Local News

  • Burn ban lifted

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley lifted a burn ban that had been in place for over a week in Spencer County. Unusually dry weather had created the threat for grass and wood fires in the county when Riley issued the ban earlier this month.

    The county received a little rain last week, but Monday’s heavy rains drenched the area to alleviate much of the concern.

  • State road crews ready for winter

    The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.

  • What’s happening - Week of November 30, 2016

    Annual Christmas Home Tour

    The Annual Christmas Home Tour will be Saturday, December 3 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Red Scooter. There will also be a Christmas Tea at the Red Scooter for $5, and a van will be available to take groups on the tour, with van tickets available for $5. Call 502-477-6608 for info.

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  • Accident injures seven


    Seven people, including six children, were injured in this two-car accident at the intersection of KY 248 and KY 636 last Wednesday afternoon. Two of the injured girls were flown from the scene, but none of the injuries were life-threatening and all have since been released from the hospital.  No report on the accident was available from the Sheriff’s Office, who investigated the accident. The  same intersection was also the site of another injury accident on Saturday morning.

  • Horse summit to discuss park trail improvements


    Organizers are hoping to corral a good number of horse owners, riders and enthusiasts for a meeting on December 6 to discuss ways to improve and promote Spencer County as a destination for equestrian recreation.

  • Court requests new mold test

    A week after a special judge ruled that the Spencer County Fiscal Court had adequately offered space for Sheriff Buddy Stump while he deals with a potential mold issue in his building, the court met in a special session last Wednesday and requested new test samples to see if air cleaning units have improved conditions.

  • Man severely injured after tree stand fall

    A Shepherdsville man is facing a long recovery after he fell from a tree stand while deer hunting in Spencer County last week.

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Sergeant Scott Herndon said the 51-year-old man, who’s identity was not released, fell last Tuesday afternoon about a mile from his truck on a farm where he was hunting off Bloomfield Road.

  • Tipton: GOP’s sweep in state will result in action

    State Representative James A. Tipton said voters across Kentucky and the nation voted for a new direction earlier this month, and said that’s exactly what they’re going to get, at least in Frankfort.

    “It goes back to a trend, not just in our state, but across the nation. People are frustrated by the direction we are going in.

    People went to the polls on election day and they voted for change,” said Tipton, a Republican who won his second term in Frankfort on November 8.

  • Cram the Cruiser and Community Food Drive


    A meeting to plan for the upcoming Cram the Cruiser and Community Food Drive was held at the Taylorsville Police Station on Friday.

    The campaign officially kicked off on Tuesday, November 22nd, and it will continue until December 12.