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Today's News

  • Thomas retires from Salt River Board; Mann to assume duties

    Darwin Thomas, vice chairman of the Salt River Electric Board of Directors, retired from his post effective March 1.

  • PHOTO: Truck raffle to help FFA Dairy Team fund trip

    Members of the National Winning Spencer County FFA Dairy team pose for a picture with the 2012 Dodge truck to be given away May 15. Raffle tickets can be purchased from any FFA member for $5. Proceeds will help the dairy team to participate in the International Contest in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 20. Team members are Susan Mann, Joseph Snider, Austin Jaggers and Tevin Shouse.

  • SOS! Registration now underway for annual Sharing Ourselves classes

    Registration is underway for the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service’s 2012 Sharing Ourselves — SOS — classes.
    For additional information about the courses offered, registration fees and dates, visit http://ces.ca.uky.edu/spencer.
    Class offerings address numerous subjects, including gardening, crafts, children’s activities, tractor driving safety and more.
    Some classes are already full and registration will not be considered complete until the registration fee has been paid.

  • COLUMN: Spring weed control starts this week

    I think I have finally figured out the perfect machine for controlling those pesky spring weeds — sheep. Well, I know it is not for everyone (and I know it cannot last much longer for me) but our pregnant herd of Katahdin ewes are let loose from their pasture in the afternoon to graze freely within the secure fencing of the entire property for a few hours.

  • The Far Middle: March 14
  • PHOTO: Cox, Allen serve as legislative pages

    Pictured are Makenna Cox and Marissa Allen who recently served as legislative pages house of representatives on March 7. The students were selected to represent region 6 of the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.  Jessica Cox, parent, along with Becky Wilson and Vonda Martin of the SCFYRC Centers, accompanied the students.

  • Guthrie announces art competition

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Friday the details of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.
    Each spring, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Arts Caucus sponsor a nation-wide high school arts competition. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District. The contest is open to all high school students.

  • PHOTO: Knights of Columbus inducts youngest member into Fourth Degree

    Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Bill Greenwell, right, poses for a picture with All Saints’ youngest inductee into the Fourth Degree, Adam Villanova, with proud mother, Annie, in attendance.

  • COLUMN: Make it a point to love your neighbor

    Do you know your neighbors? I don’t mean just to speak to; I mean do you know them? Do you know their struggles, the challenges they face, the burdens they bear? I bet you know more about them than you think.
    For example, I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. Across the street was an older couple who had no kids of their own. Next to them lived a police officer and his young bride and new baby. Our next door neighbors were from Great Britain. He taught high school and one day found his Volkswagen placed on his porch by some prankish kids.

  • Five indicted on multiple burglary, theft allegations

    The Spencer County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments on five individuals accused of involvement with local burglary and theft reports.

    Two indicted in Mount Washington Road burglary
    Michael A. Peak Jr., 20, of Mount Washington, and Sarah Dalton, 18, of Shepherdsville, have both been indicted on two counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of tampering with physical evidence and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.