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  • New officials sworn in


  • Session adjourns with no pension fix

    A hastily called special session of the Kentucky General Assembly to deal with the pension crisis adjourned just about 24 hours after it started, but the issue is likely to dominate discussion when those lawmakers report on January 8 to begin their odd-year short session.
    “I know this issue is not going away and we sill have a lot of work to do,” said Republican Representative James Tipton, whose district includes Spencer County.

  • Herndon seeks clearance to hire brother

    Sheriff-Elect Scott Herndon will need more direction from the Spencer County Fiscal Court before he is able to complete the task of hiring his staff as he prepares to take office on January 7.

  • City running up legal tag

    Like a running meter on a taxi, the City of Taylorsville’s legal bill in a lawsuit against Lawrence Trageser is increasing at a clip of $25 per day, the result of an order issued earlier this month by Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman.

  • Board mulls purchase of highway garage

    The Spencer County Board of Education held their monthly meeting on Monday in the high school media center. The students from the preschool classes from both Spencer County Elementary School and Taylorsville Elementary School shared Christmas songs for the board and a packed room of parents and relatives.
    Bart Stark was given a plaque from Superintendent Chuck Adams in appreciation of his four years serving on the school board. Jennie Stevens, who won a seat back on the school board this past November, will replace Stark on the board starting in January.

  • Groups work to ensure a happy holiday for all


  • Stump upset with comments from fiscal court

    The transition from Sheriff Buddy Stump to Sheriff-Elect Scott Herndon is three weeks away, but questions remain about what Herndon will inherit when he takes over, although Stump assured members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court that he’ll work to make sure it’s a smooth transfer of power.

  • Tipton: Special session could save pension bill

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The special session was adjourned on Tuesday evening (after presstime) with the General Assembly taking no action)

  • Court nixes smoking ban

    Smoking and cell phone use in county vehicles was a topic of debate Monday night as the Spencer County Fiscal Court worked to pass the county’s personnel policy.
    The court had already approved an ordinance that updated the county’s administrative code, but the personnel policy was offered up as a resolution, meaning it could be changed without having to go through the ordinance process. A couple of items however, caused some debate and disagreement on the court.

  • Parklands founder shares tips with trail supporters

    Many Spencer Countians have enjoyed the nearly 4,000 acres of hiking trails, bike paths and paddling made available in the Parklands of Floyds Fork, a donor-supported public park in eastern Jefferson County. Some in the county are wondering if that success can be duplicated here in Spencer County, and have even suggested a trail system that could connect directly to the Parklands.