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Today's News

  • Hillview graduates overcome

     

  • Election changes court

    The votes have been counted, some hotly contested races have been decided, and Spencer County residents will get a brief respite from electioneering before the November General Election.
    The voters were clear that they wanted change in some races, while they opted for the incumbent in others. One major change coming to Spencer County government in 2019 will be that fiscal court will see at least four new faces.

  • Local farm boy turned soldier killed in Vietnam

    Dale Yates remembers the knock on the door. It was a methodical, official sounding knock at their Mt. Eden farm house early in the morning that caught the attention of he and his brother as they were getting ready for school in late September, 1969.

  • Paying respects
  • Schools pushing more options than just college

    With the world ever evolving into new ways of doing things, local educators are quickly following in the same state of mind. For Brandy Scott, the Spencer County High School Instructional Coach, leading high school students into a bright future after graduation is more than just a dream, it’s a reality she works on everyday.

  • Four indicted on various drug charges

    A Spencer County Grand Jury handed down numerous indictments earlier this month, including several drug-related charges. Those indicted include:
    • John H. Boston, 28, of Taylorsville, KY. He was stopped in January by law enforcement and is now facing one count of illegal possession of methamphetamine, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to produce an insurance card, and having expired registration plates.

  • Board approves teacher pay hike

    The Spencer County School Board held its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday in the Spencer County Middle School Library. Highlights included the following:
    While looking at a tentative budget for the 2018-2019 school year, the school board approved a 1.75 percent pay increase for teachers across the school district. The board also approved the stipend amount of $500 to be added to the pay of teachers and staff who coach any sports or activities. Additionally, a $500 stipend is to be paid for 2018-2019 to the athletic director.  

  • Riley wins; Stump out

     

  • Vietnam veteran recalls best friend killed in war

     

  • Court throws support for new loop road plan

    Spencer County officially joined the effort to study the future of a proposed new highway that could link I-65 in Shepherdsville to I-71 near LaGrange. Members of the fiscal court Monday night voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s study and planning of the route, and committed $2,500 toward the planning effort.
    The money will go toward Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency’s part in the study and Riley said the investment would give Spencer County a seat at the table as the plans are being made.