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Today's News

  • Taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

     

    The 2017 Spencer County Special Olympic Polar Plunge Team took the leap into 28 degree water down on the River in Louisville on Saturday while freezing winds and a few snowflakes blew in the wind.

    Spencer County had 10 jumpers and two athlete team members that participated in “Share the Proceeds” and raised over $8,900. Spencer County’s Special Olympic team will receive almost $3,800 of the proceeds to support 30 plus athletes to compete throughout the year.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 1, 2017

    Youth football coaches wanted

    The Spencer County Stallions football league is now accepting applications for head coaches. Please contact Chad Coleman if interested at (502) 220-8839.

    GOP Monthly meeting Monday

    The Spencer County GOP will have their monthly meeting this Monday, March 6th at the Farm Bureau meeting room. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.  

  • What’s your image of police?

    The Catlettsburg, KY police department is removing decals from their cruisers that featured a popular comic book logo known as “The Punisher” and the words “Blue Lives Matter,” following some outcry, mostly from people outside of the community.

    The logo features a menacing looking skull and has been adopted by some military units. It’s based on a comic book character who is known to use threats, kidnapping, torture and murder as he seeks revenge. In short, he is a vigilante.

  • Time to reform Kentucky’s justice system

    Last year, during my visit to the drug treatment program at Roeder Correctional Complex in LaGrange, Kentucky, I met a young man there named Joe. He was smart and articulate, the son of a police officer and a father himself. He was also a heroin abuser, whose addiction had driven him to rob banks to pay for his drugs. On the day that I met him, Joe had joined the drug treatment program at Roeder, and was clear-eyed, reflective, and focused on turning his life around. He was anxious to rejoin society, find a good job, and get back to taking care of his family.

  • Pension reform advances

    The pace in Frankfort has picked up substantially, as another week of committee meetings, ceremonies, and floor votes have gone by. We have passed a variety of bipartisan legislation that will go far in increasing government transparency and caring for the most vulnerable among us.

  • Military families honored

    Visits from advocacy groups, a ceremonial bill signing, and rallies in the Capitol Rotunda, along with the bipartisan passage of bills, marked a busy Week Four of the 2017 Legislative Session. We were excited to welcome the children of Kentucky National Guard members from across the state for the First Annual Kentucky Military Kids Day.

  • Bill streamlines adoption

    On Monday, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill to establish the Adoption Task Force, which will work to streamline the process of adoption in the state. The measure’s sponsor, House Majority Caucus Chairman David Meade, has long worked to reduce the cost of adoption and ease the process.

  • SCHSl band members selected to All State Concert Band

     

    Two Spencer County High School band members were recently selected to the All State Concert Band.

    Junior, Samantha Hawkins, left, was selected as principal clarinet in the All State concert band. She is the daughter of Bobby and Margo Hawkins. She plans to pursue a degree in business and music.

  • Dance-athon to help child cancer patients

    A Spencer County High School freshman is hoping to honor a childhood friend as well as help other cancer victims as she organizes a dance marathon on March 18 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Allie Roberts is hoping the event, called Miracle Moves, can raise a few thousand dollars to help children coping with cancer.

    “When I was in 5th grade, my best friend died of brain cancer, and that’s why I chose childhood cancer,” said Roberts of the fundraiser.

  • Signs erected recognizing Miss Kentucky Laura Jones

     

    Laura Jones, the reigning Miss Kentucky 2016, stands beneath one of four signs that have been placed at various county lines in Spencer County, recognizing it as the home of the pageant winner. Jones, a 2011 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the Miss Kentucky Title last summer, finished well in the Miss America Pageant in September, and continues to travel across the Commonwealth in her capacity as Miss Kentucky.