Today's News

  • One year later: KSP dispatch gets good reviews

    More than a year has passed since the local 911 emergency dispatching service was transferred from a county-operated office above the sheriff’s department to the Kentucky State Police Post in Frankfort.
    The official switch happened July 7, 2010. Since then, all 911 calls and non-emergency calls coming to dispatch over the 502-477-5533 line have been received by KSP-employed and specially trained emergency medical dispatchers.

  • City seeks to speed up floodwall project

    After a meeting earlier this month in Frankfort, city officials are asking for help in high places to speed along the Floodwall Drainage Project.
    Mayor Don Pay sent letters to local and federal representatives, including Sen. Rand Paul, updating them on the project.
    The city has secured $1 million in state and federal funds to help fund the floodwall renovation as well as the mitigation of the flooding problem on Houston Court.

  • Taylorsville has new web presence

    Finding information online about the City of Taylorsville just got a little bit easier.

  • ‘Tree’ gets new life at First Baptist

    While most trees lose their leaves and go into hiding for the winter, one ‘tree’ will see new life this December.
    This tree – a steel, tree-shaped structure large enough to hold at least 50 standing, singing people – spent the past 25 years at Bloomfield United Methodist Church in Nelson County.

  • Hearing set Sept. 7 for former sheriff

    Former Sheriff Steve Coulter is set to appear in circuit court next Wednesday at 1 p.m.
    Coulter, who is charged with tampering with public records and official misconduct, is on the docket for a disposition hearing.
    Though still a Spencer County case, the hearing will take place in Shelby County before Judge Stephen Mershon.

  • SCHS Pep Rally - 8/19 (with video)

    Spencer County High School football players get ready to bust through a banner during a pep rally Friday afternoon.

    The school’s fall sports teams were introduced during the pep rally, and class of 2011 graduate Andrew Dockery passed along his school spirit torch to junior Gage Mertz.

  • Five students attend 2011 GSP

    Five Spencer County students recently attended the 2011 Governor’s Scholars Program.
    Cameron Mitchell Bishop, Austin Tyler Jaggers, Susan Porter Mann and Corey Matthew Thomas all represented Spencer County High School.
    Amanda Renea Smith represented the Whitefield Academy.
    A total of 1,074 high school juniors participated in this year’s program.

  • The Far Middle: Aug. 24
  • Fair dairy show results

    Division: Brown Swiss

    Heifer Classes:

    Junior Calf
    1. Evelyn Bauer, Simpsonville
    2. Michelle Lisby, Shelbyville
    3. Rachel White, Waddy
    4. Jacob Lisby, Shelbyville
    5. Rachel White, Waddy

    Intermediate Heifer Calf
    1. Jacob Lisby, Shelbyville
    2. Rachel White, Waddy
    3. Evelyn Bauer, Simpsonville

    Senior Heifer Calf
    1. Kim Knasel, Taylorsville
    2. Michelle Lisby, Shelbyville

  • COLUMN: Stinging caterpillars are lurking in the garden

    I just got a call from a reader in Taylorsville who was seeking an ID on a pest that was stinging her in the blackberry patch. She described the offender in very human terms – it looked like it was wearing glasses, had a green jacket on, little ears, etc. I could see the saddleback stinging caterpillar in my mind’s eye as she continued.