Today's News

  • Body of drowning victim recovered from lake


  • Shutdown looms over budget

    County services could come to a halt next week unless members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court can reach an agreement on the 2016-17 budget.

    They couldn’t on Monday night when the second reading of the budget failed to pass on a 3-3 tie, leading Judge-

    Executive John Riley to recess the meeting shortly before 10 p.m. with the court scheduled to reconvene today.

  • New principal named at SCES


    Spencer County Elementary School has a new principal.

    The school’s site-based decision-making council on June 13 awarded the job to Bloomfield Elementary School principal Leah Hardin, superintendent Chuck Adams said.

    Hardin replaces Mark Thomas, who will stay on as principal through June 30. After his third year as principal, Thomas was hired Friday to replace Brett Beaverson as Spencer County Public Schools’ director of operations.

    Hardin and Thomas will both start their new jobs on July 1.

  • Board extends Adams’ contract through 2020

    The Spencer County Board of Education on Thursday granted a one-year contract extension to superintendent Chuck Adams, giving him the go-ahead to lead the district through 2020.

    At a work session in the Spencer County Elementary School media center, the board approved the extension by a 3-2 vote, with Sandy Clevenger and Lynn Shelburne voting against it.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 22, 2016

    Historical meeting to focus on life of Felix Grundy Stidger

    The Spencer County Historical Society will host its monthly meeting on Monday, June 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Public Library. A special program will be presented on the life of Felix Grundy Stidger. You are invited to come and view a DVD of Felix Grundy Stidger showing what his life was about. Limited seating is available so please call 502-354-9134 to reserve a spot.

    City to host third Strategic Planning meeting

  • Court questions professionalism of KSP dispatch

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court refused to approve a contract with the Kentucky State Police to continue providing 911 dispatch services, citing questions about whether Sheriff Buddy Stump is being properly notified of emergency calls.

    The court was to renew an interlocal agreement with KSP, but magistrate Jim Williams said he’s not convinced the Frankfort dispatchers are providing adequate service to the county.

  • Sunday alcohol sales get final approval by court

    Sunday sales of alcohol in Spencer County got the final approval Monday night during the meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court. The court approved the measure, 4-2.

    The court originally discussed allowing Sunday sales earlier this year, but that effort failed on a 3-3 tie vote. This time, magistrate Jim Williams said he would be changing his vote in light of a similar ordinance passed a couple of months ago by the city.

  • SCHS grad retiring after sterling career as U.S. Army officer


  • Wreck claims life of Meade Co. woman

    A Meade County woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident last Wednesday morning on a stretch of U.S. 31E that’s been the site of numerous serious accidents in recent years.

    Kristin Bullock, 28, of Brandenburg, died when her car struck another vehicle head-on. The car she struck was then hit in the rear by another vehicle. Two others were injured in the accident and transported by Bullitt County Ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Jones vying for Miss Kentucky

    Thirty contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky 2016, and among them will be Laura Jones of Fisherville.  

    Once again this year, one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the public, rather than the panel of judges.