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 652 (Little Union Road): Lane closures and delays possible between the Nelson/Spencer County line and KY 55 (mile markers 0.0 to 6.1) due to ditch cleaning, shoulder repairs and other drainage work. Temporary closures between KY 2885 (West River Road) and KY 55 on Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and possibly 6 p.m. to midnight for culvert pipe replacement. This work is being done in preparation for roadway resurfacing that will take place in September.

End Date: 9/15/2018



County News

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.


Spencer County Octoberfest
September 20th-October 6th


Come downtown on Saturday, September 29th for a Progressive Style dinner and enjoy strolling though Main Street. Local businesses will have pre-dinner food & drink starting at 5pm and main course at 6pm in the Chamber of Commerce Event Hall. Tickets are $30/person and will available to purchase at The Red Scooter, The Tea Cup, and Taylorsville Hardware