Today's News

  • National Day of Prayer is next Thursday

    Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday, May 4, to honor the  Annual National Day of Prayer.  In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

  • Watching old movies

    Do you like old movies?  I guess I am old enough now that some movies I saw at the theater are now considered old movies.  It’s hard for me, but “Star Wars” came out the year I graduated high school and I guess for a lot of people that is an old movie.

  • Bennett pleads not guilty to murder


    The woman accused of murdering her husband at their Taylorsville home on Easter Sunday (April 16) entered a not guilty plea during her arraignment last Friday in Spencer District Court.

    Kandy R. Bennett, 40, appeared via video from the Shelby County Detention Center and also filed paperwork declaring that she has no income or assets, meaning she will be appointed a public defender as she faces murder charges in the shooting death of her husband, Mark Bennett.

  • Levee is now certified

    The long road of getting the floodwall around the City of Taylorsville recertified is complete. The Levee Commission met last week and reported that they’ve received the certification, which protects the insurability of homes and businesses within the floodwall protection area.

  • BOE seeks Academic/Athletic complex funding

    The Spencer County Board of Education moved forward with plans for two capital projects that could include an Academic/Athletic complex at the high school, along with a bus garage and maintenance facility for the district.

  • Event targets SCHS students looking for careers


    With graduation right around the corner, a lot of students are making plans for college. However, a significant number of high school students are looking at a different path, one that local educators are placing more and more value in.

    Spencer County High School last week hosted a Transitional Fair, designed to help students who are looking to jump right into the work force, who have the training or trade skills that many employers are looking for.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 26, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter Fundraiser at Fairgrounds

    “A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds” will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.

    Judge Angus will be performing from 3 - 5 p.m. along with Adam Spears & The Nameless Band taking the stage from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • Public Record - Week of April 26, 2017

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of March 15, 2017, until April 5, 2017.

    CM Russell Properties, LLC, Louisville, KY to Kathryn Elizabeth Coode, Fisherville, KY. Lot 8 of Wilsonville Heights. $262,500.

    Top Flight Development, LLC, Fisherville, KY to Alpha and Omega Homes, LLC, Crestwood, KY. Lot 98 of Top Flight Landing. $19,500.

  • From our readers - Old Jail is worth preserving

    Old buildings are an important part of our heritage, giving us a glimpse of the people and events that came before us. Many times, dedicated volunteers and community support are a necessary part of the salvation of these historic structures.

  • From our readers - Sheriff Stump no longer affordable

    Spencer County Fiscal Court can no longer afford the current sheriff both in monetary terms nor in terms of believability and law enforcement credibility. Please allow me to explain.

    Sheriff Buddy Stump was elected in the 2010 election and took office in January 2011. He cited his management skills and the unreasonable high cost of wages for the existing sheriff deputies and claimed he could provide 24/7 patrol and 911 call response services should he be elected.  But here is what happened instead.