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Today's News

  • Help available for college planning

    Gene Weis is available to assist Spencer County schools, students, parents and groups that want help with college planning.
    He is available year-round to provide free higher education and financial aid assistance. Weis can lead students in career exploration activities, assist with the admissions application process, help students explore scholarship opportunities and other funding options, guide families through submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and increase motivation for at-risk students.

  • Local road projects

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.
    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • From our readers: Constitution and Bill of Rights

    George Washington was a Federalist and the first Congress was a majority Federalist assembly. That included both the Senate and House. The Federalists appointed the first Supreme Court and they began to form a Federalist leaning government by their interpretations of the Constitution. A Federalist is one who wants a strong Federal government with little or no States or Individual Rights. The Federalists formed the government that we now have and little has changed.

  • Effort to clean up parks unites community

    Have you ever had that overwhelming feeling of walking into a situation where so much needs to be done that you don’t know where to start? Perhaps you feel it when you need to clean out the garage or attic or after a wind storm knocks down trees and limbs all over your yard.
    You stand back, scan the area and dread the time, effort and energy that will be required for the task. However, five minutes into the job, and the dread slowly dissipates as you begin to see progress.

  • AGRICULTURE - Land, water conservation are a priority for farmers year-round

    Louisville, KY ­— As the annual Earth Day celebration returns and encourages communities across the country to applaud their local environmental champions, perhaps the search needs not extend further than the nearest family farm.
    The men and women tending to Kentucky’s 77,000 farms are committed to preserving the state’s land and water for a healthy return on the seeds they sow and the livestock they raise — for today and generations yet to come.

  • AGRICULTURE - Bogard’s Farmscape wins first place

     

    Spencer County High School FFA member Baileigh Bogard stands with a farmscape she displayed at Nelson County High School last month, which won first place. She and fellow SCHS student Barry Campbell have entered a number of contests and will put their displays to the test in Shelby County this coming weekend. Bogard said her involvement in FFA has had a great impact on her the last three years and she hopes to pursue a career in farming here in Spencer County.

  • AGRICULTURE - Temperature, moisture are critical

    How do precipitation and temperature affect plants?
    Well, in every way possible. Excessive precipitation, especially in poorly-drained soils, can restrict oxygen intake by roots. Oxygen is vital for all other processes to occur that impact growth and vigor. In years where we have experienced excessively wet springs, we typically see stunting and yellowing in herbaceous plants.

  • Biker hurt in Saturday accident

    A Louisville woman was seriously injured in a motorcyle accident Saturday afternoon in southern Spencer County.
    The victim, who has not been identified pending the Sheriff’s Department investigation, was operating a motorcycle when she collided with a vehicle driven by a motorist from Lebanon. The driver of the car was not injured, but the motorcyclist suffered severe injuries to her leg and was flown from the scene.
    Deputy Sam Madison said the victim has been in surgery and he will interview her regarding the accident when she is physically able.

  • Monday is last day for voter registration

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20.
    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.
    Grimes also reminds Kentuckians of several important voting laws:
    To be eligible to vote, you must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen,

  • Workforce needs revealed

    courtesy of KY Press News Service