Today's News

  • Free GED tests offered

    Now until June 30, the state is paying for the General Education Development tests, better known as the GED.  Normally it would cost the public $60.00 to take the test. 
    If anyone is interested, they should contact the Spencer County Adult Learning Center at 502-477-3265. Anyone wishing to earn a GED diploma must first pass the Official Practice Test.  If test-takers pass the OPT, then they can register to take the GED tests at a testing center in Shelbyville.

  • Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks recognize National Donate Life Month

    The circuit court clerks throughout Kentucky and their Trust For Life celebrate National Donate Life Month this April.

  • Relay ceremony to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost

    During the Relay For Life of Spencer County, the American Cancer Society will hold a luminaria ceremony to honor, remember and celebrate the lives that have been touched by cancer. Luminaria will be lit at Spencer County High School on June 8 at 10 p.m. to represent these individuals
    Anyone who would like to make a luminaria donation may do so by contacting Joy Thompson at 502-643-1573 or by visiting relayforlife.org/spencer. Each luminaria candle is $5.

  • SCHS to host ‘Dancing with the Stars’

    The Spencer County High School FFA Chapter and Dance Team are once again teaming up to produce a rendition of the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars” at the high school Thursday night. The event will start at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. The entertaining lineup will include staff and friends of the school system, as well as public officials. The participants will be paired with members of the dance team and will be competing for the award of Spencer County’s best dancer.

  • Spreading Easter cheer

    Not often does a parent-teacher conference end in the collection of 95 Easter baskets, but when it involves Brandi Sommer and her son’s teacher at Spencer County Elementary School, Harriett Hile, that’s exactly what happens.

  • Escapees caught in Texas

    The subjects of a manhunt in Spencer County last October were arrested in Texas on Friday.

  • Alleged drunk driver takes out utility pole

    Dispatched to the scene of a downed power line on Shelbyville Road on Saturday morning, deputies with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department found a surprise — an abandoned vehicle and a broken utility pole.

  • Mobley released on bond

    A Mount Eden man facing attempted murder, assault and wanton endangerment charges has been released from custody and has admitted himself to a Louisville psychiatric hospital per the terms of his bond agreement

  • Explosive device found

    Editor's note: A portion of this story was inadvertently omitted from this week's paper. The story appears here in its entirety.

    A confirmed explosive device caused a scare in Spencer County on Thursday afternoon and shut down part of Ky. 248 — Briar Ridge Road — for several hours.

    Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said a man called his office around 2:30 p.m. Thursday to report a possible explosive device.

  • Police warn of phone scam targeting the elderly

    A Spencer County grandmother received a phone call Tuesday afternoon, but the caller trying to scam her out of $3,500 wasn't her grandson — he only claimed to be.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said he spoke with the woman, who wanted to get the word out to others so they wouldn't fall victim to the con.
    The call came between 1:40 and 1:50 p.m. and came from an unknown number.
    The woman received a call Monday around the same time from an unknown number, but the caller didn't say anything.