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!


Census Canvassing
Starting this week, Census address “listers” will be going out into the community.

Address listers are responsible for visiting neighborhoods and verifying addresses in the Census’ Master Address File in preparation for the 2020 Count. They will not be asking questions, only verifying addresses and residential buildings.

Listers will have their ID badges, the contact information for the area supervisor, Victoria Snyder, as well as a Title 13 which informs them “Answers are Confidential”

Road Closures and Delays

KY 55 (Bloomfield Road):  Lane closures and delays possible beginning Spencer/Nelson county line (mile marker 0.0) to 605 feet south of Anna Lee Drive (mile marker 6) for asphalt resurfacing.
End Date:
KY 2885 (West River Road):  Total road closure due to slide repair at mile marker 5.31. Work will begin Thursday, August 15 and remain closed for approximately 3 weeks. Motorists should use detoured route KY 55 to KY 652. A portable message board will be posted on the roadway to notify the public of the closure; however route detour signs will not be posted. 

End Date:

KY 248 (Briar Ridge Road): Lane closures and delays possible from KY 44 to the Little Beech Creek bridge near the Taylorsville Marina (mile markers 0.0 to 2.58) due to roadway striping.
End Date: 8/16/2019

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 pavement patching where cross drains have been replaced. 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: 8/16/2019

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, extending pipes and concrete culvert extensions. Motorists will be directed through the work zone via flagging operations for the ditch cleaning and pipe extensions. In areas where concrete culvert extensions are taking place, a temporary signal will be used to control traffic through the work zone.
End Date: 8/31/2019

 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
For Questions Please Call:
1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020)
select 1 for technical help, 2 for more information about jobs, or 3 to reach a local census 
Federal Relay Service at
1-800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII.


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 3rd Saturday of each month, from May to October. CLICK for more information.

Trick or Treat on Main Street
October 31st, rain or shine- 5:00pm