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Today's News

  • Bevin opens door for felons to be hired

    Seeking to lead by example and give convicted felons a chance at meaningful employment, Governor Matt Bevin issued an executive order Wednesday that removes questions about criminal history from the initial application for state jobs in the executive branch.

    The order – known as the Fair Chance Employment Initiative –  means that applicants will not be required to check the box for criminal convictions on the initial state application.

  • Clean-up nears completion at S.O.

     

  • From our readers - Reader takes issue with charter schools
  • From our readers - Bevin and Trump off to good start

    We now have a Kentucky governor that is interested in taking Kentucky from being listed as one of the top most corrupt states/commonwealths in the Union.

    He has done much to put Kentucky in line to bring businesses with the Right to Work law. Surrounding states have been eating our lunch by getting more big businesses in their states than we do. Now we are on an equal footing and it’s up to the negotiators to get the companies.

  • Covering your community for 150 years

    One hundred and fifty years ago, Spencer County and the rest of the United States was attempting to heal from a civil war that divided a nation, communities and even families.

  • Never give up

    Most of America tuned into the Super Bowl Sunday night, and most of America was likely tempted to tune out when the game turned lopsided, with Atlanta forging ahead to take a 28-3 lead late in third quarter. Only the most optimistic of Patriot fans could have hoped for the amazing comeback that would ultimately lead to New England winning their record fifth Super Bowl.

  • Agriculture - Kissing bugs are in the state, can bring illness

    The kissing bug may sound like a virus that plagues the protagonist of a romantic comedy, but in fact, these insects are real, and one species does occur in Kentucky. These blood-feeding insects have received a lot of media attention due to the potential health effects of their bites in the southwestern United States. University of Kentucky extension entomologist Lee Townsend recently discussed what Kentuckians need to know about the insect.

  • Agriculture - Potted plants for Valentines

    Cut flowers are undoubtedly the most popular manifestation of showing your love for someone on Valentine’s Day, but potted flowering plants can do the trick, too.  Perhaps the potted bloom has the potential to remind your lover that the sentiment lasts all year…but what does it mean if you can’t get it to bloom again?  Is your love doomed? Of course not, but here are some tips just in case.

  • Agriculture - State Ag department trying to fight hunger

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has come forward with legislation to help businesses and individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians.

    “These measures would provide incentives and protections for those who want to join the fight against hunger in Kentucky,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “This is due to the work of the Hunger Task Force, which met for the first time last spring. This is just the beginning of our efforts to reduce food insecurity in the Commonwealth.”

  • Education - The Governor’s Scholars Program