Today's News

  • Spencer County Library announces upcoming events

    Check out these upcoming events at the Spencer County Public Library:

    Story time has started back. Join in every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. for stories and activities.  Children work on fine motor skills and have fun while learning.
    Jewelry making for adults is Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.  The library will have the supplies, you bring the ideas.  Fabric trim jewelry as seen in Martha Stewart Magazine is fashionable and easy to make. 

  • What's Happening — Week of Aug. 14

    Benefit for Annette Whitehouse is Saturday
    An event to benefit Annette Whitehouse, diagnosed in February with stage four squamous cell carcinoma/throat cancer, is planned for Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.
    Admission is $8 for adults; children 10 and under are admitted free.
    The event will feature live bands including, Jared, David Stevens, Phillip Ingram, Carol Ingram, Buddy Stump, the Shane Dawson Band, Jeff Rodgers and Billy Curtsinger.

  • 1st & 10

    Some will say it even smelled like football season on that day in 2003 when Spencer County High School took the field in pads for the first time since World War II. It may not have looked much like a typical high school football game: no Friday night lights, no permanent bleachers and no press box.

  • Man airlifted Sunday in motorcycle crash

    A Louisville man was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital Sunday after crashing his motorcycle.

  • Taylorsville police officer arrested

    A Taylorsville Police officer was arrested early Saturday morning after bringing out a gun after a verbal altercation with his wife.

  • Political flip flop: Magistrates Davis, Cheek change party affiliation

    Since the current Spencer County Fiscal Court was seated in January 2011, the makeup of the court has been predominantly Republican — until now.

  • City votes to destroy recordings of meetings

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted last Tuesday to maintain audio recordings of its meetings for six months, meaning anything older than six months will soon be destroyed.
    This decision, which was approved 4-0 in Mayor Don Pay’s absence, has drawn the ire of a few community members who maintain the recordings should be kept.

  • TPD Officer Schultz arrested Saturday morning

    A Taylorsville Police officer was arrested early Saturday morning and faces charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

  • EDITORIAL: Switch on the movement to get lights at Ray Jewell Park

    A lot of things can happen in four years: a teenager completes high school, a young adult earns an engineering degree, a president serves a full term, the Olympics gear up for another go. But can Spencer County get light poles installed in that time frame?
    Apparently not.
    According to our very own archives, UPS donated several massive light poles to the county in September 2009. Those poles were unloaded at Ray Jewell Park and those poles lay in that same location four years later.

  • COLUMN: The Attorney General and high gas prices

    As I travel the state, I am frequently asked what I can do about high gas prices and price fluctuations across the Commonwealth.
     I understand the frustration with high gas prices. I understand how tough it is on hard-working families. No one wants to choose between filling up the gas tank or putting food on the table or paying a bill. And many of us rely on our vehicles to get to work, so that we can pay our bills. Be assured, protecting Kentucky consumers at the gas pumps is a top priority of mine.