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  • Candidates file as deadline looms

    As the deadline loomed this week for candidates to file for the 2018 countywide election, several new names were added to the list of those whose name will appear on the ballot, including five new magisterial candidates as of Monday afternoon.
    Incumbent Elk Creek Magistrate Brian Bayers filed his candidacy papers to seek re-election to the fiscal court. Despite the late filing date, Bayers said he didn’t really wrestle over seeking another term.

  • Bill would allow local governments to increase investment revenue

    Local government entities could have new ways to increase investment revenue under a bill that passed the House and is awaiting attention in the state Senate.
    Most local governments now rely on investments such as securities and certificates of deposit, often at a poor rate of return. House Bill 75 would allow them to pursue more aggressive investment through mutual, closed-end and exchange-traded funds and through high-quality corporate bonds — all within certain limits and under the guidance of a professional investment adviser.

  • State declares flu outbreak an epidemic

    The state Department for Public Health says this season’s influenza activity is now considered an epidemic.
    Health officials are warning that this season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly – and not just for those in high-risk categories. In general, children, the elderly, extremely obese people, and those with chronic health conditions or weak immune systems are considered at higher risk of getting the flu.

  • State declares flu outbreak an epidemic

    The state Department for Public Health says this season’s influenza activity is now considered an epidemic.
    Health officials are warning that this season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly – and not just for those in high-risk categories. In general, children, the elderly, extremely obese people, and those with chronic health conditions or weak immune systems are considered at higher risk of getting the flu.

  • Bullying often a motive cited in some school shootings

    In the days since the tragic shooting at Marshall County High School, social media has been abuzz with rumors that the 15-year-old suspect may have been bullied.
    Friends and others who know Gabe Parker, a sophomore who played trombone in the school band, described him as a shy, red-headed “grandma’s boy.”
    One student who spoke with Courier Journal with her parents’ permission said she had heard the rumors that he had been bullied, but could not say whether or not it was true.
    Marshall County Schools could not be reached for comment.

  • Guthrie talks budget, DACA and FISA memo

     

  • District reviews crisis plans on regular basis

     

     

  • Tips to lower heating bill

    The unusually cold start to 2018 has resulted in higher than normal energy use by members of Salt River Electric and other utilities across the region.

    Salt River Electric is encouraging members to be aware of their energy use and take steps to help manage electric bills, which are also expected to be higher than usual as a result of increased usage.

    Weather, especially cold weather, affects residential energy bills more than any other factor. Heating claims about a 42 percent share of overall energy use in U.S. homes.

  • Neighbor who attacked Sen. Rand Paul could face up to 21 months in prison

    Federal prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 21 months in prison for the neighbor charged with tackling and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, according to a court document.

    The document, posted Monday, also makes clear that the attack was not politically motivated.

    Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, told police he attacked Paul because he’d “had enough” after seeing the Republican senator stack more brush on a pile near Bocher’s yard, according to the plea agreement Boucher signed.

  • What’s Happening - Week of January 24, 2018

    Youth Baseball signups

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association will be holding signups for the 2018 season on Saturday, January 27 and Saturday, February 3, at Taylorsville Elementary School from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will also be a sign-up period on Monday, January 29th and February 5th at Ray Jewell Park from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Evaluation dates are February 10th and 17th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.