Local News

  • City fires police chief

    The City of Taylorsville is without a police chief.
    The City Commission took action last month to terminate the contract of former chief David Decker, seven months before it was set to expire. Earlier this summer, they did the same with Tammy Crady, administrative assistant for the department, as well as the city’s ordinance enforcement officer.
    In both cases, the city exercised the at-will contracts, which allow termination without stated cause.

  • African Children's Choir visits Spencer Co.


    From a foreign culture, but sharing a common faith, the African Children’s Choir stopped in Spencer County Sunday night for a concert at Spencer Christian Church. Those who gathered saw an inspiring and very high-energy performance from young people who have been given a unique opportunity to rise above the poverty in their homeland.

  • McGinnis named SCES Principal


  • Tipton sponsors pension bill in special session

    The Kentucky State House Monday voted to approve a bill that would provide some immediate pension relief to quasi-government agencies such as health departments and regional universities during a special session called last week by Governor Matt Bevin in Frankfort.
    By a narrow vote of 52-46, the House passed HB 1, which was sponsored by Rep. James Tipton of Taylorsville.

  • No funds for splash pad

    Last week’s scorching heat left many residents looking for ways to beat the heat. It also had Mayor Matt Douglas looking for ways to generate funds to fulfill a wish he’d expressed during his campaign to bring a splash pad to Taylorsville.  
    A splash pad is a water playground. Much less expensive to build, operate and insure than a swimming pool, splash pads have grown in popularity in other small communities. Lawrenceburg recently opened up a new splash pad at the beginning of the summer.

  • Workers blazing trails at new park


  • Missing man died in car accident


  • County approves pay hike

    After delaying a vote for two consecutive meetings, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved pay raises for most county employees during the meeting Monday night. The additional wages will cost the county about $138,000 in pay and benefits, but could help the county retain employees.
    Judge-Executive John Riley said raises for employees has been on his priority list since he took office, but the court had been seeking more information on just how much proposed raises would cost. Most employees will see about a .50 an hour increase.

  • Road projects on KY 248; Bluegrass Pkwy

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for a preventive maintenance project on KY 248 (Briar Ridge Road) in Spencer County. This project involves the application of a cost-effective treatment, known as a cape seal, to extend the life of the pavement. The construction limits are from KY 44 to the Little Beech Creek bridge near the Taylorsville Marina (mile markers 0.0 to 2.58).

  • Vaccination information for back to school

    Summer vacation for students is coming to an end and parents have plenty to consider as they make their back-to-school plans. That will include making sure their children are up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Kentucky mandates every student have a current Commonwealth of Kentucky Immunization Certificate to attend school. The School Immunization Program, including Kentucky’s Immunization Registry, is administered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Immunization Program.