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Today's News

  • Court redirects KACo loan for lot purchase

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court last week approved the redirection of KACo lease funds to purchase the vacant lot next to the County Judge-Executive’s office. The vote was 4-2, with Magistrates Brian Bayers and Hobert Judd voting no, echoing their initial opposition to the purchase last year.

    The court agreed in November to purchase the lot at an estimated price of around $90,000. It was discussed then that the money would be borrowed.

  • 2018 Budget session kicks off

    The General Assembly is back in regular session as of January 2 and it looks to be another productive, busy time as over one hundred bills have already been filed, pension reform looms, and a $22 billion budget and road plan must be formulated, debated and passed into law.

    This session is twice as long as last year – 60 days, with our last day being April 15 – in order to craft a budget as well as typical legislation.

  • Hats off to law enforcement

    Tuesday was National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Day. It’s not a recognized national holiday or widely recognized by the general public, but it seems fitting that those men and women whose goal is to ‘serve and protect’ are worthy of a tip of hat or a pat on the back.

    We live in an age where there’s a lot of anger and suspicion directed at police officers. Some of it is warranted, but most of it is not.

  • 2017 was a year of great accomplishment

    In November 2016, the American people sent President Trump to the White House and Republican majorities back to Congress. We worked together to make 2017, by any objective standard, a year of extraordinary accomplishment. While the national media may overlook or downplay any of these successes, the fact remains that Congress has achieved a number of priorities this past year for the people we represent.

  • What’s Happening - Week of January 10, 2018

    Circuit Clerk’s Holiday Closing

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, January 15th, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30 am.

    Spencer County Clerk’s Holiday Closing

  • Frozen water tank is not leaking

     

    The water tower in Mt. Eden is not leaking, although the ice that’s formed on the outside of the tower and the ground below gives that impression.

  • As winter settles in, commit now to a better garden

    While the winter slowdown has not yet happened, it does seem to be around the corner.  Or is that just wishful thinking?  At any rate winter is a time to regroup and plan for another year for the farm.  

    We always do some serious infrastructure planning to improve our management of pastured chickens and grazing sheep.  The goal is always about allowing for more organized rotational grazing and sorting.  We have gradually built our infrastructure as we also have grown emotionally and intellectually with our farming practices.  

  • Poll shows support for raising cigarette tax

    Seven of 10 Kentucky voters favor raising the state’s cigarette tax by $1 a pack, according to a new poll released by the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow, which favors the measure.

    The poll, conducted Dec. 13-18 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, found that 69 percent of registered voters surveyed supported a $1 cigarette-tax increase. The current 60-cent tax is about one-third of the national average of $1.71 per pack.

  • The perfect word of God

    We apprehend this is not a perfect world and as humans we constantly make mistakes. However, when it comes to the Bible, there is a major difference. This book might have been transcribed by mere mortals, but its content is not from this world.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 10, 2018

    Retirement celebration for Rev. Burton

    Second Baptist Church will celebrate the retirement of Rev. Charles Burton, who has served the congregation for 43 years, with a retirement gathering on Sunday, January 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the church on Jefferson Street. On Sunday, January 28 at 4 p.m., an installation ceremony to welcome the new pastor, Rev. John A. Lewis, will be held at the church at 4 p.m.

    Kings Praise Academy at Kings Baptist Church