Today's News

  • House struck by hit and run driver

    A woman who lost control of her pickup truck and ran into a house on Bloomfield Road  left the scene on foot before authorities arrested her a couple of  hours later.
    The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. last Tuesday afternoon. Adam Brown, of Bagdad, was driving north on Bloomfield Road when the black truck approached him from the rear at a high rate of speed.
    “She came out of nowhere and she was flying. She slammed on the brakes and got sideways,” said Brown.

  • New ISO rating could lower insurance premiums

    Residents within the Taylorsville city limits could be eligible for an insurance discount. The city was recently deemed a bit safer because of improvements made by the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District, the water department and the Kentucky State Police Post 12 Communications Center.
    According to a news release from the TSCFPD, the private liability risk assessment firm Insurance Services Office has changed Taylorsville’s Public Protection Classification from a class 4 to a class 3.

  • County fair begins Friday

    While some might complain that there are not enough local family-oriented activities in the area, that isn’t the case during the annual Spencer County Fair.
    The 2015 fair is scheduled to kick off this Friday and Saturday, followed by a full week of events July 21-25.  The fun includes rides, numerous livestock shows, exhibits, pageants, fun and games, truck and tractor pulls, ATV drag racing, a horse pull, talent shows, fair food and new this year – outdoor laser tag which is free with the price of gate admission.

  • Flooding soaks county again


  • Dragons are the champs...


    Last week, the Spencer County Youth Baseball played their 8U Championship. It was a well played game by both the Pirates and the Dragons. The Dragons came out on top with a score 10-1. Pictured bottom row are: Gunner Quire, Ben Allen, Andrew Williams, Brady Smith, Austin Huff and Dawson Laber. Pictured in second row are: Dylan Barnes, Hayden Bogard, Caden Cole, Jackson Combs, Conner Barnett and Lucas Frank. Coaches are: Jason Smith, Jeremy Barnett, Jerry Allen, Raina Allen and Mary Dayton.

  • Three local track athletes qualify for nationals


    Three Spencer Countians competed in the AAU Track Regionals in Knoxville this past weekend.

    All three qualified for the nationals that will be held at Norfolk State University in early August.

  • Home state recruit ups Cats’ hopes

    Kash Daniel flexing his pipes and a commit to Kentucky football on America’s birthday was as star-spangled-banner natural as Roy Hobbs holding a stick called Wonder Boy.

    Paintsville-to-Kentucky, Kid Kash is like native sons Joey Couch going to Flagship U. in the '80s, Tim Couch in the ‘90s, Patrick Towles and Drew Barker more recently.

  • Reds honoring their Kentucky fans

    Who says Northern Kentucky can’t fill the stands at Great American Ball Park?

    Not St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The medical system is asking Reds fans who work or live in Northern Kentucky to transform the Great American Ball Park into a sea of Bluegrass pride at an upcoming ballgame.

    The first Northern Kentucky Night at the Great American Ball Park is set for the 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • Trail cameras can be hunter’s eyes in woods


    A few paces inside a tree line that borders an open field thick with chest-high grass lies a tangle of narrow, sun-dappled game trails just a stone’s throw from the Kentucky River below.

    Bo Spencer knows deer, turkey, raccoon and the occasional bobcat travel these thoroughfares because a trail camera he set up to photograph the spot has captured images of them.

  • Sports Briefs - week of July 8

    SCHS Cheerleading Clinic for K-5th Grade

    The Spencer County High School Cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic July 21-23 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the SCHS main gym. The clinic will be for girls Kindergarten through fifth grade.

    Campers will learn cheer fundamentals and will be invited to cheer at the SCHS home football game on Aug. 28. Campers will also receive a cheer T-shirt to wear to the game.

    The cost for the clinic is $50 per participant. Please go to the SCHS website under athletic sport activities for detailed information.