Today's News

  • Event targets SCHS students looking for careers


    With graduation right around the corner, a lot of students are making plans for college. However, a significant number of high school students are looking at a different path, one that local educators are placing more and more value in.

    Spencer County High School last week hosted a Transitional Fair, designed to help students who are looking to jump right into the work force, who have the training or trade skills that many employers are looking for.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 26, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter Fundraiser at Fairgrounds

    “A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds” will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.

    Judge Angus will be performing from 3 - 5 p.m. along with Adam Spears & The Nameless Band taking the stage from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • Public Record - Week of April 26, 2017

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of March 15, 2017, until April 5, 2017.

    CM Russell Properties, LLC, Louisville, KY to Kathryn Elizabeth Coode, Fisherville, KY. Lot 8 of Wilsonville Heights. $262,500.

    Top Flight Development, LLC, Fisherville, KY to Alpha and Omega Homes, LLC, Crestwood, KY. Lot 98 of Top Flight Landing. $19,500.

  • From our readers - Old Jail is worth preserving

    Old buildings are an important part of our heritage, giving us a glimpse of the people and events that came before us. Many times, dedicated volunteers and community support are a necessary part of the salvation of these historic structures.

  • From our readers - Sheriff Stump no longer affordable

    Spencer County Fiscal Court can no longer afford the current sheriff both in monetary terms nor in terms of believability and law enforcement credibility. Please allow me to explain.

    Sheriff Buddy Stump was elected in the 2010 election and took office in January 2011. He cited his management skills and the unreasonable high cost of wages for the existing sheriff deputies and claimed he could provide 24/7 patrol and 911 call response services should he be elected.  But here is what happened instead.

  • Road Delays on KY 55 in Finchville

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of lane closures next week on KY 55 in Shelby County.  Contract crews will be performing corrective work May 1-5 at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile marker 3.8).

    KY 55 will be reduced to one lane at the bridge which is located between Finchville and Shelbyville. A temporary traffic signal will be installed next week to control the flow of vehicles through the work zone. Motorists should expect some delays in this area.

  • Good people doing good things

    It all comes down to good people.

    Some communities try to better themselves with attractions or festivals. Some place all their hopes in economic development or tourism or some historical claim to fame. All of these things certainly can benefit a community, but at the end of the day, the value of our hometown is dictated by those we call our neighbors.

    I was reminded of that last week as I drove past a couple on Hwy 155 who were spending a cool day picking up other people’s trash.

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month


    Think you can drive if you’re distracted? Think again!

  • Agriculture - FFA Field Day


  • Agriculture - Mild winter means we need to be more tick aware

    A mild winter can have its downsides. One is that more ticks probably survived than normal. The result is more hungry ticks out earlier than usual, according to Lee Townsend, extension entomologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    Typically, warm weather brings ticks out of hiding to find the blood meal they need to continue their life cycle. In the past two weeks, Townsend has received calls about ticks on both people and pets.