Local News

  • Herndon wins national award


    When it comes to Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resource Officer Sgt. Scott Herndon doing his job, he stands out among his state and national colleagues.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 3, 2015

    Country Ham Breakfast Saturday

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry out is available.

    Light the Way 5K and Kids Fun Run

  • FFA advisor retiring after nearly four decades


    Of all the clubs, teams and squads comprised of Spencer County young people over the past four decades, none have come close to matching the success or respect garnered by the Spencer County Future Farmers of American chapter at the high school.

    After nearly 40 years at the helm, Bland Baird is stepping aside in retirement, but the legacy he built will live on for years.

  • The future is now for Class of 2015


    With family and friends proudly watching from the stands, 184 seniors from Spencer County High School received their diplomas and walked off the stage and into their future Friday night during commencement ceremonies at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    With the school band playing, the seniors marched in, boys dressed in blue and girls dressed in white, to take their seats in neat rows on the floor as cameras flashed.

  • Pass the chicken


    Despite assurances to a standing-room only crowd at their last regular meeting, the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s vow to repeal the one-chicken per acre ordinance suddenly got a bit scrambled during their meeting on Monday morning.

    Planning and Zoning Commission Administrator Julie Sweazy explained that the court can’t simply repeal or rewrite an ordinance, saying instead that they would need to make a recommendation and refer it back to the commission.

  • Budget includes hike in benefits package

    After nearly 15 hours of budget discussion, the Spencer County Fiscal Court last Wednesday finally approved its 2015-16 budget, tweaking it just enough to help county employees deal with an eight percent increase in their health insurance plans.

  • Spay/neuter grants available

    Local governments and nonprofits are invited to apply for grants from the Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board to help Kentuckians spay and neuter their pets.

    “This funding will enable citizens to care for their pets while addressing a public health and safety issue,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “We’re pleased that we can help fiscal courts and 501(c)(3) organizations provide this important service.”

  • Texting and driving simulator coming to town on Thursday

    A mobile texting while driving simulator is coming to Taylorsville Thursday for drivers to experience how sending text messages while operating a vehicle can impair driving.

    The simulator will be parked in front of Anytime Fitness from 2-8 p.m. and is free to anyone wishing to participate. Local pastor Ned Way was instrumental in brining the simulator to Spencer County. According to a press release, the simulator is “a mobile texting display truck that includes a 28-minute demonstration with 12 real life driving simulators.”

  • Court blocks pipeline eminent domain

    A Kentucky appeals court has upheld a ruling that prevents the developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline from using the power of eminent domain to purchase property easements.

    And the Louisville attorney who has been representing a group of Kentucky landowners fighting Bluegrass said the ruling is broad enough to apply to another controversial pipeline that seeks to carry hazardous natural gas liquids through Kentucky from fracking zones in Ohio and Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast. That’s the proposed re-purposing of Kinder Morgan’s existing Tennessee Gas pipeline.

  • Age of social media causes some to overshare personal info

    Since the dawn of social media, law enforcement agencies have been warning people to be careful of how much personal information they put out into the world.

    But how often do people think about what their bumper stickers or window decals could say about their family or their daily routines?

    “People nowadays for some reason have a tendency to want to share too much information, and it’s just the way things are with social media — people just don’t think about the consequences,” McCracken Sheriff Jon Hayden said.