Local News

  • 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.

  • Flight nurse helps with evacuation during Gustav

    The threat of Hurricane Gustav brought back memories of Katrina for rescuers last week as many across the country answered the call for assistance – including Taylorsville native Martin “Moe” Nethery.

    Nethery, a flight nurse paramedic for Air Methods Kentucky in Frankfort, and several of his co-workers flew down to Louisiana two Fridays ago he said. They packed up and went to help, having no idea what they would be coming up against or how long they would be away from their families.

  • Grand Champ

    Fifteen-year-old Taylor Stevenson Tolle took top honors at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair when she won the grand champion award for best steer.

    “This is big,” said Taylor. “Especially after three years of getting reserve (champion). It feels really good to get grand (champion).”

  • Young challenges Montell to debates

    Bill Young, democratic candidate for Kentucky’s House District 58, held a press conference last Wednesday to challenge incumbent Brad Montell to a series of four debates.

    Two of the debates would be in Shelby County and two would be held in Spencer County, Young said, with one in each county being an open-ended forum allowing the audience to ask questions, which is something he thinks people want to be able to do.

  • Preserving history

    Books containing the recorded history of Spencer County residents have led a dangerous, yet charmed life.

    These leather-bound volumes, containing court and marriage records beginning over 180 years ago, have survived not one, but two courthouse fires. Their yellowed pages reveal water damage from the Great Flood of 1937.

    “This data can easily be lost,” said John Lilly, a collector of local history. “The bindings of these books are broken. Their strings are popped. They have to be repaired or we’re going to lose pages.”

  • Spencer Showcase set for Monday

    Free food, free information on foraging and farm animals are just some of what folks can expect at the 2008 Spencer Showcase on Monday September 8. Everyone is encouraged to attend the event being held at the Scott Travis farm, located at 1420 Max Rouse Road in Cox’s Creek.

    The showcase is being sponsored by the Spencer County Extension office and will have about 30 exhibitors including farmers market participants, local youths showing the animals which they are raising, the Kentucky Soybean Growers and the Kentucky Corn Producers Associations.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on August 11, 2008.


    Israel L. Snider. Operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Amended to no license in possession. Pled guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs.


    Roy Douglas. Violation of local county ordinance. Pled guilty. $100 fine plus $148 court costs.


  • Small town girl with big time dreams

    Have you heard? Taylorsville is the home of the next American Idol!

    At least, that’s what many are hoping for when eighteen-year-old Meagan Campbell auditions this week along with 200 other aspiring singers who made it through the first round of cuts last July.

    While there is definitely a buzz about Meagan competing for a chance at instant stardom, she’s trying to keep a level head about the whole experience.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of July.

    Danielle Marie Shuck, 23, Norfolk VA and Frederick Fields Jr., 23, Norfolk VA.

    Angela Therese Beagle, 29, Ingalls IN and Ricky Lee Renner Jr., 26, Indianapolis IN

    Martine Vianney Israel, 34, Yonkers NY and Mark Andrew Whitlock, 32, Yonkers NY.

    Jessianna Rebecca Henderson, 27, Kailua HI and Kevin Joseph Osborne, 33, Kailua HI.

    LeAndra Marie Chapman, 24, Mount Washington and Richard Earl Greenwell, 25, Cox’s Creek.