Local News

  • Court tackles budget woes

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court was to meet this morning to begin ironing out the 2015-16 budget, amid concerns that the gap between revenues and expenditures continues to grow.

    Judge-Executive John Riley and the five magistrates will be discussing the nearly $6.1 million budget in a special meeting. Riley has warned the court in previous meetings that incoming revenues have not kept pace with expenses and tough decisions will need to be made.

  • WWII: A Survivor’s Story


    Gary Vidito, songwriter, playwright, actor, brought his musical talents to the Spencer County Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency last Tuesday with his show, “WWII, A Survivor’s Story.”

    The show explores the causes, incidents and results of World War II through stories and song.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 6, 2015

    KY Gourd Art Show May 16-17
    The Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Gourd show art classes will also be held on Friday. For more information contact Janet Barnett at (502) 299-8543.

  • Hayes earns Eagle


    On April 25, Joseph Hayes was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.

    To achieve this milestone, Joe participated in numerous community service and Eagle projects for other Scouts, served in several troop leadership positions, enjoyed numerous campouts and high adventure outings, earned 38 merit badges, and passed a district board of review.

  • KY National Guard to unveil new memorial

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial will be dedicated in a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. The event is free and open to the public. The names of 233 men and women who have fallen in the line of duty since 1912 are remembered on the Memorial.

    The dream and hard work of more than a decade to create a sacred space for families, friends, and comrades to reflect and remember those who have fallen in the line of duty will be open to the public after dedication ceremony. The ceremony is planned to last approximately thirty minutes.

  • AG: No violation, but missing video points to management issue

    The Kentucky Attorney General’s office issued a ruling suggesting that the Spencer County’s Sheriff’s Office did not violate the Open Records Act, but suggested that failure to produce a video regarding the execution of an arrest warrant in 2012 raises issues about proper records management.

  • Project with a purpose..


    When Shiann Zeitz speaks about child abuse, she speaks from experience. A victim of abuse and neglect as a child, Shiann, a senior at Spencer County High School, is passionate about raising awareness of the pain and suffering many children endure.

    Fellow senior Hailey Rakentine is equally eager to spread the message. The two have teamed up on a senior project to call attention to the issue in Spencer County.

  • Poisonous spiders shut down post office


    The Fisherville Post Office is closed until further notice and it has nothing to do with snow, nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night – but rather an invasion of potentially deadly spiders.

    Safety concerns arose after brown recluse spiders were discovered inside the building. The brown recluse is one of North America’s most venomous spiders, whose bite can inflict serious pain, open sores, illness and even death in some cases.

  • Crash course in safety at SCHS


    The scene was staged, but the message was clear as first responders provided an up-close and realistic reminder to Spencer County High School students about the dangers of distracted driving Friday.

    In the front lot of the high school, two accidents were staged. The first one was for freshmen and sophomores in the morning, the second one for upper classmen in the afternoon. Both involved two vehicles, multiple injuries, a fatality, and a driver ultimately arrested for drunk driving.

  • High water dampens tourism


    This is prime fishing season in Kentucky, but fishermen who cast their lines on Taylorsville Lake have had a frustrating spring with heavy rains keeping them off the water for an extended period of time.

    That creates a ripple effect in the Spencer County economy as revenue from tourists visiting the lake and area businesses suffers when the lake can’t be utilized.