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  • 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.

  • County still waiting for mold estimate

    Judge-Executive John Riley said Tuesday morning that he is still waiting for an estimate on remediation of the mold issue in the Sheriff’s Office.

    A representative from ServPro testitied during last Wednesday’s court hearing into the issue, that he had visited the building that morning, and would be preparing an estimate that he indicated could be ready by the end of the week.

    However, the holidays may have caused delays as Riley said no such estimate had yet been forwarded to him.

  • Sheriff turns over ID equipment after vote

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump turned over the county’s ID making equipment to Emergency Management Director Chris Limpp, a week after he was ordered to by fiscal court during their last meeting.

    Limpp said the equipment was returned to him last Tuesday night, but without the software or materials. Stump had maintained that the software was registered to the sheriff’s office.

    Limpp said he was in the process of downloading new software that he could initially use free of charge on a trial basis.

  • Tolling now underway on all new Ohio River bridges

    Scores of drivers being introduced to RiverLink, the new, all-electronic tolling system for the Ohio River Bridges Project, are opening accounts and ordering transponders. Incredibly high demand for RiverLink transponders means supplies are being depleted more quickly than anticipated. All remaining RiverLink local and RiverLink E-ZPass transponders are expected to be distributed early this week.