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Today's News

  • Is the U.S. in an era of apathy?

    The two entities most responsible for the freedoms we enjoy in America  are also the two we often tend to take for granted. I’m talking about God and our veterans.

    This Monday, a scant crowd of a few dozen showed up for a Memorial Day ceremony downtown. It was an opportunity to pay respects and honor those who have died for our freedom. The crowd was disappointing.

  • Gov. Bevin is not ignoring all the media

    I recently sat down with Gov. Bevin for an exclusive interview to hear about significant legislative progress, continuing challenges and current initiatives to address Kentucky’s most pressing needs. We talked about a host of issues including foster care and adoption reform, education policy, the state pension crisis, and a special session to modernize the tax code.

  • Fighting opioid crisis

    As many as two million Americans are struggling with prescription drug addiction across the nation.  Tragically, heroin and opioid overdoses claim an average of 91 lives every day.  This startling trend continues to get worse, especially here in Kentucky.

    But together, we can do more to fight back, and I will continue to assist those in Kentucky who are working to fight the epidemic.

  • Classmates of ‘39 look back

     

    Seniors from the Spencer County High School Class of 2017 loaded buses and traveled to Frankfort Friday in preparation for graduation ceremonies that evening. For many, it may be the last time they see many of their classmates, as students will scatter in the coming weeks and months to various colleges, careers, military or other paths.

  • Agriculture - Some trees can thrive when wet

    There are some plants that demand good drainage:  taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few.  I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden, but now that I know where water is slow to drain, I know where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.  There is an upside to poor drainage for some plants, just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver.

  • Agriculture - Farmers cautioned against hay scammers

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles is cautioning area farmers to stay alert for possible scams targeting hay buyers and sellers.

    “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has received several reports of fraudulent hay-buying activity in recent weeks,” Quarles said. “Farmers should take extra care to protect themselves from scam artists when buying or selling commodities such as hay or livestock, especially when contacted through email, social media, or text message.”

  • Church Happenings - Week of May 24, 2017

    Gospel Group to perform at Elk Creek Baptist

    Elk Creek Baptist Church welcomes the Southern Gospel group, The Joymakers, to the church on June 3 at 6 p.m. for an evening of music and celebration. A love offering will be received. The church is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road. For more information, contact the church at 477-2730.

    Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church

  • Flying High!

    We all have amazing times of transition in our lives; times when things change so fast our heads almost spin off.  Sometimes those changes are things we look forward to, like graduations or weddings, having a new baby or buying a new house.  Sometimes though, those changes are negative. Things like losing a job or maybe suffering through a divorce.

  • Are you up for an adventure?

     

  • Sports Briefs - Week of May 24, 2017

    Lady Bears Youth Basketball Camp