Today's News

  • County approves pay hike

    After delaying a vote for two consecutive meetings, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved pay raises for most county employees during the meeting Monday night. The additional wages will cost the county about $138,000 in pay and benefits, but could help the county retain employees.
    Judge-Executive John Riley said raises for employees has been on his priority list since he took office, but the court had been seeking more information on just how much proposed raises would cost. Most employees will see about a .50 an hour increase.

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  • Vaccination information for back to school

    Summer vacation for students is coming to an end and parents have plenty to consider as they make their back-to-school plans. That will include making sure their children are up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Kentucky mandates every student have a current Commonwealth of Kentucky Immunization Certificate to attend school. The School Immunization Program, including Kentucky’s Immunization Registry, is administered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Immunization Program.

  • Road projects on KY 248; Bluegrass Pkwy

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for a preventive maintenance project on KY 248 (Briar Ridge Road) in Spencer County. This project involves the application of a cost-effective treatment, known as a cape seal, to extend the life of the pavement. The construction limits are from KY 44 to the Little Beech Creek bridge near the Taylorsville Marina (mile markers 0.0 to 2.58).

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  • Police respond to thefts

    A rash of thefts from parked vehicles at residences has resulted in police increasing patrols in various Elk Creek subdivisions. However, police said residents may be the key to deterring such crimes.
    Chief Deputy David Kemper of the Spencer County Sheriff’s office said the thieves are not forcibly entering cars and trucks, but simply taking advantage of easy access when owners leave windows rolled down or vehicles unlocked.

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  • Court passes on pay raise proposal

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley has repeatedly attempted to push for pay raises for most county employees over the past few years, but he’s yet to be able to convince the fiscal court to go along.
    His latest attempt came at a special meeting Friday morning, asking the court to consider raises for most employees. The bulk of them would have seen about 50 cent per hour raises, although there were varying adjustments made to specific positions in a proposal shared by Riley.

  • Farmers dodge rain to plant crops

    Heavy rains have hindered many aspects of life in Spencer County and this region of Kentucky this year, including agriculture. However, there’s been long enough breaks in the weather for most farmers to escape the calamity many of the colleagues in other Midwestern states are feeling these days.

  • Flooding claims one life