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Today's News

  • Democrats host vote drive

    The Spencer County Democrats hosted a “Get out the Vote” drive on Saturday.
    Carmin Gaines, Winford Sweazy, Diane Sheeley, Betty Schmidt and Jane Schultz participated.
    “We signed up several new voters,” Gaines said.

  • Baby Nethery born March 10

    Josh and Heather Nethery of Mount Eden welcomed their baby boy, Ethan Todd Nethery, to the world March 10 at 2:20 a.m.
    Ethan was born at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, weighing 8 pounds, 14.3 ounces. He was 20.5 inches long.
    Ethan was also welcomed by his grandparents, Gary and Teri Nethery, Ken Moore and Ruth Moore-May; and his great-grandmother, Oneita Moore.

  • Local roads to close for work Thursday and Friday

    Temporary lane closures on Ky. 44 in Spencer County between the Bullitt/Spencer County line and Saddlebrook Road (mile points 0 and 2) are scheduled for later this week, according to a news release from the Department of Highways District 5 Office.
    These lane closures are scheduled for Thursday and Friday to allow for roadway resurfacing.
    The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur, the news release said.

  • Local VFW, Ladies Auxiliary meet second Thursday of the month

    Taylorsville VFW Post #11426 and the Ladies Auxiliary have their monthly meeting the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The post is located at 106 Washington Street, Taylorsville. All veterans and their spouses are encouraged to attend.
     

  • Fairgrounds gets a facelift

    The Spencer County Fairgrounds will soon be sporting lots of new features thanks to a matching grant from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Jenkins DUI trial starts Thursday

    The trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins is set to begin Thursday in Shelby County. Jenkins is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • A wish come true

    In a lot of ways, the crippling effects of Huntington’s Disease have taken 17-year-old Cody Goodlett prisoner. But last Wednesday, Goodlett, who lives in Little Mount with his mother, step-father and siblings, got to taste a bit of freedom that he hasn’t experienced since his startling diagnosis in January 2008.

  • Fiscal court wants zoning ordinance reworked

    After reviewing the county’s current zoning ordinance at the request of some local business owners, the fiscal court ultimately turned down a recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission and is asking it to completely rework the ordinance as a whole.
    The court tabled a recommendation of the commission during its April 4 meeting, but Judge-Executive Bill Karrer brought the issue off the table and suggested the court turn it down.
    The recommendation was to delete one word from current regulations regarding businesses zoned B-1.

  • Remnants of 9 meth labs found roadside

    Law enforcement officials and a group of volunteers collecting trash discovered the remnants of nine abandoned, inactive methamphetamine labs along Spencer County roadways last week.
    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump said a volunteer group collecting trash along Overlook Road found one of the inactive labs, while a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy investigating a case found eight abandoned labs on the side of Whitfield Lane. The deputy reported them to the local sheriff’s department, which handled the cleanup.

  • County sets clerk’s budget

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court approved a budget for the county clerk Monday night on its third try since passing an ordinance to implement a fee-pooling system for that office.
    A proposed budget failed to get approval earlier this month by a vote of 2-3. One magistrate was absent from that meeting.
    Magistrate David Goodlett, who voted against a budget that would have capped expenditures for deputies, assistants and other employees at $298,264 on April 4, said he reconsidered the matter and changed his mind.