Today's News

  • Cleaning up your life in 2015

    I just looked at my desk and realized, not for the first time, that it is a mess. It seems to work for me most of the time, but lately it seems to have gotten out of hand. I just did a quick count and I have 27 books that I can see sitting on my desk. There may be more, but they are buried under envelopes and labels and sermon notes and receipts and who knows what else.

  • As you ring in 2015, reconsider the Biblical fast

    By NED WAY

  • Lady Bears looking to break losing streak

    The Spencer County Lady Bears begin the second leg of the season looking to break a four-game losing streak and looking to find their confidence.
    The latter has been shaken of late with a three game losing streak, but coach Brandy Scott knows there’s plenty of time to get back on track.
    “Our confidence is shaken, but this is a 30 game season and it’s a long way from the end,” she said.

  • Bears struggle, look to the new year for improvement


  • Candidate filing deadline is Jan. 27

    Persons interested in being a candidate in the 2015 Primary Election should know that the deadline to file with the secretary of state’s office is later this month.
    Candidates who wish to be placed on the ballot for the May 19 Primary Election must file their candidacy papers by 4 p.m. EST at the Office of Secretary of State on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
    The offices of governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor of public accounts, state treasurer and commissioner of agriculture are on the ballot in Kentucky in 2015.

  • Hemp production proves a money making alternative

    Jessica Dockery

    Madisonville Messenger

  • In the Garden: Another year in animal husbandry shows results

    I use this annual reflection to track our record of animal husbandry since we began raising a few hens for a personal egg supply in 2007. Those few hens turned into over 100 in a few short years. It was contagious, I suppose, as our taste for productivity grew and we added not only more eggs but meat chicken and lamb to the mix.

  • Legislative Update

    Share Your Views on Current Issues
    It’s time again for members of the Kentucky General Assembly to meet for a 30-day “short” session.
    I have provided a survey covering important topics the General Assembly may consider during the 2014 Session. Please take the time to review it, answer the questions, and return it to:
    Senator Jimmy Higdon
    242 Capital Annex
    702 Capitol Ave.
    Frankfort, KY 40601

  • Editorial: Positive beginning for fiscal court

    The Spencer County fiscal court had a productive and interesting first day Monday, during a nearly all day session. I felt it appropriate here to list the hits and misses in the court’s first meeting as a grade of sorts to get the ball rolling on this new fiscal court cycle.

  • What's Happening — Week of January 7

    Legislative Coffee with Senator Jimmy Higdon
    Senator Jimmy Higdon will be holding a legislative coffee on Monday, January 12, at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building in Taylorsville. Senator Higdon will be there to share information and to answer questions. He will also be joined by newly elected State Representative, James A. Tipton. The event is free to the public and all are invited to attend.