Today's News

  • Riding for a cause


    Nearly twenty cyclists stopped in Taylorsville last Thursday afternoon as they continued on a 700 mile charity ride from Mississippi to Cincinnati as part of the Matthew and Andrew Akin  Foundation. The group is riding to raise awareness and money for research to help children who are suffering from  Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, an immune deficiency disorder that often proves fatal. Ride participants included parents who have lost children, along with doctors, nurses and others in the medical field who treat children who are affected.

  • Public Record - Week of October 5, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office from September 8 through September 27, 2016.

    Kimberly Dawn Grave and Christopher K. Graves and Frank Kevin Aubin and Cynthia F. Aubin, Fisherville, KY, to Johann C. Steinle, Fisherville, KY. Property in Spencer County. $261,000.

    Bart and Angela Renee Stark, Taylorsville, KY, to Grace Construction, LLC, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 75 of Top Flight Landing. $1,800.

  • Kentuckians can now register vehicles online

    Tired of waiting in long lines or using personal time to renew your vehicle registration? Have you exhausted time and energy trying to enroll in state traffic school or file your trucking taxes? The Department of Vehicle Regulation (DVR) has announced a more convenient option to provide motorists the services they need while keeping them on the road and out of lines. Visit the newly revamped website http://drive.ky.gov.

  • Agriculture - Celebrating National 4-H Week

    During the week of Oct. 2-8, more than six million young Americans will celebrate National 4-H Week. The week will showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and will highlight the incredible 4-H youth who make a positive impact on their communities.

  • Agriculture - Think about safety during fall harvest

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Take time to talk to workers about safety. You need to be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • Agriculture - Growing trees from seed

    Some plants are prolific; some are not.  Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk.   Woody plants can be a bit more elusive.  I have never seen a Serbian spruce spring forth from a fallen cone nor an apple tree emerge from rotten fruit beneath its canopy.  Starting woody plants from seed can be tricky.     

  • Sharp’s vintage truck looks good as new


  • Bears corral Mustangs, 21-13


    It wasn’t pretty, but the Spencer County Bears held on for a 21-13 victory over North Oldham Friday night, to improve to 6-1 on the season, and 2-0 in the district.

    Many may have expected a more lopsided score against the winless Mustangs, but North Oldham brought a pretty stingy defense to Taylorsville and the Bears managed to do just enough to make it a victorious homecoming night.

  • A win is a win

    In 2009, Spencer County entered the 3A playoffs with just three wins on the season and opened postseason play by traveling to the heart of Louisville to take on Central, a team that was beginning a dominant run that culminated in three straight state titles. The Bears lost, 56-36, but it was probably their best game of the season and despite the fact that it ended the season, there was a sense that the Bears had claimed a moral victory of sorts.

  • 2016 Homecoming Queen and King


    Hannah Quiroa was crowned 2016 Homecoming Queen and Branden Leff was crowned King during halftime of Friday’s football game at Spencer County High School. Both Quiroa and Leff are seniors and they were crowned during the homecoming celebration at midfield.