Today's News

  • AT ISSUE: Kentucky’s Right-to-Work law - Opposes

    Angry labor union members on Saturday said they don’t know how they became public enemy No. 1 in Kentucky’s 2017 legislative session.

    Hundreds of workers in boots and heavy coats poured onto every public floor of the state Capitol to loudly protest final passage of three bills that they say will weaken unions and reduce construction workers’ wages.

    “It’s an attack on the working people,” said Chris Kendall, 44, a member of Local 184 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union in Paducah.

  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce applauds Right-to-Work legislation

    The Kentucky Chamber applauds Governor Bevin, Senate President Stivers and Speaker Hoover on their leadership to make right to work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly and thanks all legislators who voted to ensure Kentucky is a state where business wants to locate.

  • 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


  • Agriculture - Winter weather can be stressful for farm animals

    University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Matt Dixon explained that the combination of cold air and winds create dangerous and emergency-category periods of livestock cold stress.

    Livestock producers should make sure animals have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding and feed to make it through cold spells. Pet owners should bring pets indoors. UK livestock specialists said animals have a higher requirement for energy in the colder months, so producers should have high-quality grains and forages on hand to meet their needs.

  • Agriculture - Winter gardening restores

    There is something about working in the garden on a sunny winter day:  it clears debris from both the perennial bed and the gardener’s head.   There is clarity to the winter landscape that is quite different than any other season.  On a clear day, the sky is a true blue, you can see all the birds flitting about the leafless trees.  

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 4, 2017

    Financial Peace class at Spencer Christian Church

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  • 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.