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Today's News

  • LETTER: Local Habitat reaches beyond borders

    An Aguan family thanks Spencer Countians and Spencer County Habitat for Humanity for their generosity and compassion.

    Just months after finishing the first Habitat house in Spencer County, your local Habitat began another build-this time in Agua, in Honduras, Latin America.

  • Superintendent Adams earns high marks

    Chuck Adams has mastered his role as superintendent. That’s essentially what the Spencer County School Board said when they presented his evaluation Monday night.

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

    There’s probably not a person in Spencer County that has not been affected by cancer. You’ve heard the numbers cited before and there’s no real reason to repeat them because the truth is, everyone reading this has or will know someone who will be inflicted by this terrible disease.

    But rather than brace for the inevitable, many in the community find the best way to address the disease is head-on, and that’s what will be taking place this weekend at the Spencer County Middle School parking lot on KY 44 during the annual Relay for Life.

  • Flash flooding closes roads, strands one motorist

    Flood waters closed roads and left one motorist stranded after a thunderstorm Monday evening.

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Martin helped a man get out of his truck as water swept across KY 44/Mt. Washington Road near River Heights subdivision. Martin said the man was attempting to drive through the flooded roadway when his engine stalled.

    Martin said even as the rain and flood were subsiding, water still hit just below his knees as he escorted the man to safety.

  • UK's all-equine field day set for June 27

    The University of Kentucky Equine Initiative will hold an all-equine field day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27 on UK’s Maine Chance Equine Campus on Newtown Pike, just north of Interstate75. Admission is free, and lunch will be available for purchase from the Fayette County Cattlemen’s Association and the Fayette County 4-H and FFA Livestock Club.

    The field day is designed for horse owners, farm owners, farm managers and equine veterinarians. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with a long list of questions for the experts.

  • Gunz a blazin' U14 team places 2nd

    Spencer County 14U team Young Gunz placed second in the first annual Summer Slam Classic last weekend.  The two-day tournament was held in London  June 13-14.  The team came from behind to win two games but, dispite their grit, were named runner-up.

    Team members seen below are: Coach Brent New, Austin Gabrie, Chaz Goodlett, Logan Hall, Josh Talley, Coach Billy Talley, Dylan Boone, Austin King, Coach Jonathan O’Dell,  Westin Pittman, Jordan Hardin,Travis O’Dell, and Landon New, Josh Ferency and Austin Heilman.

  • 4-H Livestock Club brings home the ribbons

    The Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club attended the Washington County Livestock Judging Contest with the following receiving awards: 

  • 4-H tractor contest

    The Spencer County 4-H tractor contest was held on May 9 at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided breakfast for the group, which was greatly appreciated.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March. 

  • Deputies respond to burglary in progress

    Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a burglary in progress at a Mt. Washington Road home Thursday afternoon that ended in a foot chase.

    Christopher Ferguson, 24, of New Albany, Ind., was seen by police leaving the rear of a home in the 6000 block of Mt. Washington Road. Deputy Kyle Bennett said that the back door had been pried open and broken glass lay on the ground.

  • Clashing over sewer boundaries

    The plans have been drawn up for three years, but efforts to extend Taylorsville Water Department’s sewer service area finally came to a critical point when the county denied their support at Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

    City water department representatives approached fiscal court this week asking for a letter of support at the request of Kentucky’s Division of Water.  The proposed 201 boundary line would have extended the water department’s service area northward on KY 55 toward Elk Creek Road and along Hardesty Ridge back to KY 44.