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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Will success come from mandatory school attendance?

    Every parent wants his or her child to succeed in life. Early on, parents can help by making sure that their children can read. And they need to keep them in school. This is the parent’s responsibility, but some in Frankfort want to take that responsibility away from them by mandating school attendance until they’re 18 years old.

  • COLUMN: Senate is focused on education bills

    This was a very busy week in Frankfort with many visitors and a lot of discussion on pending issues from both chambers of the General Assembly.
    On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 75, which addresses safety options for religious groups that operate horse-drawn buggies. As co-sponsor of this bill, I am proud of this legislation and the efforts made by fellow members and citizens from all over the Commonwealth.

  • COLUMN: Who's on (the ballot) first?

    Parts of this year’s legislative session have reminded this reporter of the comedy sketch, “Who’s on First?” made popular by the vaudeville act Abbott and Costello.
    Though not nearly as humorous, the jockeying around of state representatives — especially as they pertain to Spencer County — has been just as confusing.
    Just when we think we’ve figured out an answer to the question, “Who’s our representative?” one side or the other throws a curve ball to mix us up once again.

  • Tinsley graduates from criminal justice training

    Jeffrey Todd Tinsley, a deputy with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, was among 25 law enforcement officers from 22 agencies across the state who graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • PHOTO: Cooper earns honor in UK band

    Arden Cooper, a 2011 Spencer County High School graduate, was named the University of Kentucky’s Outstanding New Band Member. Arden, who is attending UK to study pharmacy, is a member of the marching band, concert band and pep band. Her favorite thing about attending UK is playing in the band at the basketball games.

  • Local students participate in video contest to deter underage drinking

    The Spencer County Middle School drama students are participating in the Reel Action Contest to Prevent Underage Drinking. Several local students have submitted video projects to the contest which are now available for viewing at http://www.reelactionky.com/viewing.html.
    Community members are encouraged to visit the website and vote for local contest participants. The videos produced locally include:
    • Don’t get sucked into beer pressure
    • Don’t put a pause in your life
    • Once choice, one life
    • Trashed

  • Old South gets neighborhood watch

    This month, Old South Plantation joined Early Wyne and Highview to bring the number of Neighborhood Watch Programs in Taylorsville subdivisions to three.

  • Kentucky among states granted NCLB flexibility

    The United States Department of Education announced Thursday that Kentucky will be included in the 10 states granted flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act — and that means major changes for schools here in Spencer County and across the state.

  • Confusion surrounds legislative, congressional districts

    As of Monday afternoon, Spencer County stood to be represented by three people in the state’s House of Representatives and two in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    That representation is what Spencer Countians are used to in the state House, but it situates Spencer as one of only six of Kentucky’s 120 counties that would be split in regard to representation in the U.S. House.

  • No new leads in homicide investigation

    The homicide investigation of Bardstown resident Daniel D. Cahoe continues to be shrouded in secrecy, with no significant case updates released to the public since shortly after Cahoe’s body was found Jan. 5 in Spencer County.

    Cahoe, 34, was found slumped over in a barn located in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. He had a single gunshot wound to his head.