Local News

  • Speed a concern on local roads

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to patrol a new stretch of U.S. 31E in the southwest portion of the county that was the site of a double fatal accident earlier this month and has generated dozens of citations for speeding.

    The new road construction opened to traffic in August and has been prone to motorists using excessive speed, which has led Sheriff Buddy Stump to have deputies closely monitor and patrol the area.

  • Flu outbreak widespread in Kentucky

    Department for Public Health (DPH) officials, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), now report “widespread” flu for the first time this flu season.  Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

  • Lighting up the night


    Homeowners go all out for Christmas

    The art of decorating for Christmas begins with the premise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    For some, simple is better. A lone Christmas tree in a bay window, maybe accompanied by a wreath on a door is sufficient.

    For others, it’s about tacking up lights along the edge of the house, setting up lawn decorations, putting out numerous trees in nearly every room.

  • Battle over shelter funds

    A battle over control of funds for the animal shelter made it’s way to Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday evening.
    The court is holding about $16,000 worth of funds that have been raised for a new animal shelter. A recently formed 501c3 nonprofit group, Friends of the Spencer County Animal Shelter, has sought access to those funds, but there’s some controversy about the purpose of the money and the mission of the group.

  • Three more file to run for office in 2018 election

    Two incumbents and a newcomer have filed their paperwork to enter the 2018 campaign.

    Over the past week, Magistrate Collis Rogers, a Democrat who represents the Campbranch District, will seek a second term on the fiscal court.

    Reached Monday, Rogers said there’s unfinished business he’d like to see completed, which was the reason he is hoping for a second four-year term.

    “I’d just like to get a few things done that we’ve not had time to do or the money to do,” said Rogers.

  • Tipton saddened by legislator’s suicide

    State Representative James Tipton expressed sympathy and shock last week after the apparent suicide of his colleague, State Representative Dan Johnson of Bullitt County.

    Tipton, a Spencer County Republican who is seeking his third term in Frankfort, worked with Johnson in Frankfort, as the two men both represented portions of Bullitt County.

    “I’m just heartbroken over the situation,” said Tipton. “It’s never something you anticipate happening.”

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 20, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity looking to match $5,000 grant

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will conduct a fundraiser effort which will run from now through January 31, 2018. The goal is to raise in excess of $5,000.

    “A local donor who wishes to remain anonymous, has generously pledged a matching contribution of up to $5,000 toward the funds that we can raise during this period,” said Habitat member Steve Hesselbrock.

  • Sheriff’s Office holds awards banquet


  • TSCFD Firefighters honored at banquet


  • Three pointers carry Bears to 72-56 victory

    On the strength of great three-point shooting, the Spencer County Bears took down Western Hills last Tuesday night before a large crowd at home, 72-52.

    The Bears opened up with a barrage of three-pointers, two by Jackson Cole, and one each by Jake Whitlock and Jacob Seawright as they raced out to a 12-0 lead early on. They extended that lead to 19-5 when Lucas drained a three-pointer and Western Hills seemed to be in a fog.

    They would right themselves and battle back, going on a 9-2 run at the end of the quarter to cut it to 21-14.