Today's News

  • Jenkins DUI trial starts Thursday

    The trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins is set to begin Thursday in Shelby County. Jenkins is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • A wish come true

    In a lot of ways, the crippling effects of Huntington’s Disease have taken 17-year-old Cody Goodlett prisoner. But last Wednesday, Goodlett, who lives in Little Mount with his mother, step-father and siblings, got to taste a bit of freedom that he hasn’t experienced since his startling diagnosis in January 2008.

  • Fiscal court wants zoning ordinance reworked

    After reviewing the county’s current zoning ordinance at the request of some local business owners, the fiscal court ultimately turned down a recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and is asking it to completely rework the ordinance as a whole.
    The court tabled a recommendation of the commission during its April 4 meeting, but Judge-Executive Bill Karrer brought the issue off the table and suggested the court turn it down.
    The recommendation was to delete one word from current regulations regarding businesses zoned B-1.

  • Remnants of 9 meth labs found roadside

    Law enforcement officials and a group of volunteers collecting trash discovered the remnants of nine abandoned, inactive methamphetamine labs along Spencer County roadways last week.
    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump said a volunteer group collecting trash along Overlook Road found one of the inactive labs, while a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy investigating a case found eight abandoned labs on the side of Whitfield Lane. The deputy reported them to the local sheriff’s department, which handled the cleanup.

  • County sets clerk’s budget

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court approved a budget for the county clerk Monday night on its third try since passing an ordinance to implement a fee-pooling system for that office.
    A proposed budget failed to get approval earlier this month by a vote of 2-3. One magistrate was absent from that meeting.
    Magistrate David Goodlett, who voted against a budget that would have capped expenditures for deputies, assistants and other employees at $298,264 on April 4, said he reconsidered the matter and changed his mind.

  • Toss unwanted, expired drugs April 30

    On April 30 Spencer County residents will have an opportunity to toss unwanted or expired medicines – prescription or otherwise – safely and close to home through a nation-wide drug collection initiative sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • Indictments from March 24

    The following case was heard by a Spencer County Grand Jury:

    Robert D. Ross, of Shady Lane in Shepherdsville, was indicted March 24 on two class D felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct that created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to the occupants of 1170 Dogwood Circle, when he fired a handgun in the direction of the residence.

  • Property transfers – 4/13

    The following property transfers were recently collected from the Spencer County Clerk’s Office:

    Geraldine Simpson, Mount Eden to Jill Burgan Whitehouse, Ernest Whitehouse and Johnnie Saunders, Mount Eden, a tract of land near Ky. 636, as described in deed book 237 page 399, $13,200.

    The Ray-Harris Company, LLC, Elizabethtown, to James C. Dowden and Marilyn Dowden, Fisherville, lot 28 of Fox Lair Subdivision, as described in deed book 237 page 408, $353,137.53.

  • District court proceedings from Jan. 4 & 7

    The following civil case was heard in Spencer County Circuit Court Jan. 4, 2011, by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Country Day Apartments v. Dutchess Price, eviction hearing, judgment in favor of the plantiff.

    The following cases were heard in Spencer County District Court Jan. 7, 2011, by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Norma L. Stone, speeding 10 miles over the speed limit, pled guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs.

  • Local farmer gives class on living gluten free

    Sarah Fauber of Riversong Farm taught an SOS class on Becoming Gluten Free on April 9. There were eight attendees.
    Shannon Depew, who has lived in Spencer County 7 1/2 years, attended the class to learn more about gluten free eating because she and her daughter have milk allergies. Even though they are doing much better, she suspects a wheat allergy also.
    Gluten is a combination of proteins found in grains. Barley, wheat and rye specifically cause a reaction in people who are sensitive to gluten.