Local News

  • Local chef to appear on Food Network's "Chopped"


    Josh Moore, a Spencer County resident and professional chef, will be appearing on the Food Network’s next episode of “Chopped” this Tuesday, January 15 at 9 p.m.

    The show is a competition in which four chefs will compete to prepare an appetizer, entrée and dessert in timed and judged events. After each course, one participant is “chopped.”

  • KY 2885 to be closed at least two weeks for repairs

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 2885 (West River Road) in Spencer County. KYTC maintenance staff and drilling contract crews will be repairing a slide at mile markers 3.8 near the Glasscock Sawmill.
    The closure of KY 2885 is scheduled to begin during the week of Jan. 14 and the road will remain closed for approximately two weeks. The exact date for the start of work is weather dependent, but on the day work starts, the closure will not begin until 9 a.m. after school buses have completed their morning routes.

  • Widening of KY 53 slated to begin soon

    It’s a project that’s been pushed to the back burner time and time again, but officials ensure work to widen Mount Eden Road will at last come to fruition in 2019 with construction work starting very soon.
    Local and state officials, including Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville), joined together in front of Shelby County’s Kentucky Farm Bureau office in June and announced the project that had so long been a dream was finally gaining momentum.

  • 16-week program promotes healthy lifestyle changes

    It’s not too late for a new beginning. A local program will use teamwork and instruction to assist Spencer Countians who have resolved to live healthier.
    My Health Matters - A Microclinic sponsored by the the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging, will be held over the course of 16 weeks beginning later this month at the Extension office.

  • A new sheriff’s in town


  • Calm start for new court


  • A classroom on wheels


  • Grand Jury hands down indictments

    A Spencer County Grand Jury handed down indictments on five people earlier this month.
    Indicted were:
    • Micah Lee James, 33, of Louisville, KY on one count of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, tampering with physical evidence, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to wear a seat belt. The charges stem from his arrest on August 24.

  • 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.