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Today's News

  • Court fails to approve Sunday alcohol sales

    There will be no Sunday alcohol sales in Spencer County anytime soon, following a failure by the Fiscal Court Monday morning to approve a proposed ordinance change that would have loosened restrictions in the county.

    The measure failed to muster a majority of the court’s vote, and ended up in a 3-3 tie, with Magistrates Collis Rogers, Hobert Judd and Jim Williams voting against the measure.

  • Stabbing probe continues

     

    The case involving a man being stabbed in Bloomfield Thursday afternoon is ongoing.

    Shortly after 3 p.m., the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, along with Nelson County EMS, responded to 1910 Highview Church Road, where a man was reportedly stabbed. The man was taken from the residence by ambulance to Spencer County High School where Air Methods then flew him to University Hospital in Louisville with substantial blood loss.

  • Bevin orders clinic to cease abortions

    A Planned Parenthood clinic in Louisville has reportedly stopped performing abortions after Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration threatened it last week with a “cease and desist” letter.

    In a statement, Bevin says the clinic — which is regularly protested by pro-life advocates — admitted to performing abortions without a license and has agreed to no longer provide the procedures until it gains proper approval.

  • From our readers - Silly bills in Frankfort hurt Kentucky

    It never ceases to amaze me the silly bills some legislatures want to get passed with false information. Take the one about starting charter schools. You cannot improve education by taking money out of a system to start a new system.

  • Living within our means

    When Governor Matt Bevin released his budget proposal for the Commonwealth last week, many were concerned, even worried, that the cuts were going to be painful.

    The buzzword in the days leading up to his budget speech was “austere” which according to Webster, can mean severe, or also basic. In terms of financial budgeting, it can mean both.

    His budget proposal calls for nearly across-the-board cuts of nine percent. A few areas escaped the chopping block, but those that didn’t were vocal in their opposition.

  • Lawmakers now tackle Bevin budget

    Week four of the Kentucky General Assembly marked a momentous occasion for our state. Governor Matt Bevin gave his first State of the Commonwealth Budget Address, laying out a plan that will guide Kentucky out of the financial mire that has lingered for the past several years after the recession.

  • House holds rare abortion votes

    This week in Frankfort proved to be not only fruitful, but historic for the Kentucky House of Representatives. For the first time in over 12 years, debate and a floor vote was allowed on a pro-life piece of legislation. Senate Bill 4, commonly known as the informed consent bill, passed the House by a vote of 92-3.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 3, 2016

    Seminar on Trauma Treatment at Extension Building

    A free seminar to instruct individuals on treatments for trauma victims will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Spencer County Extension Building. John Fleming, a Spencer County EMT, will be conducting the class, and all are invited to attend.

    Country Ham Breakfast at Masonic Lodge

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 6th. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

  • Powers, groundbreaking senator dies at 92

    Flanked by friends, civil rights activists and other dignitaries, the family of the late Georgia Davis Powers said they were humbled by a gush of condolences and praise from community members and elected officials on Monday in the wake of the iconic Kentucky senator’s death.

    “Thank you for bestowing this high honor upon my late grandmother,” said William Fredrick Davis, who is Powers’ grandson.

  • No action on sheriff’s budget

    For the first time in several meetings, there was no vote on the sheriff’s budget during Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court. The issue is still unresolved. When the item appeared on the agenda, Judge-Executive John Riley paused briefly after introducing it. After a few seconds with no discussion and no motions by the magistrates, he moved on to the next item.