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Today's News

  • What’s Happening - Week of October 23, 2017

    Blood Drive at SCC

    Spencer Christian Church will be having a Blood Drive today from 3:30-8:30 p.m.

    Holiday Workshop Nov. 6

    The Spencer County Extension Office will host the 14th Annual Holiday Workshop on November 6 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Extension Office, located at 100 Oak Tree Way.

  • State tracking reported cases of flu by county

     

    Officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health have announced the availability of an online weekly influenza surveillance report used to gauge current flu activity circulating in Kentucky.
      

    The new public service shows the state’s priority to strengthen data collection and analytics and then to make the information more easily accessible to the public, according to a state news release.
      

  • FROM OUR READERS - Pension reform raises concerns

    I am deeply concerned about the pension reform framework recently made public.

    These proposals challenge the contract rights of members, lower the standard of living of employees now and in retirement, and will worsen the cash-flow crisis in the state employee pension plan.

  • Explore and enjoy Kentucky

    “If these United States can be called a body, then Kentucky can be called its heart.” - Jesse Stuart.

    As fall break ended this weekend, hundreds of folks from our community made the long trek home from the beach or some other far-away vacation land after a nice break from the routine.

  • Keeping the promise

    “Keeping the Promise,” our plan to save Kentucky’s pension systems, keeps the promise made to Kentucky’s current employees while also meeting the legal and moral obligations we owe to those who have already retired. Promises made are promises kept.

    Make no mistake: there will be no changes, clawbacks or reductions to the paychecks of current retirees, and there will be protections for healthcare benefits. That is a promise you can literally take to the bank.

  • Key points of reform
  • Spencer Co. Elementary releases honor roll

    Spencer County Elementary School has released their honor roll for the first nine-week grading period.

    Third Grade All A Honor Roll

  • Trick or treat alternatives for children with allergies

    Halloween is one of the anticipated holidays of the year for many people, but if a child suffers from food allergies, it can be downright frightful for them and their parents. You can support children with food allergies and other medical conditions by participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

  • Planting garlic and harvesting sweet potatoes

    There are two categories of garlic to consider:  Allium sativum, or softneck garlic and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.   Softneck garlic is the easiest and most widely cultivated because the bulbs are large and the cloves and skin are tight, which prevent moisture loss and allows for longer storage.  

  • Applications sought for hemp program

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has opened the application period for Kentuckians wishing to participate in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program for the 2018 growing season.