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Today's News

  • Education bills have been focus of the House

    As the 2018 session moves into February, key House priorities are moving through the legislative process, and we recently passed multiple bills to enhance the quality of education in Kentucky.

  • Do we hear the silent scream?

    If you’ve tried to talk to me the past week or so, there’s a good chance I never heard a word you said.
    My hearing is terrible, and has been for many years. For the past five years, I’ve worn hearing aids and I woke up one morning last week to discover our new dog had come into our room, somehow knocked my hearing aids off the nightstand, and chewed them up to the point where they where useless.

  • Bears on a roll, have won seven straight

     

  • What’s Happening

    Habitat for Humanity Valentine’s
    Dinner and Silent Auction

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will hold a Valentine’s Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, February 10, at the Spencer County Extension Office beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    Tickets are $12 and are available at the Tea Cup and the Red Scooter or by calling Steve Hesselbrock.
    Habitat for Humanity is now accepting items for the silent auction. To donate or for more information, contact Steve Hesselbrock at 507-3940.

    Cub Scouts to host

  • Lady Bears win fifth in a row

     

  • Farmers can reduce stress with record-keeping

    Record keeping may not be every farmer’s favorite activity, and probably not the reason someone chooses farming as a career. With time, patience and a commitment to get it done, it can make your financial life a lot less stressful.
    Record keeping doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s a way to keep track of things about your operation that will help you make better long-term decisions. You can use a ledger book or a computer—whatever helps you maintain consistency. Software programs can make your data more meaningful.

  • Is it time to merge counties?

     

  • Of course it can happen here

    A small community in Western Kentucky said goodbye to two 15-year-old high school students on Sunday, less than a week after they were shot and killed, allegedly by a fellow student at Marshall County High School.
    The news of the school shooting shook not only that community, but small towns all across Kentucky. Even though the bullets that killed two and injured more than a dozen others were fired more than three hours away, the reality ricocheted here locally as minds immediately began wondering, “Could that happen here?”

  • State declares flu outbreak an epidemic

    The state Department for Public Health says this season’s influenza activity is now considered an epidemic.
    Health officials are warning that this season’s strain of the flu virus can be extremely serious, even deadly – and not just for those in high-risk categories. In general, children, the elderly, extremely obese people, and those with chronic health conditions or weak immune systems are considered at higher risk of getting the flu.

  • 4-H Camp recruiting staff

    Being a member of summer camp staff is a great opportunity for young people to grow their leadership skills and challenge themselves. The 4-H Camping Program is recruiting staff members for this year.