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Today's News

  • A new day must dawn in Spencer County

    Another election season has come and gone and today brings with it both happiness and sorrow. For many, this election has been hard fought and at times a little dirty, but what election isn’t. Voters have stepped up to the polls and made their decisions known and yet the real question remains. Where do we go from here?

  • Sheriff’s office receives annual audit

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s office received its annual audit from the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts office.
    According to the audit, excess fees for the department increased by $76,887 from the prior year resulting in excess fees of $564,853 as of December 31, 2013. Revenues for the department increased by $93,774 over the prior year and expenditures increased by $16,887.

  • Fiscal court approves $10k for Mt. Eden

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court unanimously approved donating $10,000 to Mt. Eden Fire Department to help the department with the ongoing recovery efforts after the department’s main fire station burned down in August.

  • What's Happening — Week of November 5

    TES to host Veteran’s Day concert
    November 6
    The Taylorsville Elementary School Chorus will be putting on their Veteran’s Day concert on Thursday Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. The community is invited to attend, especially all veterans. Admission is free of charge.

  • Trick-or-Treat event draws crowd to Main St.
  • Mt. Eden Fire Board reviews plans for new building

    The Mt. Eden Fire Department’s Board of Trustees reviewed plans and specifications for its new main fire department building Monday night.
    The plans, prepared by Jim Rollins of Walters Buildings, anticipates a 66 foot by 72 foot structure, which will include four bay doors for department vehicles as well as a training room, storage space, kitchen, office and restroom facilities. It is anticipated that the structure will maintain the footprint of the original structure which was destroyed by a fire in August.

  • Board of Education reviews school performance

    by Zach Morgan

  • ELECTION RESULTS: General Election 2014

    U.S. Senator
    Mitch McConnell 4,766 63.85%
    Alison Lundergan Grimes 2,445 32.76%

    U.S. Representative 2nd District
    Brett Guthrie 1,471 69.62%
    Ron Leach 642 30.38%

    U.S. Representative 4th District
    Thomas Massie 3,532 71.48%
    Peter Newberry 1,409 28.52%

    State Senator 14th District
    Jimmy Higdon 5,691 100.00%

    State Representative 53 District (Spencer only)
    James A. Tipton 4,701 64.61%
    Kent Stevens 2,575 35.39%

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Court record October 29 edition

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases in Spencer District Court Aug. 22, 2014:

    Traffic:
    Timothy Underwood (1992), unauthorized use of a motor vehicle first offense, guilty, sentencing to follow.

    Timothy E. Underwood (1992), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, guilty, sentencing to follow.

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases in Spencer District Court Aug. 29, 2014:

  • Church happenings — Week of Oct. 29

    Finchville Baptist to host ‘The Great Chili Cook-Off’
    The Great Chili Cook-Off
    Finchville Baptist Church is hosting “The Great Chili Cook-Off,” Sunday, Nov. 2 starting at 6:00 p.m.
    It is $10.00 to enter a pot of chili and $5.00 to eat (no charge if you entered chili.)
    Categories to enter: most like mom’s recipe, hottest/spiciest, best vegetarian, most creative.
    A new treat this year is the caramel apple bar. Call 834-7973 to enter in this year’s Chili Cook-Off.