Local News

  • Habitat volunteers swing into action

    In less than three months since breaking ground, Spencer County’s first Habitat for Humanity house is right on schedule for a special delivery this December.

    “I would say the family would be in by Christmas with no problem,” said Habitat Construction Chair Darren Esterle.

    Progress on the Highview Estates home has continued at a steady pace since the first shovel of dirt was moved June 25. Construction professionals and unskilled workers have volunteered countless hours side by side as they work to build a home for recipient Lisa Reynolds and her family.

  • Heritage Festival starts Friday

    The First Annual Taylorsville Kentucky Heritage Festival will be taking place this weekend along Historic Main Street. 

    With all the events planned, there is sure to be something for everyone. Folks attending can count on enjoying music, arts and crafts, history, a civil war camp, food and, of course, gourds.

    Coordinator John Shircliffe is hoping this will be the first of many Kentucky Heritage Fesitvals to come.

    “We are planting seeds,” said Shircliffe in regards to the event becoming a tradition for Taylorsville.

  • Elementaries meet CATS goals

    The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) reported that two of the four schools in Spencer County have met all their intended goals, while the other two have not. 

    After possessing the results for nearly a week, administrators provide insight on what these scores mean now and what they mean for the future of the students in this district.

  • Fire department awarded $45,000

    Local firefighters will be breathing a little bit easier in coming months following a Homeland Security grant that will be used to purchase nine high tech self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the application process started back in April. After going through an evaluation process, the department was granted a total of $44,887 from the Federal Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security. The department will be required to provide a match of 5 percent, or $2,363 for the new equipment.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Propery transfers

    Virginia Cornett, executrix of the estate of Linda S. Elder, Taylorsville to Garry W. and Sandra H. Ramey, Louisville. 216 Valerie Court. $180,000.

    Chad E. and Stephanie A. Daggy, Louisville to Prudential Relocation Inc., Scottsdale AZ. Lot 38B Hickory Woods. $148,000.

    Prudential Relocation, Inc., Scottsdale AZ to James H. and Jenifer M. Thompson II, Taylorsville. Lot 38B Hickory Woods. $148,000.

  • High winds clip Spencer County

    Most Spencer County residents suffered merely a glancing blow from the remnants of Hurricane Ike Sunday afternoon – especially considering the widespread damage and power outages just 20 miles north in Louisville.

  • PHOTO: Farm Bureau donates to Habitat

    Spencer County Farm Bureau donating $500 to Spencer County HFH. Farm Bureau President John Crenshaw presented the check to SCHFH President Bill Drury at the Farm Bureau meeting August 26. Pictured are (front, from left): Anthony Travis, Edwin Shelburne, Scott Travis, Paul Jeffries, Marlyn Baird, Leon Bentley, James Williams, (back, from left) Michael Williams, Scott Williams, James Allen Tipton, Doug Williams, John Crenshaw, Bill Drury, Jamie Prather, Keith Baird, Sue Schaefer, Lane Prather and Tim Prather.


  • Helping parents during time of grief

    When parents receive the happy news of a new baby coming, their thoughts probably first go to sharing the announcement with family and friends. Then on to cribs, strollers, diapers, getting a nursery together and preparing the baby’s older siblings to the arrival of a new member to the family.

    It is a blessed and happy time for all. Preparations are many – making the thought of preparing for a funeral the last thing on anyone’s mind.

  • Crops, livestock suffering from dry spell

    Too little. Too late.

    That’s what many local farmers have to say about this week’s rain forecast. The dry summer months have left their crops wilting in the fields – and as the harvest approaches, many of them doubt the yield will even be close to normal.

    “We’re in a break even situation at best,” said Darrell Hardin, of Cox’s Creek.

  • Vehicle flips on Bloomfield Road

     Spencer County Emergency Services were called to the scene of a one car accident on Bloomfield Road on Friday.