Today's News

  • Monroe benefit Saturday at fairgrounds

    An event to benefit the family of Mikie Monroe is planned for Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.
    Admission is $10 per person, and all money raised will go to the Monroe family to assist with funeral expenses.
    The benefit will feature raffles for a shotgun and a rifle, with raffle tickets available for purchase at Lotus Gun Works.
    Lebanon’s “Turtle Man” Ernie Brown Jr. is also confirmed to attend the benefit.
    For more information or to offer donations for the event, call Christy Girdley at 502-224-4796.

  • COLUMN: 4-H camp around the corner

    Even though you may not have put away your winter coat just yet, it’s time to start thinking about 4-H summer camps.
    Are you ready to experience one of the most fun weeks of your life? Do you like to catch bugs, butterflies, crawdads or fish? Maybe you love swimming, riflery, archery, canoeing, crafts or music. Do you like to go hiking and spend time identifying trees and critters you find along the way? Do you like making new friends and having lots of fun? If any of these things appeal to you, you need to sign up for 4-H camp this summer.

  • State police updating county’s 911 mapping system

    As part of an effort to improve emergency response efforts, Spencer County residents might notice an increased amount of Kentucky State Police vehicles in the area in the coming weeks.
    The additional vehicles are part of a KSP 911 mapping project that started yesterday and is expected to continue for about three weeks, KSP public affairs officer Ron Turley said.
    “People (shouldn’t) be concerned if they see a vehicle around at different residences,” Turley said.

  • Spencer County named one of healthiest in state

    Spencer County is moving on up in the state’s list of healthy counties.

  • Court repeals zoning classifications

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted 5-1 Monday night to repeal its agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications, which have been in place since 2010.

  • PHOTO: Two-car accident at Normandy and Ky. 55

    Accidents at the intersection of Normandy Road and Ky. 55 have become painfully regular in Spencer County.

  • Second man sought in Nelson County kidnapping


  • State of the County address gets heated

    Recent actions by city leaders represent one way to make sure economic development will fail — that was the crux of Judge-Executive Bill Karrer’s message during his State of the County address at Thursday’s Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • PHOTO: TES Students of the Month for March announced

    The Taylorsville Elementary School Students of the Month for March were Rebecca Ridener, Annie Grace Riggs, Carmello Spencer, Mary Young, Caden Little and and Shelby Garrett.

  • Middle school band signups are April 24 starting at 3 p.m.

    Interested in signing your child for Spencer County Middle School band?
    According to SCMS band director Taylor Stampfer, studies show that band students have higher GPAs and ACT scores overall than other students. Studies also show that studying music increases reading and math scores as well as help create a well-rounded individual, Stampfer said.
    Learning how to play an instrument is a skill that will last a lifetime, and joining band will give students an opportunity to perform, compete, and travel.