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Today's News

  • Owners on their own?

     

    As of this week, limited control and operation of Edgewater Resorts appears to be in the hands of cottage owners, who recently retained an attorney in their attempts to keep the resort open for rentals.

  • Agriculture - There’s a downside to warm winter

     

  • Church finds new home after recent fire

     

    The church building damaged by fire last month remains closed, but the congregation that met there continues to worship.

    A fire of unknown origin was discovered in the back part of the Elk Creek Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, February 19, shortly before members were expected to begin arriving for services. The church’s pastor, Theodore Todd, Jr., said he arrived at around 9:30 a.m. and didn’t notice any smoke until he tried to enter through a side door.

  • Agriculture - Spring peepers in the air

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers.  There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can.  On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening, a whole other world can be imagined.

  • Agriculture - Support local 4-H through license plates

    Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky over 279,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking, through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference, and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • Taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

     

    The 2017 Spencer County Special Olympic Polar Plunge Team took the leap into 28 degree water down on the River in Louisville on Saturday while freezing winds and a few snowflakes blew in the wind.

    Spencer County had 10 jumpers and two athlete team members that participated in “Share the Proceeds” and raised over $8,900. Spencer County’s Special Olympic team will receive almost $3,800 of the proceeds to support 30 plus athletes to compete throughout the year.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 1, 2017

    Youth football coaches wanted

    The Spencer County Stallions football league is now accepting applications for head coaches. Please contact Chad Coleman if interested at (502) 220-8839.

    GOP Monthly meeting Monday

    The Spencer County GOP will have their monthly meeting this Monday, March 6th at the Farm Bureau meeting room. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.  

  • What’s your image of police?

    The Catlettsburg, KY police department is removing decals from their cruisers that featured a popular comic book logo known as “The Punisher” and the words “Blue Lives Matter,” following some outcry, mostly from people outside of the community.

    The logo features a menacing looking skull and has been adopted by some military units. It’s based on a comic book character who is known to use threats, kidnapping, torture and murder as he seeks revenge. In short, he is a vigilante.

  • Time to reform Kentucky’s justice system

    Last year, during my visit to the drug treatment program at Roeder Correctional Complex in LaGrange, Kentucky, I met a young man there named Joe. He was smart and articulate, the son of a police officer and a father himself. He was also a heroin abuser, whose addiction had driven him to rob banks to pay for his drugs. On the day that I met him, Joe had joined the drug treatment program at Roeder, and was clear-eyed, reflective, and focused on turning his life around. He was anxious to rejoin society, find a good job, and get back to taking care of his family.

  • Pension reform advances

    The pace in Frankfort has picked up substantially, as another week of committee meetings, ceremonies, and floor votes have gone by. We have passed a variety of bipartisan legislation that will go far in increasing government transparency and caring for the most vulnerable among us.