Today's News

  • Kentucky’s dependency on alcohol is troubling

    Cha-ching. That’s the sound that rings from the chambers of local government whenever a new proposal to sell alcohol is brought up for discussion. It jingled repeatedly last Tuesday during the Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting when Judge-Executive John Riley and County Attorney Kenneth Jones spoke of a change to the county’s ordinance that would allow alcohol sales by the drink on Sundays.

  • Inauguration celebrated history and made it

    As the fog lifted on Dec. 8 for the inaugural celebrations in Frankfort, I was reminded of the smooth transition of power we enjoy in our Commonwealth – and nation.

    In a fitting tribute to that transition Gov. Steve Beshear participated in the parade honoring the person replacing him as chief executive of Kentucky. In addition, former governors Paul E. Patton, Brereton Jones, Martha Layne Collins and John W. Brown, Jr., joined in the parade.

  • Tax credit would help make school choice more affordable
  • Library expansion project begins


    At the Spencer County Public Library, destruction has marked the start of an expansion project that’s been on the books – and in the dreams of readers – for years.

    The original cinder-block section of the library came crashing down Dec. 8 as Louisville-based Kacee, Inc. began making way for new construction. The walls of the now-demolished section had been starting to crack, said Stacy Tiller, the teen and children’s librarian.

  • Sheriff’s budget at stake

    With the deadline for Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump to submit his payroll budget to the Fiscal Court looming, the campaign to build support for services his office provides has begun in earnest in recent days with Facebook posts and petitions. Meanwhile, Judge-Executive John Riley is poised to ask for a substantial reduction in the amount the county subsidizes the Sheriff’s office.

  • Man indicted on rape, child porn charges

    A Spencer County Grand Jury returned the following indictments on December 10 in Spencer County Circuit Court:

    Cody Lee Cundiff, 22, of Louisville was indicted on one count of third-degree rape and two counts of first-degree rape. He was also indicted on 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony. All 20 counts were dated to July 2.

  • Suspect in armed robbery indicted

    A Mount Eden man has been indicted in connection with the November 15 attempted robbery at the Dollar General Store in Settlers Center.

    On December 10, Spencer Circuit Court charged Zachary Haydon, 22, with first-degree robbery, a Class C felony.

    Taylorsville Police say Haydon entered the store at 8:58 p.m. with a bandana tied over his face. He allegedly then approached an employee from behind, wrapped his arms around her head and put a knife to her throat. He then called her by name and demanded money, police say.

  • Hardin St. to be closed through spring for bridge construction


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of Hardin Street at KY 55 in Taylorsville. This street closure is part of the construction project for replacement of the Salt River bridge in Spencer County. This bridge, locally known as “The Blue Bridge” is located on KY 55 in Taylorsville (mile point 6.2).

  • What’s happening - Week of December 16, 2015

    Born to Learn Academy

    Born to Learn Academy is a program that will be presented by the Spencer County Family Resource Center along with the Spencer County Preschool.

    The event will be held on Thursday, December 17, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Spencer County Preschool, located at 110 Reasor Avenue in Taylorsville.

    If you are expecting or have a child from birth up to 4 years old you are invited to attend.

  • After 40 years, Herndon still on call at Mt. Eden Fire Dept.


    On a frighteningly stormy afternoon, a cattle farmer resolved to join the Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department. Forty years later, Capt. Harold Herndon is the firefighter who’s served longest on Mt. Eden’s all-volunteer department. He’s gone on more runs than anyone else in its history.

    Herndon, 75, is still among the first to the rescue when disaster strikes, no matter the weather or the hour.