Today's News

  • Kentucky Court of Appeals declares local charter government petition invalid

    More than 1,500 signatures appeared on a petition in 2007 asking the Taylorsville City Commission and Spencer County Fiscal Court to form a commission to come up with a plan for a charter county government.
    Nearly five years and two trial court opinions later, a Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals opinion declared that petition must be rejected.

  • Despite citizen concerns, city approves budget that includes 3.5 percent water rate increase

    Despite a budget hearing, recommendations from several concerned citizens and calling for a special meeting to allow time to further dive into the City of Taylorsville’s proposed budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the City Commission voted 3-1 on Tuesday morning to pass its budget for the next fiscal year.

  • Work incident claims local man’s life

    A well-known Spencer County Schools maintenance employee was killed in a work-related incident Monday morning.

  • Serving up a cup of lemonade

    At the young age of 4 (almost 5), Landon Pund’s life has already been touched by cancer more than once.

  • BIRTH: Family welcomes baby Elmore

    Joey Elmore and Amy Banta of Bethlehem announce the birth of their son, Rylee Daniel Elmore, on Feb. 3, 2012, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. His maternal grandmother is Mary Roberts of Bethlehem. His paternal grandparents are Joyce and Melvin Patterson of Harrisonville and Joseph Elmore of Louisville.

  • Project Linus launches as a new effort to comfort

    “Happiness is … a warm blanket,” the Peanuts character Linus proclaims. Who better to make such a claim than the lovable boy who seldom is seen without his blanket?

  • Fiscal Court solicits proposals for new EMS facility

    After concluding an hourlong executive session, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday morning to advertise a request for proposals on a new EMS facility.
    Magistrate Woodie Cheek made the motion, which was seconded by Magistrate Hobert Judd, and passed unanimously.
    Little was said in open session about the EMS facility, but Judge-Executive Bill Karrer’s proposed budget includes a new $225,000 line item labeled “EMS capital project — headquarters.”

  • Buckle Up Spencer County forms committee, to meet Thursday

    Buckle Up Spencer County, a group dedicated to spreading the message of seatbelt safety, is forming a committee to brainstorm ways to distribute its message and encourage others to wear seatbelts.
    The committee currently has five members, said founder Kristin Benham. The group will host its first meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the TruPoint Insurance Office. Owner Kristen Smith offered the office as a meeting location, Benham said.

  • Police looking for vehicle in Nelson County burglary

    The Taylorsville Police Department is assisting in an investigation out of Nelson County and attempting to locate a vehicle that may have been involved in a burglary.
    "Be on the lookout for a green Ford Contour KY tag 050-DEN," a Nixle text message read Wednesday afternoon.
    A Ford Contour is a four-door passenger car.
    Chief Toby Lewis said his department is just trying to make contact with the vehicle for holding because it is a Nelson County case.

  • Library patrons can now search for, renew and reserve books online

    The Spencer County Public Library installed a new system that allows library patrons to access their accounts online. The system went live May 24.
    The system, Atriuum, by BookSystems, is web-based. All libraries use systems that allow them to track their collections. Those systems are proprietary, and the features and prices range widely.
    “Our main focus was patron accessibility,” said Debra Lawson, library director.  Atriuum will allow patrons to search for, renew and reserve books.