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Today's News

  • Jenkins cited for DUI

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins was arrested by Kentucky State Police early Saturday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. Jenkins, who is seeking his fourth term in office this election year, was also cited for speeding and failure to produce an insurance card.

    On Tuesday, Jenkins declined to comment about the charges on the advice of his attorney.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Kill Saturday mail? Not so fast

    National media report that Saturday mail delivery may go the way of the milk wagon, and that a wide majority of Americans think that’s ok.

    Hold on.

    Congress must act first, and that is not likely to happen soon. Some Congressional leaders worry about trimming mail service, even if only 35 percent of people surveyed by Gallup last summer disapprove.

    Poll results are guided by the way questions are asked. They don’t give a full picture. Knowing that, Congress is not yet ready to decide.

  • Cheerleading coach charged with felony

    Spencer County Middle School’s cheerleading coach was charged Monday with a felony for theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

    April D. Moore, 36, has been accused of allegedly refusing to turn in an estimated $5,000 to $8,000 in funds to the school’s athletic account. She was taken to Shelby County Detention Center Monday and released later that day on her own recognizance.

  • FFA competes in UK Field Day

    Ten members of the Spencer County FFA competed at the University of Kentucky FFA Field Day on April 9. 

    The members competed in the Green Innovations in Agriculture contest along with Farm Business Management.  In both contests Spencer County had the top teams. 

  • Jenkins addresses state of Spencer County

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins presented his annual State of the County address Thursday. Below are the highlights of his speech given at the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    TAXES:

    Spencer County is looking at a 9.2 percent decrease in revenue because of lower-than-projected tax base.

    “For far too long, property tax has been the main source of revenue for the county,” Jenkins said.

  • PHOTO: Scouting luncheon

    Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry was the guest speaker at the annual Spencer County Friends of Scouting luncheon – an event to raise funds for local Boy Scout programs. Henry discussed how her experience with Girl Scouts influenced her life, how it helped her to be successful and be focused.

    Organizers raised $4,800 at the event, just shy of their $5,000 goal. The Boy Scouts of America thrives, in large part, due to support it receives in the community.

     Over 50 patrons attended the event and enjoyed lunch served by The Tea Cup.

    Photo submitted

  • A look at the Bible and what it says about adultery

    One of the biggest sins the devil has to use on us is adultery.

    As we look at five different people we see all five committing adultery, regardless of what we call it today.

    King David, President Clinton, John Edwards, Rick Pitino, and Tiger Woods.

    Now let’s look at what the Bible says about adultery.

    Exodus 20:14 Thou shall not commit adultery, this is one of the Ten Commandments.

    Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding, he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

  • LETTER: 'Bad behavior' by judge-executive

    Enough is enough! 

    While the country struggles to re-write it’s ethics code, our county judge executive continued his fall from grace last weekend.  He added to his misuse of the Kentucky Association of Counties credit cards, by being arrested by the state police near Fisherville for drunk driving!

    How bad must his behavior get? 

    He has made Spencer County the laughing stock of the Louisville Metro area.  He has shrugged off every misconduct and now dares to run for re-election!

  • Century-old barn destroyed by winds

    Strong winds destroyed an Elk Creek livestock barn Wednesday night, scattering planks and debris more than 100 yards from the site of the century-old structure.

    Nathan Lawson–whose family has owned the barn since the 1950s–said it was used daily to feed cattle. It also stored hay and equipment.

    “It was in good shape,” he said. Repairs had been done to the foundation and posts just last year.  

    Lawson initially believed a tornado caused the damage.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Absentee voting machine open

    Spencer County residents who will be out of the county on Primary Election Day, May 18, will be eligible to vote absentee at the county clerk’s office during regular business hours. For more information, please call the clerk’s office at 477-3215.

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