Today's News

  • Main Street meth bust

    Taylorsville Police located a clandestine methamphetamine lab in a Main Street apartment on Sunday, but have yet to arrest the person responsible for making it.


    The Salt River blue bridge is one of the busiest in the county with more than 4,000 cars zooming across its worn deck every day. And while the large, rusty structure is quickly reaching a major state of disrepair, plans for its replacement are slowly moving forward.

  • Butting heads on the budget

    Despite a long list of budget questions presented by a magistrate, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted 4-2 to approve its 2013-14 budget ordinance on Monday morning.
    Magistrate Mike Moody presented three, typed pages of questions regarding the budget during Monday’s meeting.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer presented the budget during the May 6 meeting, and the first reading of the ordinance passed by a 5-1 vote. Magistrate Jerry Davis cast the only dissenting vote; Moody voted in favor after the first reading.

  • Local agencies assist at slain Bardstown police officer’s funeral

    The murder of Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis hit close to home for several Taylorsville Police officers last week, as the department assisted with traffic points and water relay for Ellis’ funeral.

  • Special district court judge and prosecutor appointed in Trageser case

    The case of a Spencer County man charged with attempting to access the county’s computer system and harassing a Spencer County sheriff’s deputy appears to be headed toward a resolution with the appointment of a special judge and prosecutor.

  • District approves agreement for resource officer

    A school resource officer will be trained and ready to serve Spencer County Public Schools this fall now that both the Taylorsville City Commission and the Spencer County Board of Education have adopted an agreement setting out the officer’s duties and pay.

  • Spencer High launches summer dual credit program

    High school is just not what it used to be. Students are increasingly headed in different academic directions, from selecting technical career paths to racking up high school and college credits simultaneously. And this summer, school can still be in session for those students wanting to get a jump on higher education.

  • Bears fall 4-3 in region championship

    Football is a game of inches. Basketball can be a game of spurts. Baseball is all about timing – getting that timely hit, or that third out just when you need it. The timing was just a bit off for the Spencer County Bears Thursday night as they fell to Collins 4-3 in the championship game of the 8th Region Tournament to end a remarkable post-season run and a memorable season.

  • COLUMN: Peonies are long-lived in the garden

    A couple of weeks ago, one of the prettiest flowers in the garden started to bloom. This great cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opened its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen. The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, too.

  • COLUMN: Soil compaction creates unfriendly garden site

    Gardening season is in full force here in Spencer County with the threat of frost now behind us. It’s a good time to think about your soil. Soil compaction creates an unfriendly growing environment for plants and is a serious problem for many home gardeners. However, it is relatively easy to prevent.
    Compaction transforms soil into a difficult environment for plant growth by making it harder for roots, water and soil to penetrate the ground. Major causes are working the soil when it is too wet, foot traffic and excessive rototiller use.