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Today's News

  • Don’t attack the teachers

    As we approach the end of the 2018 Regular Session, it’s become crunch time in Frankfort. It is anticipated that the Senate will pass out their version of the budget this week and the differences will then be settled in a Conference Committee between the House and Senate. This week has seen many bills pass both the full House and House Committees, but there has been a clear focus on public safety and the brave Kentuckians who dedicate their lives to protecting us each and every day. Before I report on these bills, there is an important matter that I want to address.

  • Time to turn on the lights

    Fifty years after Major League Baseball began playing night games under bright lights, Chicago’s Wrigley Field slipped the switch and illumuniated their ivy-covered walls for night baseball.
    A lack of funds during WWII, then stubborness, tradition, red tape and other issues delayed night baseball at Wrigley until 1988.
    Some of those same issues plague efforts here locally to get lights for youth baseball at Ray Jewell Park.
    There’s a $39,000 grant available, but it must be matched by local funds, either from local government or private donations.

  • County turns over funds

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court turned over a little more than $16,000 to a nonprofit group, whose mission is to provide care for stray animals, following a vote at Monday night’s meeting. The 3-2 vote came over the objections of Judge Executive John Riley who said the county was holding the funds to ensure they would be used specifically for the building of a new shelter.

  • Bell wins State indoor 400m

     

  • My take on the pension crisis

    When I was 17-years-old, I crossed the stage in the gym of my high school, received my diploma, and then walked into my future. At that point, I had decisions to make that would impact the rest of my life. Among the most important – what was I going to do for the next 40-50 years.

  • Stidger House more than a shack

     

  • Funding isn’t the main problem with pensions

    “Inadequate funding” is a popular claim often repeated by defenders of the status quo regarding Kentucky’s $65 billion public-pension crisis. However, facts assign a much-larger role to the failure of the retirement systems’ benefit structures to protect the commonwealth against risks and costs of crushing liabilities.

  • House Budget bill funds pensions, education
  • Tuning out Hollywood

    Hollywood celebrated itself Sunday night. They seemingly gather every other week during this time of year for some type of awards show to pat themselves on the back, lecture the common people about politics and values, and generally flaunt their money and looks for the drooling paparazzi.
    Decades ago, Hollywood made attempts to be classy. No doubt they still cornered the market on good looks and high salaries, but they seemed interested in celebrating good stories and good people.

  • What's Happening

    Retired Teachers to meet

    Spencer County Retired Teachers will meet Tuesday at Taylorsville Elementary School at 9:30 a.m.  We will tour the building and have a short business  meeting updating everyone on the pension bill and on important health insurance information.

    Taylorsville Trails Advocates to hold annual meeting