Local News

  • Hometown Opry to feature local stars

    Some of Spencer County’s finest talent will be showcased this Saturday at Spencer County High School.
    The first-annual Hometown Opry will feature a myriad of local artists, groups and bands and all the money raised will toward 2014 Project Graduation — an all-night lockin at SCHS that provides a safe, drug and alcohol free environment for graduates to enjoy.

  • Lawmakers at odds on snow day legislation

    by VALARIE HONEYCUTT SPEARS, Lexington Herald-Leader
    With leading lawmakers at loggerheads, Kentucky school districts remain in limbo as they attempt to finalize the calendar for a school year pocked with snow days.The Republican-led Senate approved a bill Monday that would require school districts to provide students with the usual 1,062 hours of instruction, although it would allow districts to extend the school day to meet that requirement.

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  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court March 7, 14

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases in Spencer District Court March 7, 2014:

    Bo Brady (1989), operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs second offense, amended to third offense, amended to first offense, guilty, $728 fine and bench filing fee, 30 days suspended operator’s license, Alcohol and Drug Education Program. All fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • Spencer County prisoner's attempted escape thwarted by good samaritan

    by RANDY PATRICK, The Kentucky Standard

    A Good Samaritan truck driver passing near the 14-mile marker thwarted a potential prisoner escape on the westbound lane of the Blue Grass Parkway Wednesday afternoon.

    The unnamed prisoner, a juvenile, was back in custody by 4:35 and no one was injured.

  • Library programs include book club, tech week

    The following programs are at the Spencer County Public Library this March:
    • Brown Bag Book Club at the Spencer County Public Library at noon, March 14. Bring your lunch if you are on your lunch break; we will have refreshments. Participants can share their love of reading with new friends.
    • On March 15 community members can sign up for Kynect at the Spencer County Public Library from noon until 2 p.m.  Participants should call to make an appointment 477-8137.  

  • What's happening — Week of March 12, 2014

    Christmas on Main Committee to host kick-off meeting
    The local Christmas on Main Street committee is getting an early start on planning this year and will host its kick-off meeting March 13, 5:30 p.m., at the Taylorsville Community Church, formerly First Assembly of God, in the fellowship hall. Anyone wanting to be involved with the annual Christmas festival hosted in Taylorsville is encouraged to attend. 
    Committee chair Diana Hilbert can be reached at 502-422-1537 for more information.

  • Hometown Opry to benefit project graduation

    The Spencer County High School Class of 2014 is hosting the first Hometown Opry March 22 at the high school.The fundraiser will benefit the class of 2014’s Project Graduation and will feature all local talent, including The Lawson Brothers, Van Waylon, Victory Road, THIS (the band), The Hall Brothers, Bluzengrass, Maria Kellog, Samuel Firkins, Honky Tonk Road, Danielle Curtsinger, Megan Stout, Jarrad Mattingly and other musicians.

  • Carroll joins Spencer Magnet as new editor