Local News

  • Honoring Spencer Co.’s heroes


    Who was Mellwood Lutz?

    We know he was someone’s son, and they cared very much for him. The gravestone at Valley Cemetery reveals a little information about him. He was born in 1924, and died in 1944 as a member of the United States Army Air Corps.

    Carved in the stone is this sentence – “He lived to bear his country’s arms, he died to save its honor.”

  • What’s happening - Week of May 27, 2015

    MAPP meeting will focus on community health

    A MAPP meeting will be held from 12-1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at the Spencer County Health Department located at 88 Spears Drive in Taylorsville. There is no cost to attend and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
    Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health.
    GOP Monthly Meeting to feature Jim Waters

  • SCMS students get down to business


    Sixth graders at Spencer County Elementary School learned how hard it can be to make a buck as a small business owner during the annual Sixth Grade Market Day.

    Social Studies teacher Carol Rowland said part of her curriculum through the year is to focus on businesses and entreprenuership. Students learn about the challenges of running a business as well as concepts like marketing, competition and supply and demand.

    “They learn about people who take a risk to open up a business,” said Rowland.

  • Bevin wins Spencer

    Republican Matt Bevin won Spencer County convincingly, but took Kentucky by the slimmest of margins last week in the GOP primary for Governor. Bevin bested Jamie Comer by only 83 votes statewide, a result that prompted Comer to request a recanvas. Spencer County officials will conduct their recanvas on Thursday at 9 a.m.

  • Smoke disrupts voting temporarily in Elk Creek


    Last week’s Republican Gubernatorial Primary has still not been officially decided, but the hotly-contested race was not the cause for the smoke that cleared out voters and precinct workers at one Spencer County location last Tuesday afternoon.

    Instead, it was an electrical issue that resulted in smoke billowing into the sanctuary of Spencer Christian Church, which houses two voting precincts in Elk Creek.

  • Spiders keep post office closed

    Officials are still trying to stamp out the spider problem at Fisherville Post Office, which closed last month when it was discovered that brown recluse spiders had taken up residency in the building.

    David Walton, of Corporate Communications for the United States Postal Service, said Tuesday it will likely be another month before the post office can resume business as usual.

    “They have been treating that building, but at last check, the spiders are still in there,” he said. “We’re looking at least another 30 days.”

  • Korean vet earns HS diploma


    At 85 years old, Spencer County native and Korean War Veteran Paul Williams can say he has been a loyal husband, father, grandfather, dedicated employee and recipient of the Korean combat medal, Japan occupational ribbon, good conduct ribbon, United Nations ribbon and the combat infantry badge. But a high school diploma was one thing he lacked until last Monday.

  • Attorney fined for vote fraud

    A local attorney accused of vote fraud had his charges amended down to a misdemeanor and walked out of court after paying a $500 fine and court costs and retaining his voting rights. The lesser charge angered Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock.

    “I was very disappointed,” said Hesselbrock, who said that as clerk, she is the chair of the county board of elections and “it is my duty to ensure fair elections.”

  • Voters cast primary choices


    Poll workers in Taylorsville were reporting slow, but steady voter turnout Tuesday morning for the May primary election.

    State officials were predicting low numbers of registered voters going to the polls with only one race garnering much attention, that being the GOP primary for Governor.

    In that race, it looks like a three-way heat for the top, as Hal Heiner, James Comer and Matt Bevin vye for the chance to make the November ballot. Will T. Scott is considered a longshot.

  • Chickens win!


    Members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court may not have given much thought to passing a planning and zoning ordinance change last summer. However, Monday night, their chickens came home to roost.