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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Knights of Columbus inducts youngest member into Fourth Degree

    Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Bill Greenwell, right, poses for a picture with All Saints’ youngest inductee into the Fourth Degree, Adam Villanova, with proud mother, Annie, in attendance.

  • COLUMN: Make it a point to love your neighbor

    Do you know your neighbors? I don’t mean just to speak to; I mean do you know them? Do you know their struggles, the challenges they face, the burdens they bear? I bet you know more about them than you think.
    For example, I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. Across the street was an older couple who had no kids of their own. Next to them lived a police officer and his young bride and new baby. Our next door neighbors were from Great Britain. He taught high school and one day found his Volkswagen placed on his porch by some prankish kids.

  • Five indicted on multiple burglary, theft allegations

    The Spencer County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments on five individuals accused of involvement with local burglary and theft reports.

    Two indicted in Mount Washington Road burglary
    Michael A. Peak Jr., 20, of Mount Washington, and Sarah Dalton, 18, of Shepherdsville, have both been indicted on two counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of tampering with physical evidence and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Know what to look for in contractors

    Violent storms rolled through the state on March 2 leaving everything from hail damage in Spencer County to total devastation in other areas across Kentucky.
    Following the storms were many contractors looking to help those affected pick up the pieces, but how should citizens know who to trust?
    Although no scamming contractors have been reported to law enforcement in Taylorsville or Spencer County, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis has some advice for citizens moving forward.

  • EDITORIAL: Revive plans for disc golf course

    How many times have you heard someone say there just isn’t anything for young people to do in Spencer County? Outside of rec league sports and extra-curricular activities at school, the options are pretty limited.
    Our hope is that something happens — and fast — to resuscitate the disc golf course originally planned to be open by now at Taylorsville Lake State Park.
    Many Spencer Countians aren’t familiar with the game of disc golf and a lot will dismiss it because it’s unfamiliar.

  • Spencer will have 16 voter precincts in primary election

    When this year’s primary election rolls around on May 22, some Spencer Countians will find themselves voting in new precincts at new locations and in new districts.

  • Mayor discusses economic development, rental property in ‘State of the City’ address

    During the State of the City address Thursday afternoon, Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay spoke to Chamber of Commerce members about the city’s wastewater treatment plant, rental property within the city and economic development, even calling out his own commissioners for their lack of support of his efforts to upgrade Taylorsville to a fourth-class city.

  • Men suspected in local theft ring

    Two men arrested in connection with the theft of a plow from a field near Thomas Nelson High School are suspected in a Spencer County scrap metal theft ring.

  • KSP: Man suffers heart attack before accident Saturday

    A Louisville man was found dead following a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon after police say he suffered a heart attack and wrecked.
    Michael W. Proctor, 45, was traveling northbound on Ky. 155 about five miles north of Taylorsville when motorists reported he had his flashers on and was weaving on the roadway, said Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Ron Turley.
    Turley said Proctor left the southbound side of the highway and struck a tree around 1:15 p.m. He was driving a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer.

  • Plans for disc golf dead?

    Not even a year ago, the Possum Ridge Disc Golf Club was working to clear a 24-hole disc golf course at Taylorsville Lake State Park. With many volunteers, donated equipment and approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it seemed as if plans to bring the free outdoor recreational activity to Taylorsville Lake State Park were just months from reality.