Today's News

  • Road work unsatisfactory


  • Local farm boy turned soldier killed in Vietnam

    Dale Yates remembers the knock on the door. It was a methodical, official sounding knock at their Mt. Eden farm house early in the morning that caught the attention of he and his brother as they were getting ready for school in late September, 1969.

  • Vietnam veteran recalls best friend killed in war


  • Rockin’ the hometown


    Nashville recording artist and Spencer County native JD Shelburne came home and filled up downtown Taylorsville with fans for a free concert that kicked off the release of his latest CD Saturday night.
    The crowd was packed for  more than a block in front of the stage erected on Main Street and he kept the mood energetic playing in front of his hometown fans.

    Fans came with lawn chairs, and many came with signs to show their support for Shelburne as he continues to chase his dreams as a country music performer.

  • What's Happening

    Spencer County Octoberfest

    The Spencer County Octoberfest will be held the first week of October, with events starting on October 2 and the parade and festival taking place on October 6.
    The theme for this year’s event is “This Is Our Town” and there will be plenty of music showcasing local talent.
    Pageants will be held October 2 and 4, a 5K Walk/Run will take place on October 3, the Talent Show will be held on October 5, and the main festivities will be on October 6 with crafts, live music, a parade, car show and food.

  • 17 years after 9-11, what feelings remain?

    September 11.
    It’s no longer just a date, it’s a historical marker and a summons to stop, think and remember what you saw, what you heard, and most importantly, what you felt that Tuesday morning when radical Islamic terrorists carried out a massive and deadly attack on the United States.
    In Kentucky, it was a beautiful September morning. Most of us were just starting our days and we might have heard word or caught a glimpse on the television news about a possible plane crash and fire at one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York.

  • What's Happening

    Main Street’s Progressive Dinner

    Tickets are now on sale for the annual Taylorsville Main Street’s Progressive Dinner. The dinner will take place at various spots in downtown Taylorsville on Saturday, September 29. Pre-dinner food and drink starts at 5 p.m. with the main course at the Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at The Red Scooter, The Tea Cup, or Taylorsville Hardware. Tickets at the door will be $35.

    AMVETS sponsoring Motorcyle Ride
    and Poker Run October 6

  • Farm to Table celebrates local producers


  • Nothing like a good book

    What’s the best $2 you’ve spent recently?
    For me, it was picking up a copy of an old classic book at The Red Scooter about a month ago. I’d gone to talk to the owner about a story, and browsed a bit while waiting for her to finish with a customer. An old book caught my eye because of a familiar title – “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come.”

  • Apprentice program a win-win for students and schools

    Learning a trade by being an apprentice has been a practice spanning centuries. A young person would be taken under the wing of a skilled craftsman or tradesperson, and learn from the master. It was hands-on training with immediate feedback, correction and encouragement.
    How refreshing that apprenticeships seem to be making a comeback for young people. Spencer County Schools should be applauded for participating in this type of program.