Local News

  • Crash course in safety at SCHS


    The scene was staged, but the message was clear as first responders provided an up-close and realistic reminder to Spencer County High School students about the dangers of distracted driving Friday.

    In the front lot of the high school, two accidents were staged. The first one was for freshmen and sophomores in the morning, the second one for upper classmen in the afternoon. Both involved two vehicles, multiple injuries, a fatality, and a driver ultimately arrested for drunk driving.

  • High water dampens tourism


    This is prime fishing season in Kentucky, but fishermen who cast their lines on Taylorsville Lake have had a frustrating spring with heavy rains keeping them off the water for an extended period of time.

    That creates a ripple effect in the Spencer County economy as revenue from tourists visiting the lake and area businesses suffers when the lake can’t be utilized.

  • Visits will help board choose school design

    The Spencer County Board of Education will be going on a field trip of their own next week to tour some recently constructed elementary schools as they begin to make decisions regarding the design for the new Taylorsville Elementary School that could be under construction in a few months.

  • Arrest made after high speed chase

    A Bloomfield man is facing numerous charges following his arrest after a high speed chase in Spencer County last Thursday evening that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour and caused minor damage to a sheriff’s office vehicle.

    A citation at the sheriff’s office indicates that Jerome Carney, of 3679 Bloomfield Rd., sped through a traffic safety check point manned by the Kentucky State Police and Spencer County deputies on KY 44 west of Taylorsville.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 29, 2015

    TES Spring Concert
    Everyone is invited to the TES Spring Concert on Thursday, April 30, in the TES gym. Performances will take place at 2:30 and 6:00 and admission is free. Musicians will perform a concert full of Kentucky themed music including a live Bluegrass Band that features TES’ own, Mr. Rick Vincent.

    Curbside pickup of junk items
    Rumpke will pick up junk items during your normal garbage day of the week beginning Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8. No tires or hazardous materials will be accepted.

  • SCHS Prom 2015

    Spencer County High School Seniors Brittany Ware and Clay Abell were crowned Prom Queen and King Saturday night at the school’s prom held at the Louisville Water Tower.

  • BACK IN TIME - 30 Years Ago: April 18, 1985


  • BACK IN TIME - 30 Years Ago: April 18, 1985


  • BACK IN TIME - 40 Years Ago: April 17, 1975


    Kathy Lilly, Spencer County Extension Agent for Home Economics, is shown presenting Sue Washburn, Secretary for the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service, a five-year pin. She has been employed by the Cooperative Extension Service since February 1969. Sue is a native of Spencer County and provides friendly, efficient help in the local office.

  • BACK IN TIME - 40 Years Ago: April 17, 1975


    Spencer County 4-H members brought home the blue ribbons from the Area 4-H Demonstration last week at Shepherdsville. Seven out of eight were named champions. Those participating from left to right: Cynthia Zessin, Gary Bentley, Lisa Reinle, Linda Baird, Roy Johnson, Belinda Johnson, Bradley Smith and Diane Shouse.