Local News

  • Riley left with big legal bill

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley has been stuck with nearly $6,000 in legal fees he paid when he hired a private attorney to defend him in a lawsuit filed against the fiscal court by Sheriff Buddy Stump in October.

    Riley’s attorney, Carol Petitt, successfully defended Riley in the suit, in which Stump claimed that Riley and the county’s five magistrates did not act to provide the sheriff with adequate office space in the wake of a possible outbreak of mold in the Sheriff’s office, that led to Stump closing the office down.

  • Deer meat helps feed local families

    Deer season doesn’t just feed the desire of local hunters who dream of lining up that perfect shot from their stand out the woods. The annual hunt also literally feeds many families here in Spencer County who will have quality meat on their table for many months because of the local deer harvest.

    Scott Herndon, who operates Herndon’s Taxidermy and Deer Processing, recently donated about 630 pounds of deer meat to First Baptist Church’s Dare to Care program, one of three organizations he provides with donated meat each year.

  • Local firefighters help with E. KY wildfires


  • Burn ban lifted

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley lifted a burn ban that had been in place for over a week in Spencer County. Unusually dry weather had created the threat for grass and wood fires in the county when Riley issued the ban earlier this month.

    The county received a little rain last week, but Monday’s heavy rains drenched the area to alleviate much of the concern.

  • State road crews ready for winter

    The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.

  • What’s happening - Week of November 30, 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 at the Red Scooter for $5, and a van will be available to take groups on the tour, with van tickets available for $5. Call 502-477-6608 for info.

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  • Accident injures seven


    Seven people, including six children, were injured in this two-car accident at the intersection of KY 248 and KY 636 last Wednesday afternoon. Two of the injured girls were flown from the scene, but none of the injuries were life-threatening and all have since been released from the hospital.  No report on the accident was available from the Sheriff’s Office, who investigated the accident. The  same intersection was also the site of another injury accident on Saturday morning.

  • 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.