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Today's News

  • A visit to Mayberry - one of TV’s favorite towns

     

  • Recycling Center’s future in question

     

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley wants the fiscal court to take a look at eliminating the county’s recycling program. However, an effort to take away a portion of their space in the county-owned building on Spears Drive failed in a 3-3 vote Monday morning.

  • Tipton: Scandal can’t stop pension talks

    It’s been a tumultuous week in Frankfort and State Representative James A. Tipton, R-Taylorsville, hopes to see officials stay focused on the business at hand, primarily, addressing the state’s pension crisis.

  • Beware of fake classified ads

    Last week, a scam alert was issued by Attorney General Andy Beshear to warn Kentuckians about fraudulent advertisements placed in the classified section of local Kentucky newspapers and online.

    Beshear said Kentuckians in several counties including Bath, Barren, Franklin and Jefferson have reported replying to classified ads for a deeply discounted John Deere tractor, Toyota or Chevrolet pickup truck that turned out to be a scam.

  • head-on collision on KY 155

     

    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and Spencer County EMS worked to free a driver from the wreckage of this car following a two-vehicle head-on collision last Tuesday night on KY 155 near the Jefferson County line.

    No accident report was ready at press time and identities of those involved have not been released, but the man in this car was seriously injured and remains hospitalized. The driver of the  other vehicle was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

  • Court seeks price quotes on ballfield lighting

    While they’re not sure where the matching grants will come from, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday to get price quotes on providing lights for at least one baseball field at Ray Jewell Memorial Park. The decision comes after the county received a state grant for $39,000 after at least six years of applying for the funds.

  • What’s Happening - Week of November 8, 2017

    Circuit Clerk’s Office closed Friday

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Friday, November 10th, in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday.  The office will reopen on Monday, November 13th, at 7:30 a.m.

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  • Vice is never the answer

    The pension crisis continues to dominate headlines across Kentucky as state lawmakers wrestle with ways to preserve the retirement systems for teachers and other state workers without bankrupting the Commonwealth’s coffers.

    Years of mismanagement and inadequate funding have resulted in the real possibility that the system will run out of money to pay the promised pensions of those about to retire and those already retired, not to mention those who are just starting or who are in the middle of their careers.

  • Tipton not supporting pension proposal

    This week all across our nation individuals and communities will honor our Veterans. Originally called Armistice Day, this recognition was enacted by President Woodrow Wilson to mark the end of World War 1 on November 11, 1918. Congress made this a federal holiday in 1938 and the name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. The original resolution says, “the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding.”