Local News

  • Levee commission moves forward with recertification

    After being reelected to serve an additional term on the Spencer County Kentucky Levee Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1, all three levee commissioners moved forward with plans to rectify the levee.
    All three current members of the commission; Mike Driscoll, Bobby Smith and Joan Smith were reelected to the commission with Jan Deigle being elected to serve as commission secretary.

  • Lighting still being considered for Ray Jewell fields

    Citizens listened to a proposal for the installation of new lights at Ray Jewell Park with cost estimates ranging from $40,000 to $50,000 depending on the scope of the project.
    Dayle Sutherland with Hunter-Knepshield in La Grange said his inspection of the current light poles at the park led him to the conclusion that new poles would actually be cheaper for the county.
    “I looked at the field, measured it, looked at the anchor base and it didn’t look right,” Sutherland said.

  • City completes fiscal plan

    The Taylorsville City Commission completed its final discussions on the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget last week by approving a budget with adjustments.
    The latest multi-hour session wraps up three such sessions where the commissioners covered a wide range of issues from employee pay increases to money for floodwall improvements. As with any budget there were several winners and losers.

  • Judge executive presents FY 2014-2015 budget

    Spencer County Judge Executive Bill Karrer presented his 2014-2015 budget to the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday evening for the first time during the court’s regularly scheduled meeting. The proposed budget totals $6,483,061.84 in expenditures. This total includes general fund expenditures of $4,476,277.84, road fund expenditures of $1,688,434 and jail fund expenditures of $318,350.

  • Singer follows dream across the sea


  • Another bomb threat, this time the middle school involved

    Spencer County Schools has been the target of yet another bomb threat, this time the target being the middle school.The Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams sent this email message out at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday afternoon:

  • Board to revisit Habitat proposal


  • Overview of House & Senate bills passed

    It has been a quiet two weeks at the capitol as the legislators have been away during the veto days. The session will end after the last two days which are April 14 and 15. I have enjoyed seeing buds on trees and flowers starting to come out of the ground with these sunnier and warmer days. Soon we will be into Derby season, looking at summer plans and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of our state.

  • State Senator Higdon updates chamber on session


  • Farm Bureau to host Judge Executive forum

    Spencer County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a “Measure the Candidate” forum for county judge executive candidates. on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
    According to organizers all eight of the county judge executive candidates have agreed to participate in the event which promises to be an opportunity for citizens to hear the candidates and the issues.