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  • Man rescued from creek

    A local man was rescued from raging water in Brashears Creek on Saturday evening after the canoe in which he and a friend were traveling capsized.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said Josh Ferguson, of Taylorsville, was pulled from the creek by Brashears Point subdivision resident Rick Urquhart. Ferguson and a male friend, whose name was not available, embarked upon a risky canoeing trip in the creek’s high water Saturday evening, Nation said.

  • City, county declare local states of emergency

    Despite declaring local states of emergency for both the city of Taylorsville and Spencer County, local officials say the community is now in good shape to combat the water the area has already received as well as that which may be on its way today.

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay and Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer each declared local states of emergency on Saturday after the area was bombarded with rain and multiple threats of tornadoes.

  • Jury finds Jenkins guilty of DUI

    By LISA KING, Landmark News Service

    A Shelby County jury deliberated for more than an hour Thursday to return a verdict of guilty for former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins.

    Jenkins was arrested last April on KY 55 near Elk Creek Road in Spencer County and charged with DUI, speeding and failure to produce an insurance card.

    He pleaded not guilty and elected to have a jury trial, which Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think Jenkins could get a fair trial in Spencer.

  • Jury finds Jenkins guilty of DUI

    By LISA KING, Landmark News Service

    A Shelby County jury deliberated for more than an hour Thursday to return a verdict of guilty for former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins.

    Jenkins was arrested last April on KY 55 near Elk Creek Road in Spencer County and charged with DUI, speeding and failure to produce an insurance card.

    He pleaded not guilty and elected to have a jury trial, which Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think Jenkins could get a fair trial in Spencer.

  • Rain washes out section of West River Road

    UPDATED: State road crews are planning repairs between mile points 6.5 and 6.7 on Ky. 2885 – also known as West River Road – for Tuesday night, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The road has been down to one lane in that area after mudslides threatened to wash portions of it into nearby fields and the flooded Salt River. The road will be closed from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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  • Spencer is considered ‘medically under-served’

    The federal government has deemed Spencer County as a medically under-served area for more than 30 years, and in 2011, citizens still have few in-county options when it comes to primary and mental health care.  

  • Spencer ranks as state's 11th healthiest county

    Spencer County ranks as Kentucky’s 11th healthiest county, according to the 2011 County Health Rankings released earlier this spring.
    According to the rankings, compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Boone County, in Northern Kentucky, is considered the state’s healthiest county while Owsley County, in Eastern Kentucky, is considered the least healthy.

  • Work is underway

    Work is now underway at the Taylorsville Wastewater Treatment Plant. Kevin Sisler, the construction manager for Sisler-Maggard, said the hope is to have the job done by September.

  • Fairgrounds gets a facelift

    The Spencer County Fairgrounds will soon be sporting lots of new features thanks to a matching grant from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.