Today's News

  • Hit and run knocks out power for 967 homes

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is searching for the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a Kentucky Utilities utility pole early Monday morning and then fled the scene, leaving hundreds in the Elk Creek area without power.

  • County fair attendance down from 2010

    The dust and fanfare surrounding the 2011 Spencer County Fair has settled, but the fair board is now faced with the somewhat unsettling question of how to revive the struggling event.

  • Former sheriff pleads not guilty

    Former Sheriff Steve Coulter entered a not guilty plea in Spencer County Circuit Court on Thursday morning.
    Coulter was indicted on charges of tampering with public records and official misconduct following a six-month investigation by the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West Branch.
    Coulter sat on the front row in the courtroom until his name was called to appear before Judge Stephen Mershon.

  • Stats: No strong connection between alcohol sales, DUIs

    The first case of beer ever sold in Spencer County came off the shelves a year and a half ago today – and so far, law enforcement officials aren’t seeing a notable increase or decrease in motorists driving under the influence.

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  • Mills offered sustenance for pioneers

    Pioneers who settled along streams of water like the Salt River and Brashears Creek often decided to build a mill. The mill was a common enterprise and attracted settlers who could not build their own facility for making flour and grinding grain.

  • Norah June born July 21

    Norah June Tolle, daughter of Danielle Allgeier and Allen Tolle, of Taylorsville, was born July 21, 12:35 p.m., at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11.6 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Steve and Barbara Tolle, of Taylorsville, and Tina Allgeier, of Bardstown. Her great-grandparents are “Junie” and Peggy Allgeier, of Bardstown; Jerry and Johnni Tolle, of Louisville; and Thelma Bowman, of Taylorsville.

  • Taylor, Lewis to wed

    Danielle Taylor and Bobby Lewis, both of Taylorsville, announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

    Taylor is the daughter of Bill and Sarita Taylor, of Taylorsville. Lewis is the son of the late Jerry Lewis and Linda Lewis, of Harlan.  The couple plans to reside in Taylorsville. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • COLUMN: Fair entries equal special memories

    I have been a country girl my entire life, but last year was the first time I had ever entered anything into a county fair. My county fair growing up was over 30 miles from my home, and it simply was not practical to take things to the fair.
    So after spending the majority of my life baking, I finally took the opportunity to enter several of my favorite goodies in the fair last year, and I was thrilled to win 3rd place for one of them.

  • Fair categories span from quilts to container vegetable gardens

    People enter the Spencer County Fair for a variety of reasons.