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Today's News

  • Agriculture - About that mistletoe

    Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common variety of this parasitic plant, means tree thief. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern United States. Mistletoe extracts—steals— water, mineral elements and food from tree hosts; hence the name.

  • From our readers - Climate change is real

    After reading your recent editorial “Don’t Fall for Fake News” I was inspired by how much we agree. Fake news is dangerous. Readers and viewers must double-check it for accuracy, whether it comes from the Internet or CBS, NBC, CNN or even FOX.

  • From our readers - Presidential election recount is just more partisan politics

    The federal election is completed and the country has overwhelmingly elected Donald Trump as our next president. The electoral vote was 306 for Trump (including Michigan) to 232 for Clinton. Now we can move forward and get down to business, right?

  • From our readers - Raffle winners announced

    We would like to thank those that were at or who participated in the drawing held Saturday night for the Dawson Moore Scholarship Fund raffle.

    The gifts given away were a Thanksgiving basket and a handmade afghan. Amanda Riley was the winner of the Thanksgiving basket and Herman Johnson was the winner of the afghan.

    All the funds taken in will go to the Dawson Moore Scholarship Fund for a student who graduates high school in 2020 to attend college. Again, your donations were greatly appreciated and will be put to a good cause.

  • The truth about Thanksgiving

    A 25-year-old actress, whom I had never heard of, made headlines last week when she claimed that Thanksgiving was “founded on a massacre” - a theme promoted by many politically correct history revisionists who seem intent on making villains of every European to ever step ashore on this continent.

    Thanksgiving was not founded on a massacre, but on a notion to recognize God’s divine providence, protection and provision for those earliest settlers.

  • Accident injures seven

     

    Seven people, including six children, were injured in this two-car accident at the intersection of KY 248 and KY 636 last Wednesday afternoon. Two of the injured girls were flown from the scene, but none of the injuries were life-threatening and all have since been released from the hospital.  No report on the accident was available from the Sheriff’s Office, who investigated the accident. The  same intersection was also the site of another injury accident on Saturday morning.

  • Horse summit to discuss park trail improvements

     

    Organizers are hoping to corral a good number of horse owners, riders and enthusiasts for a meeting on December 6 to discuss ways to improve and promote Spencer County as a destination for equestrian recreation.

  • Court requests new mold test

    A week after a special judge ruled that the Spencer County Fiscal Court had adequately offered space for Sheriff Buddy Stump while he deals with a potential mold issue in his building, the court met in a special session last Wednesday and requested new test samples to see if air cleaning units have improved conditions.

  • Man severely injured after tree stand fall

    A Shepherdsville man is facing a long recovery after he fell from a tree stand while deer hunting in Spencer County last week.

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Sergeant Scott Herndon said the 51-year-old man, who’s identity was not released, fell last Tuesday afternoon about a mile from his truck on a farm where he was hunting off Bloomfield Road.

  • Tipton: GOP’s sweep in state will result in action

    State Representative James A. Tipton said voters across Kentucky and the nation voted for a new direction earlier this month, and said that’s exactly what they’re going to get, at least in Frankfort.

    “It goes back to a trend, not just in our state, but across the nation. People are frustrated by the direction we are going in.

    People went to the polls on election day and they voted for change,” said Tipton, a Republican who won his second term in Frankfort on November 8.