Local News

  • Wakefield named to KCU honor roll


    Devondra Wakefield was named to Kentucky Christian University’s honor roll for the 2014-2015 spring semester. The honor roll is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.74. Wakefield is the daughter of Charles Wakefield of Shelbyville and Renita Wakefield of Taylorsville. She is a 2013 graduate of Spencer County High School and majors in nursing and ministry at KCU.

  • Bill enhances early child care and education rating system

    Kentucky families can now be assured of the quality of their early learning and child care choices. Gov. Steve Beshear joined early childhood professionals and community members Monday to ceremonially sign House Bill 234.

    The bill expands and enhances Kentucky’s quality rating system for early care and education programs.

  • Crusade for children...


    Macy Nation accepts a donation from a motorist Saturday afternoon as she volunteered with Sheldon Morris and others with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department during the annual Crusade for Children. Locally, firefighters collected nearly $25,000 this year, up nearly $1,500 from last year. Firefighters spent evenings last week going door to door for donations, and this past weekend, they collected on the street.

  • City acquires home of Civil War hero


    The home of a Civil War hero from Taylorsville has new life after the city commission voted to turn the property over to a foundation committed to restoring and opening up the home as a tourist attraction.

  • Mayor: Potholes a safety issue


    Shopping local is important for everyone in Spencer County, but when accessing local businesses becomes like driving an obstacle course, it’s a barrier those trying to make a living here don’t need.

  • New hydrants should solve fire hazard

    The Taylorsville City Commission last Tuesday night chose the simplest and least expensive route to solve a potentially disasterous issue with the flow of water from fire hydrants in Taylorsville.

    In a unanimous vote, the commission agreed to pay $7,000 to have two new hydrants placed at the edge of downtown, one at Brashears Creek Road and the other at East River Road. Nation said the department can run 1,000 feet of water hose from those hydrants to trucks, that would provide the adequate water pressure needed.

  • Library preparing for move

    The Spencer County Public Library is gearing up to move into its temporary location in preparation for a major renovation and construction project slated to start later this year.

  • Relay for Life this Friday


    In recent years, cancer awareness has largely taken the shape of ribbons in dozens of different colors, each representing a certain type of the disease and countless stories of cancer patients.

  • Simulator urges drivers to put texting on hold


    Max Duff and Nathan Childers may just be a few months away from being licensed drivers. However last week, they got a hands-on lesson about the dangers of texting and driving, thanks to a traveling program that came to Taylorsville Friday afternoon.

  • Governor raises minimum wage for state workers

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear is raising wages for state government’s lowest-paid workers. Beginning July 1, every person working for the executive branch of state government will earn at least $10.10 per hour, except for tipped employees whose wages will be more than doubled to $4.90 per hour.