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 1319 (Dale Lane): Roadway will be closed between the Bullitt/Spencer County line and McIntosh Drive (mile marker 2.1 to 3.0) due to cross-drain replacement. Daily closures possible from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This work is being done in preparation for roadway resurfacing later this summer.
End Date: 7/20/2019

KY 44 (Mt. Washington Road): Lane closures and delays possible between the Bullitt/Spencer County line to Oak Tree Way (mile markers 0.0 to 7.5) due to ditch cleaning and extending pipes. Motorists will be directed through the work zone via flagging operations.
End Date: 7/31/2019

Flood Plain Preparedness Quick Guide



 Spencer County is proud to be a Kentucky Work Ready Community.



County News

2020 Census
Join the 2020 census team in Spencer County! Starting at $14 an hour.
Flexible hours, paid weekly, paid training.
Apply today!
Additional position link


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.


High School Co-op
18 year old Spencer County High School students have an opportunity for co-op work with the county road department. Please contact Mark Thomas at 477-3250. If you are not 18 yet and still interested, call Mark and he will add you to his list.

This opportunity helps build your resume and has potential for full-time employment with benefits.


Cruise Historic Taylorsville
Help make the Taylorsville Cruise a success!  The cruise is on the 4th Saturday of each month, from May to October. CLICK for more information.

The Spencer County Fair starts in July!
Click the link for more information.