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Today's News

  • Jenkins trial moved to Shelby

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    The DUI trial of former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins has been moved from Spencer to Shelby County and is set for April 21.

    Jenkins was arrested April 10, 2009, when Kentucky State Police pulled him over on KY. 155 near Elk Creek in Spencer County and charged him with speeding, no proof of insurance and DUI.

    In November, Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered the case moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think the case could be argued fairly in Spencer.

  • Business expansion draws questions

    A permit error has left one prominent local business owner’s building on Reasor Avenue possibly spilling onto city property near the street.

    For several months, some local government agencies have debated if Mic-Zee’s Ice owner Mike Driscoll legally constructed an addition at his ice house on 313 Reasor Avenue. Driscoll – who also owns O’Driscoll’s Spirits and Mic-Zee’s Car Wash – said the addition is being used for loading and unloading ice machines and it is not a docking station for trucks.

  • Spencer's sixth man provides real home court advantage

    Andrew Dockery has gone all year without scoring a goal, gaining a yard, making a pass or sinking a free-throw.
    However, there may not be a more valuable student for Spencer County athletics than this senior who has made it his mission to fire up the home crowd.

    Dockery is easy to recognize. Though slight of build, he stands out with his blue and white wig and his high-energy effort to get fellow students and other fans behind their team whether it’s at home or away.

  • Physician group could improve rural health

    By Noelle Hunter, Kentucky Press Service

    People living in rural areas have more difficulty gaining access to critical health services, but a new program based in Morehead seeks to reduce those barriers.

    The Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP) aims to provide better and consistent care to rural populations by raising a team of homegrown physicians.

  • Resident recognized for work

    Recently, Spencer County resident Margaret Miles, pictured third from left, was recognized at the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet’s Employee Suggestion System Awards. The ceremony was hosted at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort.

    Also pictured are Cabinet Secretary Mike Brown, cabinet employee Brian Kiser and First Lady Jane Beshear.

  • Local Scouts learn survival techniques

    On Jan. 29 and 30, several Boy Scouts from Troop 176 braved the elements to earn their Wilderness Survival merit badge, following instructions on what to do if lost or stranded in the woods, first aid, fire building, and rescue signaling. The Scouts are required to construct a survival shelter and spend the night in it in order to earn the badge. The following Scouts from the All Saints Troop are: Hunter Detrich, Joe Hayes, Logan Kurtz, Connor Meeks and Luke Williamson.

  • Obama wants relationship change with U.S. Chamber
  • Cities and their officials work hard for residents

    “And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

    Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was sworn into office and he delivered his famous inaugural speech, considered one of the best in history.

  • God can shed light and warmth on the dark, cold nights of life

    when life seems like a dreary winter day. It is grey, cheerless, and bitterly cold. The sun hides its face for days on end and the cold seems to seep into both bones and heart. Perhaps you have had those times.

  • The Far Middle