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Today's News

  • Higdon chosen as President Pro Tempore of state senate

    The Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus announced Friday that Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) has been chosen by his peers as the designee to replace former Senate President Pro Tempore David Givens in the Kentucky Senate. Senator David Givens (R-Greensburg) who resigned from his seat in Senate leadership in June citing personal reasons.

  • Court approves enforcement of nuisance orders

    Three Spencer County property owners will soon be getting letters from the county, along with estimates on cleaning up garbage, mowing lawns and removing items that have been allowed to accumulate to the point where they are a blight to their neighbors.

    The court agreed during their meeting last Wednesday to approve Planning and Zoning to pursue enforcement of their policies. Action against other locations will follow.

  • Meeting will address cyberbullying and kids

    Young people have had to deal with bullies for generations. However, just as technology and social media has changed virtually every other aspect of our lives, it’s also changed the way people harass, intimidate and target others.

    Spencer County Middle School will be holding two meetings on Thursday to address the issue of cyberbullying, one for students during the school day, and another that evening at 6:30 p.m. that will be open to the general public.

  • Pension deliberations are uncomfortable

    Legislators frequently grumble about Kentuckians’ lack of interest in, attention to and knowledge of complicated issues like the public-pension system.

    Some observation about how “people’s eyes glaze over when I start talking pensions” usually accompanies such grievances.

  • NFL deserves a penalty flag

    The National Football League began play this week and all eyes were on the flag. Not the  yellow ones that signal a penalty has been committed, but the U.S. flag that all eyes are on during the singing of the National Anthem before each game.

    That pre-game moment that has been a tradition at sporting events since WWII, has been the focus of controversy the past two seasons because a few players have chosen that moment to express political viewpoints.

  • FROM OUR READERS - McConnell’s correspondence shameful

    I wrote to “Majority” leader Mitch McConnell to try to find out his thoughts on the Obama are situation and how he was going to handle it now. I had already heard that once the Republicans had the House they would do something. OOPS! Next it was as soon as they had the Senate. It was going out “roots and all.” OOPS!

  • Do we remember?

    Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9-11 that took over 3,000 American lives, ushered us into a war that has no foreseeable end, and changed life as we know it in so many ways.

    It feels awkward to call it an anniversary. It’s more of a moment etched in time that we wish had never happened, but one we dare never to forget. But yet each passing year takes us a year further away from the horrors of that Tuesday morning.

  • What’s Happening - Week of September 13, 2017

    Spencer Co. Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

    The Spencer County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Extension Office. All members are invited to come socialize and enjoy dinner and hear what’s happening with the bureau in 2017. The winners of the youth and variety contests will provide the entertainment.

    KY Gourd Society seeking sponsors for 2018 Gourd Art Show

  • Bears fall to Henry in OT

     

    A failed two-point conversion in overtime sent Spencer County to its third straight loss of the season Friday, with a score of 34-33 to Henry County. While many will remember that final snap, the game hinged on a couple of other big plays on special teams by the visiting Wildcats.

    A blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown, and a kickoff returned for a score were crucial as Henry County kept pace with a Bears team that looked much sharper than in previous weeks.

  • Bears battle Titans, but lose 1-0 on penalty kick

     

    The Spencer County Bears soccer team battled Collins  tough last Thursday night. The only goal came on a Collins penalty kick about  halfway through the first half, as the Titans held on for a 1-0 lead in a key district matchup. The Bears  are 3-3 on the season and were scheduled to face another district foe Tuesday at Shelby County  and will host Frankfort on Thursday.