fungi family are having a real ball!  Gardeners are wondering about the toadstools popping up in their lawns; others are confounded by the stinky, phallic-looking things poking through their mulch, a mushroom commonly called the stinkhorn; and the slimy orange globs on cedar trees got many thinking aliens had landed in their landscape.  

  • City to fix potholes, wants to meet with business owners

    Taylorsville city commissioners voted reluctantly last week to make temporary repairs to the potholes that plague the access roads to the businesses in Settlers Center. They also will invite those businesses to their next meeting to discuss taking responsibility for those streets.
    On Friday, crews were out filling the holes that have hampered motorists since the end of winter.
    Mayor Don Pay introduced the subject toward the end of last Tuesday’s meeting, saying he continues to field questions about the situation.

  • What's Happening — Week of July 15

    Historical society to meet
    The Spencer County Historical Society’s monthly meeting has been changed due to the Library moving project. The meeting for July will be held on Monday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the All Saints Catholic church conference room. All are invited to attend.

    Early childhood screenings Aug. 14 and Sept. 4
    Spencer County Preschool Early Childhood Screenings will take place on August 14 and September 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • House struck by hit and run driver

    A woman who lost control of her pickup truck and ran into a house on Bloomfield Road  left the scene on foot before authorities arrested her a couple of  hours later.
    The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. last Tuesday afternoon. Adam Brown, of Bagdad, was driving north on Bloomfield Road when the black truck approached him from the rear at a high rate of speed.
    “She came out of nowhere and she was flying. She slammed on the brakes and got sideways,” said Brown.

  • New ISO rating could lower insurance premiums

    Residents within the Taylorsville city limits could be eligible for an insurance discount. The city was recently deemed a bit safer because of improvements made by the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District, the water department and the Kentucky State Police Post 12 Communications Center.
    According to a news release from the TSCFPD, the private liability risk assessment firm Insurance Services Office has changed Taylorsville’s Public Protection Classification from a class 4 to a class 3.

  • County fair begins Friday

    While some might complain that there are not enough local family-oriented activities in the area, that isn’t the case during the annual Spencer County Fair.
    The 2015 fair is scheduled to kick off this Friday and Saturday, followed by a full week of events July 21-25.  The fun includes rides, numerous livestock shows, exhibits, pageants, fun and games, truck and tractor pulls, ATV drag racing, a horse pull, talent shows, fair food and new this year – outdoor laser tag which is free with the price of gate admission.

  • Flooding soaks county again


  • Dragons are the champs...


    Last week, the Spencer County Youth Baseball played their 8U Championship. It was a well played game by both the Pirates and the Dragons. The Dragons came out on top with a score 10-1. Pictured bottom row are: Gunner Quire, Ben Allen, Andrew Williams, Brady Smith, Austin Huff and Dawson Laber. Pictured in second row are: Dylan Barnes, Hayden Bogard, Caden Cole, Jackson Combs, Conner Barnett and Lucas Frank. Coaches are: Jason Smith, Jeremy Barnett, Jerry Allen, Raina Allen and Mary Dayton.

  • Three local track athletes qualify for nationals


    Three Spencer Countians competed in the AAU Track Regionals in Knoxville this past weekend.

    All three qualified for the nationals that will be held at Norfolk State University in early August.