Local News

  • PHOTOS: Drawing for position

    Candidates for Spencer County Clerk drew for position on this year's primary election ballot.

    Both Republican candidates, Lynn Hesselbrock and Karen Spencer, were present. Two of the five Democrat candidates, Abbigail Nation and Annette King, were present. Barry Hume, CaSandra Zabenco and Joy Hall were not present for the drawing. The order of Democrat candidates on the ballot will be Nation, Hall, King, Zabenco and Hume. The order of Republican candidates appearing on the ballot will be Spencer and Hesselbrock.

  • MAP tests show students’ in-year progress

    With the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year in the rear view mirror, Spencer County school district administrators and faculty now have access to data courtesy of the Measures of Academic Progress test that can help educators determine if their students are making adequate advancements throughout the school year.

  • Bullitt FSA faces closure

    Thirteen years ago, farmers in Bullitt and surrounding counties heard a similar story.

    The federal government was looking to make cutbacks in the Farm Service Agency and that would result in a reorganization in its office locations.

    When that happened, services for Bullitt, Spencer and Jefferson counties were all located into a facility in Mount Washington.

    Now, the latest round of cutbacks may mean that farmers in those counties will have to seek assistance in new locations by the end of the year.

  • Director fired amid EMS mess

    Spencer County Emergency Medical Services is under new leadership following reports that the EMS facility on Spears Drive was dilapidated, with rodent excrement, possible mold and holes in the ceiling and floor.

    The lack of communication regarding the condition of the building was one of the reasons Judge-Executive Bill Karrer gave during Monday morning’s Fiscal Court meeting for his decision to relieve then-EMS Director and Director of Emergency Management Darrell Stevens of his posts.

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  • Law enforcement looking for man posing as police

    Local law enforcement officials are warning citizens of a male subject who stopped a car posing as police last Wednesday.
    A female was stopped Wednesday on Ky. 44 East at Stevens Lane by a white male with a blue light on his dash, according to a Nixle alert. (Nixle is a free online service used by the Taylorsville Police Department to inform community members of valuable information via text messages and emails.)
    The impostor looked at the woman’s license, and as another car approached, he threw her license at her and fled back to his car, the alert said.

  • Spencer County’s unemployment rate sits at 8.1 percent

    The unemployment rate in Spencer County fell 1.2 percent between December 2010 and December 2011, but increased 0.2 percent from November to December last year.
    Spencer’s unemployment rate for December 2011 was 8.1 percent, meaning it was 9.3 percent in December 2010 and 7.9 percent in November 2011.
    With an estimated 9,379 possible members of the civilian labor force, 8,617 were employed and 762 were unemployed.

  • Taylorsville Police: Beware callers asking for personal information and claiming to be from H&R Block

    Someone has been calling residents of Spencer County claiming to be with H&R Block and asking for personal information.
    “It is not H&R Block,” said a Nixle alert from the Taylorsville Police Department. “It’s a scam.”
    The police department issued the alert last week after the local H&R Block got a number of calls about the scam from citizens, said Chief Toby Lewis.
    Calls have come from multiple numbers and show up on caller IDs as “H&R Block” or as a blocked call, Lewis said.

  • School board makes plans to weather expected budget storm

    With a shrinking student population and rumors of continued significant cuts from state education dollars, the Spencer County Board of Education is already talking about how it plans to weather what is expected to be a turbulent financial 2012-2013 school year.

  • Judge delays filing deadline for state reps., senators

    A Franklin County Circuit Court judge issued a temporary injunction Tuesday afternoon to delay the filing deadline for state legislative candidates through Feb. 7.

    That ruling keeps alive state Rep. Kim King’s hopes of keeping her seat in the 55th District after a redistricting plan signed into law last week pushed her out.

    “I’m very pleased,” said King, who represents Spencer County as part of the 55th District.