Local News

  • Sheriff may lose vehicles

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is proceeding with plans to sell military vehicles currently in the possession of the Sheriff’s Office, saying they are costing the county in maintenance and insurance expenses.

    The court Monday night voted 4-2 to ask County Attorney Ken Jones to draw up an ordinance allowing the sale of the vehicles. It passed despite the opposition of Magistrates Brian Bayers and Hobert Judd.

  • Local educators honored by Campbellsville Univ.


  • State ad campaign targets opioid drug epidemic

    Gov. Matt Bevin is urging all Kentuckians to help beat back the opioid epidemic with a new public awareness campaign that highlights the dangers of opioid abuse and offers information on drug treatment and naloxone.

  • Mattresses, furniture can be blight on city


  • What’s Happening - Week of July 19, 2017

    Historical Society meets Monday

    The Spencer County Historical Society will meet on Monday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Library. More discussions will be held on fundraising and they welcome anyone with any historical or genealogical ideas to help move their group forward to better represent local history.

    Blood Drive at First Baptist Church

  • SCHS announces alternative graduation venues

    With Frankfort’s Convention Center slated for demolition as early as November, many local high schools — both in Franklin County and beyond — are scrambling to find a suitable new graduation venue. Most have yet to find the right fit.

  • Ark Encounter has been boom for Northern KY

    A steady stream of people, many families with children, file calmly past the door.

    The door leads nowhere.

    Instead, it’s an exhibit in the Creation Museum in Boone County warning about the dangers of sin in the modern world.

    But it’s clear creationists see ideological battle lines drawn between them and the rest of the world.

  • Rain can’t dampen 4th


    A steady rain fell on Independence Day across Spencer County, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of those who gathered for the annual 4th of July Parade in Mt. Eden.  Participants and spectators alike braved the rain to celebrate America and their community on the 241st Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

  • KY road plans to benefit Spencer

    Kentucky is about to spend a lot of money on road projects across the Commonwealth, and while little of it will actually be in Spencer County, local residents will benefit from many of the projects.

    That was the message State Representative James Tipton shared with members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court last Monday during their regular monthly meeting, as he reported about happenings in Frankfort.

  • Out of the old, into the new at TES


    The old Taylorsville Elementary School was filled last week with cardboard boxes and movers. Soon it will house only memories as the transition from the old schoolhouse to the new building has begun.

    Meanwhile, the new TES, where construction is nearing completion, is filled with workers, dust and movers bringing supplies into the classrooms.