Today's News

  • Agriculture - Ready for fall bulbs?

    Who doesn’t love bulbs, especially daffodils, a sure sign that we have made it through winter. You can fill an entire spring season with daffodils by choosing early through late bloomers.  But if you want a more diverse display consider adding some other spring and summer bulbs to the garden this fall.

  • Agriculture - Community invited to Spencer County Farm Tour

    I hope that you can take some time out of your Saturday afternoon on September 17 and join us for our inaugural “Meet Your Neighbor” Farm Tour.  

    We want to highlight some of the many agriculture and horticulture operations we have here in Spencer County.  On the tour, you’ll see some traditional and non-traditional ventures, including animals and crops, at the 6 different stops.

  • Agriculture - State Fair winners


    Congratulations to Kelly Baird, Jack Baird, Haley Butler, Sadie Janisko, and Shelby Butler for exhibiting their Jersey’s at the Kentucky State Fair 4-H and FFA Dairy Show.  They did an outstanding job.  They not only showed their animals, but participated in showmanship and the skill-a-thon contest.

    Christopher Drury participated in the KY State Fair 4-H Tractor Operations Contest on Thursday, August 29th.   Congratulations to Christopher for representing Spencer County well.

  • Spencer County Elementary Cross Country


    The Spencer County Elementary Cross Country Team (grades 1st-3rd) competed in their first meet of the season, the Shelby County Invitational, on September 3. The team did well placing 6th out of 11 teams. The boys were led by Buck Murphy, who placed 23rd out of 119 runners

  • City supports levee trail

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting a Levee Trail project, part of the Strategic Planning iniative recently conducted by the city and citizens in cooperation with the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 14, 2016

    Progressive Dinner Sept. 24

    The annual Progressive Dinner hosted by the Historic Taylorsville Main Street group will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 5 – 9 p.m. The group invites you to enjoy a six course meal served by local businesses along Main Street; serving wine and cheese, appetizers, soup, salad, main entrée, and desserts. The cost for tickets is $25/per adult and the tickets are on sale at the following locations: T&R Antiques, The Tea Cup, and The Red Scooter. Call 477-6608 for more information.

  • From our readers - Animal shelter needs support

    On September 10, the Spencer County Animal Shelter had an extremely successful Open House. The shelter collected significant cash donations, as well as desperately needed supplies. This would have been unheard of just a year ago.

  • 9-11 - A missed opportunity

    Like most everyone else, 15 years ago, I was glued to the television set watching the images out of New York City, Washington, D.C., and that eerie field in Pennsylvania, and quietly wondered if there was more yet to come.

    In the hours after terrorists hijacked planes and delivered the most brutal attack on American soil in history, I was struck by the frailty of man, even man in the most powerful nation on earth. It was a sobering reminder that all that man has built or created can be diminished to rubble in the blink of an eye.

  • How bout a little respect?

    Whether or not county employees deserve a pay raise as proposed by Judge-Executive John Riley is open for debate. However, what county employees do deserve is an apology and a whole lot more respect than they were shown during last week’s fiscal court meeting.

  • Jones places in top 12 at Miss America


    Spencer County’s Laura Jones made it to the final 12 in Sunday night’s Miss America Pageant, broadcast on ABC from Atlantic City.

    Jones was the America’s Choice winner, helping her secure a spot in the top 15, and she advanced another round before the field was cut to 10.

    Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, now reigns as Miss Kentucky, the first lady from Spencer County to ever hold that title.