Today's News

  • Judge gives state of the county address Thursday

    Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer addressed those in attendance at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Sept. 12 for the annual State of the County address. Karrer provided attendees with a copy of a mailer he sent highlighting the county’s progress during his time in office. Karrer specifically addressed the sheriff, roads, county clerk, EMS, recycling and parks departments.

  • Boys basketball team hosts bass tourney Saturday

    The Spencer County Boys Basketball team is hosting a bass tournament Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Taylorsville Lake, off the Possum Ridge Boat Ramp at the state park.
    The entry fee is $60, which includes the big fish pot.
    There is a five fish limit, black bass only. One to two people per boat. Fish must be at least 15 inches in length. There is a dead fish penalty of one pound per dead fish. Artificial bait only, no trolling. Participants must wear life jackets while the main motor is running

  • PHOTO: Mayor, judge sign proclamations for Constitution Week

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay, front left, and Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, front right, sign proclamations on Friday morning declaring this week Constitution Week. Pictured standing are Bonnie Downs, Hilda Snider and Annelle Hoene, members of the John Fitch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Downs is the vice regent of the chapter; Snider is the chair of the national defense committee; and Hoene is a PR committee members.

  • What's Happening — Week of Sept. 18

    Senior center plans luau
    The Spencer County Senior Center is hosting a luau party potluck on Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, located at 44 Creekside Drive.
    Bring your favorite dish and join the fun, which will include food, games and music.
    Call 477-8296 and ask for Ginger or Jill for more information.

    ‘New Directions’ to offer support, guidance for divorced men and women

  • Fire Tuesday morning

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District and the Mount Washington Fire Protection District responded to this fire in the 2500 block of Plum Creek Road shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Bentley said the home was not occupied at the time. The official cause of the fire was not available as of press time, but was initially called as potentially being started by electrical lines.

  • Barkham given a ‘third chance’ and is granted probation

    Angela Barkham is now a convicted felon, but she was given what her attorney called a “third chance” on Thursday, when a judge granted her probation in a case that stems from a prom party death of a teenager in 2009.

  • Early posts $25,000 bond in groin stabbing case

    A Spencer County woman accused of stabbing her husband in the groin is out of jail after posting a $25,000 cash bond Sept. 4.

  • Investigation confirms ducks slaughtered at Chinese restaurant

    Additional details are available regarding the recent health department shutdown and reopening of a local Chinese restaurant, including that live ducks were being slaughtered on restaurant property.

  • No Fiscal Court spending solution set yet; call for daily meetings continues

    Although none of Judge-Executive Bill Karrer’s special called daily meetings have taken place, the call for them continues.
    Karrer called special meetings each day last week, but each time, there was not a quorum present for the meeting to take place.
    Karrer was the lone member of the court present last Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Magistrate Jerry Davis was present Thursday afternoon in addition to Karrer.

  • Car flips in Normandy crash

    Two women were transported to Suburban Hospital in Louisville after a two-vehicle accident Sunday at Normandy Road and Ky. 55.