Today's News

  • Report: animal shelter subpar


    Many animal shelters in Kentucky are well below the state’s minimal standards, and a recent study by students at the University of Kentucky and Lincoln Memorial University ranked Spencer County’s among the worst.

    The group submitted their report to the Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board after they toured shelters across the state. It ranked Spencer County’s as number six among those needing the most help.

  • Crumpton resigns from TPD


    Taylorsville Police will be looking for a new boss following the resignation of Chief Phil Crumpton, which is effective at the end of this month.

    Crumpton, who has served as chief for two years, has accepted a position with the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice in which he will be training other law enforcement officers. He said he’s looking forward to the new job, but leaving was not a decision he made easily.

  • Teens injured in Saturday night car accident

    Two teens were injured Saturday night in a one-vehicle accident on Little Union Road as they made their way back from a high school football game in Bardstown.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation confirmed that two girls were transported by ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital following the accident that occurred shortly before 11 p.m.

  • SCHS touts career and college readiness rates


    The number of college and career ready graduates from Spencer County High School continues to increase each year, according to Principal Curt Hahn, who shared relevant stats with members of the board of education at Monday night’s meeting.

    Haun said there were 64 students classified as college ready and 22 as career ready among the class of 2013. Last year, those numbers rose to 119 college ready students and 100 career ready students.

  • SCHS FFA fares well at Kentucky State Fair


    The Spencer County FFA competed in various contests at the Kentucky State Fair August 18-19th.  

    The Dairy Evaluation team consisting of Michael Bentley, John Brumley, Max Dippel, and Luke Williamson placed 1st in the state.  Williamson was the overall high individual in the contest. The Meats Judging team also placed 1st with members Zack Herndon, Jackson Shelley, Noah Dunning, and Ian Robinson competing in the event.  Herndon was the high individual overall in the contest with all 4 members placing in the top 4.

  • City may apply for Preserve America

    The Taylorsville City Commission last week approved a resolution that could help groups find funding for efforts to preserve historical sites in the city and pay for improvements.

    Elizabeth Hardin presented the resolution which would allow the city to apply for recognition as a Preserve America community, which was ultimately approved by a 4-0 vote. Mayor Don Pay was not present at the meeting.

  • From our readers - Reader thanks good samaritans

    I want to thank several people (whose names I do not remember) for recently coming to my aide.

    On Saturday, July 16, I was on my motorcycle riding east on Hwy 1169 from Normandy towards Rivals. A deer jumped into my path, and after striking it, the motorcycle and I ended up in a ditch on the right side of the roadway. The motorcycle was upside down and I had a broken arm as well as other serious injuries.

  • From our readers - Protecting our planet

    We are now in the middle of one of the hottest string of high temperatures for our section of the country.

    For that reason, we are going to have our non-profit groups sign up for the Roadside Litter Abatement Summer Program the last three days of August and the first two days of September.  Also, the groups will have all of September to clean the roads they draw, in case we also have a September heatwave.    

  • Culture wars are far from over

    An oft-used tactic to demoralize an opponent  is to act like the contest is over and that their side has lost.

    We see it in sports occasionally when one side is up on the scoreboard and begins to taunt or mock the losing team, only to be humiliated when the underdogs rally to set up a fantastic finish.

    In the culture wars, this past week has very much been a rallying point for those who tout more traditional, conservative viewpoints.

  • Little-used law can save lives of addicts

    Lindsey Collinsworth, a Catholic high school graduate eyeing a career in law enforcement, barely knew the man who dragged her limp body outside her apart­ment, leaving her in a stairwell near death.

    He had brought her the murder weap­on — a dose of heroin. She told him to pull the trigger, injecting the poison into her arm even though she had already ingest­ed Valium and knew the two don’t mix.