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Today's News

  • Consultant report sparks debate over pension fix

    An independent consultant recommended sweeping changes Monday to the pension systems that cover most of Kentucky’s public workers, creating the possibility that lawmakers will cut payments to existing retirees and force most current and future hires into 401(k)-style retirement plans.

    Echoing a message often repeated by Gov. Matt Bevin, the PFM Group told the Public Pension Oversight Board that lawmakers must make dramatic changes to fix one of the worst-funded pension systems in the country.

  • Harvey unites a divided nation

    A relatively small group of hate-filled people protesting and fighting in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month showed what sharp division can do to a nation.

    Meanwhile, a much larger group of Americans in Texas, of various political backgrounds, skin tones and social status, are banding together this very moment to help each other out in the wake of devastating flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

  • Tax reform will move Kentucky forward

    Speaking with a group in Louisville, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed the single most important action we can take to put our economy back on the right track: comprehensive tax reform.  I welcomed Secretary Mnuchin to our state to hear the questions and concerns that Kentuckians have about the process and to talk about what we can do to help middle class families get ahead.

  • Benefit changes needed

    The presentation of the final phase of an audit of Kentucky’s public pension plans at Monday’s meeting of the Public Pension Oversight Board confirms what the Bluegrass Institute has said all along: changes in the way benefits are awarded must occur immediately.

  • What’s Happening - Week of August 30, 2017

    Circuit Clerk’s Office closed for Labor Day

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, September 4th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th at 7:30 a.m.

  • Public record - Property Transfers - Week of August 30, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of May 30, 2017 until June 23, 2017.

    John T. Duke and Amber Duke, Mt. Washington, KY to Joseph William Muncy and Amanda Muncy, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 26 of Tindale Place Subdivision. $129,000.

    David A. Zeitz and Evelyn M. Zeitz, Taylorsville, KY to Stuart J. Dill and Kathryn B. Dill, Taylorsville, KY.  Lot 38 of The Views of Elk Creek. $305,000.

  • Remove stress from weaning of beef cattle

    Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social. You can help them avoid or minimize these with proper management.

    Physical stress usually happens during long periods of standing in working facilities, mishandling in the working chute and hauling to a weaning facility.

  • In defense of the golden rod

    I am allergic to many things and it is not just seasonal pollen…so trust me when I say don’t blame your late summer sneezes on this lovely perennial.  There are about 100 species of golden rod in North America, twenty of which can be found in Kentucky.   So, it is no surprise that Solidago, or golden rod, is Kentucky’s official state flower.  

  • Watson: Reporter of news and preserver of history

     

  • FFA State Fair results