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Today's News

  • Here we grow again

    Spencer County is growing again – and at a rapid pace. The numbers suggest the rapid growth halted by the 2008 recession, has returned and will continue.
    The U.S. Census Bureau last week released population estimates for 2017 that showed Spencer County has grown by about 8 percent since the 2010 census. The 2010 population stood at 17,061, while the estimated 2017 population is 18,507.
    Such growth can be a good indicator of a community’s health and reputation, but it also brings concerns about the ability to handle the increase.

  • Less debating, more discussing

    Newspapers, even ones in small towns like Taylorsville, are part of the world of mass communication. Mass communication basically refers to a system in which information is distributed to the masses, whether it’s by print, airwaves, or more recently, over the internet.
    Mass communications can be effective in getting the word out about news and events, but it can also lead to mass confusion, mass misunderstandings and mass manipulation.

  • Church Happenings

    Community Easter Services

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Community Easter Services are as follows:
    GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: Noon on Friday, March 30, at First Baptist Church. Bro. Kenny Jackson of Elk Creek Baptist Church will bring the message.
    EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, at Plum Creek Baptist Church. Bro. Tom Sparrow of Wakefield Baptist Church will bring the message.
    The community is invited to attended these services and worship together.
    Elk Creek Baptist Egg Hunt

  • District Court

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on March 2, 2018 in Spencer District Court:

    Misdemeanor:
    Dillion Rae Dress, (1995), possession of marijuana; speeding 10 miles per hour over the limit amended to defective equipment, guilty, $433 court costs and fines.
    Brian Andrew Greiner, (1974), possession of marijuana, guilty, $413 court costs and fines.
    Zachery Tyler Gyori, (1991), resident fishing without a license or permit, guilty, $288 court costs and fines.

    Traffic:

  • Snow days push end of school to May 31, graduation scheduled for June 1

     

  • SCHS’s Haun set to retire at end of year

     

  • Spencer among healthiest counties in Kentucky

     

  • Man indicted for lying that he was FBI agent

    A Lexington man charged with impersonating an F.B.I. agent and a Lexington Metro police officer was indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury on those and other charges earlier this month.
    Robert Anthony Powell, 38, was pulled over after he was witnessed traveling at a high rate of speed on KY 155. Spencer County Deputy John Miller clocked him on a radar reaching speeds of 111 miles per hour and pursued  him into Taylorsville. The driver continued to speed in a congested area with pedestrians, but later pulled over in the McDonald’s parking lot.

  • New fee proposed for dispatch funding

    The Spencer County phone directory continues to get smaller, even while the county’s population gets bigger. That’s the result of the national trend of fewer and fewer homeowners utilizing a landline phone.
    That may seem inconsequential, but the county funds much of its emergency communications from a fee imposed on landlines. That decrease in home phones has resulted in a decrease in that funding by $40,000 and Judge-Executive John Riley says it’s time to revisit an alternative many other counties have used to offset those losses.

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