Today's News

  • Accident on KY 55


    A serious two-vehicle accident on KY 55, south of Taylorsville Thursday around noon, sent two people to the hospital. The driver of the white truck, Nathan Lawson, sustained serious injuries when his vehicle flipped and landed on its top after it was struck by an oncoming car. Lawson was reported to have suffered significant back injuries and possibly broken ribs.

  • Teen seriously injured by exploding fireworks


    A Spencer County teen sustained serious injuries to both hands when fireworks exploded as he and friends were gathered at a residence on Yoder Tipton Road last Wednesday. The 14-year-old boy, whom the Spencer County’s Sheriff’s Department did not identify, was flown from the scene by helicopter to a hospital in Louisville.

  • Court talks fiscal restraint

    Questions about the county’s finances and the carry-over from last years’ budget appeared to be answered to the satisfaction of magistrates during a special meeting of the fiscal court last Wednesday, but there remains a call for more fiscal restraint from among some on the court.

    Wednesday’s meeting was the result of several questions raised following the budget process and after a budget amendment was offered up for vote during August.

  • County’s fire protection rate shows improvement

    Less than two months after the Insurance Services Office improved the City of Taylorsville’s fire protection rating from a Class 4 to a Class 3, they’ve awarded the county an improved rating as well, from Class 6 to Class 5. The new rating could result in lower homeowners’ insurance premiums for some residents.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District said the new rate will be effective on December 1, and factors cited for the improved rating includes improvements within the fire department, water department and dispatch systems.

  • Sidewalk proposed to alleviate safety concerns at high school

    With school back in session, there are a few traffic concerns the Taylorsville City Commission are aware of, although questions remain on how to deal with them.

    Mayor Don Pay reported that the city will be applying for a grant that could put in a sidewalk in front of the high school that would lead students to the crosswalk over to the Settlers’ Center.

  • Friday evening crash injures two teens

    Two Spencer County teens were injured in a single-vehicle accident on KY 44 near River Heights subdivision, just west of Taylorsville.

    Taylorsville City Police officer Todd Tinsley said a 17-year-old male driver told investigators that another vehicle came around a curve, forcing him off the side of the road. He over corrected, lost control and the Dodge pickup he was driving then flipped and landed on it’s top.

  • Attendance rose at 2015 State Fair

    The 2015 Kentucky State Fair, which concluded its 111th edition on Sunday, drew 601,672 visitors to the Kentucky Exposition Center, which is more than a 16 percent increase in attendance from the 515,937 visitors that attended the rain-soaked fair in 2014. This marks the sixth time in the last 10 years that attendance has exceeded 600,000. The highest attendance for the Fair was recorded in 1994, when 684,356 passed through the gates.

  • KFB sponsoring art, essay contests

    KFB sponsoring art, essay contestsStudents and teachers looking for a creative classroom project this fall will find the perfect blend of fun and educational materials in the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.



    Excitement is brewing at Spencer County High School as the football team is 2-0 to start the season, earning them recognition as WKLY-TV’s School of the Week.

    Fred Cowgill, sports director at the Louisville station, was on hand Thursday morning to present the trophy before a packed gymnasium full of students and faculty. He was impressed by the enthusiasm in the school.

    “We were looking for a program that needed a little exposure and love, and I think we found it,” said Cowgill as he greeted the students.

  • Agriculture - KFB ham auction nets $400,000


    On a stage set to celebrate the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 52nd annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction concluded tlast week with a show-stealing $400,000 bid for the Kentucky State Fair’s Grand Champion Ham.