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Today's News

  • Pancakes for Patriots Veterans Day Celebration

     

    Spencer County Middle School students enthusiastically waved flags and cheered more than 100 veterans and their spouses Friday morning during the school’s annual Pancakes for Patriots Veterans Day Celebration.

     

  • Monday barn fire claims two horses

     

    Tim Armstrong could do little but stand and watch as the barn he built nearly 20 years ago went up in flames Monday evening. Making it even more heartbreaking, was the fact that two horses perished in the flames.

    The fire on Woodland Hills Drive began just a little before 5 p.m. Armstrong said he’s pretty sure what started the fire. He had just finished mowing through heavy leaves. He parked the mower and thinks leaves on the hot mower deck may have ignited.

  • Candidates filing for 2018

    Last week was not only the opening of deer season in Kentucky, it also marked the beginning of the 2018 election as candidates could officially begin filing to run for various offices. In Spencer County, four incumbents and three magisterial candidates have already filed.

  • Local churches grapple with security in wake of shootings

    The tragic shooting inside a Texas church earlier this month was the deadliest attack on a house of worship in American history, but it wasn’t the first, and likely won’t be the last. Just a few weeks prior, one person died and nine more were injured when a gunman opened fire during the service of a small church outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In 2015, a gunman opened fire during a church’s prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine.

  • What’s Happening - Week of November 15, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Petty Politics

    After reading John Riley’s letter to the editor of November 1, 2017, and his reference to petty politics, I have to ask of his petty, dirty and childish politics of solely stopping the paving of the road I live on, at my property line.

    To add insult to injury, on the first county mowing, the mower stopped at my property line also. This mowing was followed in the fall after Johnson grass was taller than six feet.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Frankfort Democrats created pension crisis

    State Representative Rocky Adkins, Democrat House Minority Leader, wrote a guest newspaper column “on behalf of the other 35 members of the Kentucky House Democratic Caucus” criticizing the proposed pension fix currently being debated in the legislature.

  • Accused deserve due process

    In the wake of allegations against Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore, I offer the following reminder that we in America have a moral and legal obligation of due process.

    Sexual abuse and assault are serious offenses and over the past several weeks, we’ve been bombarded with allegations, admissions and apologies from Hollywood over the abuse of women.

    It’s good that victims are willing to come forward to and that they are being listened to.

  • Frankfort must stay the course despite scandal

    An initial statement by House Majority Leader Jonathan Shell last Friday that then-Speaker Jeff Hoover “has the full support” of the Republican caucus following claims of a sexual harassment settlement were as wrong as a preliminary police report that Sen. Rand Paul suffered only “minor injuries” when physically assaulted by a neighbor at his home in a gated community in Bowling Green.

    It didn’t take long for the truth about the attack on Paul to come out; he suffered bruised lungs and several broken ribs – hardly “minor.”

  • Bald Eagle sightings are becoming common