Today's News

  • COLUMN: Keep our county green

    Back in the early days of human activity, the earth was covered with about 18 billion acres of forest lands with trees of various types. Today, that has shrunk to less than 11 billion acres.
    Wood in general helped create civilization as we know it today. Even when building with brick, concrete and steel, a lot of wood is involved in each project. We have been exposed to using wood in so many different ways, we have lost the sense of its importance in our world today.

  • What's Happening — Week of Aug. 28

    Circuit Court Clerk’s office to close for Labor Day
    The Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

    Magnet office closed for Labor Day
    The Spencer Magnet office will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    All advertising deadlines will be at noon Thursday for the Sept. 4 edition.
    News submission deadlines are 5 p.m. Thursday for the Sept. 4 edition.

  • School lunch prices to rise 10 cents

    Spencer County Schools students who purchase lunch can expect to pay 10 additional cents starting Sept. 3.

    The Spencer County Board of Education begrudgingly voted to pass the increase Monday night after being informed that it was necessary due to a federal mandate. Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary students will now pay $2.30 for lunch and Spencer County Middle and High School students will pay $2.45. Breakfast remains $1 and a la carte items were not affected.

  • Man airlifted after car hits motorcycle

    A Friday car versus motorcycle accident sent a Taylorsville man to the hospital with serious injuries.

  • Three wrecks Saturday on Ky. 44

    Three separate wrecks in almost exactly the same location on Saturday sent one motorcyclist to the hospital by ambulance, another motorcyclist to the hospital by helicopter and left an SUV overturned.

  • Three-car wreck on Mount Washington Road

    A three-car wreck on Mount Washington Road on Friday evening caused no injuries, but backed up traffic inside the city limits for about 20 minutes.

  • Redistricting bill shakes things up in Spencer

    Kentucky’s general assembly passed a new redistricting bill in special session last week and Spencer County’s representation has been shaken up, again.

  • School tax likely to increase

    It doesn’t appear that the Spencer County Board of Education has any quick answers about how much property tax rates will go up this year — but current information indicates that taxpayers can expect an increase.

  • Fire department celebrates 100 years

    This Saturday, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department will attempt to cram 100 years of service into a seven-hour celebration.

  • Citizens Union released from consent order

    Citizens Union Bank announced earlier this month that it is no longer under the consent order entered into with regulators in January 2010.
    The notice came from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, according to a news release.
    A Consent Order is a formal agreement between banks and regulators designed to help address improving certain areas of a bank such as credit quality, capital, earnings and liquidity, the news release said.