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Today's News

  • From our readers - Signs litter our county

    I would like to make a suggestion to help eliminate some road litter and clean up our county. People post signs for yard sales, garage sales, birthday parties, weddings, etc., which is fine, but quite a few of them never get removed. They eventually become detached from where they were hanging and become roadside litter.

    Most of these signs have the date of the event and the address, so why not have a time limit for when they need to be removed? Twenty-four hours after the event seems like a fair amount of time.

  • From our readers - Small gesture by football team has big impact on younger kids

    These days it seems like we hear so much about what is going wrong with our community’s young people.  Ever feel scared about what the next generation is going to be like?

    If you are ever feeling disenchanted about the youth in our community please take a moment to go watch football players help get elementary kiddos out of their cars each home game Friday.

  • Bevin’s speech misunderstood

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin found himself the target of frenzied liberals last week following a speech he gave to a group of Christian conservatives. He was falsely accused of inciting violence and calling for bloodshed in the event of a Hillary Clinton victory in the November presidential election.

    You can watch his speech on Youtube. In fact, I would encourage you to watch his speech on Youtube. Right now, before we go any further. It’s only about 16 minutes. I’ll wait for you.

  • Massie moves to audit Fed. reserve

    Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die.  However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote.  Since 90 percent of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.

  • Hunting and Fishing Day proclaimed

    As a member of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, I am proud to join like-minded sportsmen-legislators from across the nation in celebrating the 44th National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 24. In observance of this occasion, Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed it to be Hunting and Fishing Day in Kentucky.

  • Agriculture - Dairy Goat Show at the Kentucky State Fair

     

    Adam Light and Logan Light participated in the Dairy Goat Show at the Kentucky State Fair.  In the skill-a-thon contest, Logan Light was 2nd in the intermediate division and Adam Light was 1st in the senior division.

    Justin Pietz and Adam Pietz participated with Justin placing fifth in the junior division of the skill-a-thon. Adam exhibited the Grand Champion Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat in the 4-H Show with his junior doe.

  • Agriculture - Fall is a great time for soil sampling

    If you think spring is the best time to take soil samples, you might want to rethink that. Fall is actually the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

  • Agriculture - Cover crops useful for multiple purposes

    While I will admit that half of my vegetable garden looks dreadful, the other half is holding steady because we mulched paths with a heavy layer of wood chips, filled unplanted beds with cover crops and have weeded the rest by hand and hoe.  I started using cover crops about 8 years ago and I am sold on the multi-purpose usefulness.  

  • Bears win fourth in a row

     

    After stumbling out of the gate with a season-opening loss to Bardstown, the Spencer County Bears have now rolled off four consecutive victories, coming to the halfway point of the regular season with a 4-1 record following Friday night’s 34-12 win over Bullitt Central.

    Coach Mike Marksbury is happy with the winning streak, but said there’s much room for improvement.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of September 21, 2016

    Girls Soccer
    Sept. 21    at Western Hills        6:00 p.m.
    Sept. 22    Ballard Home        5:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26    Iroquois Home        6:00 p.m.

    Boys Soccer
    Sept. 27    at North Bullitt        5:30 p.m.

    Volleyball
    Sept. 22    at Henry Co.        7:30 p.m.