Local News

  • $96,000 grant for state park trail upgrades


    A walk in the woods just got a bit more appealing for Spencer Countians as the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park was recently awarded a $96,000 grant to make improvements to the trail system near the park.

    The announcement was made during a dinner and silent auction held by the FTLSP at the Chamber building in Taylorsville last Thursday night. The grant is quite a coup for a group that has only been established for about year.

  • State approves Alzheimer’s license plate

    Specialty license plates supporting the Alzheimer’s Association are now available in Kentucky. Kentucky is the first state in the US to have this specialty license plate for Alzheimer’s awareness and education. Having these plates will raise awareness of the disease, which will become more prevalent as Kentucky’s population ages. Nearly 70,000 people in Kentucky right now have Alzheimer’s disease and that number is only growing.

  • Grimes heads panel on medical marijuana


  • Evacuation ordered after smoke fills courthouse


    Smoke from a malfunctioning heating and air unit atop the Spencer County Courthouse caused the building to be evacuated briefly late Monday morning.

  • Three join political races

    Three more names have been added to the growing list of candidates filing for various political offices in Spencer County.

    Kyle Bennett, who served as a deputy in Spencer County for several years under former Sheriff Steve Coulter, filed his papers to join a field of now three seeking the Republican nomination for Sheriff. Bennett is currently a police officer for the City of Simpsonville, and filed his paperwork last week.

  • Court spars with Stump over expenses

    Last Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court was relatively uneventful until the court reached the bottom of the agenda and words were once again exchanged over expenditures for the Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Buddy Stump submitted quotes for new bullet proof vests for deputies in his office, at a cost of $769 per vest, for a total cost of $12,304 for 16 vests. The court approved the purchase by a unanimous vote, but not before some contentious words.

  • Park Duvalle center expanding to new building


    The Park Duvalle Community Health Center will break ground on a new facility in Taylorsville next Tuesday.

  • Norton celebrates opening of office


  • What’s Happening - Week of November 29, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

  • Miss Modern crowned


    Emily Campanell of Little Mount, was crowned Modern Miss on November 20th in Lexington at the Kentucky State Festivals Pageant Finals.

    She will go on to the nationals to compete for the title of Mrs. U.S. in July.

    Emily is the wife of Tony. Together, they have three children, Taylor, Hunter and Xander.