Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office takes over prisoner transport

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is now in charge of transporting the county’s prisoners for financial and legal reasons, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said Friday.
    The decision, made after an executive session at the Fiscal Court’s Jan. 17 meeting, will move the county’s transport officers under the umbrella of the sheriff’s department, but will allow Jailer Darrell Herndon, who was elected in 2010, to continue transporting prisoners, too.

  • Franklin Circuit Judge enters temporary injunction, declares HB1 unconstitutional

    Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Tuesday that House Bill I, which redefined new legislative districts in Kentucky – including those of state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Spencer County’s state representatives– is unconstitutional.

    Shepherd’s ruling came down shortly before 4 p.m., a day after a four-hour court hearing.

  • PHOTOS: Celebrating ‘Lincoln Day’
  • PHOTOS: Drawing for position

    Candidates for Spencer County Clerk drew for position on this year's primary election ballot.

    Both Republican candidates, Lynn Hesselbrock and Karen Spencer, were present. Two of the five Democrat candidates, Abbigail Nation and Annette King, were present. Barry Hume, CaSandra Zabenco and Joy Hall were not present for the drawing. The order of Democrat candidates on the ballot will be Nation, Hall, King, Zabenco and Hume. The order of Republican candidates appearing on the ballot will be Spencer and Hesselbrock.

  • MAP tests show students’ in-year progress

    With the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year in the rear view mirror, Spencer County school district administrators and faculty now have access to data courtesy of the Measures of Academic Progress test that can help educators determine if their students are making adequate advancements throughout the school year.

  • Even in this age, marriage does not have to be an obsolete concept

    Could marriage become obsolete? Why is this question being proposed? Well, maybe because the latest statistics reflect this trend in our society.
    The usual decision — which was reflected in our society in 1960, when 72 percent of all adults, ages 18 and older, were married — has changed percentage-wise to just over 50 percent with some predicting that within a few years the number will drop below the half-way mark.
    What has happened? Where are we going? Why the overall change? Are there any worthwhile answers?

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court Records Jan. and Feb. 2012

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Jan. 27, 2012:

    Zachary C. Bennett (1993), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Jason J. Curtsinger (1988), no operators/moped license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine and $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • 2011 Spencer County High School football awards

    Spencer County High School honored its 2011 football team Sunday, Jan. 15, with a banquet in the school cafeteria.
    The 2011 season saw the Bears football program register its first state playoff victory with a 20-8 win over Louisville Doss.
    Coach Mike Marksbury said the banquet presented a great opportunity to honor the team’s eight outgoing seniors: Clint Allgeier, Daniel Bell, Cameron Bishop, Matt Black, Morgan Brown, Hunter Herring, Corey Sealey and Michael Williams.

  • Bullitt FSA faces closure

    Thirteen years ago, farmers in Bullitt and surrounding counties heard a similar story.

    The federal government was looking to make cutbacks in the Farm Service Agency and that would result in a reorganization in its office locations.

    When that happened, services for Bullitt, Spencer and Jefferson counties were all located into a facility in Mount Washington.

    Now, the latest round of cutbacks may mean that farmers in those counties will have to seek assistance in new locations by the end of the year.

  • Be an advocate for the elderly

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you write a column on the shameful crime of elder abuse? I’ve worked for Adult Protective Services for many years, and it seems like this ongoing problem doesn’t get enough attention.
    Concerned Citizen

    Dear Concerned,

    I certainly can! Elder abuse is an immense and often hidden problem that all Americans need to be aware of so they can recognize it, and know what to do if they suspect a problem.