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.

  • Bears drop to 4-11 on the season


  • USDA sets date for soybean request for referendum

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order), as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act).

  • IN THE GARDEN: Which is better — thin or fat asparagus?

    I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated. These spring articles were about asparagus and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows) fat is good! The fat spears have always been tender from the garden so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.

  • Bad winter no match for crabgrass

    While the winter may have wreaked havoc on many desirable plants, it did little to affect crabgrass, the most common weed in Kentucky lawns.
    “Crabgrass is an annual weed that outcompetes desirable grasses and then dies in the fall, leaving bare spots in yards for winter weeds to fill in,” said Gregg Munshaw, extension turf specialist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “The cycle keeps repeating itself until the turf stand gets poorer and poorer.”