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Today's News

  • Humans trump animals

    I didn’t watch the news much over the weekend, but when I did log on and tune in Sunday evening, it seemed the whole world had gone ape over a story about a gorilla being killed to protect a child who had fallen into the animal’s area at a zoo.

    There was debate about how a child could be allowed to wander free without parental supervision. There was also debate about whether zoo officials should have killed the 17-year old silverback named Harambe instead of waiting it out or possibly tranquilizing the 450 pound animal.

  • Legislature worked to benefit veterans

    This weekend we honored the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI it took on new significance and all of America’s wars were from then on included and observed in the holiday we now know as “Memorial Day”.

  • Repaving of Ashes Creek Lane begins

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a resurfacing project beginning this week on KY 2450 (Ashes Creek Lane) in Spencer County. The entire state-maintained portion of this route is being resurfaced from KY 1066 (Franklin Road) to just north of Maddox Road (mile points 0.0 to 3.5).

    Contract crews were scheduled to begin milling operations last Wednesday, with lane closures necessary. Traffic will be flagged through the work zone.

    Weather permitting, the asphalt paving work will be finished by June 5.

  • Bridge replacement on KY 55 to cause delays

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract for replacement of a bridge on KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) in Shelby County.  The bridge over Bullskin Creek is located between Finchville and Shelbyville near Heritage Lane (mile point 3.8).

    American Contracting & Services, Inc. of Jeffersonville, Indiana was awarded this contract in the amount of $1.9 million. Crews began working last week to remove trees and perform temporary widening of the roadway.

  • Henderson man arrested for destroying vet memorial

    A Henderson man has been arrested after he allegedly damaged more than 150 crosses in the downtown Memorial Day cross display with his vehicle early Saturday, according to officials.

    According to Henderson Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond, Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested in connection with the incident that took place in Central Park at around 6 a.m. Roughly 160 crosses were knocked down and about 20 were destroyed.

  • Agriculture - Bevin recognizes Kentucky’s beef industry

    Gov. Matt Bevin, along with Kentucky commissioner of agriculture Ryan Quarles, proclaimed May as Beef Month in Kentucky, citing beef’s nutritional benefits and its impact on Kentucky’s economy. They were joined by Kentucky Beef Council chairman Steve Dunning, Beef Council president David Lemaster, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president Dave Maples, Kentucky Beef Council director of consumer affairs Kiah Twisselman, and the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy executive director Warren Beeler.

  • Free fishing in Ky. June 4-5

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 4-5, when no license or permit is required to fish Kentucky waters.

    Free Fishing Weekend has been an annual event for residents and non-residents since at least 1992. Size and creel limits on the number of fish anglers may keep still apply. Additionally, anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of May 25, 2016

    Co-ed Sand Volleyball League

    Spencer Christian Church will be hosting a Co-ed Sand Volleyball League this summer. Deadline for sign-ups will be June 10th. The cost is $60 per team. For information, contact Jesse at Jesse@spencerchristian.org.

    Lady Bears Hoops Camp

  • Spencer Special Olympians excel

     

    Spencer County Special Olympics team competed in the Regional track and field competition at St. Xavier High School in Louisville on Saturday May 14. There were almost 300 athletes registered to compete on Saturday.  Spencer County took 18 athletes and they performed amazingly despite the brutally cold weather.

     In the 50 Meter Dash - Landon Bentley received 4th place, Noah Miller 4th, Alexis Clem 2nd, Madison Denham 3rd, Brittany Ware 2nd, Miranda Kasey 5th, Amanda Browning 2nd, Chris Holt 4th.

  • HS Fishing team