Today's News

  • Jones vyes for Miss America Sunday night


    It may be the first weekend of professional football, but chances are a lot of the television sets in Spencer County will be tuned to something completely different Sunday night.

    One of Spencer County’s own, Laura Jones, will be in the national spotlight Sunday as she joins 51 other women from every corner of the country vying for the title of Miss America in the annual pageant that will be broadcast on ABC television beginning at 9 p.m.

  • Deadly heroin likely coming to county

    Spencer County EMS Director Chris Limpp recently spent a six hour shift in Louisville helping with officials there who have been swamped with heroin overdoses. In the past couple of weeks, a four-state region that includes Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia has seen overdoses and overdose deaths soar, and Limpp said it’s only a matter of time until it’s seen in Spencer County.

    In just a matter of six hours in Jefferson County last week, Limpp said first responders were alerted to between 20 and 30 overdose calls.

  • Home set on fire while couple slept


    A Spencer County man is seeking answers after someone apparently tried to burn his house down last week.

    Bill Kyser, of Featherbed Hollow Road, said he noticed the melted siding on his home last Wednesday morning and notified the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, his insurance company, and the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Chief Stewart sworn in


    New Taylorsville Police Chief Kenny Stewart was officially sworn in last Wednesday by Taylorsville City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Kathy Spears at a brief meeting of the commission at City Hall. Stewart, who retired from the Kentucky State Police, has been with the city police department for two years and replaces Phil Crumpton, who resigned to take another position with the state.

  • Public Record - Week of September 7, 2016

    Property transfers
    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office from June 1 through June 28, 2016.

    Steven Javins and Pamela Javins, Taylorsville, KY, to Colin McClure and Krista Perry, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 160 of Hillsborough Estates. $296,101.

    Donna M. Barrett, Frankfort, KY, to Steven N. Conte and Amanda M. Brown, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 27 of Whitfield Meadows. $183,000.

  • From our readers - Scout thankful for help with Eagle project

    I would like to thank everyone that helped make my Eagle Scout project a big success. First of all, I would like to thank Ken Thompson, who, sadly, passed away before the project was completed. He suggested the project to me and gave me the paint.

    The project was to repair and paint the community gazebo out in front of the Spencer County High School.

    I would also like to thank the many businesses who donated supplies, water, food and other items.

  • Tough love needed on drugs

    If I remember correctly from my Boy Scout days, one of the first priorities when you come upon a badly injured person who is losing lots of blood, is to stop the bleeding.

    So we learned how to apply direct pressure, put on bandages, and if worse came to worse - put on a tourniquet.

  • Civics needs to return to our classrooms

    As we transition into September and children are settling into their school year routines, I am excited to participate once again in the America’s Legislators Back to School Program. Hosted by the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), the program helps legislators educate young constituents in their classrooms on the values of civic participation and the legislative process.

  • AG’s actions pose threat to openness

    Amye Bensenhaver likes to talk. There’s no denying that. She’s talks fast, too, like she’s afraid she won’t be able to give you all the information she has before the next question comes. And Amye has a lot of information.

    That is, of course, why I called her.

  • Barkham completes Army basic training


    Pvt. Gregory Barkham successfully completed Basic Combat Training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and graduated on August 19, 2016. He is now a senior at Spencer County High School and will complete his training at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas upon graduation next spring. He is the son of Greg and Angela Barkham.