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  • No action on sheriff’s budget

    For the first time in several meetings, there was no vote on the sheriff’s budget during Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court. The issue is still unresolved. When the item appeared on the agenda, Judge-Executive John Riley paused briefly after introducing it. After a few seconds with no discussion and no motions by the magistrates, he moved on to the next item.

  • Federal grand jury probing Grimes’ campaign finances

    A federal grand jury in Lexington has subpoenaed records of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lun­dergan Grimes and her father Jerry Lundergan in an investigation that re­lates to the finances of her political cam­paigns in 2014 and 2015.

    David Guarnieri, an attorney for Grimes, confirmed Monday that she re­ceived the subpoena last week. He said Grimes is not a target of the inquiry and said she is fully responding to the sub­poena.

  • Deputies investigating afternoon stabbing in Bloomfield


    UPDATE Friday, 12:00 p.m.: On Thursday, shortly after 3 p.m., the Nelson County Sheriff's Office responded with Nelson County EMS to 1910 Highview Church road for a report of a stabbing.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, an investigation revealed that a male and female live in the residence and have had a history of domestic disputes. Thursday's stabbing involved a domestic dispute.

  • Stabbing victim flown by helicoptor

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible stabbing in Bloomfield Thursday afternoon.

    The call came in shortly after 3 p.m. and the victim was found at 1910 High Grove Church Road, and was described as a 29-year-old male. He was suffering from a severe loss of blood from a puncture wound to the back.

    He was rushed in an ambulance to the Spencer County High School, where he was then flown by helicopter to Louisville for additional treatment.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 27, 2016

    Spencer County GOP meeting

    A Spencer County GOP meeting will be held at the Farm Bureau office in Taylorsville on Monday, Feb. 1. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. meeting.

    Seminar on Trauma Treatment at Extension Building

    A free seminar to instruct individuals on treatments for trauma victims will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Spencer County Extension Building. John Fleming, a Spencer County EMT, will be conducting the class, and all are invited to attend.

    Habitat Valentine Italian Dinner/Silent Auction Tickets

  • Chamber Luncheon


  • County escapes brunt of storm


    Spencer County escaped the brunt of the massive winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on much of Kentucky, but what did fall was still enough to create some treacherous roads for much of Friday and into Saturday.

    “We fared pretty darn well,” said Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley, who had declared an Emergency early Friday afternoon as the snow began falling heavily. “Thank goodness it was not as bad as it could have been.

  • Sheriff’s budget still unresolved

    No cuts in services from the Sheriff’s Office are expected anytime soon, in spite of the fact that the Spencer County Fiscal Court again failed to approve Sheriff Buddy Stump’s budget during last week’s regular meeting.

    “We’ll truck on,” said Stump moments after the 3-3 deadlock vote that failed to advance his budge request. “We’re going to try to do the right thing for as long as we can do it.”

  • Local businessman Jack Bennett passes


    Local businessman, volunteer and civic leader Jack Bennett passed away Sunday at the age of 92.

    Bennett was president of JA Bennett Inc., for many years, and ran Bennett’s Farm Equipment and Implements in Taylorsville with the late Bernard Lilly for many years. They were the only International Harvest dealers in the region.

    He was also involved with Bennett’s Gas, which is still owned and operated by members of the family. The family business dates back to 1875.

  • Board stresses basics in TES building plans


    After a period of robust discussion, the Spencer County Board of Education unanimously passed a motion Monday night to accept construction documents for the new Taylorsville Elementary School, with the option of adjustments.

    Justin McElfresh, a senior project architect with the Louisville office of Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, gave the board members a stack of documents showing designs for every part of the building.