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Today's News

  • Work Ready group renews efforts to certify county

    It’s been nearly two years since Spencer County began efforts to join the ranks of Kentucky counties to be certified as Work Ready counties as part of an initiative of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. A committee tasked with meeting this goal met again this past week and hopes new data and new criteria could put renewed energy into the effort.

  • Featherbed Hollow Rd. closed for work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that County Road 1155 (Featherbed Hollow Road) in Spencer County will be closed temporarily next week. KYTC engineers will be performing a biennial inspection of the bridge over Little Plum Creek.

    Featherbed Hollow Road is scheduled for closure on Monday, August 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. In the event of a rain delay, the bridge inspection will be conducted on Tuesday, August 15.

  • What’s Happening - Week of August 9, 2017

    Yard Sale and Cookout to benefit Animal Shelter

    A huge yard sale and cookout will be held to support the building of a new Spencer County Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the shelter, located at 22 Spears Drive in Taylorsville. They will be accepting donations for the yard sale before August 11. Contact Jill Steier to inquire about dropping off donated items at 649-0045.

  • Dahlem Animal Hospital Ribbon Cutting

     

    Dr. Robert Dahlem, along with his wife and parents, stand together for a quick photo after their grand opening ribbon cutting. Dahlem Animal Hospital is located in Fisherville.

  • Greenwell Propane customer appreciation

     

    Jennifer and Bo Baxter of Greenwell Propane serve guests the homemade pulled pork made special for the day.

  • Class completes CNA program at Signature Healthcare

     

  • New school year brings opportunity

    For some 3,000 students in Spencer County Public Schools, today marks a clean slate, a new beginning and a fresh start.

    There will be tears and sobs for the youngest ones today, and their parents. Those entering preschool and kindergarten will cling to family until the first bell rings and then they’ll embark on a journey that will last for at least the next 13 years.

  • No need to panic over eclipse

    Americans love to panic. We seem to flourish when there’s something on the horizon to worry or fret about. We are quick to toss common sense out the window and imagine the worst possible scenarios.

    If you doubt that, pay attention this winter when the forecast calls for a chance of 2-4 inches of snow and then try to find a gallon of milk.

    But snow panic takes a back seat to some of the other causes for concern in the minds of many Americans.

  • Great outdoors is great for state’s economy

    The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced last week that the economic impact of outdoor recreation in Kentucky totaled $12.8 billion dollars last year, up from $8.4 billion in 2012. This is the first national economic impact study since 2012.

    The report indicates that Kentucky directly supports 120,000 jobs and annually generates $12.8 billion in consumer spending and $756 million in state and local tax revenue.

    OIA’s report also highlights that 61 percent of Kentucky’s 4.44 million residents participate in outdoor recreation each year.

  • Questioning transgenderism

    Pres. Trump’s tweet barring transgendered persons from serving in the military caught everyone off guard, including policy makers who are still trying to figure out exactly what it means. As we navigate the minefields of this highly charged issue there’s middle ground that nearly everyone can agree on: policy by tweet is no way to run a government.