Today's News

  • Schools making the grade


    The banners went up last week just hours after Spencer County schools got the news. The district, for the first time, has been noted as Distinguished following the release of scoring data from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The KDE’s Unbridled Learning results were released Thursday and Spencer County continued it’s improvement, ranking 38 out of 173 districts in Kentucky. Spencer County is among the highest ranking schools in the area, trailing only traditional academic powerhouses like Anchorage Independent Schools and Oldham County.

  • Small quake felt in neighboring counties

    No injuries or damage were reported when a small earthquake rattled residents of nearby counties late Monday night.

    The tremor, which measured a magnitude 2.7 on the U.S. Geological Survey, was reportedly centered about six miles north northwest of Shelbyville, and was also felt in Henry and Oldham counties. There were no reports of it being felt in Spencer County.

    The earthquake occurred around 11 p.m. Monday.

  • Purchase of heart monitors could save lives

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday approved the purchase of two new heart monitors for the ambulance service, a purchase that could prove to be lifesaving for heart patients.

    Chris Limpp, Emergency Services Management Director, told members of the court that the county had a unique opportunity to purchase two state-of-the-art monitors that would improve their ability to treat and diagnose patients who may be suffering life-threatening heart-attacks.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 7, 2015

    Project Graduation Pork Chop Lunch

    SCHS Project Graduation is hosting a Pork Chop Lunch starting at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 9, at 36 W. Main Street in Taylorsville. The cost is $7.00 per lunch, which includes a pork chop sandwich, chips, drink and cookies.

    Blood Drive at First Baptist Church

  • TSCFD receives $18,000 grant for gear

    Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security have announced that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District has been awarded an $18,000 grant to purchase personal protective equipment for firefighting.

    “The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District is grateful to Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security for their support of our request for funding,” said Chief Nathan Nation.

  • KSBA opposes legislation over school calendars

    Leaders of the Kentucky School Boards Association, who represent the state’s 173 public school districts, say decisions about when schools start are best made at the local level.

    At its quarterly meeting in Frankfort Saturday, the KSBA Board of Directors pledged to oppose any legislation that would take from local school boards any powers to set and manage academic calendars.

    It comes as two state lawmakers say they will push legislation in 2016 that would bar schools from starting classes earlier than the Monday closest to Aug. 26.

  • Whitfield steps aside, Comer intends to run for seat

    U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Hopkinsville, announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to a 12th term in Western and Southern Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District.

    “Representing the people of the first district for 21 years has been an honor,” Whitfield, 72, said in a statement. “I will cherish forever the countless opportunities to work with them to nurture and strengthen the 35 counties comprising Kentucky’s first district.”

  • KDFW mark accomplishments during 2015


    A new feature on the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website at fw.ky.gov is a document detailing the department’s accomplishments toward its Strategic Plan over the last two years under the leadership of Commissioner Gregory K. Johnson.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 7

    Fall Festival at Spencer Christian

    Spencer Christian Church will be hosting a Fall Festival this Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church, located at 5720 Taylorsville Road, in Elk Creek. There will be fun for the whole family, including a pig roast, live music and games, contests, a cake walk, hay rides and much more. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this free event.

    Tent Revival

  • Solid as a rock

    A few years ago I had a chance to travel to Marble Colorado and visit the marble mines there. Now, when I think of marble, I think of the monuments in cemeteries, the decoration on courthouses, things like that. In fact, the marble from this area was used to build the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.