Local News

  • Candidates file for judge-exec, sheriff

    Two more candidates have filed for office for the upcoming 2018 election.

    Tony Wheatley filed papers last week as he threw his hat into the ring for Judge-Executive.

    Wheatley, a Republican, is the first candidate for that office to file.

    Wheatley has visited to fiscal court meetings in recent months, and when reached last week, said he was prompted to run because he feels like little is being accomplished.

    “I feel like the people are being shortchanged,” said Wheatley.

  • County to purchase lot


    Despite objections from two magistrates, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to purchase the vacant lot next to the Judge-Executive’s office on Main Street. The action came during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

    The court voted 4-2 to allow Judge-Executive John Riley to negotiate a price of up to $90,000 for the lot that could be used for an expansion of the courthouse. However, those opposed said no such plans are in the works or even being discussed.

  • Property Transfers - Week of November 15, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of August 4 until Sept. 11, 2017.

    James McGuffin and Phyllis McGuffin, Lawenceburg, KY to R. W. Hollan and Ruth Ann Hollan, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 4 of Settler’s Point. $2,500.

    CDF Builders, Inc., Bardstown, KY to Russell Smith, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 90 of Highview Estates. $195,000.

    First Choice Homes, LLC, Shelbyville, KY to James Robert Terry and Darlene Terry, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 11 of Top Flight Landing. $200,000.

  • Valley Cemetery Veterans Flag placement


    AMVETS Post 129’s effort to honor veterans by placing flags in the cemetary on Friday.

  • Pancakes for Patriots Veterans Day Celebration


    Spencer County Middle School students enthusiastically waved flags and cheered more than 100 veterans and their spouses Friday morning during the school’s annual Pancakes for Patriots Veterans Day Celebration.


  • Monday barn fire claims two horses


    Tim Armstrong could do little but stand and watch as the barn he built nearly 20 years ago went up in flames Monday evening. Making it even more heartbreaking, was the fact that two horses perished in the flames.

    The fire on Woodland Hills Drive began just a little before 5 p.m. Armstrong said he’s pretty sure what started the fire. He had just finished mowing through heavy leaves. He parked the mower and thinks leaves on the hot mower deck may have ignited.

  • Candidates filing for 2018

    Last week was not only the opening of deer season in Kentucky, it also marked the beginning of the 2018 election as candidates could officially begin filing to run for various offices. In Spencer County, four incumbents and three magisterial candidates have already filed.

  • Local churches grapple with security in wake of shootings

    The tragic shooting inside a Texas church earlier this month was the deadliest attack on a house of worship in American history, but it wasn’t the first, and likely won’t be the last. Just a few weeks prior, one person died and nine more were injured when a gunman opened fire during the service of a small church outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In 2015, a gunman opened fire during a church’s prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine.

  • What’s Happening - Week of November 15, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

  • Bald Eagle sightings are becoming common