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Today's News

  • Tipton asks constituents to complete survey

    I want to express my appreciation to you for continuing to allow me to serve as your state representative. I am humbled by the trust shown in me to represent you in Frankfort, and I will continue to work hard to make sure your voice is heard in the Capitol.

  • Redistricting of Kentucky courts proposed

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has introduced the first Judicial Redistricting Plan Kentucky has seen in decades. The Kentucky legislature will consider the plan during the 2017 regular session of the General Assembly. If passed, the plan will take effect in 2022, when all Circuit Court, Family Court and District Court judges are on the ballot.

  • Legislative coffee scheduled for January 10

    The Kentucky General Assembly will convene next week and two local legislators will be in Taylorsville to update Spencer County constituents on the work being done in Frankfort.

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans and both of whom represent Spencer County, will appear at a legislative coffee event at the Chamber of Commerce building on Tuesday, January 10 beginning at 8 a.m.

  • Agriculture - Preserving those plants given as presents

    Live gifts during the holiday season are welcomed by gardeners…a poinsettia or two, a rosemary topiary, cyclamen, African violets and orchids give us something to fuss over during the winter months.  But, sometimes our homes can be a hostile environment for many of the most popular indoor flowering plants.  

  • Bears nearly slay Dragons

     

    Earlier this month, the Spencer County Bears suffered their worst lost of the season, dropping a 93-64 decision to a very good South Oldham team. The two teams met again last Thursday night in the finals of the Nick Burns Memorial Tournament hosted by Spencer County, and this time the Dragons barely escaped with a three-point win.

  • Despite losses, Lady Bears continue to progress

     

    Salvaging a win over Waggener Thursday night after four straight days of games, the Spencer County Lady Bears took a few lumps but hopefully learned a few lessons during their participation in the Queen of the Commonwealth Tournament at Bullitt East last week, despite going 1-3.

    Spencer County bounced back after three straight losses with a 68-29 victory over the Lady Wildcats to move to 4-6 on the season. While that lopsided win helped their record, it was their play in the three losses that might prove most helpful as the season progresses.

  • Local wrestlers grapple for gold

     

    The medal count kept growing as the day went on for our youth wrestlers from Spencer County. They paired off in the season’s opening event against kids from all over the U.S., and many walked away with the hardware to show for it. Justin Kendrick scored a bronze, Josh Lingle and Mallyah Nation both brought home silver.

  • Tipton readies for legislative session

    It is hard to believe that the year 2016 is coming to end. With the New Year comes the next session of the Kentucky General Assembly which begins on January 3.

    This year’s session will have 30 legislative days and must be completed by March 31, 2017. There will be many new faces in the legislature with 28 new members in the House of Representatives and two new members in the State Senate.

  • Making Christmas about more

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s what the song says. It’s the message on holiday greeting cards, sappy commercials and is the overriding theme of Christmas specials and movies that seem to have been playing on a loop since before we even finished carving up the Thanksgiving turkey.

  • Fiscal court must loosen the gridlock

    Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting was eventful to say the least. The court cut the Sheriff’s payroll budget, moved ahead with remediation plans in order to have the mold issue in the Sheriff’s Office resolved, and they also approved the payroll budget for the County Clerk.

    They split on some issues, and remained deadlocked on others. But whether you agree or disagree with Monday’s actions, issues that have mired the court in gridlock for many months are beginning to be resolved.