Today's News

  • Deer collisions on the rise


    Brace yourselves, Kentucky drivers; the annual three-month increase in roadway encounters, and unfortunate collisions, with white-tailed deer is once again upon us.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 7, 2015

    Project Graduation Pork Chop Lunch

    SCHS Project Graduation is hosting a Pork Chop Lunch starting at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 9, at 36 W. Main Street in Taylorsville. The cost is $7.00 per lunch, which includes a pork chop sandwich, chips, drink and cookies.

    Blood Drive at First Baptist Church

  • KSBA opposes legislation over school calendars

    Leaders of the Kentucky School Boards Association, who represent the state’s 173 public school districts, say decisions about when schools start are best made at the local level.

    At its quarterly meeting in Frankfort Saturday, the KSBA Board of Directors pledged to oppose any legislation that would take from local school boards any powers to set and manage academic calendars.

    It comes as two state lawmakers say they will push legislation in 2016 that would bar schools from starting classes earlier than the Monday closest to Aug. 26.

  • Purchase of heart monitors could save lives

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday approved the purchase of two new heart monitors for the ambulance service, a purchase that could prove to be lifesaving for heart patients.

    Chris Limpp, Emergency Services Management Director, told members of the court that the county had a unique opportunity to purchase two state-of-the-art monitors that would improve their ability to treat and diagnose patients who may be suffering life-threatening heart-attacks.

  • Small quake felt in neighboring counties

    No injuries or damage were reported when a small earthquake rattled residents of nearby counties late Monday night.

    The tremor, which measured a magnitude 2.7 on the U.S. Geological Survey, was reportedly centered about six miles north northwest of Shelbyville, and was also felt in Henry and Oldham counties. There were no reports of it being felt in Spencer County.

    The earthquake occurred around 11 p.m. Monday.

  • TSCFD receives $18,000 grant for gear

    Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security have announced that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District has been awarded an $18,000 grant to purchase personal protective equipment for firefighting.

    “The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District is grateful to Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security for their support of our request for funding,” said Chief Nathan Nation.

  • Schools making the grade


    The banners went up last week just hours after Spencer County schools got the news. The district, for the first time, has been noted as Distinguished following the release of scoring data from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The KDE’s Unbridled Learning results were released Thursday and Spencer County continued it’s improvement, ranking 38 out of 173 districts in Kentucky. Spencer County is among the highest ranking schools in the area, trailing only traditional academic powerhouses like Anchorage Independent Schools and Oldham County.

  • Agriculture - Flowering tropical plants can benefit outside now

    When attempting to grow tropical plants, we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat which is difficult inside our homes; we can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now. Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and Clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bloom by naturally managing day length and nighttime temperatures.

  • Agriculture - Fall a good time for soil sample

    Fall is a great time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

    Doing it now can allow you plenty of time to follow fertility recommendations before planting season, and that could end up saving you time and money. When you receive the soil test results, look at the recommendations for lime and pH, a measure of soil acidity that affects plants’ uptake of all nutrients. If the soil pH is too low, it decreases the uptake of essential nutrients, and elements like aluminum and manganese can become toxic to growing plant roots.

  • Agriculture - Youth place at State Fair Lamb Show


    Congratulations to Spencer County 4-H and FFA members, Sydney Warren, Zach Herndon, Hailey Pawley, Briar Honeycut, Connor Foster, Georgi Herndon, Madisyn Caudill, and Darilyn Browning for participating in the 2015 Kentucky State Fair Market Lamb Show. In Market Lamb Showmanship Zach Herndon won his class with Sydney Warren 2nd and Hailey Pawley 3rd, Darilyn Browning was 4th. Darilyn Browning had a class winner in the market show.