Today's News

  • City hires compliance officer

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted last Tuesday night to hire a compliance officer in a 3-2 vote that was not without controversy.

    Commissioner Ellen Redmon pushed for the hiring of Tammy Gaines, who is currently hired as a part-time administrative assistant for the Taylorsville Police Department. The move makes her a full-time employee whose duties will include checking out local businesses, contractors and others to ensure they are in compliance with city ordinances.

  • Teen artists put their mark on downtown wall


    Mention teenagers painting on a downtown brick wall, and the cynic in us may think of graffiti or vandalism. But what Hannah Hart is creating on the corner of Main Street and Washington Street is art.

  • Speaker has fond memories of Van Buren


    As Kent Stevens spoke, many of the former residents of Van Buren gathered for the monthly Spencer County Historical Society’s meeting last month began to recall the familiar names, faces and places of the spot they used to call home.

  • Ashes Creek Baptist helping kids 40 years after the church closed


  • Bridge project completed


    Crews have completed the  final phases of work on the new bridge that carries KY 55 across the Salt River in Taylorsville. Work on the $3.7 million bridge began last June and the new span opened for traffic in May. However, demolition of the old blue bridge and sodding of the grounds to complete the project were just recently finished.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 10, 2016

    Spencer Co. Extension Showcase

  • Student competes in History Day finals


    Tyler Moehrke, an 8th grader at Spencer County Middle School, was among a group who represented Kentucky at the National History Day finals at the University of Maryland this summer.

  • Local candidates begin filing for city commission, school board

    Tuesday, August 9 was the deadline to file for several non-partisan positions, including Taylorsville City Commission and two school board seats.

    As of Monday afternoon, five individuals had filed for City Commission, including all four incumbents – Ellen Redmon, Kathy Spears, Beverly Ingram and Jack Proctor. A fifth candidate, Matt Douglass, has also filed his paper work to be a candidate for the commission.

  • Election dates to remember

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock is sharing some important dates and deadlines for those interested in voting during the November election.

    • Anyone turning 18 years old by November 8, 2016, is eligible to register to vote now. Visit the office and register or register online at www.elect.ky.gov and choose the “register” tab. You will be eligible to vote in the General election in November.

    • The deadline to register to be eligible to vote in the November election is October 11, 2016.

  • Don’t rush the levee trail

    We’ve championed the idea of a trail around the levee for a while, and now that it’s been identified as a priority project in the city’s strategic plan, excitement is building.

    That excitement creates energy and momentum and the last thing needed now is for the wind to be taken out of the sails.

    To be clear, that doesn’t appear to be what the Levee Commission is trying to do as they urge the trail committee to hold off on actual work until they can complete the complex task of having the flood wall recertified.