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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Loop road already on the fast track as state budgets $2 million for study

    A project to build a loop road from Interstate 65 to Interstate 71 is on the fast track to getting started.
    Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget included $2 million for a study on the road.
    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts announced on Tuesday that a request for proposal for the study has been let and the deadline to submit quotes will be May 30.
    The notice to proceed will be given by Aug. 10, 2018, with the final report due by Oct. 2, 2019.

  • Fundraiser helps family with Haitian adoption

     

  • 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:

  • Fiscal Court urged to focus

    Spencer County Fiscal Court got a dressing down Monday from a man who will soon take  his seat at the court’s table. Jim Travis, who won May’s primary for magistrate in Elk Creek, requested permission to address the court and offered up a civil, but biting critique of the disfunction of county government over the past four years.

  • Ruling helps protect the integrity of our vote

    Whether you like Donald Trump or hate him, one thing is certain -- one of the most lasting impacts the Trump presidency will have on this nation is the placement of new federal judges, including justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. Early returns show that those conservative judges are restoring common sense and founding principles to America.

  • Fiscal Court urged to focus

    Spencer County Fiscal Court got a dressing down Monday from a man who will soon take  his seat at the court’s table. Jim Travis, who won May’s primary for magistrate in Elk Creek, requested permission to address the court and offered up a civil, but biting critique of the disfunction of county government over the past four years.