Welcome to Spencer County

Rich in history and located in the heart of the Bluegrass, Spencer County has the best of the country while only minutes from Louisville, Shelbyville, Bardstown and Lexington, Kentucky.

Boat, swim or fish in the 3,050-acre Taylorsville Lake — the most heavily stocked fishing lake in Kentucky! Hike, bike or horseback ride the 24-mile trail system, or enjoy a game of golf with spectacular views. The rural atmosphere brings abundant deer and turkey, for nature-lovers and sports enthusiasts.

Spencer County's friendly Southern hospitality and low crime rate make it a great place to come for a relaxing visit and an even better place to call "home." Come and see for yourself, all that Spencer County has to offer!


Road Closures and Delays:

 Interstate 64: Lane closures and delays possible from just east of the KY 55 interchange (Exit 32) to the weigh station (mile markers 32.2 to 38.5) due to asphalt base failure repairs and bridge joint repairs. Lane closures are possible on weekends from 7 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday. Shoulder closures are possible daily due to drainage work.


End Date: 9/1/2018



County News

Election News

The Spencer County primary election will take place on May 22nd.  Please visit the county clerks website for polling locations and a sample ballot.


Operation CatSnip

Operation CatSnip of Kentucky received a grant from the Petco Foundation to trap, neuter/spay, and return community cats. If you are a caregiver of community cats in Spencer County, you can register online by clicking the link below. The next clinic is the first weekend in May. 502-220-0271




Friends of Spencer Co Animal Shelter 'Winey Dogs' Benefit

The Friends of Spencer Co Animal Shelter will be holding a benefit on June 2nd at The Loft on Main Street in Taylorsville.  Details and ticket information are available by clicking the link below. Please join us and show your support for the animals of Spencer County. CLICK HERE

Gourd Festival

Support our local artists by coming to the Taylorsville Gourd Festival!  The event will be held at Taylorsville Elementary School from May 19th-20th.


Cruise Historic Taylorsville

Help make the Taylorsville Cruise a success!  The cruise will be on the 4th Saturday of each month starting in May.  Please click below for more information.


Taylorsville Lake Paddle Battle

The Taylorsville Lake Paddle Battle is a paddlesports event for all, from beginning to advanced paddlers of SUP's, canoes, and kayaks, at beautiful Taylorsville Lake.  Please click the link below for more information.