Today's News

  • Former SCMS art teacher to exhibit works at library

    Former Spencer County Middle School art teacher, Frederica Diane Huff, will be among the featured artists in the Kentucky Arts Council’s touring exhibit “The Illustrated Word” on display at the Spencer County Public Library in Taylorsville this month and next.

  • New Chamber of Commerce board


    The new board of directors for the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce were sworn in last week at their monthly luncheon. From left to right are: Beverly Ingram, Stacy Koon - President, Sandy Clevenger - Treasurer, Teresa Winkler, Lynn Shelburne, Marty Nemes, Lisa Tucker - Vice President, Amber Kurnik - Secretary, and Phyllis Williams.

  • Tipton, Higdon hold Town Hall meeting


    State Senator Jimmy Higdon, left, and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans, spoke to about two dozen constituents at a Town Hall meeting at the Spencer County Farm Bureau building Saturday morning. The lawmakers talked about legislation being proposed in Frankfort regarding education, pension reform, taxes and other issues. They took questions and discussed concerns some in the audience had with proposed legislation.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 15, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter “It’s All About The Paws!” Chili Luncheon Fundraiser

    The Spencer County Animal Shelter will be holding a Chili Luncheon Fundraiser on Friday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce Building.

  • Rick Jewell retires from the Taylorsville City Police Department.


    Rick Jewell retired last week after 20 years with the Taylorsville City Police Department. A reception was held in his honor at the City Hall Annex last Sunday and his final day was Tuesday. Pictured with Jewell are his grandchildren, from left to right: Brody Phillips, Carson Jewell (being held), Gavin Phillips and Caitlyn Smith. Not pictured is Chloe Smith.

  • Local home becomes movie set


  • Chamber speaker touts historic preservation


  • From our readers - Family thanks community for fundraiser

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the hard work they did for the benefit at the American Legion Hall. I would like to thank the Legion Hall of Bloomfield for allowing us to hold the benefit there.

    Thanks to the three bands; Hard Times, Honky Tonk Road and Judge Angus for their time in performing for all of us. A special thanks to Mike and Michelle Housley for all their hard work, and to the others that helped them.

  • Graffiti is the work of cowards

    The profane and obscene graffiti painted on the Elk Creek water tower over the weekend is a sad reminder that cowards live among us.

    Some may suggest that it took guts for someone to scale the unprotected ladder late in the night or early in the morning, as the culprit or culprits risked getting caught, or worse, falling to their death. I’d suggest that what is on display here is not the presence of bravery, but the absence of intelligence.

  • Rep. Massie Introduces Bill to Abolish Federal Department of Education


    On February 7, 2017, Representative Thomas Massie introduced H.R. 899, a bill to abolish the federal Department of Education. The bill, which is one sentence long, states, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

    On the day of Betsy DeVos’ scheduled Senate confirmation for Secretary of Education, Massie said, “Neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees, has the constitutional authority to dictate how and what our children must learn.”