Local News

  • County budget battle to continue Thursday

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court’s budget battle will continue Thursday with both the county judge executive and two of the magistrates taking opposing positions on the issue.
    Spencer County Judge Executive Bill Karrer said that the magistrate’s special called meeting on May 13 was an illegal meeting that he was not invited to. Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock, who normally takes formal minutes during fiscal court meetings said she was also not invited to attend.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property Transfers

    April 28, 2014: Lori B. Smith and Jason Smith of Elk Creek Rd., Taylorsville to 547 Bluffview LLC of Kensington Dr., Columbus, Ohio, lot 2 of the Bluff, as shown in plat cabinet 1, slide 161 in the Spencer County Clerk’s office, $285,000.

  • 4-H shooting sports tournament draws large field
  • Baunach selected for Gatton Academy
  • Whats Happening

    Child and teen summer reading programs
    coming up
    The library is holding registration for the child and teen summer reading programs starting May 24. The child reading program is on Tuesdays in June at 10:30 a.m. and the teen program is in June at 6:30 p.m.

  • Court rejects budget proposal

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court rejected the first reading of an ordinance pertaining to the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget by a 4-2 vote Monday. The vote came less than a week after a special meeting in which four magistrates discussed issues they had with the budget as presented.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were collected at the Spencer County Clerk’s office:

    March 27, 2014: Glenn Harpool and Terri Harpool, Inglenook Drive, Taylorsville, to Kenny L. Harryman and Jeffery D. Harryman, Inglenook Drive, Taylorsville, lot 65A of Early Wyne Planation, as shown in plat cabinet 3, slide 390 in the Spencer County Clerk’s office, $283,000.

  • Man indicted for attempt to murder jailer

    The man facing charges for attempting to take Spencer County Jailer Darrell Herndon’s life and the life of a good samaritan has been indicted in Nelson County Circuit court and will be arraigned Thursday.
    James W. Gillespie, 18, of Mount Eden, was indicted on two counts of attempted murder, third-degree assault, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, disarming a police officer, first-degree escape, theft by unlawful taking-firearm, two counts of third-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of menacing.

  • ELECTION 2014: Jones wins Co. Attorney



    The following election results are unofficial and reflect Spencer County's results only.

    US Senator - REPUBLICAN (Vote For 1)
    Matt BEVIN - 782
    Brad COPAS - 12
    Mitch McCONNELL - 946
    Chris PAYNE - 12
    Shawna STERLING - 16

    County Judge/Executive - REPUBLICAN (Vote For 1)
    Don PAY - 409
    John RILEY - 993
    Lawrence TRAGESER - 181