Today's News

  • Police find hit and run suspect

    A Taylorsville woman is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a KU utility pole on Ky. 55 in Elk Creek last Monday morning and fleeing.

  • Deputy suspended for having unauthorized passenger in patrol car

    A Spencer County Sheriff’s deputy has been suspended 20 days without pay for having an unauthorized passenger in a patrol vehicle while on official business.
    Gordon Miles Jr., who has been with the sheriff’s department since 2007, was suspended by sheriff Buddy Stump effective July 29-Aug. 23, after a citizen complaint and subsequent internal investigation revealed that Miles had Taylorsville resident Tammy Elmore in the vehicle on July 2 while on duty.

  • POLL: Have you bought alcohol here?

    Have you bought alcohol in Spencer County in the last 18 months?

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  • Navigating your family tree

    The Spencer County Library has a new resource for anyone interested in learning more about family history. The library subscribed to the genealogical resource Ancestry.com two weeks ago due to patron requests for more genealogical resources.

  • Cantrell participates in pageant

    Danielle Cantrell, pictured at right, participated in the 2011 Kentucky National American Miss Pageant on July 30 and 31. She was a finalist in the teen division.

    She is a daughter of Kristy Cantrell of Little Mount, granddaughter of Charles Davis of Little Mount and granddaughter of Kathy and Bill Kyser of Waterford.

  • Hardin retires from justice department

    Larry Ray Hardin has retired from the Department of Justice after serving 31 years. Hardin attended Taylorsville school before entering the Navy and Marines. He is the son of Elizabeth Johnson Hardin and Ray Hardin Jr., of Bardstown.

    He is the grandson of Ray and Sarah Hardin, of Taylorsville, and Mattie and Edward Johnson, of Bardstown. Hardin has several relatives in Spencer and surrounding counties. He resides part-time in San Diego, Calif., and Rota, Spain.

  • Goodlett, Iannuzzi to wed Saturday at Ruritan Club

    Ashley Danielle Goodlett and Ryan Iannuzzi of Taylorsville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Joann and Mike Patton and Chad Goodlett of Mount Eden.

    The groom-to-be is a son of Debi and Earl Vanmeter of Taylorsville. A wedding is planned for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club.

    The couple is planning a honeymoon in Nashville and will make their home in Taylorsville.

  • Do you remember when?

    Of the hundreds of pictures in historian Tom Watson’s possession, several are special because of their rarity, while others are just nice likenesses that deserve to be preserved.

    Research has produced some interesting photos that have been  published in this column for the first time anywhere.

    What is offered this week are pictures this scribe just personally likes and they include some of the first-publication types.

  • PHOTO: Blackwell wins race at Bluegrass Speedway

    Danny Blackwell of Taylorsville won his first Clayton Homes of Stanford UMP Sportsman feature of the season at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown on Saturday. Blackwell moves into second place in points in his division, just ahead of another Taylorsville resident, Derek Bottoms.

  • PHOTO: Local all-stars

    Jackson Cole and Cameron Seigle of Spencer County were invited to join the Anderson County All-Star team for a weekend of tournament play in the TST Summer Slam Classic  in Stanford.  Jackson, Cameron and the rest of the Anderson team played teams from across central and southern Kentucky. No. 2-seed Anderson County was defeated by the Lebanon Lumberjacks in the semi-final game on July 31.