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Today's News

  • Taxes do little for shortfall

    by Rep. BRAD MONTELL

    R-House Dist. 58

    The legislature approved last week a rescue plan to plug the projected $456 million hole in the state budget this fiscal year with a combination of new revenue, spending cuts and fund transfers. The plan, which was passed by the House on Wednesday and cleared the Senate Friday, is contained in two bills that House and Senate leaders were able to reach consensus on in recent weeks. The bills will take effect immediately upon Governor Steve Beshear’s expected signature.

  • Healthy motivators in winter

    When the temperature broke 70 degrees just two weeks ago, people all around Spencer County were glad to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine.  It was nice to get a break from a long, cold winter, but now it appears that the cold weather is not gone for good. 

  • Governor signs HB144, increasing vice taxes

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a budget package Friday that he said protects funding for basic education, health care and public safety. The package approved Friday by the Kentucky Senate, and earlier this week by the House, includes some $150 million in additional spending cuts combined with a 30 cent increase in the cigarette tax and applies the state’s 6 percent sales tax to store sales of beer, wine and liquor. Under the package, the basic education funding formula would be preserved from any cuts, while higher education would only be cut 2 percent.

  • $819 Billion: Recovery Act sparks local interest in stimulus funds

    When President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act last week in Denver, nearly every elected official across the country began to wonder just how much of the $819 billion would trickle down to them.

    Spencer County officials are no different, and while details and final figures are hard to come by at this early point, local governments and the school district are already discussing ways to put the money to use.

  • Bears unable to rocket past Shelby

    For a young team like Spencer County, any confidence builder can be a valuable tool. But last week’s 65-49 loss to Shelby County was enough to give at least a glimmer of hope for Coach Jacob Barmore’s squad as they hit the final stretch of the season before squaring off against those same Shelby County Rockets next Wednesday night in the opener of the District Tournament.

    While the score may indicate a different story, the Bears actually competed well with the Rockets, especially in the second half.

  • FROM THE WORD: Learning from David’s mistakes

    When I was growing up, I heard about David the shepherd boy slaying the giant with a sling. I never could understand how this could happen because I tried throwing one of these things and could not hit anything that I threw at.

    When I grew older and accepted God as my Savior, now I can see how this happened. All David had to do is throw the stone and God did the rest.

    The Bible says David was a man after God’s own heart. Even though David was extremely close to God, one night he underestimated the power of Satan.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Kindergarten

    registration

    Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held March 2 - 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2009 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool should register.

    To be fully enrolled, the following must be on file:

    Proof of residency

    A copy of the original birth certificate (not a hospital certificate)

    A copy of the student’s Social Security card

    Current immunization certificate

    Physical examination form

  • HB144: Not a perfect solution, but may prevent layoffs and furloughs

    by Rep. KENT STEVENS

    D-House Dist. 55

    The Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate took the first significant step in addressing the state’s budget crisis by passing House Bill 144 this week.  The House passed the bill by a vote of 66-34.

     For the past several weeks House and Senate leaders have met to work out details of the budget, conferring with Gov. Beshear and administration officials on a consistent basis.  Our revenue plan meets the governor’s revenue request by raising more than $300 million over the next biennium.

  • 4-H shooting sports

    The Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports program is having a membership drive meeting Tuesday, February 24 at the extension office at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in shooting sports; shotgun,-archery,-22/air rifle, should come out and sign up.  No experience is necessary to join.

    All coaches are background checked and certified. Coaches will be on hand to help you along with the different areas of interest. There is no cost to become a member of shooting sports.

  • Cycling event racing this way

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have been asked to play host to hundreds of cycling enthusiasts this summer during the USA Cycling 2009 Masters Road National Championship.

    Local leaders – who are eager to promote tourism in the area – see this event not only as a chance to showcase what the county has to offer, but their willingness to work with athletic event organizers.

    “We need to get more involved in sports tourism,” said City Manager Steve Biven. “We need to let people know we are capable of handling (events).”