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Today's News

  • Eight named to OCTC Dean’s List

    The following Spencer County residents were named to the dean’s list at Owensboro Community and Technical College for the fall 2011 semester:

    Cynthia G. Cameron
    Beth Ann Ficker
    Crystal Mae Frank
    Casey Leigh Miller
    Kelli L. Owens
    Nicole Breanne Rogier
    Adam David Werkmeister-Meeker
    Michele Rene Winstead

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department 2011 Activity Report

    Traffic stops, warnings - 228
    Traffic stops, citations - 118
    Highway safety checkpoints - 9
    Non-injury accidents - 129
    Injury accidents - 45
    Fatalities - 3
    Other calls for service - 2,573
    CCDW permits - 288
    Vehicle inspections - 467
    Total arrests - 285
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons served - 1,490
    Recovered property - $70,800
    Total contacts - 5,486

  • Fiscal Court notes from Jan. 17 meeting

    •The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Jan. 17 to enter into an interlocal agreement with Bullitt County that would give the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department jurisdiction in Bullitt County and vice versa.
    Before the agreement becomes valid, it must also be approved by the Bullitt County Fiscal Court and signed by both counties’ judge-executives and attorneys.

  • COLUMN: Work hard, play hard

    The other day we took our grandkids to one of those kid-friendly places where they have games and all kinds of stuff for kids to do. Anyway, on the way there we took a picture of them and they were sitting in the back seat smiling and laughing, you could see the anticipation on their faces. Then we took an “after” picture, and they were totally zonked, asleep with the sleep of absolute exhaustion.

  • COLUMN: Learning through biblical parables

  • COLUMN: New districts make you ‘curiouser and curiouser’

    I really didn’t want to write any more about redistricting, but I’m getting so many questions — about who represents whom? And why did this happen? And why did you make it an emergency? — that it might serve to explain things in a more comprehensive way. I don’t plan to write any more columns on this, so (with apologies to Lewis Carroll) I’ll “begin at the beginning, and go on until I come to the end: then stop.”

  • COLUMN: Redistricting, budget fill session conversations

    It is our constitutional duty every 10 years to realign our voting districts according to population after each census. This act fulfills the requirement of one man, one vote. In this, the third week of session, that is exactly what the Senate and House did with House Bill 1.
    According to tradition, the Senate draws its lines while the House of Representatives decides on theirs. My district changed with the additions of a portion of Boone and Jefferson Counties, and all of Carroll, Gallatin and Henry counties. I will continue to represent Shelby and Spencer counties.

  • COLUMN: ‘Family’ shines in time of tragedy

    Over the course of the last seven days, my colleagues and I have had the pleasure of meeting some Spencer County High School students who are wise beyond their years.

    You may have already read the following quote from freshman Christen Housley in our main story about the tragic wreck that took place last week.

    “We’ve really come together,” Christen said. “We’re not a community, we’re a family now.”

  • PHOTO: Mountain Music Ambassadors to perform free concert at SCMS

    Morehead State University’s Center for Traditional Music presents the Mountain Music Ambassadors on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. “Everyone is cordially invited to attend an evening of exciting musical entertainment,” a news release said.

  • PHOTO: King encourages Kentuckians to support breast cancer research

    Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg, encourages Kentucky taxpayers to “check” a box on line 36 when they complete their tax returns this year. By doing so, they will contribute to the Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund to help fund research, education, treatment and screenings throughout the Commonwealth. King is pictured next to an enlarged tax return form highlighting box 36.