Today's News

  • No bomb found following threat made on high school bathroom wall

    An apparent bomb threat was discovered at Spencer County High School this afternoon scribbled on a bathroom wall. The incident is currently under investigation by law enforcement, but a Kentucky State Police K-9 unit swept the building and found nothing suspicious, Superintendent Chuck Adams said. 

    Taylorsville Police were also on the scene.

    "In today's society, today's age, you can't take anything for granted," Adams said. 

  • Families share loving homes


  • No raise for commissioners

    The Taylorsville City Commission approved a first reading of an ordinance to keep the salaries of the mayor and commissioners level and commissioner Ellen Redmon took issue with several current items facing the city during the commission’s regularly scheduled meeting April 1.

  • Fiscal court takes first step in levee recertification

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court took the first step to help with the cost of floodwall certification by unanimously approving the first reading of a lease ordinance designed to finance the project.
    County Judge Executive Bill Karrer said he and Spencer County Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1 President Mike Driscoll went to the Kentucky Association of Counties to pitch the proposal to them. Karrer explained that KACO representatives suggested the lease option.

  • Dinner in jail to give citizens look at history


  • Planning and zoning commission approves change

    The Taylorsville Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning commission voted unanimously to approve a recommendation to rezone a property located at 425 Normandy Road from R-1 to RM-1.
    The approved recommendation came over the objection of several nearby residents, who had voiced their concerns during two separate meetings on the issue. Property owner Edgar Ray Thompson said, during a previous meeting, that his request for rezoning would be to allow his daughter to place a manufactured home on the property.

  • COLUMN: Basketball in Kentucky is about the journey

    What is basketball in Kentucky all about? Final Fours ... NCAA banners? Nah. It’s the journey.
    This week, look east, good fellows, to Louisa Elementary School. Super Hero Day was held last month at the school in Lawrence County and young Jake Preece showed up wearing a UK sweat shirt and hat to honor his super hero – Aaron Harrison.Far from twitter, tweet, hype and coach spin, the genuine essence of basketball in Kentucky is Jake Preece and every tow-head kid like him, and every Pollyanna little girl too.

  • Lady Bears finish rough week with 1 win


  • PHOTO: Tennis team enjoys sunny weather


    Lauren Roy serves during a doubles match while her twin sister, Lindsey, left, waits near the net. Wednesday’s sunny weather made a great day for the Spencer County’s tennis team to hit the courts. The Roy sisters won their match. 

  • COLUMN: In Jesus, there is a ‘happily ever after’

    “Once upon a time,” is the way fairy tales start. It conjures up images of a better time. Fairy tales always start off well, then things fall apart, but all ends well and, “They lived happily ever after.”I think a lot of people are living with “Once upon a time” syndrome. We idolize the past and forget that the good old days weren’t all that good. We look back to some golden era in our history and want to regain its imagined glory.