Local News

  • Board approves teacher pay hike

    The Spencer County School Board held its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday in the Spencer County Middle School Library. Highlights included the following:
    While looking at a tentative budget for the 2018-2019 school year, the school board approved a 1.75 percent pay increase for teachers across the school district. The board also approved the stipend amount of $500 to be added to the pay of teachers and staff who coach any sports or activities. Additionally, a $500 stipend is to be paid for 2018-2019 to the athletic director.  

  • Paying respects
  • Four indicted on various drug charges

    A Spencer County Grand Jury handed down numerous indictments earlier this month, including several drug-related charges. Those indicted include:
    • John H. Boston, 28, of Taylorsville, KY. He was stopped in January by law enforcement and is now facing one count of illegal possession of methamphetamine, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to produce an insurance card, and having expired registration plates.

  • Spencer eligible for FEMA funds

    Heavy rains in February and March that produced some significant flooding and damage in Spencer County has resulted in President Donald Trump authorizing federal assistance.
    Last week, it was announced the president authorized the disaster declaration that will allow the county to potentially recover some of the expenses incurred from damage to roads and bridges.
    “That means we can move forward with some of our FEMA claims,” said Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley.

  • Schools pushing more options than just college

    With the world ever evolving into new ways of doing things, local educators are quickly following in the same state of mind. For Brandy Scott, the Spencer County High School Instructional Coach, leading high school students into a bright future after graduation is more than just a dream, it’s a reality she works on everyday.

  • Local farm boy turned soldier killed in Vietnam

    Dale Yates remembers the knock on the door. It was a methodical, official sounding knock at their Mt. Eden farm house early in the morning that caught the attention of he and his brother as they were getting ready for school in late September, 1969.

  • An Angel in the Outfield

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association honored the memory of Stephanie Bleemel-Huff Saturady during a ceremony at Ray Jewell Park. Huff, a dedicated volunteer for youth baseball, died unexpectedly earlier this year. Her family, which included her husband Chuck, pictured at right, and their three children, along with her parents and siblings,  stood on the field as teams participated in a balloon release in her honor. Afterwards, the  teams filed by the family for handshakes and hugs.

  • Election changes court

    The votes have been counted, some hotly contested races have been decided, and Spencer County residents will get a brief respite from electioneering before the November General Election.
    The voters were clear that they wanted change in some races, while they opted for the incumbent in others. One major change coming to Spencer County government in 2019 will be that fiscal court will see at least four new faces.

  • Budget debate begains

    Old wounds continue to fester among the members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, and that became evident during a special meeting held last week to discuss the 2018-19 budget.
    Issues that have plagued the court, from the mold issue at the sheriff’s office two years ago, to the purchase of a vacant lot next to the courthouse, were raised as some magistrates reacted to an austere budget proposal put forth by Judge-Executive John Riley.

  • An Angel in the Outfield