• Simpsonville fire claims 30 goats and barn

    Still-smoking, charred remnants of a barn are the horrible aftermath of a blaze in which dozens of prize dairy goats died Wednesday morning, their terrified bleating echoing through the darkness when the structure went up in flames.
    “It was so pitiful. You should have seen them. It was a nightmare, just a nightmare,” said Joann Shelburne in a trembling voice as she looked out at the ruins where half of her prize-winning Alpine dairy goats perished in the predawn hours.
    She said 25 goats died, and five more had to be put down.

  • PHOTO: Proclamation brings awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, front and center, signed a proclamation last week declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Spencer County. Pictured with Karrer are representatives from the Taylorsville Police Department, the Department for Community Based Services, the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, the North Central District Health Department, the Spencer County Cooperative Extension, Court-Appointed Special Advocates and other community agencies.

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department February activity report

    Traffic stops, warnings – 59
    Traffic stops, citations – 15
    Highway Safety Checkpoint – 0
    Non-injury accidents – 9
    Injury accidents – 4
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for service – 221
    CCDW permits – 68
    Vehicle inspections – 53
    Total arrests – 42, including 8 DUIs
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons issued – 129
    Recovered property – $6,000
    Total contacts – 600

  • Clip box tops, labels and save for Spencer County Schools

    Help Spencer County Schools by collecting box tops and labels, from hundreds of items you purchase every day. See their full lists of items at these websites: www.boxtops4education.com and www.labelsforeducation.com  
    By saving these emblems and labels for the two elementary schools and the middle school, a great amount of school materials can be collected. Each box top emblem is worth 10 cents cash when submitted to the General Mills company by the school, while the Labels for Education uses a point system whereby items can be selected by the school from a catalog.

  • What's Happening — Week of March 20

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will host a fish fry on Friday. The time will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Finchville Community Center on Ky. 55, four miles south of the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
    The dinner will be fish, wedges, slaw, rolls, cobbler and a drink. The cost for the meal is $10 per person.

    Bunco night to benefit dance team
    The Spencer County High School Dance Team is hosting a bunco night Friday at Spencer County Middle School from 6:30-9:30.

  • Do it for Dawson: Prayer service for Dawson Moore draws more than 100

    More than 100 people filled the streets of the Tindle Ridge subdivision Wednesday night to pray for 11-year-old Dawson Moore, who was diagnosed in July with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which is a tumor located on his brain stem. Friends and family organized the candlelight prayer service near the Moores’ home to show their support for Dawson; his parents, Melody and Todd; and his brother, Mason.

  • Historical and Genealogical Society to present dinner program on Pearl Harbor

    The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society will present its dinner program Monday featuring the topic, “What Really Happened at Pearl Harbor.”
    The dinner will be at Legends Restaurant, 109 Settler Center, off Ky. 55 in Taylorsville, at 6:30 p.m.
    Ronald Elliott, a Kentucky author, will be the guest speaker.
    The public is invited, but reservations are required. For more information, contact Hilda Snider at (502) 477-2980.

  • Upcoming events at the library

    The Spencer County Public Library recent announced the following events:
    • 101 Baby-Sitting.  Learn the basics of baby-sitting on April 16 from 6-8 p.m.
    • A representative from the Office of the Attorney General will show you how to protect yourself from identity theft on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how not to get scammed.

  • What's Happening — Week of March 13

    Candidates needed for levee commissioners
    An election will be held in the first week in April for commissioners of the levee district in Taylorsville. Candidates must own property within the levee district. Anyone interested in being a candidate can contact Deputy Judge Karen Curtsinger at 477-3206.

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries

  • PHOTO: Mayor honors police chief with proclamation

    Mayor Don Pay and Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis pose for a picture during last Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. At the meeting, Pay presented Lewis with  a proclamation specifically honoring him and participants of the Shelby County Detention Center’s Class D felon program for the work completed around Taylorsville over the past few months.