Local News

  • Mt. Eden Fire Board opens bids for new department

    The Mt. Eden Fire Department Board of Trustees opened bids Monday night for the department’s new fire station building to replace the building that burned down in August. The bid opening was not without dispute as two local builders called into question the process the department followed in the bidding process.
    Six bids were presented to the board Monday evening. The bids were:
    Blitz Builders $325,000.
    Walters Buildings $215,982.
    Hi-Point Roofing $338,600.
    Eagle Construction $369,669.
    Kehne Company $402,795.

  • AG investigating whether attorney Jim Hodge voted illegally

    Questions surround the voting status of attorney Jim Hodge with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office investigating whether Hodge may in fact have illegally voted this year from a non-existent address in Spencer County.
    Hodge is an attorney with the firm of Hodge, Singler & Ritsert in Louisville and represents several area commissions including the Taylorsville/Spencer County Fire District, Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire District, Spencer County Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1 and the Spencer County Tourism Commission.

  • Hundreds fill SCHS for toy show
  • Ken Jones wins again in county attorney race

    Ken Jones won the case filed against him by Ruth Hollan last week in a decision issued by Spencer County Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman.
    Hickman ruled that Jones is a resident of Spencer County according to the requirements of Section 100 of the constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to hold the office of the Spencer County Attorney.
    Hickman entered his ruling Thursday morning, which consisted of 64 separate findings of fact, based upon testimony presented during a hearing held on Nov. 19, as well as the judge’s conclusions based upon those facts.

  • Cram the Cruiser
  • Changes allow students, parents to select Hillview


  • Farm toy show this weekend

    This year’s farm toy show at Spencer County High School, slated for December 12 and 13, will bring approximately 50 exhibitors from 15 states. More than 2,000 attendees are expected.

  • Stevens gets probation, Howard pleads

    The cases of two Spencer County men, facing charges involving allegations of conduct with victims under the age of 12, moved forward Friday as part of the Spencer County Circuit Court’s Docket.
    Robert Michael Stevens, 36, of Franklin Road, was set to be sentenced in his case involving incidents which are alleged to have occurred between Aug. 7 and Oct. 1, 2013, and involved a victim who was 6 years old at the time of the alleged incidents.

  • Levee commission may go with Corps to recertify floodwall

    After receiving bid proposals regarding the project to recertify the Taylorsville levee, the Spencer County Kentucky Levee Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1 Commission has come to conclusion that it may be cheaper to use the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to complete the project. Originally, representatives from the Corps had stated that they were getting out of the business of doing the necessary work to recertify levees, suggesting that the commission bid out the project. The Corps, though, seems to have changed its position.

  • What's Happening — Week of December 10

    Spencer Magnet is a Toys for Tots drop-off location
    The Spencer Magnet is one of several locations throughout Spencer County now accepting donations for the Toys for Tots program. Anyone wishing to drop off toys at the Spencer Magnet may do so during our normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Those wishing to drop off toys outside of normal business hours may call to inquire about setting up an alternative arrangement at (502) 477-2239 ext. 25 or 21. The Spencer Magnet is located at 100 W. Main Street in Taylorsville.