Today's News

  • Board votes to purchase three buses

    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night approved the purchase of three new school buses during the coming year at a cost of just under $273,000. The board voted 5-0 to buy the new vehicles as they continue to update the fleet.

    Bus purchases was one of the items mentioned during the recent tax rate vote when the board agreed 4-1, to up the rate slightly. Superintendent Chuck Adams reminded the board that utilizing funds generated by the tax increase on tangible items reassures the public that their money is being used productively.

  • Local health and wellness coalition forms

    The Spencer County Health Department is hoping to emphasize prevention and education to help promote improved health and wellness in Spencer County.

    Emily Miracle, who is pursuing her masters in nursing at Western Kentucky University, is helping create the Health and Wellness Coalition of Spencer County along with Amanda Stoess, a registered dietician with the Health Department.

  • Hometown pride

    One of the nice things about Spencer County is the fact that one rarely has to deal with crowds. But that might change this weekend, and we’re not complaining one bit.

    It’s a festive week in Spencer County, as the Octoberfest parade and subsequent activities get into full swing on Saturday. It’s an opportunity to celebrate life in a small town.

  • From our readers - Thanks given for recent help

    I want to thank everyone who was so kind and generous to Gerrie and I, especially Taylorsville Masonic Lodge 210 and the people in the community. I’m so grateful for the help everyone has given me.

    Thank you again.

    Neil McClain II and family
    Taylorsville, Ky

  • Too many trophies?

    In many homes here in Spencer County, as well as across the nation, you’ll find refrigerators covered with children’s art work, photos, test papers and even glowing report cards. It seems the fridge is where families often do their boasting.

    Depending on the number of children, and their performance, it doesn’t take long for many of those refrigerator doors to get covered with copies of that perfect spelling test, the newspaper clipping or the blue ribbon won at the county fair.

  • What’s happening - Week of September 28, 2016

    Chili Supper at SCHS

    A Chili Supper will be held on Friday, Sept. 30th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at SCHS. The supper includes chili, hot dog, chips, drink, and homemade dessert. Tickets for adults are $8 and the cost of a ticket for ages 12 years or younger is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door at the time of the dinner or at any time prior to the event from a SCHS student. The chili supper is a fundraiser for SCHS Project Graduation. Contact Janet Allen at (502) 422-1507 for additional information.

  • Student behavior report shows assaults in school on the rise

    The number of students charged with assaults in the third degree at Kentucky schools rose significantly in one year by 51.3 percent, according to an annual school safety report released Thursday.

    “This is very troubling since assault in the third degree involves assaults against certified and classified personnel in the school system,” the 2014-15 School Safety Data Report on Law said. Classified staff includes bus drivers, custodians and support staff. Certified staff includes teachers and administrators.

  • Public Record - Week of September 28, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office in mid-August, 2016.

    Judy L. Breeding, Taylorsville, KY, to Donald R. Grimes, Sr., and Rebecca M. Grimes, Taylorsville, KY. Tract 40 of Little Mount Estates. $161,000.

    Kingsmill, LLC, Taylorsville, KY, to JWC Group, LLC, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 54 of Kingsmill Subdivision. $60,000.

  • Tractor trailer accident


    A tractor trailer left the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned early Tuesday morning on KY 44 about half a mile from KY 248. The accident was reported at around 5:30 a.m. First responders treated the driver for what they said were non-life threatening injuries and he was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital. The  accident was left under investigation with an officer from KSP Vehicle Enforcement. The two west-bound lanes were shut down later in the morning to assist with recovery of the vehicle.

  • Spencer Countians lead UK to national dairy title