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Today's News

  • New principal at SCHS

     

  • Sheriff disputes claim he refused to assist EMS

    Questions are being raised after an incident Sunday morning in which Spencer County EMS employees were confronted with an armed patient with no law enforcement backup available.
    A call from KSP Dispatch shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday sent medical first responders to a home on Normandy Road to check on an unconscious male, possibly related to drug or alcohol use.
    EMS Director Chris Limpp was one of the responders who went to the scene, and said the male subject was unresponsive when they arrived.

  • Primary election is next week

    The 2018 primary election has hit the home stretch as candidates vying for votes are down to their final week of knocking on doors, connecting on social media and rounding up the votes needed to be victorious next Tuesday.
    Evidence of a busy campaign season is not hard to find along the county roadways, as hundreds of political yard signs have been posted. The results of their efforts will be tabulated inside the county courthouse after the polls close next Tuesday night.
    Here’s a review of the races up for grabs in the May 22 primary:

  • Gourd Art Show is this weekend

     

  • A mom’s sorrow turns to joy

     

  • Urban sprawl hits home

    Rapid growth has returned to Spencer County after the recession of a decade ago, but it’s development in southeastern Jefferson County that could have a major impact on a number of residents here.
    A large housing development in the works in the Fisherville area could make the morning commute, that thousands of Spencer Countians make everyday to their jobs in Louisville, an even bigger headache than it already is.

  • Tipton: Spencer bridges are road project priorities

    Four bridges are on the state’s list to be replaced or refurbished in Spencer County over the coming two years.
    State Representative James Tipton, R-53rd, told members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday that bridge projects in Spencer County are the priority in the state’s road plan.

  • SCES hires new Principal

     

  • An Angel in the Outfield

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association honored the memory of Stephanie Bleemel-Huff Saturady during a ceremony at Ray Jewell Park. Huff, a dedicated volunteer for youth baseball, died unexpectedly earlier this year. Her family, which included her husband Chuck, pictured at right, and their three children, along with her parents and siblings,  stood on the field as teams participated in a balloon release in her honor. Afterwards, the  teams filed by the family for handshakes and hugs.

  • Budget debate begains

    Old wounds continue to fester among the members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, and that became evident during a special meeting held last week to discuss the 2018-19 budget.
    Issues that have plagued the court, from the mold issue at the sheriff’s office two years ago, to the purchase of a vacant lot next to the courthouse, were raised as some magistrates reacted to an austere budget proposal put forth by Judge-Executive John Riley.