Today's News

  • Thank God this ain’t Portland

    On Thursday night, I watched young people marching in the streets, crying and cursing. I saw footage of college-aged people burning flags, dismembering effigies of Donald Trump and then saw footage from Portland Oregon of windows being smashed and rocks being thrown at police.

    It was enough to make you lose complete faith in the next generation.

  • What does the election mean for Spencer Co?

    As Spencer County Judge Executive, I’d like to share what I believe last Tuesday’s historic election means for Spencer County.  

    First, Spencer County had the highest percentage of registered voter turnout (67.88%) than all of the other 119 counties in Kentucky.  We clearly are not the largest in population of the 120 Kentucky counties, but our voters take elections seriously enough to show up and vote, on a percentage basis more so than any other county in Kentucky.

  • Election a great day for Kentucky and America
  • What’s happening - Week of November 16, 2016

    Community Thanksgiving Service

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday evening, November 20 at 6 p.m. at Plum Creek Baptist Church in Taylorsville. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 31 Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    All Saints Holiday Bazaar

  • Taylor Swift has ushered in new love for guitar

    Taylor Swift has been in the spotlight for a decade now. Ten years ago, Swift released her first (self-titled) album at 16 years old. What stands out about her is that she was writing her own songs and they were good.

    Since she plays guitar, Taylor Guitars (unrelated) has made several successful Taylor Swift models. She actually wrote her first album using a Baby Taylor guitar.

  • Bears fall to John Hardin 36-22


    For the second year in a row, the Spencer County Bears saw their season end in a second-round playoff loss to John Hardin. And like last year, it was a battle that came up just a little short, 36-22.

  • Win or lose - you gotta love those Bears!


    The end of the season is always hard. Watching athletes who have dedicated most of the year to training, practicing and competing game after game, only to see the season end in a loss is not a pleasant occasion.

  • Heated hearing in Stump suit


    For nearly three hours Monday afternoon lawyers for Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump and Judge-Executive John Riley squared off, sometimes heatedly, in Spencer Circuit Court to determine if the fiscal court has neglected to provide Stump with adequate office space following an apparent outbreak of mold in the sheriff’s office earlier this summer.

  • Waterline woes leave Chamber high and dry

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is seeking help to repair a water line issue in its building, but got few results this past week from city and county officials.

  • Riley, Stump butt heads over grant

    As if the current dispute over his building isn’t enough, Sheriff Buddy Stump and Judge-Executive John Riley clashed again during Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, this time over a grant application the court approved two weeks ago for body armor.

    Stump told the court that Riley has not yet signed the application that would allow him to apply for a grant for new body armor for his deputies, and it appears the squabble is over wording on the applications.