Today's News

  • Agriculture - Spotting skillful swallows

    Swallow Rail was the name my dad gave the farm over 30 years ago. He wanted it to be relevant, reflecting the spatial and natural qualities of his 18 acres in western Shelby County.  

    His inspiration came from the swallows that swoop and swerve so adeptly in open fields, catching insects on the fly. The rail of Swallow Rail comes from the two railroad tracks that flank either end of the road.  

  • Local ministry hopes to move into new home soon


    It’s been nearly eight months since Love My Neighbor ministries had to shut their doors when the building they were housed in sold. Now, they hope to be just weeks away from moving into a new, larger facility being constructed on the grounds of Taylorsville Community Church on Garrard Street.

    For those in the community in need, and those who love to serve, it can’t come quickly enough.

  • Threat of mold at Sheriff’s office

    The potential for mold in the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office has led to a partial evacuation of the building while officials can determine the extent of the problem.

    Industrial hygienists visited the building last week to inspect the building and take samples, and their results are expected back this week. However, Sheriff Buddy Stump has already set up the department’s mobile command center next to the building, which will allow some of his employees to work from there.

  • Car fire Monday night


    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a car fire Monday night. A driver reported his car started smoking heavily as he drove on KY 55 near Wakefield. He then saw flames, forcing him to pull  off the road. The car was fully engulfed by  the time firefighters arrived to extinguish the blaze.

  • Our Fair Lady


    Miss Spencer County Fair, 2016, Meaghan DeVito, pictured at right, was all smiles as she posed with Molly Kate Burkhead, left, the 2015 winner. DeVito, 19, a 2015 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the crown during the pageant last Tuesday night.

  • TES could be converted into technology center

    Spencer County Public Schools may be able to utilize state workforce development funding to create an area technology center in the building that now houses Taylorsville Elementary School, superintendent Chuck Adams told the school board Monday.

    The center would provide additional education in areas like health sciences, manufacturing, construction trades, transportation, logistics and information technology.

  • Sen. Paul, Rep. Guthrie visiting Spencer Co.

    Spencer Countians will get a couple of opportunities to speak to their voices in Washington in the next few days, as Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Brett Guthrie both have stops scheduled here.

    Paul, a Republican candidate seeking re-election for U.S. Senator, will host an hour-long town hall meeting on Thursday, July 28 at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room beginning at 1:30 p.m.

    Residents are invited to come, along with any questions and concerns they have for the senator.

  • From our readers - March to Recovery draws attention on heroin addiction

    There is a great battle taking place in our communities. Too many have seen their sons and daughters fall victim to heroin and drug addiction. This has resulted in much anguish and pain for many families with the loss of life from overdoses and the daily turmoil of an addicted loved one.

  • From our readers - J. D. Shelburne thanks fans and supporters for concert
  • County fair is welcome escape

    The year 2016 has been full of political drama, locally, in Frankfort, and of course, nationally with the most surreal presidential election in our nation’s history that’s hitting a peak during convention time.

    It’s been a year of local battles over budgets and funding that took the county to the brink of a shutdown. In Frankfort, the feud between the current governor and the former governor’s family seems to play out with a new lawsuit every week.