Local News

  • Horse summit to discuss park trail improvements


    Organizers are hoping to corral a good number of horse owners, riders and enthusiasts for a meeting on December 6 to discuss ways to improve and promote Spencer County as a destination for equestrian recreation.

  • Court requests new mold test

    A week after a special judge ruled that the Spencer County Fiscal Court had adequately offered space for Sheriff Buddy Stump while he deals with a potential mold issue in his building, the court met in a special session last Wednesday and requested new test samples to see if air cleaning units have improved conditions.

  • Man severely injured after tree stand fall

    A Shepherdsville man is facing a long recovery after he fell from a tree stand while deer hunting in Spencer County last week.

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Sergeant Scott Herndon said the 51-year-old man, who’s identity was not released, fell last Tuesday afternoon about a mile from his truck on a farm where he was hunting off Bloomfield Road.

  • Tipton: GOP’s sweep in state will result in action

    State Representative James A. Tipton said voters across Kentucky and the nation voted for a new direction earlier this month, and said that’s exactly what they’re going to get, at least in Frankfort.

    “It goes back to a trend, not just in our state, but across the nation. People are frustrated by the direction we are going in.

    People went to the polls on election day and they voted for change,” said Tipton, a Republican who won his second term in Frankfort on November 8.

  • Cram the Cruiser and Community Food Drive


    A meeting to plan for the upcoming Cram the Cruiser and Community Food Drive was held at the Taylorsville Police Station on Friday.

    The campaign officially kicked off on Tuesday, November 22nd, and it will continue until December 12.

  • Christmas Homes Tour Preview


  • What’s happening - Week of November 23, 2016

    Annual Christmas Home Tour

    The Annual Christmas Home Tour will be Saturday, December 3 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Red Scooter. There will also be a Christmas Tea with a band at the Red Scooter during the event for $5, and a van will be available to take groups on the tour, with van tickets available for $5.

    Making Spirits Bright

  • Leon Russell’s musical legacy will live on
  • CUB merging with First Farmers of Owenton

    On Wednesday, November 16, Citizens Union Bancorp, Shelbyville, announced plans to merge its two wholly owned subsidiary Banks, Citizens Union Bank, Shelbyville KY, and First Farmers Bank, Owenton, KY.

    Steven Barker, Chairman of the Board at Citizens Union Bancorp said, “Strategically we concluded that we want to bring the two organizations together in order to further grow and prosper and better serve our customers.”

  • New online resource for dealing with addiction

    Families facing an addiction crisis need to know where to go for assistance, Kim Hinkel knows from personal experience. To close that informational gap, she took it upon herself to launch a website called SOS for Addictions.

    Though Hinkel admits she’s not a technology expert, she had the idea after seeing a commercial for Angie’s List, a site dedicated to sharing consumer reviews of local businesses.