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Today's News

  • What’s happening - Week of January 4, 2017

    Habitat seeking donations

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity is looking for donations to help secure a matching grant of up to $5,000.
    Scott and Linda Street said an anonymous donor has pledged to match up to $5,000 and they are hoping such a generous offer can help boost the non-profit that assists families to build and own their own homes.

  • A go-to site to begin your family research

    FamilySearch.org is pretty much my “go-to” site, either when I’m beginning research on a family, or seeking an answer to a question I’ve raised in my research. Members of the Mormon Church (Latter-day Saints of Jesus Christ) have gone all over the world, microfilming local and church records. In the past few years they have been digitizing these records, so that we can view images of the records, and even print them out. Volunteers have been indexing these digitized records, making it much easier to find the record.

  • From our readers - What does Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provide?

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provides services for people in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer counties, and approximately eight years ago, I accepted the position of Executive Director and made Kentucky my new home.   While I was not raised in Spencer County, it certainly reminds me of my home county of Perry County, Indiana—predominantly a farming community with down to earth people who care about their neighbors and are willing to give a helping hand.    

    Now I need to ask our neighbors for support.   

  • Mold issue needs quick, cheap resolution

    Some of your elected officials spent another three and a half hours in a courtroom last week continuing to bicker over how to best fix the mold issue in the sheriff’s office. It’s the second such day they’ve spent an afternoon in front of a judge.

    Is there mold in the office?

    Yes. According to tests and expert witnesses who have testified after walking through the building, there are issues.

  • Freedom of conscience

    A number of top celebrities have reportedly declined invitations to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump later this month. Some conservatives have expressed outrage and anger over what they claim is a lack of respect for the office of the presidency.

    I fully support the right of celebrities to make their own decisions on when and for whom they perform. It’s called freedom of conscience and it’s a right we Americans have had since our Founding Fathers emphasized the importance of individual liberties.

  • Agriculture - New livestock medicated feed regulations in effect

    Amid concern over antibiotic resistance and in an effort to improve efficiency while protecting human and animal health, the Food and Drug Administration is making changes in its Veterinary Feed Directive program. They are amending regulations regarding drugs added to livestock feeds; the new rules are effective Jan. 1.

  • Agriculture - Level one drought status lifted for state

    The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are removing the Level One Drought Declaration that was issued for much of the state on Nov. 10.

    Following this weekend’s abundant precipitation, all of the state is above normal for precipitation for the past 30 days.

  • Agriculture - A reading list for gardening

     

  • Lady Bears finish holidays strong

     

  • High hopes for local hoops

     

    The Spencer County Bears and Lady Bears both appear ready to make some noise in district play this year and both head into the second half of their season on high notes.

    The Bears have been a big surprise, racing out to an 8-4 record, their best win-loss mark to begin a new year since the 2010-11 season that saw them advance all the way to the 8th Region finals.