Today's News

  • Head-on collision kills one


  • Moore named to court

    Roger Moore has been a familiar face at Spencer County Fiscal Court meetings for several months as an interested citizen. Now his role will become more official after he was appointed by Governor Matt Bevin last Friday to fill a seat left vacant in November following the passing of former 1st District Magistrate Jim Williams.

    The announcement came Friday afternoon from the Governor’s office, which had reviewed a number of different candidates who had submitted applications to fill the seat vacated more than six weeks ago.

  • TES redistricting to be discussed at forum

    When the new Taylorsville Elementary School opens next August, students who are accustomed to attending classes in a building that their grandparents or even great-grandparents attended, will be walking into the newest of facilities. There will also be some room for some students from Spencer County Elementary School, but which ones are yet to be determined, although the district may shed some light on those plans at a public forum slated for Monday night.

  • Senior program asks city for financial help

    A group that provides services to the elderly, which includes meals, heating assistance and a variety of social programs, appealed to the City of Taylorsville for additional funding during the Taylorsville City Commission meeting last Tuesday evening.

    Kim Embrey-Hill, executive director of Multi-Purpose Community Action, explained that funding has not kept up with expenses over the past several years, which could put continuation of some of their services in jeopardy.

  • Flu widespread in Kentucky

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is raising the influenza (flu) level in the state from “regional” to “widespread.” Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 18, 2017

    Habitat Valentine Dinner and Silent Auction

  • $120,000 for headphones?
  • Church to host prom for those with special needs

    It will be a night to remember and a Night to Shine for Spencer Countians with special needs who attend a prom just for them to be held at Spencer Christian Church on Friday, February 10 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

    Night to Shine is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and is hosted nationally and across the world by churches who desire to provide a prom-like experience to honored guests 14 and over.

  • From our readers - Training still encouraged if Kentucky loosens firearms laws

    Over the next few weeks, many discussions will be had with firearms instructors and citizens across Kentucky regarding constitutional carry.  As you may know Kentucky legislatures have SB7 almost ready to be brought to a  vote. This bill does not change current law of where you can carry only how  you can carry.

    Currently in the State of KY, it is legal to open carry without permit at  the age of 18. Many citizens do at times.  The new law, if passed, would  allow a person to conceal the firearm from view.

  • Whining won’t stop Trump

    Come Friday, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America - and there is nothing you or anyone else can do about it.

    That’s not written as a gloat. I’ve never been a Trumpster and I had to eat a plate of deep fried crow in November because I never thought he’d actually win the election to begin with. But I can’t say I’m disappointed with the outcome, even though his impending presidency seems to have divided this country even more than the election.