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Today's News

  • State advises caution when working in heat

    The Kentucky Labor Cabinet wants to remind all employers and employees that high temperatures and humidity can have devastating effects if workers do not take proper precautions and procedures.

    “Hot weather can make for dangerous conditions both outdoors and inside,” Labor Secretary Larry L. Roberts said in a state news release. “In many cases, precautions such as water, rest and shade can be the difference between life and death for workers.”

  • Levee work can’t wait

    There are two very real dangers posing a threat to Taylorsville. One is a devastating flood. The other is continued inaction by local leaders.

  • National Park at Perryville?

     

    Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney says the idea of turning Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site into a national park is gaining momentum in Washington.

    While the designation is still “a long ways off,” becoming a national park would be a significant economic boon for the area.

    However, it would also mean organizers of the re-enactment would be required to find a different location for the annual event.

  • Solar eclipse could be boon to west Kentucky

    An estimated 50,000 visitors will fill Hopkinsville the summer of 2017 for a prime view of the first visible total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years — but how the city will handle such a crowd is still up in the air.

    At a specially called meeting with the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau board on Thursday, members tried to come up with the best game plan to handle what is expected to be the largest tourism event in the city’s history.

  • Floating cabins approved for some Kentucky lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued new guidance on floating cabins at its lakes throughout the Cumberland River Basin. The guidance implements Section 1035 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 that allows floating cabins at marinas on Cumberland River Basin lakes.

    Under the new guidance, marina operators will be able to rent floating cabins to the public who recreate on Cumberland River Basin lakes.

  • Public Record - Week of June 24

    Judge J. R. Roberts heard the following cases on May 1, 2015 in Spencer District Court:

    Misdemeanor:
    Shannon L. Haysley, (1970), resident fishing without license or permit, guilty, $203 court costs and fines.

    Carey A. Shouse, (1964), selling alcoholic beverages to minors, first offense, guilty, $403 court costs and fines.

    Emily Ann Story, (1994), selling alcoholic beverages to minors, first offense, guilty, $403 court costs and fines.

    Traffic:
    Russell H. Davis, (1996), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine.

  • Church Happenings - Week of June 24

    Revival Meeting at Briar Ridge Christian Church

    Briar Ridge Christian Church will be holding a revival meeting from July 5 through July 8. The meeting will begin at the 11 a.m. service on July 5th, at 6 p.m. on Sunday night, and 7 p.m. during the week.

    The theme of the meeting will be “Christians: The Lord’s Fishers and Hunters” and the speaker will be Ronnie McKinney. There will be special music each service. The church is located at 3951 Briar Ridge Road, in Mt. Eden.

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn

  • VBS Schedule

    Plum Creek Baptist Church

    Plum Creek Baptist Church will be holding their Vacation Bible School, “Everest– Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” beginning Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sign-in begins each evening at 5:30 p.m. A commencement service will be held on Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. Plum Creek Baptist Church is located at Highway 44 and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    Wakefield Baptist Church

  • Is it time to arm churches?

    A faith group in our town recently held a worship event with about 350 plus people in attendance. Throughout most of the Friday evening worship event and Saturday morning recognition service two armed police officers were located in the main event auditorium. They were wearing uniforms and badges and wearing their pistols. There were also three people (with permits) carrying concealed pistols.

  • Clear vision ahead

    Until a few years ago I had great eyesight, but now I need reading glasses. And I never realized until then how dirty your glasses could become before you notice. You just start squinting and the words on the page start getting fuzzy and you wonder why.

    It’s sort of like a dirty windshield with bad windshield wipers in the rain!You can see through the glass, but everything is smeared and distorted. And let’s face it, with reading and especially with driving, it is a good thing to be able to see clearly. Glasses and windshields often need cleaning.