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Today's News

  • Local child gets treat at Dairy Queen

    Dawson Barr, 5, and his sister, Lauren, 7, were treated to a tour of Taylorsville’s Dairy Queen on Thursday as part of the restaurant’s participation in a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.

  • PHOTOS: Rolling back to school

    Spencer County students went back to school last Wednesday.

    Here are a few of our photos from that day.

  • New guidelines set for weather-related closing of park trails

    Taylorsville Lake State Park officials recently set new guidelines to determine when the park’s trails will be closed due to weather.
    In May through September of each year, 1 inch of rain will result in one day of trail closure.
    One day of closure is added for each additional inch of rain.
    In October through April of each year, that amount changes to 1/2 inch of rain resulting in one day of trail closure, with one day added for each additional 1/2 inch of rain.

  • County sets new magisterial districts

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday night approved new magisterial districts as a result of the 2010 census.

  • Police find hit and run suspect

    A Taylorsville woman is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a KU utility pole on Ky. 55 in Elk Creek last Monday morning and fleeing.

  • Deputy suspended for having unauthorized passenger in patrol car

    A Spencer County Sheriff’s deputy has been suspended 20 days without pay for having an unauthorized passenger in a patrol vehicle while on official business.
    Gordon Miles Jr., who has been with the sheriff’s department since 2007, was suspended by sheriff Buddy Stump effective July 29-Aug. 23, after a citizen complaint and subsequent internal investigation revealed that Miles had Taylorsville resident Tammy Elmore in the vehicle on July 2 while on duty.

  • POLL: Have you bought alcohol here?

    Have you bought alcohol in Spencer County in the last 18 months?

    Click here to vote!

  • Navigating your family tree

    The Spencer County Library has a new resource for anyone interested in learning more about family history. The library subscribed to the genealogical resource Ancestry.com two weeks ago due to patron requests for more genealogical resources.

  • Cantrell participates in pageant

    Danielle Cantrell, pictured at right, participated in the 2011 Kentucky National American Miss Pageant on July 30 and 31. She was a finalist in the teen division.

    She is a daughter of Kristy Cantrell of Little Mount, granddaughter of Charles Davis of Little Mount and granddaughter of Kathy and Bill Kyser of Waterford.
     

  • Hardin retires from justice department

    Larry Ray Hardin has retired from the Department of Justice after serving 31 years. Hardin attended Taylorsville school before entering the Navy and Marines. He is the son of Elizabeth Johnson Hardin and Ray Hardin Jr., of Bardstown.

    He is the grandson of Ray and Sarah Hardin, of Taylorsville, and Mattie and Edward Johnson, of Bardstown. Hardin has several relatives in Spencer and surrounding counties. He resides part-time in San Diego, Calif., and Rota, Spain.