Local News

  • Accident blocks KY 44 for several hours
  • Clerk makes changes to improve processes

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock recently made changes to certain office processes to ensure that her staff is properly cross-trained and to improve segregation of duties within her office.
    The changes came partially as a result of the office’s most recent audit by the Kentucky State Auditor’s office. The state auditor’s office noted in its report that the Clerk’s office had a deficiency in internal control, namely that the clerk’s office had a lack of segregation of duties over expenditures and reconciliations.

  • Higdon named Majority Whip

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) was recently selected by his colleagues to serve as Senate Majority Whip beginning with the 2015 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Higdon, whose district covers Spencer, Nelson, Casey, Marion and portions of Jefferson County, said he very excited about the selection.
    “It is an honor to serve and I am humbled that my colleagues have selected me for this opportunity,” Higdon said.

  • Ware tops off year as parade grand marshal

    Spencer County High School Senior Brittany Ware has had a number of accomplishments during her life, especially in the last year, but none made her happier than being named the Grand Marshal of the Christmas on Main Street parade this past weekend.
    Ware was all smiles last week while being interviewed prior to the parade. Ware, who said that her primary responsibilities would be waving to the crowd and smiling, said she was “very excited” to be named as the Grand Marshal.

  • Christmas Home Tour, Part 2


  • School board discusses audit


  • Fiscal court rejects Fire Department bill

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court once again considered the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District’s request to reimburse the district $1,774 for locks placed at the Little Union and Ashes Creek fire stations, this time, however, the court rejected the proposal by a 2-2 vote.

  • Spencer County celebrates Christmas on Main Street
  • JHS to build new hospital in Shelby County

    Land purchased by KentuckyOne Health near I-64 could be the future home of a new Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, officials say.
    “It’s an exciting day for us here at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and KentuckyOne,” said Jewish Hospital Administrator Rob Murphy. “I mean, obviously, the Shelby County community and the surrounding counties that we serve with Spencer and Henry, we’re very invested in these communities, and we look forward to the opportunity to grow and build a new campus.”

  • Shelby County distillery opens, engineer answers questions

    Since breaking ground on the $115 million Bulleit Distilling Co. in August, members of the Shelby County community have expressed curiosity about the project.
    Dan Feeser, director of engineering of Diageo of North America, which owns the Bulleit brand, addressed some of those questions and concerns when he spoke to the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon, but the also left several questions unanswered.
    In consideration of the existing landscape, Feeser spoke of the distillery’s desire to mesh with their surroundings.