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Today's News

  • Cardinals claim crown

     

    The U13 Cardinals recently won their division in the Spencer County Youth Baseball Association league.

  • Education - NRA essay contest open to high school girls

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock is encouraging young women of Kentucky to apply for a scholarship and an opportunity to meet elected women from across the country. The National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association are co-sponsoring the 19th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest for college-bound female high school juniors and seniors.

  • Hesselbrock attends clerks’ training session
  • Proper fish handling for summer catch and release

    Summer is arguably the most popular time to fish as muggy, hot days push people to the water for relief and relaxation.

    Many anglers, especially those who seek game fish such as black bass, trout or striped bass, release their catch.

    “Catch and release works and is a good thing,” said Dave Dreves, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “But, if you don’t handle the fish properly, your good intentions can be reversed.”

  • The real meaning of independence

    Well, the Fourth of July, Independence Day, just passed again.  Did you celebrate this year? Did your family gather? Did you set off fireworks? Did you celebrate the freedom that all Americans share?

    Our freedoms were won with the blood and toil of our founding fathers. Our freedoms have been maintained with the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands since. We have learned to apply our freedoms to men and women of all races, though we struggle with those things still.

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 6, 2016

    Knights of Columbus chicken dinner

  • Shutdown avoided, budget passed

    By a 4-2 vote, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved the 2016-17 budget Thursday night, avoiding a shutdown of county government by a matter of a few hours.

    Faced with a midnight deadline, the court, which had been locked in a 3-3 stalemate over the spending plan for the next fiscal year, was under pressure from the Kentucky Department of Local Government, who stated that the county would not be able to conducted business on July 1 without a budget.

  • Shutdown avoided, budget passed

    By a 4-2 vote, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved the 2016-17 budget Thursday night, avoiding a shutdown of county government by a matter of a few hours.

    Faced with a midnight deadline, the court, which had been locked in a 3-3 stalemate over the spending plan for the next fiscal year, was under pressure from the Kentucky Department of Local Government, who stated that the county would not be able to conduct business on July 1 without a budget.

  • Work progresses at new TES

     

    Site preparation is well underway on the property just east of Taylorsville on Highway 44 where a new elementary school is slated to open to students in the fall of 2017.

    “We’re seeing really good progress,” Justin McElfresh, a project architect with Sherman Carter Barnhart, told the Spencer County Board of Education Monday evening in the Spencer County High School media center.

  • On brink of shutdown

    Spencer County government is less than 48 hours away from shutting down. On Thursday at midnight, county government cannot legally operate without a budget, which is where the county stands after the fiscal court remains in a 3-3 deadlock tie over the spending plan for 2016-17.

    Magistrates were split 3-3 last Monday night when they recessed their meeting without an agreement, only to meet again last Wednesday with no resolution reached. That prompted a special meeting on Monday afternoon, which also failed to break the deadlock.