Today's News

  • Board meeting dominated by accolades and accomplishments

    Late afternoon sunlight streamed into the Spencer County Middle School media center Monday as the Spencer County Board of Education held a monthly meeting replete with good news and compliments.

    “I can hardly contain myself with the information that I just received about an hour ago,” superintendent Chuck Adams announced. He said Taylorsville Elementary School is eligible for a federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. That’s the grant that funds the Grizzlies Beyond the Bell after-school program at SCMS.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 20, 2016

    Strategic Plan session

    The public is encouraged to attend the Strategic Plan – Community Listening and Design Session, on March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Spencer County Extension Office.

    The Strategic Plan is an effort by the City of Taylorsville, along with the Kentucky League of Cities, to help the community develop plans for improvement to the community. This first session is to facilitate discussion from the public about areas that need to be addressed, and ideas for improvement.

  • Keep Spencer Co. clean

    I’m not a treehugger. I don’t support PETA, I don’t believe in global warming and the only climate change I know to be real is that it gets warmer in the spring and cooler in the fall, just as it has for thousands of years.

    At the same time, there’s probably nothing that makes me angrier than to see people litter or throw trash out of their vehicles.

  • House continues debate on both budget and bills

    As we close in on the final week of the 2016 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the legislature is working day and night to finish conducting the people’s business, which includes passing a timely and fiscally responsible budget.

  • Budget now in hands of state senate

    After over two months of anticipation and debate, the Senate finally received the state budget bill from the House, midway through the 11th week of the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly. We think the upcoming budget will reflect those needs for the betterment of the Commonwealth.
    As expected, many changes were made to Governor Bevin’s budget by the House. Now that we have received their budget, we will comb through the fine details and make our own changes.

  • Critics of religious liberty bill dishonest
  • Lee’s Quick Stop struck by a vehicle


    No injuries were reported, but there was some structural damage done to the side of Lee’s Quick Stop on Jefferson Street Tuesday morning after it was struck by a vehicle shortly before 9 a.m.

    Taylorsville City Police Officer Damon Jewell said the driver said his car jumped out of gear and struck the building. As he tried to back the car away from the building, the tires spun, creating a lot of smoke that filled the building. Firefighters from the Taylorsvsille-Spencer Co. Fire Department set up fans to blow the smoke out of the building.

  • Agriculture - Spencer County 4-H Communications Day


    The 2016 Spencer County 4-H Communications Day was held Saturday, March 19 at the Spencer County Extension Office. It was a very successful morning filled with enjoyable demonstrations and speeches, good job interviews and great talent acts in the variety show. The following 4-H members participated, and if they were awarded first place, they will be going on the Area Communications Day April 23 in Henry County.

  • Agriculture - Be a green consumer

    What can we do to impact the environment less? Be a green consumer. Walk or ride a bike, when you can; reuse things and if you can’t, at least recycle them. Buy less stuff that you don’t need. All are easily done, really.

    But what about in our gardens, as we struggle to keep things beautiful during the growing season?

  • Agriculture - U of L scientists make a solar breakthrough

    The University of Louisville Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research has demonstrated a way to extract energy out of water vapor using the power of the sun, according to published research.

    There are potential implications not only for coastal regions with shortages of fresh water, such as California, but also for the Ohio River, said Andrew Marsh, assistant director of the Conn Center.