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Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 17, 2018

    Installation ceremony for Rev. Lewis

    On Sunday, January 28 at 4 p.m., an installation ceremony to welcome the new pastor, Rev. John A. Lewis, will be held at Second Baptist Church in Taylorsville, at 4 p.m.

  • State still working on Bible literacy guidelines

    The Kentucky Department of Education is still developing standards for Bible literacy courses taught in Kentucky schools which meet the guidelines set last year by the state’s General Assembly as well as meeting constitutional standards.

  • Icy roads prove deadly

     

    A Nelson County man was killed in a vehicle crash on KY 1066, just east of the Spencer County line, one of several accidents Monday caused by the icy road conditions.

    Following more than a week of sub-freezing temperatures, a front brought freezing rain to the county late Sunday and early Monday, which froze upon impact with the roadways, creating treacherous conditions for the morning commute.

  • Four more file for office

    Two incumbents and a previous four-term office holder are among four candidates who have filed election papers this past week to run in the 2018 county elections.

    Judge-Executive John Riley, a Republican, filed papers and announced last week that he would be seeking a second term in the office he’s held since January of 2015.

    “The experience and knowledge I have gained I believe will best serve Spencer County residents through the next four year term,” he said, citing his current experience as judge, and a previous term as a magistrate.

  • Ice brings a taste of the north

     

    The deep freeze of 2018 took temperatures into single digits for several days last week, and brought things to Spencer County that are typically only observed well north of the Mason-Dixon line.

    At Taylorsville Lake on Saturday, Andrew Martin of Jessamine County, brought his sons and some friends to the Possom Ridge Boat Ramp and walked out to the ice, drilled some holes and did some ice fishing.

  • Court redirects KACo loan for lot purchase

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court last week approved the redirection of KACo lease funds to purchase the vacant lot next to the County Judge-Executive’s office. The vote was 4-2, with Magistrates Brian Bayers and Hobert Judd voting no, echoing their initial opposition to the purchase last year.

    The court agreed in November to purchase the lot at an estimated price of around $90,000. It was discussed then that the money would be borrowed.

  • 2018 Budget session kicks off

    The General Assembly is back in regular session as of January 2 and it looks to be another productive, busy time as over one hundred bills have already been filed, pension reform looms, and a $22 billion budget and road plan must be formulated, debated and passed into law.

    This session is twice as long as last year – 60 days, with our last day being April 15 – in order to craft a budget as well as typical legislation.

  • Hats off to law enforcement

    Tuesday was National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day. It’s not a recognized national holiday or widely recognized by the general public, but it seems fitting that those men and women whose goal is to ‘serve and protect’ are worthy of a tip of hat or a pat on the back.

    We live in an age where there’s a lot of anger and suspicion directed at police officers. Some of it is warranted, but most of it is not.

  • 2017 was a year of great accomplishment

    In November 2016, the American people sent President Trump to the White House and Republican majorities back to Congress. We worked together to make 2017, by any objective standard, a year of extraordinary accomplishment. While the national media may overlook or downplay any of these successes, the fact remains that Congress has achieved a number of priorities this past year for the people we represent.

  • What’s Happening - Week of January 10, 2018

    Circuit Clerk’s Holiday Closing

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, January 15th, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30 am.

    Spencer County Clerk’s Holiday Closing