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Today's News

  • Judge Kramer joins Court of Appeals

     

    Judge Joy A. Kramer of Northern Kentucky was sworn in last week as chief judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals for a term beginning July 1. Judge Kramer was sworn in by current Chief Judge Glenn E. Acree in the courtroom of the Court of Appeals building in Frankfort.

    Judge Kramer was elected by her fellow Court of Appeals judges to serve as chief judge. The chief judge provides administrative oversight to the Court of Appeals and serves in the position for a four-year term under the Kentucky Constitution.

  • State sees a $49 million revenue surplus

    Kentucky taxes generated $49 million in surplus revenues over what was anticipated in the state budget for the fiscal year that ended at midnight June 30.

    The Office of State Budget Director reported Monday that revenues to the state's General Fund grew for the sixth consecutive fiscal year in 2015-16 and topped $10 billion for the first time.

    Revenues to the General Fund grew by 3.7 percent over the previous fiscal year. That produced the $49 million surplus, because only 3.2 percent growth was anticipated in the state budget.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 6, 2016

    Spencer County GOP meeting

    The Spencer County GOP will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 14 at the Farm Bureau meeting room. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

    Free sports physicals

    On Saturday, July 16, free sports physicals will be available at Spencer County Physical Therapy from 9 a.m. - noon. For more information, call Spencer County High School at 477-3255.

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  • Join effort to upgrade local parks

    When Spencer County Parks Director Brian Spencer and his assistant, Adrian Downs, came before the fiscal court last week, they weren’t seeking a handout.

    Instead, they were seeking permission to move forward with an initiative to raise funds to bring some needed improvements to the local parks.

    Apparently, some of the playground equipment at both Ray Jewell Memorial Park, and Waterford Park is broken, and replacement parts are hard to come by because the playsets are obsolete.

  • Color us with kindness

    It’s been a tragic week for law enforcement, a troubling week for race relations, and another embarrassing week for the news media.

    Two separate incidents in which two armed black men where shot by police officers quickly became the lead news stories by a media that seemed anxious to distract attention from Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

  • Charity is not government’s role

    While folklore about Davy Crockett is filled with stories of courage and daring, it’s Horatio Bunce, a respectable farmer in the Tennessee district represented by Crockett in Congress – at least in the version found in Edward S. Ellis’ biography about the larger-than-life “King of the Wild Frontier” – who’s the hero of this story.

  • Aubrey pleads not guilty to attempted murder

     

  • Agriculture - Harvesting blueberries and blackberries

    Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky.

    Harvest time for blueberries, which are native to North America, is from early June through early August. Blackberry harvest is from mid-June to early October.

    These delicious fruits offer several health benefits, and they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • Agriculture - Prune most hydrangea after blooms fade

    This year the hydrangea display is proving to be spectacular.  It’s the big-leafed, or French hydrangea that elicit the most attention because of the volume and size of the blooms.  

    Hydrangea macrophylla got its common moniker because they were predominately cultivated in France, starting in the early 20th century. Hydrangea macrophylla prefer cool, moist and shady conditions, and the temperate climate in France proved favorable to the native Japanese species that was brought to the West.    

  • Youth sports to help local parks