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Today's News

  • Disease has many seeking alternatives to dogwood trees

    The beacon of spring in these parts is undoubtedly the native dogwood.  But, because of disease problems, especially dogwood anthracnose, people are seeking alternatives to Cornus florida.  There are other notable dogwoods like Cornus kousa and Cornus mas, but look beyond the dogwood for small, spring flowering landscape trees that prove to have interest well into summer. Consider the Carolina silverbell (halesia) and the fringe tree (chionanthus).

  • Lawmakers still at work this summer

    Summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school, but the members of the Kentucky General Assembly are still working on your behalf in Frankfort attending Interim Joint Committees. These committees bring together members of the Kentucky House and Senate to collaborate on policy ideas and discuss bills for future sessions. The Interim is also a time for us, the members of the General Assembly, to hear from different offices and branches of government to keep them accountable to you, the taxpayer.

  • Trump’s Afghan speech on target

    President Trump made big news Monday when he was photographed staring up at the solar eclipse without the recommended safety glasses. He made much more important news later that day in a speech revealing the United States’ new policy for the 16-year-old war in Afganistan. Of course, if you are like millions of Americans who get your news off Yahoo or late night comedy shows, Trump’s policy speech wasn’t as important as his cheating blindness.

  • Looking up

    America looked up on Monday. Wearing silly glasses and sporting goofy grins, Americans stepped outside from coast to coast and glanced heavenward to catch a glimpse of a celestial marvel.

    After several days, weeks and even months of looking sideways at each other because of political divisions, Americans stopped the bickering for at least a couple of hours, and then looked in the same direction.

  • ECLIPSE 2017: All eyes were on the skies

     

    Eclipse provides enlightening lesson for students

  • County joins opioid suit

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to join dozens of other Kentucky counties, by filing a lawsuit against leading opioid distributors and others who have contributed to the opioid addiction crisis.

  • Neighbors speak out against Dollar General

    Residents of Deer Hollow subdivision and their neighbors along Miller Road packed the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last Thursday night to oppose a proposed Dollar General store in their neighborhood.

  • Bevin says Spencer Co. will benefit from growth

     Economic development in Kentucky is on a record pace this year, and Governor Matt Bevin said it’s only a matter of time before Spencer County benefits. However, Bevin said there are some things state and local leaders can do to hasten the local impact of private investment being made in the Commonwealth.

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

    Retired Teachers to meet

    The Spencer County Retired Teachers will meet on Wednesday, September 13, at the Spencer County Extension Office at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be a health insurance expert from the Kentucky Retirement System. She will answer questions about enrollment, policy changes and any other concerns members may have. Also, a summary of a workshop with state lawmakers regarding the pension system that’s scheduled for August 31, will be shared.

    Strategic Plan Update meeting

  • First Day Memories