Today's News

  • What’s Happening - Week of July 12, 2017

    Public Library events

    The Spencer County Public Library events for the week of June 28 through July 5 are as follows:

    Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, there is a Walk Wise, light exercise program that begins at 9 a.m.

    On Thursday, July 13, there is a Community Conversations Movie Night. The library will be showing the film “Millstone Sewing Center” and then discussing how citizens can build a better community in Taylorsville and Spencer County.

  • Intruder held at gunpoint by Bloomfield homeowner

    A Bloomfield resident, 18-year-old Garrett Harlan Inghram, has been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary early Saturday morning at 112 Goodloe Ave. in Nelson County.

    According to a press release from Sgt. Michael L. Clark of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call received at 4:40 a.m. of a burglary in progress at the home of Chris and Heather Stephens.

  • Agriculture - State FFA Convention


  • Agriculture - Champion heifer


    A P S Forever Lady Sylvia won junior heifer calf champion at the 2017 All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, June 11 in Louisville. Anne Patton Schubert, Taylorsville, owns the winning heifer.

  • Agriculture - Brambles and viruses

    We gave up on the raspberries a couple of years ago, the fruit was so perishable and the plants lacked vigor.  We would cut the ‘Royalty’ raspberries all the way to the ground each year and forgo an early crop to manage disease, but it didn’t seem to pay off.  It was never a total loss, but about half the canes would be dried up and diseased by now.    

  • Local girls excel in pageant


    Two Spencer County girls fared well at the Miss Teen Marion County Pageant last week. Madison Goodlett, center, was crowned the winner, with Emily Truax, left, crowned first runner up. Madison is the daughter of Scott and Jennifer Goodlett. Emily is the daughter of Jeremy and Stephanie Truax.

  • Agriculture - Spencer 4-H competes at state event


  • Agriculture - Goodlett wins essay contest


  • Agriculture - Preventing hay and barn fires

    You can prevent hay bale or barn fires if you bale hay at appropriate moistures and monitor the temperature of recently baled hay. Generally, hay will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, you should monitor the hay to make sure it doesn’t reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • Mooney Eye Care Centre ribbon cutting


    The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting last Wednesday for Mooney Eye Care Centre, located at 6287 Taylorsville Rd., Bldg 2, Suite B1, in Fisherville. Mooney Eye Care also has a location in Mt. Washington, but opened a second office in Spencer County to serve residents here. Attending were both Optometrists, Dr. Matthew Mooney and Dr. Ryan McGiffen, family, staff, Chamber members, friends and elected officials. Their phone number is (502) 354-0508.