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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Understanding early warning sirens

    The Spencer County Emergency Management Agency has nine outdoor warning sirens located throughout Spencer County. They are designed to inform residents who are outside of a possible emergency. The sirens activate simultaneously countywide during an emergency. The outdoor warning sirens are part of an emergency system designed to provide immediate and valuable information to citizens. The system is not designed to alert those who are within a home or other structure.
    What to do if the sirens
    are activated

  • COLUMN: April showers bring May showers?

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have seen their fair share of rain and floods over the past month and a half.
    This week’s rain made at least the third time in recent weeks that Brashears Creek has left its banks to cover the road and residents on Bowman Lane and West River Road have wondered if they’ll get flooded in – or stuck out – of their neighborhoods. And that’s just naming a few affected areas.
    If you’re anything like me, you’re probably sick of rain, sick of floods and on the verge of being sick of water in general.

  • Group with local ties to perform at Derby Breakfast

    BCB & Company, a golden oldie performing group, has been invited to showcase its talents at the Governor’s Derby Breakfast on Saturday at 8 a.m. in the Gala Tent (Governor’s Stage) located at the Kentucky History Center Garden Courtyard.

  • Guthrie field rep. to visit Spencer County

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday at the judge-executive’s office at 12 W. Main Street. The hours will be from 1–2 p.m.
    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Miller, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. 
    He will forward all comments to the congressman, according to a news release.
    For more information or with questions, call 270-842-9896.

  • Purple with a purpose

    May 20-21 Spencer County Relay for Life is planning its annual “Paint the Town Purple” Weekend, an awareness event to prepare the town and community for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s Spencer County Relay for Life celebration to be held on June 10 at Spencer County High School.

  • Circuit Court Clerks recognized by governor

    On April 13, Gov. Steven L. Beshear recognized the circuit court clerks of Kentucky for their efforts to raise awareness about organ donation. He urged all Kentuckians to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Two arrested on meth charges

    Two people were arrested at a Taylorsville residence Sunday on methamphetamine-related charges, according to Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

  • Main Street Arts Fair to include food, crafts, music

    The Kentucky Gourd Society Art Show won’t be the only event attracting artists and art lovers to Taylorsville May 14.
    For those looking to experience a full spectrum of what the town has to offer, the Main Street Arts Fair in downtown Taylorsville will include food, crafts and music to attract visitors and natives alike.

  • Gourd show starts May 14

    Gourd enthusiasts from around the country will flock to Spencer County next weekend for the Kentucky Gourd Society’s annual art show.

  • Judge: Charter government statute is constitutional

    The question about a possible charter government – which could merge the city and county governments – is an old one in Taylorsville and Spencer County.
    More than 1,800 initially endorsed a petition to explore a unified government between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court.
    That petition was filed with the Spencer County Clerk’s office in late 2007 and called for voters to ultimately decide the fate of a unified charter government in an upcoming general election.