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Today's News

  • AGRICULTURE - Treatments vary for emerald ash borer

     

  • AG issues rulings on open records complaint

    The Office of the Attorney General has issued three recent open records/open meetings opinions stemming from situations in Spencer County.
    The AG’s Office found the Mt. Eden Fire Protection District violated the open records law, but concluded that the Spencer County Fire Protection District and the Spencer County Attorney’s Office did not violate the law by their responses to requests for information.

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 8, 2015

    Gospel Sing at Riverview Baptist
    There will be a Fish Fry and Gospel Sing for Northern Lights Missions on Saturday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m. at Riverview Baptist Church, 1850 Louisville Road.
    Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children under 10. The event will feature the groups Victory Road and Gospel I’s. There will also be a cake auction. Tickets will be sold at the door or see church members for details.

  • What the cross was about

    As you are well aware, last Sunday was Easter. Hopefully you were able to join one of the many churches here in Spencer County for a “resurrection experience.” The cross is truly a sign of God’s love toward us. We are reminded of the agony Jesus went though on the cross and His glorious resurrection needed to pay the price of our sins.

  • Sleepless nights

    We all have those sleepless nights from time to time, some of us more often than others. I have been plagued with a touch of insomnia all my life. Sometimes I just call it being a night person, but it really just means I don’t sleep well. I don’t know when it actually started, but I can remember sleepless or at least very restless nights even back when I was in grade school.

  • Law is about liberty, not discrimination

    The controversial religious freedom law in Indiana and other states was about much more than whether a baker, florist, or even pizzeria can be forced to cater to a gay wedding. Opponents of the law attempt to reduce the issue to those simple terms in an effort to frame it solely as a matter of discrimination. The strategy is to create victims and villains.
    However, it’s not about discrimination, but about discretion – which Webster defines as “the freedom to act or judge on one’s own.” These laws are about protecting our freedom of choice.

  • Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announces bid for White House

    Kentucky junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul made it official Tuesday — he is running for president.
    “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Paul announced on his website, randpaul.com.
    Paul, a freshman senator and ophthalmologist who made his home in Bowling Green more than 20 years ago, was scheduled to personally announce his bid for the White House at noon Tuesday at the Galt House.

  • Specify address when running deed changes

    We often speak of our sense of “Community” in Spencer County and it was a keyword in the most recent election. Your newspaper is vital to maintaining and increasing our sense of community.
    One of the ways of helping us to know our neighbors is your weekly report of property purchases. Sometimes you show the new neighbor’s names and address (most helpful) but oftentimes their address is omitted or simply stated as a property in Deed Book such as Page such. This way of reporting is rather pointless.

  • AGRICULTURE - Livestock team takes top awards at Skill-a-thon Contest

     

    by MOLLIE TICHENOR
    CEA 4-H Extension Agent

  • New job feels like old hat

    Certain things are just the right fit. When I was a kid, I had a an old baseball hat. It was yellow and I got it as a pine-sitting member of the Winchester Little League A’s.
    At a flea market well after the season, I ran upon a patch with an Indian’s head on it with the simple words “Custer Had It Coming.” I was crazy about American Indian history, so I bought the patch, asked my mom to sew it over the “A’s” on my hat, and from that point, that hat provided near constant covering for my noggin for at least a couple of years.