Today's News

  • Gray’s Run bridge over Simpson Creek to close six weeks for repairs

    Ky. 1392, known as Gray’s Run Road, will be closed at the bridge over Simpson Creek (mile point 1.9) beginning Monday for repairs.
    The bridge will remain closed for approximately six weeks, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office.
    Work began last fall to perform bridge deck restoration on this structure and the roadway was reduced to one lane.
    During the closure of Ky. 1392, motorists should follow the signed detour via Ky. 652, known as Little Union Road.

  • Fiscal Court approves budgets for clerk, sheriff

    During its meeting last Wednesday, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved fee budgets for both the sheriff and the county clerk.

    The fiscal court cannot set salaries for individual deputies and assistants, but has the authority to set the total amount expended for salaries and benefits.

    County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock budgeted $253,044 for the salaries and benefits of her deputies, assistants and other employees — the limit set by the court for the former clerk.

  • UPDATED: Support lacking for move to fourth class

    UPDATE: The resolution to request Kentucky's General Assembly to consider upgrading Taylorsville to a fourth-class city was on the agenda for a special-called meeting of the City Commission on Tuesday afternoon. However, because the resolution failed at last Tuesday's meeting (by a vote of 2-3), Mayor Don Pay said he would have needed four out of five commission members to agree to bring the issue back up. That did not happen, so the vote from last Tuesday's meeting stands.


  • Homicide rocks Spencer County

    A Bardstown man found dead in a barn off Bowman Lane with a single gunshot wound through the head has left the community shocked, neighbors unsettled and the perpetrator at large.

    The investigation of 34-year-old Daniel D. Cahoe’s suspicious death started late Thursday evening after he was found slumped over in an empty barn in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. But what was once considered a death investigation has now been classified as a homicide investigation by Kentucky State Police.  

  • Police identify body found in barn

    UPDATED SUNDAY, JAN. 8, at 9:30 A.M. — Police have released the name of a man found dead Thursday in Spencer County and confirmed they are now conducting a homicide investigation.

    The body of Daniel D. Cahoe, 34, of Bardstown, was found in a barn on Bowman Lane on Thursday afternoon. The Spencer County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police spent several hours on the scene Thursday near the intersection of Bowman Lane and West River Road.

  • Part 2: A neighboring hero named ‘Bland’

    This article is courtesy of the History of Kentucky by Lewis Collins and J.A. and U.P. James, published in 1847. It was reprinted by the Henry Clay Press, Lexington, Ky., in 1968.
    Of all that has been written about the frontiersmen of Kentucky, Daniel Boone undoubtedly became the popular favorite. Yet it was men like Bland Ballard, Simon Kenton and others who deserved more accolades than they received.

  • COLUMN: There is no 'ideal' mate

    What happens when your partner does not measure up to your expectations? How does this happen, especially when at the beginning of the relationship, the thoughts were much different than they are now?
    Maybe you…
    •Yearn for a mate and marriage that fits your ideal more closely, that measures up to your hopes and dreams...
    •Are frustrated with your mate’s failure to share your interests as you think an ideal mate should...
    •Regret your choice of a mate though you may not admit it even to yourself...

  • Pecan praline tort will take the chill off the cold winter months

    Rena Baird shared her pecan praline tort with friends at the Waterford Homemakers’ December meeting. It was the first time she used the recipe. She wanted to try something different.

  • Spencer’s swimming ‘superstar’

    You may not think Spencer County High School has a swim team, but that just means you haven’t yet heard of sixth-grader Connor Foster.

  • Lady Bears take two of three in tourney

    The Spencer County Lady Bears won two of three games in the Candy Cane Tournament at Whitefield Academy last week to springboard them into the new year with some renewed confidence.
    The girls took a hard-fought 53-51 win over Louisville Collegiate in their final game on Thursday to finish the three-day event with a 2-1 record, a big improvement over the 0-3 showing they had in a tournament the previous week at Campbellsville.