Today's News

  • PHOTO: Guthrie greets voters

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie took part in a candidate question and answer session during a Spencer County Republican Party meeting August 2. Also available that evening to take citizen questions were candidates for state representative Kim King and for state senate Paul Hornback.


  • Volleyball team hindered by injuries in busy start to season

     While most fall sports teams are just getting started, the Spencer County High School volleyball team has already competed in two tournaments and several regular season games.

    Early returns are nothing spectacular, as the girls have posted a 2-11 record while battling a busy early schedule and more than a few injuries.

    First-year head Coach Tim Elder initially thought his team’s weakness might be youth, but now he lists the various sprains, bruises and bumps that have left his team a bit hobbled as their biggest vulnerability.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  June 2010.

    Geoffrey P. Mallett and Denise R. Mallet,, Louisville to Nathan t. Lindsey and Janet R. Lindsey. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 234, page 387. $157,500.

    Loretta Ann Reed and David W. Reed, Sr., Taylorsville to Mark D. Kirk and April D. Kirk, Taylorsville. Lot 183 Hillsborough Estates. $235,000.

  • Sheriff's audit in compliance

    State Auditor Crit Luallen found no instances of noncompliance in an audit of the 2009 financial statement of the sheriff’s office.

    “The sheriff’s financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the Spencer County Sheriff in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting,” stated a press release from Luallen’s office.

    The report also stated that no significant problems involving internal control over financial reporting or in the operation were cited.

  • Stallions meeting canceled

    The Spencer County Youth Football Association (Stallions) have canceled the August Open Board Meeting. If parents have any concerns or questions please contact President Chris Hutt at 502-477-9198 or Vice President Stan Shivers 678-463-1664.


  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Chamber events

    In partnership with the Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce is able to bring the following events:

    • Small business counseling

    Small business owners can participate in a private session with an expert from the SBDC September 13. This event is free and will be held in the chamber building. RSVP today to save a time slot by calling 477-8369.

    • Business seminar series

  • KY 44 plan: Officials ask, where's the sidewalks?

    Opinions were not in short supply at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s public meeting Thursday night, but for some Spencer Countians, the topic was centered on pedestrian traffic not the vehicular variety.

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay was one of many officials that questioned state engineers about the plans to reconstruct KY-44 – plans that, Pay said, did not include the community’s request for sidewalks.

  • Lady Bears begin season 2-2

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer teams is winning some games and some respect as they finished their first week of the season with a 2-2 record.

    The girls opened at Oldham County and fell behind 1-0 but a goal by freshman Madison Ratchford tied it 1-1 before the Lady Colonels pulled away for the final 4-1 win. After the game, the opposing coach praised the Spencer County girls on their effort, telling them it was one of the best performances by a Spencer County team he’d seen.

  • LETTER: God works through some politicians

    Some may not understand this article, but it was inspired by God. When my time was coming to a close in the sheriff’s office, all that was on my mind was going home and back into the sawmill business and making money.

    In those days, sheriffs could not succeed themselves. I did not like the sheriff’s office and would not run for the office if I could. God had a plan for my life  other than running my sawmill business. He put a burden on my heart to run for judge executive.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping raise $2,020 for St. Jude

    Saturday, August 14 marked the return of the third annual JD Shelburne St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital charity softball game at Ray Jewell Park. 

    My crew which consisted of friends, fans, and band members took on the 97.5 WAMZ Country Hamz softball team on one of the hottest days of the year in Taylorsville.

    After a close game through 7 innings, the WAMZ Hamz took home the win 30-22 beating the JD Shelburne Team.