Today's News

  • Dairy Goat Show exhibitors


    Congratulations to Adam Light, Logan Light, Justin Pietz, and Adam Pietz for exhibiting at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair Dairy Goat Show.  They all participated in dairy goat classes and showmanship. In the skill-a-thon contest Logan Light was 1st in the senior division.  All of the boys had class winners in the show. 

    Adam Pietz exhibited the Grand Champion Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat in the 4-H Show with his senior doe. 

    Adam Light exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Nubian Senior Doe.

  • The history of Columbus Day - October 9

    Columbus Day celebrates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World in 1492. Though it did not become an official holiday in the United States until 1937, Columbus Day was celebrated in various places throughout the country as early as the 1700s.

    Established as a federal holiday in 1937, Columbus Day commemorates the explorer’s arrival in the New World on October 12, 1492. Though Italian, Columbus had difficulty securing financial support for his exploration, ultimately being backed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

  • Grant approved, but no match for baseball lights


  • School district ranked distinguished

    “We are very pleased,” said Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams, on assessment scores released last week that show three of Spencer County’s four schools earning distinguished classification.

    “The district is distinguished,” said Adams, noting that forthcoming analysis of the numbers could show the district showed enough growth in growth and gap areas, to be labeled a District of Distinction.

  • Zoning change for Dollar General moves forward

    Over the wishes of several local residents who have spoken out over the course of two public meetings, the Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended a zoning change that will pave the way for a new Dollar General Store on Miller Road near the Little Mount Community.

    The commission had two hearings on the matter, one in August, and one last month, in which representatives of the company spoke about their proposed new building, and also included a number of residents in the area voicing their opposition to the store.

  • Decker hired as new police chief

    Taylorsville City Police Major David Decker was hired as the new chief of police last Thursday during a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission. The move comes one week after he was previously offered the position before the Commission backed off to discuss expanding the search.

    Decker, who came to the department as a major less than a year ago, officially assumed the role as chief following Thursday’s vote and agreed to the full-time position at a rate of $32.40 per hour.

  • County eyes options at Animal Shelter

    A case of ringworm that has shut down the Spencer County Animal Shelter prompted discussion of possible solutions during Monday’s meeting of the fiscal court, with one option to purchase an $8,000 trailer that could be used as a quarantine holding site for animals with contagious infections.

  • Octoberfest brings music and fun


    Spencer County Octoberfest will be held this week with pageants slated for last night and Thursday, a 5K run on Wednesday, a talent show and concert on Friday, and a full day of activities and parade on Saturday.

    The 5K run will benefit Addie Sheilds and will bring awareness to childhood cancer. The run will begin at 6:30 at the high school. On Thursday, pageants for babies and children will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber building.

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 4, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale

    Habitat for Humanity will hold a yard sale on Saturday, October 7th on Main Street from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - across from Taylorsville Hardware.  

    If you have items to donate call 502-773-5585 or e-mail president@spencercountyhfh.com for drop off or pick up instructions (no shoes or clothing please).  Otherwise come on out on October 7th and support your local Habitat affiliate.  All proceeds go toward building or renovating homes in Spencer Co.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Push to allow open primaries

    Are you an Independent voter?

    Are you tired of being refused the opportunity to vote in Kentucky primary elections?

    Openprimaries.org is a national organization working to make open primaries available in all fifty states and you should take up the challenge to make them a reality here.

    Kentucky is one of only seventeen states which does not permit open primaries and recent national polls have found that as much as 43% of the electorate considers itself as Independent.  More and more young voters are listing themselves as Independent.