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  • Road signs to honor Miss Kentucky

     

  • Volunteers pick up pace on horse trail repair

    Volunteers and organizers hoping to speed up the pace of horse-related tourism in Spencer County are galloping forward even if it is the middle of winter.

    A meeting scheduled for Thursday evening at the Fiscal Court meeting room at 6:30 p.m. will lay out detailed plans for the work days at the state park horse trails that are scheduled for this weekend, weather permitting. Those work days will begin at 9 a.m., with volunteers being asked to park and meet near the horse trails area of the Taylorsville Lake State Park.

  • Mold estimate is under 20K

    Remediation work on the mold in the sheriff’s office could begin soon now that the county has received an estimate on the work that came in under the $20,000 threshold that would have required formal bids.

    Judge-Executive John Riley shared the estimate with magistrates during last week’s fiscal court meeting and sought approval to move forward. The estimate for remediation, which could include removing drywall, flooring, ceiling tiles and other materials impacted by mold, is $19,377.

  • Clapton, the art collector

    The world’s most famous living guitarist, Eric Clapton, has profited from his investments in the art world. Clapton sold (through Christie’s Auctions) the last of the three abstract paintings from artist Gerhard Richters that he picked up in a single lot, in 2001, for $3.4 million.

    Those three works reaped a total of $77.3 million. Clapton netted a profit of $74.1 million! Richter’s decorative abstract paintings, of which there are hundreds, have become status symbols among the world’s super rich.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 11, 2017

    Habitat Valentine Dinner and Silent Auction

  • State lawmakers deliver fast on their promises

    The news that affects you does not just happen within the borders of Spencer County. Last week, there was plenty happening a few miles to the east of here as the Kentucky General Assembly convened for a historic session.

  • ACLU files suit to target state’s new abortion law

    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at blocking a new Kentucky abortion law that would require doctors providing abortions to first perform an ultrasound of the fetus and try to show and describe the image to the patient — even if she objects.

    The measure, House Bill 2, was approved Saturday by the Kentucky General Assembly with an emergency clause that allowed Gov. Matt Bevin to sign it into law immediately.

  • Re-enactor relives dad’s navy days

     

  • A little longer wait for library opening

     

    Delays with the internet and phone systems may delay the opening of the new Spencer County Public Library until later this month.

    Director Debra Lawson said that while most of the construction on the new 16,000 square foot facility is complete, there has been some frustration with some of the technological systems for the new building.

    “One of our main problems is with Time Warner Cable and our internet and phones. We can’t seem to get service or our questions answered,” she said. “It’s just been a mess.”

  • Hearing puts focus on fixing S.O. mold issue

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump and Judge-Executive John Riley spent another three and a half hours inside a courtroom last week during a hearing with special judge Karen Conrad regarding the lawsuit against the Fiscal Court over issues involving mold in the sheriff’s office.