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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Public Record - Week of June 22, 2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office from June 1 through June 10.

    Barbara Dean, Fisherville, KY to Rick Huddleston, Fisherville, KY. Tract 4 of Normandy Station. $50,000.

    David Wilson and Theresa Wilson, Louisville, KY, to Kay and Eric Rudolf, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 99 of Hillsborough Estates. $284,000.

    Plum Ridge, LLC, Louisville, KY, to Christopher A. McMichael and Julie McMichael, Louisville, KY. Lot 8 of Elk Chase Subdivision. $25,000.

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

     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Get outside and play

    If you happened by Ray Jewell Memorial Park this past Saturday, you saw and heard something that’s becoming increasingly rare these days. The sounds of kids playing, the sights of kids running and jumping–all were on full display. The same sights are common at Waterford Park during the soccer season.

    Thanks are in order to all the adults involved in all youth programs, whether they be sports, scouting, church-related or any other activities designed to get kids out of the house and involved.

  • Budget clock about to strike

    When it comes to procrastination, I’m one of the worst offenders. Just ask my wife. The temptation to put off until tomorrow what should be done today is one I repeatedly struggle with.

    I’m not alone.

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court finally got serious about the budget Monday night. The only problem is, time is running out.

    By state law, counties must pass a balanced budget by the last day of June, to take effect the first day of July. However, the true deadlines fall a little earlier than that.

  • Legislative committees begin work for 2017

    June begins the Interim Period, a time during which legislators meet with their respective committees and monitor any issues within our scope. We also hear testimony and are informed on noteworthy topics that may require us to take action in future legislation. It is hard to believe that the 2017 session is only seven months away. Because it falls during an odd year, it will be a 30-day session that starts on Tuesday, January 3. It is already time, however, to prepare and discuss important issues facing the Commonwealth.

  • 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.