Local News

  • Getting ready for school at the Health fair/Readifest

    The Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Center sponsored the annual Health fair/Readifest at Spencer County High School on Saturday.

    The event offers school supplies, health and wellness checks and other useful back-to-school information for local families.

    Youth Service Center Coordinator Vonda Martin said 514 local students were at the event, and more than 787 people attended.

  • Hit and run knocks out power for 967 homes

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is searching for the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a Kentucky Utilities utility pole early Monday morning and then fled the scene, leaving hundreds in the Elk Creek area without power.

  • County fair attendance down from 2010

    The dust and fanfare surrounding the 2011 Spencer County Fair has settled, but the fair board is now faced with the somewhat unsettling question of how to revive the struggling event.

  • Former sheriff pleads not guilty

    Former Sheriff Steve Coulter entered a not guilty plea in Spencer County Circuit Court on Thursday morning.
    Coulter was indicted on charges of tampering with public records and official misconduct following a six-month investigation by the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West Branch.
    Coulter sat on the front row in the courtroom until his name was called to appear before Judge Stephen Mershon.

  • Stats: No strong connection between alcohol sales, DUIs

    The first case of beer ever sold in Spencer County came off the shelves a year and a half ago today – and so far, law enforcement officials aren’t seeing a notable increase or decrease in motorists driving under the influence.

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  • Readifest this Saturday

    The daunting task of preparing Spencer County students for another school year can be made a bit easier at the annual Health Fair/Readifest Saturday at Spencer County High School.

  • Commissioner addresses open meetings concerns

    The Taylorsville City Commission might be in violation of Kentucky’s Open Meetings Law – and one of its own commissioners is pointing it out.
    Commissioner Nathan Nation submitted a request in writing at a special meeting last week to ask the commission to correct two violations that occurred at a separate special meeting on July 19.

  • Super Saver

    When Connie Wolfe was laid off less than a year ago, she thought her life would have to change for the worse. She, like many unemployed Americans, was unsure of how she would regain buoyancy in today’s economic climate.

  • Meth lab found in trunk

    A random traffic checkpoint set up in Southville in Shelby County on Wednesday night led to an unexpected arrest when state police discovered a meth lab in the trunk of a car.
    Troopers arrested Joshua Sherrard, 33, of Spencer County and Stephanie Hamilton, 38, of Nelson County and charged them with manufacturing methamphetamines, first-degree.
    Sherrard was also charged with theft of identity for giving officers a false name, Trooper Hunter Martin said.