Today's News

  • Moneywise can help in tough times

    As we all know, times are tough. Caught by the rising costs of fuel, food and housing, many families have trouble making their diminishing dollars stretch far enough.

  • PHOTO: Barn fire Sunday night

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a barn fire in the 3000 block of Love Lane Sunday evening around 6 p.m. Chief Nathan Nation said the 20x16 metal structure had no electricity running to it and that hay, a tractor and some small farm machinery inside were destroyed. The fire is under investigation. Photo courtesy of TSCFD.

  • SCMS holds on to first place spot: SCMS 34, St. Charles 0

    Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Football was able to move ahead in their conference play last Tuesday with a win over St. Charles Middle School in Marion County.


    From the opening play, the Grizzlies would show the Knights that they were overmatched. On SCMS's third play from scrimmage, tailback Jordan Hardin scored his first touchdown of the night with a 48 yard run. Zack Smith was able to nail the PAT kick and with less than a minute gone in the game Spencer County was in the lead 8-0.


  • Local takes 1st place at Alexandria Fair


    I C Spots is shown winning first place at the Alexandria Fair and Horse Show on August 31. He is owned by Karen and Jon Smith of Chicago and Georgia and Guy Shelburne of Taylorsville. Shown is Georgia Shelburne at the whip.

  • LETTER: Littering is a violation of freedom

    Big burger bags, water bottles, empty ice bags, and other garbage and litter still invade our county on a daily basis. As citizens of a democracy, we have freedom of speech, with life and liberty thrown in as a bonus. What we oft times forget, our freedoms are restricted to the point of not infringing on the freedoms and rights of others around us.

  • FFA TODAY - Executive Council

    The Spencer County FFA  is lead by   the Executive Council, which is made up of the chapter officers,  committee chairmen, and co-committee chairmen. 

  • 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.

  • Jr. Stallions on a streak

    After a big win last week, the Junior Stallions repeat as they defeat the Golden Star Hurricanes at Shawnee High School 20-12.

    The Stallions were led again by quarterback Tanner Young, who had another outstanding performance.  Young wrapped up a 60-yard drive with a quarterback sneak for 6 in the 1st quarter.  The Hurricanes answered twice in the 2nd to make the score 6-12.

  • 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.