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Today's News

  • From our readers - A voice in favor of Medicaid expansion

    The House of Representatives passed their ObamaCare replacement bill and sent it to the House.  The only two positive things I can say about it are:  it is not ObamaCare and it is out of the House.  I hope the Senate does better.

  • We’ve destroyed innocence

    It’s impossible to travel into the future, but there are times when you can see it. The photo on the front page of this week’s paper not only shows you the future, but the future is staring back at you in the form of some happy, smiling kids who graduated last week from Spencer County Preschool.

    These kids will start Kindergarden next year, which means they are scheduled to graduate 13 years from now, making them the class of 2030. Do you feel old yet?

  • Giving unaffordable benefits is a fatal flaw

    Like Bernie Sanders refuses to acknowledge socialism’s devastating impact on previously prosperous Venezuela, supporters of Kentucky’s pension status quo – who seem largely illiterate about how defined-benefit systems work – refuse to concede that inadequate funding is not the primary cause of the commonwealth’s pension woes.

    If it was, then why is the County Employees’ Retirement System (CERS) only around 60-percent funded despite making 100 percent of its actuarially required contributions through the years?

  • Frankfort busy even after session

    Over a month has passed since the conclusion of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly but my work as your senator has not slowed. Between answering your well thought-out letters and phone calls, I have been visiting with constituents in our district and listening to your concerns and preparing to discuss many of those topics during the Interim.

  • The Zika virus has arrived in Kentucky

     

  • Agriculture - Warm weather ripe for tomatoes

    I have patiently waited for some summer-like heat to arrive before planting my pepper and tomato plants.  Now that the forecast calls for warm spring nights, the coast is clear for summer vegetables!  Tomatoes love two things:  good drainage and heat.  If you have struggled with tomatoes in the past, consider what makes them most content when preparing the garden and setting your plants out.  

  • Ten track athletes on to State

     

  • HRs lift Lady Bears over Shelby

     

  • Bears split two games

    The Spencer County Bears split their two games played last week.

    The boys took a 6-1 win over Louisville Southern at home last Monday, and then fell 11-1 to North Oldham on the road on Wednesday night.

    The Bears fell to 8-17 on the season with the loss, and are hoping to close out the season on a winning note before the postseason play begins next week.

    The Bears were to be at Bullitt Central Monday, and will host Trimble County on Thursday and North Bullitt on Friday.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of May 17, 2017

    SCHS Sports this week

    Baseball
    May 18    TRIMBLE CO.        5:30 p.m.
    May 19    NORTH BULLITT    5:30 p.m.

    Softball
    May 17    at Boyle Co.        6:00 p.m.
    May 18    BUTLER        5:30 p.m.
    May 19    at Assumption        6:00 p.m.