Today's News

  • Two kinds of people

    A lot of jokes and stories start with, “There are two kinds of people in the world.”  Here is my contribution. There are two kinds of people, those that love to mow the lawn and those that don’t

    I fall in the latter category. I love the fall when the lawn stops growing.  I love it when I can stow the mower and the trimmer for the winter.  On the other hand, I like a well kept lawn, so I get out there every week and get it done.

  • Church Happenings - Week of September 21, 2016

    Van Buren Baptist Church Anniversary/Homecoming

    Van Buren Baptist Church  will be celebrating its 40th anniversary of their church building on September 25, 2016.
    The church was started in 1950 by Rev. Lewis Searcy and others in the community of Van Buren. In 1976, the church had to relocate and purchase land on Fairmount Road due to the creation of Taylorsville Lake.

  • Celebrating 150 years


    Members of Second Baptist Church commemorated their 150th anniversary with a March from First Baptist Church to Second Baptist Church Sunday morning. The church has been celebrating the milestone anniversary all year.

  • Mold move put on hold

    There will be no immediate relocation of the Spencer County Sheriff’s office due to the presence of mold, after members of the fiscal court failed to pass a measure that would have allowed Sheriff Buddy Stump to assume control of half of the current EMS building.

    The motion was made by Magistrate Jim Williams, who said he’s been exploring locations and said having the sheriff’s office utilize the left side of that building is the best option.

    “It will get them out of the building they’re in and it has WiFi.

  • Out of the past


    Downtown Taylorsville took on the look of a century ago last Tuesday as members of the Friends of Ancient Road Transportation Society rolled through town with their vintage automobiles. Dozens of cars, most adorned with polished brash ornamentation drove along Main Street on their way to a rally in Berea.

  • County workers get 3 percent pay increase

    Magistrates went out of their way to praise county employees during Monday night’s fiscal court meeting before approving an across the board three percent raise for most employees. Those not included were in the fee-pooling offices of County Court Clerk, who received raises ranging from two to seven percent effective last January, and those working for Sheriff Buddy Stump, who gave raises ranging from 4.5 percent to 7.2 percent. Also, raises for the EMS were not bound by the three percent standard, but the court approved proposed increases that varied by employee.

  • Octoberfest begins Saturday


    It’s that time of year again. Taylorsville is getting ready to kick off this year’s exciting Octoberfest that begins this Saturday and lasts for an entire week.

  • Spencer man sues Shelby jail after beating

    A Spencer County man has filed suit against a former deputy jailer at the Shelby County Detention Center alleging that he ordered inmates to beat him when he was incarcerated last November on a shoplifting charge.

    The suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court Eastern Division in Frankfort by Joshua Reece, says William Anthony Carey, ordered other inmates to savagely beat Reece because he had had a former relationship with his wife.

  • Education - The Grand Old Flag


    Taylorsville Elementary School Principal Steve Rucker insists on teaching TES students patriotism, as he leads the school in the pledge and the singing of the National Anthem each day during the morning assembly. Recently, he mentioned to PTO President Christie Struck that he wished the school had a larger flag than the smaller one that hung in the corner of the gym.

  • From our readers - Signs litter our county

    I would like to make a suggestion to help eliminate some road litter and clean up our county. People post signs for yard sales, garage sales, birthday parties, weddings, etc., which is fine, but quite a few of them never get removed. They eventually become detached from where they were hanging and become roadside litter.

    Most of these signs have the date of the event and the address, so why not have a time limit for when they need to be removed? Twenty-four hours after the event seems like a fair amount of time.