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Today's News

  • Judge: Charter government statute is constitutional

    The question about a possible charter government – which could merge the city and county governments – is an old one in Taylorsville and Spencer County.
    More than 1,800 initially endorsed a petition to explore a unified government between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court.
    That petition was filed with the Spencer County Clerk’s office in late 2007 and called for voters to ultimately decide the fate of a unified charter government in an upcoming general election.

  • City issues update on Salt River, Brashears Creek levels

    UPDATED: The City of Taylorsville issued a news release at 9 p.m. regarding the water levels of the Salt River and Brashears Creek.

    That statement reads:

    "Emergency Management officials met at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex to examine the current water levels at the Taylorsville Lake Dam, the Salt River and Brashears Creek.

    "The waters are expected to rise slower than previously predicted. Local officials will continue to monitor the situation and are scheduled to meet again at midnight.

  • Taylorsville Lake reaches record high

    Taylorsville Lake matched its 1997 record high of 586.5 feet above sea level Tuesday – and then surpassed it.

    The lake could even continue to rise until about noon today, said Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer shortly after a briefing at the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday.

    However, Karrer said the Corps and local officials are prepared.

    “I don’t think there’s any reason to be concerned,” he said, adding that the lake levels were being closely monitored.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Home damaged in fire on Little Union Road

    A home in the 5000 block of Little Union Road sustained heat and smoke damage on April 20 when a fire started in its kitchen, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

    Food had apparently been left on the stove, he said.

    A woman in the home was downstairs doing laundry when she heard a smoke alarm, he said.

    'She came upstairs and the first floor was filled with smoke,' Nation said. 'One of the big things she did to prevent further damage was shut the front door to help contain the fire.'

  • Taylorsville Class of 1961

    The Taylorsville School Class of 1961 smiled for this photo 50 years ago yesterday (April 26).

  • Little Union Baptist celebrates 200 years of faith

     The congregation of Little Union Baptist Church celebrated 200 years of faith and history last Wednesday.

    The church is led by pastor Will Sykes, who said Little Union is a testament to God’s goodness.

    “This church has a great heritage,” Sykes said. “There are so many people that this church has touched.”  

  • Taylorsville Farmers Market is open for business

    The Taylorsville Farmers Market opened April 23. The market is open on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until no later than noon.The Saturday morning location is at Sanctuary Arts Center, near the intersection of Highways 44 and 55 in downtown Taylorsville.

  • Hawaiian pie: A luau in your mouth

     Donna Houghlin, vice president of the Homemakers Council, recently served her Hawaiian Pie at a Waterford Homemakers potluck lunch. The pie has been a family favorite since 1972.

  • Vaucluse: Spencer County's great treasure

     On a rise just north of Taylorsville, above the intersection of Yoder-Tipton Road and Kentucky 55-155 stands the Jacob Yoder home that was originally called “Beechland,” but was renamed “Vaucluse” by Yoder’s son-in-law, Frenchman David Roselle Poignand.

  • Rain, rain, go away

    The Lady Bears continue to impress with an 11-7 record on the season, including a couple of easy wins last week.