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Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 1

    Revival at Briar Ridge Christian

    Briar Ridge Christian Church will be holding a revival meeting from July 5 through July 8. The meeting will begin at the 11 a.m. service on July 5 at 6 p.m. on Sunday night, and 7 p.m. during the week.

    The theme of the meeting will be “Christians: The Lord’s Fishers and Hunters” and the speaker will be Ronnie McKinney. There will be special music each service. The church is located at 3951 Briar Ridge Road in Mt. Eden.

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn

  • Rucker named principal at TES

     

    One district school’s loss is another one’s gain as Spencer County High School Assistant Principal Steven Rucker has been named Taylorsville Elementary School principal.

  • Agreement on levee reached

    An interlocal agreement to pay back funds secured for the levee project was reached last week and signed. Officials are now prepared to pay for a study to determine how extensive any needed repairs may be in order to have the floodwall certified.

  • Court approves gay marriage

    While Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states was not unexpected, the speed in which the changes were being implemented surprised County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock. Within hours of the announced ruling, clerks across Kentucky were issued directives to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.

    “We’re still kind of in shock that this happened so fast,” she said. “We knew the ruling was coming, but it’s surprising that the Governor’s immediate order would come so quickly.”

  • GOP hopefuls say they’re tired of losing

     

    Republican candidates on the ticket for the general election this November said they are tired of losing. That was the consensus of many who spoke at the GOP picnic at the Spencer County Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon.

    Highlighted by gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, candidates said they haven’t just tired of losing elections, but also on issues like gay marriage and health care, both of which were the subject of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions announced last week.

  • Public Record - Week of June 24

    Judge J. R. Roberts heard the following cases on May 1, 2015 in Spencer District Court:

    Misdemeanor:
    Shannon L. Haysley, (1970), resident fishing without license or permit, guilty, $203 court costs and fines.

    Carey A. Shouse, (1964), selling alcoholic beverages to minors, first offense, guilty, $403 court costs and fines.

    Emily Ann Story, (1994), selling alcoholic beverages to minors, first offense, guilty, $403 court costs and fines.

    Traffic:
    Russell H. Davis, (1996), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine.

  • Floating cabins approved for some Kentucky lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued new guidance on floating cabins at its lakes throughout the Cumberland River Basin. The guidance implements Section 1035 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 that allows floating cabins at marinas on Cumberland River Basin lakes.

    Under the new guidance, marina operators will be able to rent floating cabins to the public who recreate on Cumberland River Basin lakes.

  • Solar eclipse could be boon to west Kentucky

    An estimated 50,000 visitors will fill Hopkinsville the summer of 2017 for a prime view of the first visible total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years — but how the city will handle such a crowd is still up in the air.

    At a specially called meeting with the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitors Bureau board on Thursday, members tried to come up with the best game plan to handle what is expected to be the largest tourism event in the city’s history.

  • National Park at Perryville?

     

    Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney says the idea of turning Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site into a national park is gaining momentum in Washington.

    While the designation is still “a long ways off,” becoming a national park would be a significant economic boon for the area.

    However, it would also mean organizers of the re-enactment would be required to find a different location for the annual event.

  • Church Happenings - Week of June 24

    Revival Meeting at Briar Ridge Christian Church

    Briar Ridge Christian Church will be holding a revival meeting from July 5 through July 8. The meeting will begin at the 11 a.m. service on July 5th, at 6 p.m. on Sunday night, and 7 p.m. during the week.

    The theme of the meeting will be “Christians: The Lord’s Fishers and Hunters” and the speaker will be Ronnie McKinney. There will be special music each service. The church is located at 3951 Briar Ridge Road, in Mt. Eden.

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn