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Today's News

  • What’s really threatening our security?

    All politics are local.

    While here in Spencer County, the debate rages about funding the Sheriff’s Office in order to continue their current level of 24/7 coverage, in Washington, our President is forgoing debate and was planning Tuesday to use his executive pen to decree new gun control measures.

    Both issues relate to the safety of you and I in our homes.

  • Tipton cites unfinished work; files for second term

    From failing pension systems for state employees and teachers to what should be done about Medicaid expansion, state Rep. James Tipton knows full well there is plenty of work that needs to be done in Frankfort.

    He also knows to be a part of that work, he must get re-elected next November.

    Tipton, a Republican from Taylorsville who won the 53rd District seat in the state House of Representatives last year, filed recently for re-election and last week spelled out what he says are the state’s major issues and how he hopes to solve them.

  • Pension woes will be priority next month

    When the 2016 session of the General Assembly convenes on January 5, the unfunded liability crisis facing our Public Pension Systems will be front and center.

  • Why is Trump popular?

    I do not like Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. I find him arrogant, crude and ill-prepared to assume the role of President and Commander-in-Chief.

    I do like Trump’s candidacy however, in the sense that it should open a nation’s eyes to the follies of political correctness.
    Love or loathe him, Trump speaks in a language that America understands. He’s blunt, brash and straight-to-the-point. Americans have always liked that, although our politicians have more often developed a way of weaving their words into a tangled web of ambiguity.

  • State Senator wants to hear your opinion

    As we get ready to close out 2015, let me wish you and your family a happy New Year!

    It’s time again for members of the Kentucky General Assembly to meet for a 60-day legislative session that is frequently called a “budget session.” During this time, my colleagues and I will work to develop a two-year budget for state government. We will also discuss other issues important to Kentuckians including jobs, economic development, education and health care.

  • Agriculture - Life on the farm can create its own reward
  • Agriculture - Region’s dairy farms drying up quickly

    On an unusually warm December morning, farmers Allen Phillips and Eddie Klingenfus stand before the remains of a once booming dairy farm and reminisce about their lifetime of labor.

    Combined, the two farmers gave Shelby County nearly a century’s worth of milk–Phillips with 53 years under his belt and Klingenfus, 42.

    But the two say they are finally ready for a break.

    “A dairy ties you down,” Klingenfus said, explaining that a farm is like caring for an infant child that never grows up.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Pill Splitting Dos and Don’ts

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Is pill splitting safe? I have several friends who cut their pills in half in order to save money, but I have some concerns. What can you tell me?

    Cautious Kim

    Dear Kim,

    Pill splitting – literally cutting them in half – has become a popular way to save on pharmaceutical costs but you need to talk to your doctor or pharmacist first, because not all pills can be split.

  • AT HOME - Pound Foolish

     

    A pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of flour and a pound of eggs—that’s the easy-to-remember recipe for an 18th-century pound cake, large enough to feed a family for days. Most of us don’t have large families to feed, and with the short days and long nights of January, we may be inclined to polish off the entire cake by ourselves.

  • Three Bears named All-Metro

     

    Nearly two months after the season ended, the Bears are still making news on the football field. Three members of the Spencer County High School Football team were named to the Louisville Courier-Journal’s All-Metro squad last week.