Today's News

  • Pass the chicken


    Despite assurances to a standing-room only crowd at their last regular meeting, the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s vow to repeal the one-chicken per acre ordinance suddenly got a bit scrambled during their meeting on Monday morning.

    Planning and Zoning Commission Administrator Julie Sweazy explained that the court can’t simply repeal or rewrite an ordinance, saying instead that they would need to make a recommendation and refer it back to the commission.

  • Budget includes hike in benefits package

    After nearly 15 hours of budget discussion, the Spencer County Fiscal Court last Wednesday finally approved its 2015-16 budget, tweaking it just enough to help county employees deal with an eight percent increase in their health insurance plans.

  • Spay/neuter grants available

    Local governments and nonprofits are invited to apply for grants from the Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board to help Kentuckians spay and neuter their pets.

    “This funding will enable citizens to care for their pets while addressing a public health and safety issue,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “We’re pleased that we can help fiscal courts and 501(c)(3) organizations provide this important service.”

  • Texting and driving simulator coming to town on Thursday

    A mobile texting while driving simulator is coming to Taylorsville Thursday for drivers to experience how sending text messages while operating a vehicle can impair driving.

    The simulator will be parked in front of Anytime Fitness from 2-8 p.m. and is free to anyone wishing to participate. Local pastor Ned Way was instrumental in brining the simulator to Spencer County. According to a press release, the simulator is “a mobile texting display truck that includes a 28-minute demonstration with 12 real life driving simulators.”

  • Agriculture - Canine influenza on rise

    Canine influenza is on the move in the United States. A new strain of the flu has led to the death of eight dogs and sickened more than 1,700 in the Chicago area. Now dogs in other states including Wisconsin, Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Indiana are getting sick. Authorities are not yet sure if the strain of the virus is the same, but are urging awareness.

    University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Lab pathologist Lynne Cassone said there is no reason to panic, but dog owners should be vigilant.

  • Agriculture - Local 4-H members hone skills at communications day event


    The 2015 Louisville Area Communications Day was Saturday, May 9, at Cedar Grove Elementary School in Shepherdsville. I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job.

    Junior Home Environment Demonstration: 1st Place and Blue Ribbon – Lorelae Cox demonstrated How to Make Towel Friends.

    Junior Safety Demonstration: 2nd Place and Blue Ribbon – Christopher Drury demonstrated How to Safely Haul Equipment.

    Speech Category: 2nd Place and Blue – Jackson Baird, Kentucky State Fair.

  • Agriculture - Get savvy about geraniums

    My interest in hardy geraniums started in about 1996. In European gardens they were as commonplace as phlox was in American perennial gardens. Twenty years later and hardy geraniums are available, in all their glory, at most garden centers. Experience has taught us which ones are suited to our warm summer climate.

  • Sports Briefs - week of May 27

    Lady Bears Basketball Camp

    The Spencer County Lady Bears basketball team will host a Youth Basketball Camp on June 8-11 for girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

    The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

    Cost for the camp is $50 (which includes a T-shirt) and if you register by June 1, you can save $10. There are also family discounts available for siblings.

    If you are interested in sending a girl to camp, contact Coach Brandy Scott at 502-558-9646 or email her at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • 4-H shooting results

    Several local shooters and archers had a good showing at the 7th Annual Spencer County Invitational Shooting Sports Tournament on May 16.

    In Trap Shooting, Krisenda Neeley placed second in ages 12-14 division, while Travis Clemens and Patrick Rood finished second and third respectively in the 15-18 division.

    In Air Pistol, Sean Ladwig placed second in the age 15-18 class.

  • Lady Bears can’t keep run going


    The Spencer County Lady Bears, winners of their last seven games, ran out of steam at the same time as they ran into the 8th Region’s top team last Tuesday, falling to Anderson County 10-0 in the first round of the 30th District Tournament in Shelbyville.

    The Bearcats, 27-8 on the season, set the tone early on with a big four-run first inning, bolstered by a single, an error and a couple of walks that loaded the bases and lit up the scoreboard.