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:

KY 44:  Work will begin June 18th on a preventive maintenance project on KY 44. This project involves application of a cost-effective treatment, known as a cape seal, to extend the life of the pavement. The construction limits are from KY 55 to KY 248 (mile markers 9.7 to 14.8).

KY 3192 (Wilsonville Road): Lane closures and delays possible between the bridge over Elk Creek and KY 1319 (mile markers 0.06 to 1.8) due to roadway resurfacing.

End Date: 6/16/2018

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

Tire Amnesty Program

The Spencer County Tire Amnesty Program will be on June 15th from 8am to 3pm.  Tires will be taken at the State Road Barn located on Townhill Road.

Rumpke Spencer County Trash Cleanup Days

Rumpke will be participating in a county-wide cleanup from June 18th-22nd.

Items NOT accepted:  Tires, Paint, Fuel Tanks, Liquids, Electronics, Medical Waste, Hazardous Materials, Fluorescent lights, and Freon.

Please contact Rumpke for more information.


U.S. Flag Etiquette Program

In partnership with NACo and the National Flag Foundation, Spencer County has installed a flag retirement box, sponsored by KACo, at no cost to the county.  The box is located at the Spencer County Judge Executive's office on 12 W Main Street.  Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box




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.