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Today's News

  • LETTER: Humane Society needs more help

    I would like to bring attention to the present situation with the Spencer County Humane Society.

    From what I have learned and to my knowledge, only one person works at the Humane Society on Spears Drive. After multiple attempts over a period of several days trying to reach that person by telephone, website and even driving there, I was unable to contact anyone.

    Are tax dollars being spent for this service? If so, and even if not, someone needs to be there on a regular basis.

  • A rallying point

    Early Wyne is the kind of subdivision where an evening stroll can last two hours as you stop to chat with neighbor after neighbor at mailbox after mailbox.

    And mailbox after mailbox dons a yellow ribbon. It’s a testament to the neighborhood support behind second-year residents Lisa and Dan Brown, whose son Dana was deployed to Iraq in August.

  • LETTER: Slow drivers can be hazardous too

    This letter is in regard to a menace on the road. When I leave for work, heading east on KY 44 from Mt. Washington, I encounter, almost every morning, a pickup truck. Now every one seems to think that speed kills. Well, I assure you that driving 20 miles an hour on curvy, hilly roads can also kill.

    I can not count the number of cars and trucks that pass this individual every morning. I cringe when I see yet another automobile or truck pass this person on this dangerous road.

  • County goes wet

    Spencer County’s apparent thirst for purchasing alcohol was quenched Tuesday night when voters approved 2,767 to 1,928 to go wet.

    Judge Executive David Jenkins said now that the issue has been settled – by a margin of 839 votes – a more crucial undertaking lies just ahead.

    “There’s going to be a lot of work in next couple of months setting up ordinances,” said Jenkins. “People need to be contacting their magistrates about what they want.”

  • Candy buy-back by local dentist

    One Spencer County dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” 

    This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Elk Creek Dental and receive $1 per pound (limit 7 lbs). Candy can also be exchanged for tickets for raffles, games, and “Dunk-A-Doc” dunking booth.

    Dr. James “Randy” Ransdell is doing this anti-decay event and giving away dollars and glowing electric toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

  • LETTERS: READERS REACT TO ALCOHOL ELECTION

    I am an adult child of an alcoholic father. My dad, Ernest Inghram, was given his first taste of alcohol when he was 12 years of age, at school. Older folk thought it funny to let him have his first drink, then to watch his behavior, which was out of control afterwards, with laughs.

  • Rains yield big tobacco crops, but burden growers

    This year’s tobacco crop could be a good one for area farmers, if they could just bring it in.

    The harvest has been delayed by rainfall–more than 10 inches above normal this year–and some farmers say they are two to three weeks behind schedule.

    “Not only are the fields too muddy to get in, if they’re cutting it and it’s standing in the field and we get a rain it could splash mud on it,” said Bryce Roberts, Spencer County’s Agriculture Extension Agent.

  • Bears botch last-minute win

    Last football season, down 21-17 with just over a minute left, Spencer County went 98 yards on a pass play –after a near safety just a play before – and then scored on a 1-yard run to beat Western Hills.

    Friday night, Bears quarterback Erico Smith connected with Brian Harris for a 19-yard touchdown with 3:50 left in the game, and it looked like Spencer County was going to come back on the Wolverines yet again.

     But this time, the Bears only tied the game at 21 and the Wolverines had plenty of time to make up for last year’s mistake.

  • SCHS Golf Classic

    Spencer County High School athletics will be hosting their third annual golf classic October 25 at Tanglewood Golf Club.

    Registration for the event begins at 1:30 p.m., with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Awards will be given out at 6 p.m.

    The cost is $240 for teams of four. Mulligans will be available for $10 during registration.

    Prizes will be given for top three teams, closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt. Must be present to receive door prizes.

  • Montell bill would overhaul state retirement system

    For years Kentucky Retirement Systems has been falling into a hole, and State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) says it’s time to make some tough decisions to bring it out.

    One thing he wants the state to look at is Bill Request 86, which he prefiled for the 2010 session. The bill would change the retirement plan for legislators elected on or after July 1, 2011.

    “It would affect future legislators and change the retirement plan from a defined benefit plan, which is a pension, to a defined contribution, which is a 401k,” he said.