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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Preach Jesus from the housetops

    I was visiting a person the other day and he asked me, “When you were preaching did you ever look out over the crowd and wonder how many in the congregation had ever told anyone about Jesus Christ?”

  • COLUMN: Just like cars, there are all kinds of people
  • 7 Republicans, 2 Democrats vie for 4th Congressional District seat

    With seven Republican candidates vying for the 4th Congressional District seat, some see the primary election May 22 as important as the fall general election.
    Two Democrats are running for the congressional post currently held by Rep. Geoff Davis — Williamstown attorney Bill Adkins and Corinth businessman Greg Frank.
    The crowded Republican field includes two Oldham County residents, Brian Oerther and Walt Schumm.
    Northern Kentucky is the most populous area in the district, which includes Covington, Florence, Newport and Fort Thomas.

  • Spencer County Democrats elect committee members

    The Spencer County Democratic Party held its convention April 17 and elected the following executive committee members: Susan Arnold, Berttye Sue Brown, Bonnie Downs, Carmin Gaines, Jill Herndon, Annette King, Abby Nation, Hope Selby, Hilda Snider, Ruth Stamper, Bill Arnold, Paul Daugherty, Davis Lee Downs, David Goodlett, David Henry, Darrell Herndon, Dr. John M. Snider, Doug Williams, Randy Wise and David Young.

  • COLUMN: Balanced Senate postal reform bill is best solution

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.
    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed S 1789.

  • King donates special session pay to Red Cross

    Since taking office last year, State Rep. Kim King (R-Mercer) has insisted that legislators should not be paid for budget-related special sessions.

  • Spencer County opens Public Library Workforce Center

    Spencer County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center (PLWC). The Spencer County Public Library is one of 46 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.
    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

  • County clerk candidates publicly discuss issues affecting the office at forum

    Spencer County voters might be overwhelmed by the large pool of candidates battling for the office of Spencer County Clerk, but a candidate forum held last Thursday offered citizens an opportunity to gather more information on those vying for the office from both the democratic and republican candidates.

  • Arts on Main promises to complement gourd show festivities

    With Saturday’s forecast calling for sunshine, a zero percent chance of rain and a high in the mid-80s, organizers of this year’s Arts on Main arts fair are hoping for a stellar turnout.
    Though a separate event, the arts fair is paired on the same weekend as the Kentucky Gourd Society’s Gourd and Art Show to attract as many people as possible to the Taylorsville area.

  • Gourdi Gras 2012

    The good times will roll this weekend at the 18th-annual Kentucky Gourd Society’s Gourd Festival and Art Show, themed “Gourdi Gras.” The event will pay homage to the popular Mardi Gras festival that takes place in New Orleans each February, and will include some wildly colorful and vibrant pieces from artists across the United States.