Today's News

  • Poisonous spiders shut down post office


    The Fisherville Post Office is closed until further notice and it has nothing to do with snow, nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night – but rather an invasion of potentially deadly spiders.

    Safety concerns arose after brown recluse spiders were discovered inside the building. The brown recluse is one of North America’s most venomous spiders, whose bite can inflict serious pain, open sores, illness and even death in some cases.

  • Crash course in safety at SCHS


    The scene was staged, but the message was clear as first responders provided an up-close and realistic reminder to Spencer County High School students about the dangers of distracted driving Friday.

    In the front lot of the high school, two accidents were staged. The first one was for freshmen and sophomores in the morning, the second one for upper classmen in the afternoon. Both involved two vehicles, multiple injuries, a fatality, and a driver ultimately arrested for drunk driving.

  • High water dampens tourism


    This is prime fishing season in Kentucky, but fishermen who cast their lines on Taylorsville Lake have had a frustrating spring with heavy rains keeping them off the water for an extended period of time.

    That creates a ripple effect in the Spencer County economy as revenue from tourists visiting the lake and area businesses suffers when the lake can’t be utilized.

  • Visits will help board choose school design

    The Spencer County Board of Education will be going on a field trip of their own next week to tour some recently constructed elementary schools as they begin to make decisions regarding the design for the new Taylorsville Elementary School that could be under construction in a few months.

  • Arrest made after high speed chase

    A Bloomfield man is facing numerous charges following his arrest after a high speed chase in Spencer County last Thursday evening that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour and caused minor damage to a sheriff’s office vehicle.

    A citation at the sheriff’s office indicates that Jerome Carney, of 3679 Bloomfield Rd., sped through a traffic safety check point manned by the Kentucky State Police and Spencer County deputies on KY 44 west of Taylorsville.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 29, 2015

    TES Spring Concert
    Everyone is invited to the TES Spring Concert on Thursday, April 30, in the TES gym. Performances will take place at 2:30 and 6:00 and admission is free. Musicians will perform a concert full of Kentucky themed music including a live Bluegrass Band that features TES’ own, Mr. Rick Vincent.

    Curbside pickup of junk items
    Rumpke will pick up junk items during your normal garbage day of the week beginning Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8. No tires or hazardous materials will be accepted.

  • Engagement - Hahn-Mattingly


    Mr. Jason Hahn and Mrs. Kimberly Coulter-Bennett are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexandrea Paige Hahn to Jarrad Lewis Mattingly.

    Jarrad is the son of Mr. Jerry Mattingly and Ms. Gail Cheatham, and is a resident of Taylorsville.

    Alexandrea is a 2013 graduate of Vermilion High School, and is currently a sophomore at Boyce, the College at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Alexandrea is employed by The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville.

  • Children should be priority

    Before returning to the Spencer Magnet last month, I spent seven years working for a nonprofit whose mission was to provide healing and hope to abused and neglected children.

    At Sunrise Children’s Services (formerly Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children), there were constant reminders of young lives scarred by mistreatment. The stories were horrific.

    There were children who had been kept in cages and given dogfood to eat. Kids old enough for middle school who had been hidden in secret, never learning their colors and shapes, let alone numbers and letters.

  • From our readers: Crack down on speeders

    There is a legitimate way to increase Spencer County’s income and increase safety within the community at the same time.

    We can do this by taking advantage of the fair number of drivers who are “want-a-bee” NASCAR racers that experiment on HWY 44. Some indeed are probably pretty good because most of them seem to manage to get home each evening. But--on the other hand--you can pity us poor average guys who have to mix it up dodging them while “put-putting” along at our boring rate of 55 MPH.

  • Corrections and Clarifications

    Last week’s story on Sheriff Buddy Stump’s request for new vehicles stated that he was requesting the purchase of a cruiser and a pickup truck. While Stump submitted a bid sheet listing prices for four vehicles – two trucks and two cars for the purpose of comparison, he said he was only requesting one vehicle at the present time, preferably a pickup truck.