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Today's News

  • County still waiting for mold estimate

    Judge-Executive John Riley said Tuesday morning that he is still waiting for an estimate on remediation of the mold issue in the Sheriff’s Office.

    A representative from ServPro testitied during last Wednesday’s court hearing into the issue, that he had visited the building that morning, and would be preparing an estimate that he indicated could be ready by the end of the week.

    However, the holidays may have caused delays as Riley said no such estimate had yet been forwarded to him.

  • Sheriff turns over ID equipment after vote

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump turned over the county’s ID making equipment to Emergency Management Director Chris Limpp, a week after he was ordered to by fiscal court during their last meeting.

    Limpp said the equipment was returned to him last Tuesday night, but without the software or materials. Stump had maintained that the software was registered to the sheriff’s office.

    Limpp said he was in the process of downloading new software that he could initially use free of charge on a trial basis.

  • Tolling now underway on all new Ohio River bridges

    Scores of drivers being introduced to RiverLink, the new, all-electronic tolling system for the Ohio River Bridges Project, are opening accounts and ordering transponders. Incredibly high demand for RiverLink transponders means supplies are being depleted more quickly than anticipated. All remaining RiverLink local and RiverLink E-ZPass transponders are expected to be distributed early this week.

  • Bathroom bill in Kentucky may not be priority during this session

    As Republicans take control of Kentucky’s legislature this year, any bill that restricts transgender students’ bathroom choices could be a non-starter in Frankfort, where the state’s conservative leaders are emphasizing different priorities.

    Incoming House Speaker Jeff Hoover and Senate President Robert Stivers have said their focus will be on policies that drive Kentucky economically and spur job growth. And Gov. Matt Bevin recently dismissed the idea that the commonwealth needs to institute rules about which bathrooms people can use as unnecessary.

  • Biggest selling rock bands listed

    Who are the top selling rock bands of all-time in the USA? The Beatles are number one of course, who’ve sold 178 million units, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Next is Led Zeppelin, and some of their most well-known songs include Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog and the epic anthem Stairway to Heaven. Zeppelin has sold 111.5 million units in the U.S.

  • What’s happening - Week of January 4, 2017

    Habitat seeking donations

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity is looking for donations to help secure a matching grant of up to $5,000.
    Scott and Linda Street said an anonymous donor has pledged to match up to $5,000 and they are hoping such a generous offer can help boost the non-profit that assists families to build and own their own homes.

  • A go-to site to begin your family research

    FamilySearch.org is pretty much my “go-to” site, either when I’m beginning research on a family, or seeking an answer to a question I’ve raised in my research. Members of the Mormon Church (Latter-day Saints of Jesus Christ) have gone all over the world, microfilming local and church records. In the past few years they have been digitizing these records, so that we can view images of the records, and even print them out. Volunteers have been indexing these digitized records, making it much easier to find the record.

  • From our readers - What does Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provide?

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provides services for people in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer counties, and approximately eight years ago, I accepted the position of Executive Director and made Kentucky my new home.   While I was not raised in Spencer County, it certainly reminds me of my home county of Perry County, Indiana—predominantly a farming community with down to earth people who care about their neighbors and are willing to give a helping hand.    

    Now I need to ask our neighbors for support.   

  • Mold issue needs quick, cheap resolution

    Some of your elected officials spent another three and a half hours in a courtroom last week continuing to bicker over how to best fix the mold issue in the sheriff’s office. It’s the second such day they’ve spent an afternoon in front of a judge.

    Is there mold in the office?

    Yes. According to tests and expert witnesses who have testified after walking through the building, there are issues.

  • Freedom of conscience

    A number of top celebrities have reportedly declined invitations to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump later this month. Some conservatives have expressed outrage and anger over what they claim is a lack of respect for the office of the presidency.

    I fully support the right of celebrities to make their own decisions on when and for whom they perform. It’s called freedom of conscience and it’s a right we Americans have had since our Founding Fathers emphasized the importance of individual liberties.