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Today's News

  • When is the media dangerous?

    Heads shook and eyes rolled last week when President Donald Trump met with the media for more than 70 minutes, spending more of that time lecturing the press than answering questions.

    For many in the media who are not used to having their professionalism questioned, Trump’s targeting them as unfair, biased and inaccurate, signaled a threat to the very existence of America. I don’t concur.

  • State House update

    Following the conclusion of week three of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the people’s House has accomplished a great deal, but there is much left to go.

  • State Senate update

    A wide array of bills were heard in committees and voted out of the Senate in a busy and fast-paced third week of the 2017 Session. Because this year’s 30-day meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly is considered a “short session,” we are focusing on maximizing our time here in Frankfort. We passed nearly 20 bills this week with topics ranging from tobacco use on school property to campaign finance reform to transportation issues.

  • Lawmakers could make ‘revenge porn’ a crime

    Breakups can be nasty. But as Amer­icans’ digital and physical lives become increasingly entwined, jilted lovers can punish their exes in a devastatingly pub­lic way: By posting their former part­ners’ intimate photos — and personal in­formation — online. The tactic is known as “revenge porn,” and it’s hard to fight in Kentucky. Thirty-four states have passed laws tar­geting revenge porn, according to the nonprofit Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, but the commonwealth hasn’t.

  • Agriculture - First-year fescue

    Tall fescue, specifically Kentucky 31, is a cool-season grass that is widely grown throughout Kentucky and the eastern United States, because it is resistant to many unfavorable conditions including drought tolerance and insect resistance. However, the very reason for its resiliency is also its Achilles heel. It contains a harmful fungal endophyte that causes fescue toxicosis in cattle and horses. Affected animals get sick, have reduced weight gains, reproductive problems and other issues.

  • Agriculture - Fruit tree winter pruning

    A healthy fruit crop from your favorite fruit tree can dramatically increase with some late winter attention.  Pruning is key to healthy fruit trees and fruit production.  You can prune any time after the threat of harsh winter weather is over until just before the tree is in full bloom.  Prune out any winter damage, branches that grow inward and crowded limbs.

  • Boys rout Cougars for 20th win

     

    The Spencer County Bears notched their 20th win on the season and ended their regular season on a high note as they easily dispatched of Bullitt Central, 71-29 Friday night at home.

    The Bears jumped to an early 12-4 lead and never looked back as they hit the 20 win mark for the first time since the 2010-11 season. The team looks more than ready for the post-season, which will begin tonight (Wednesday) as the Bears take on Anderson County in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament, hosted by Collins High School.

  • Lady Bears head into postseason on winning note

     

  • State Dance Champs

     

    The Spencer County High School Dance team won the State Championship in Team Performance and placed second in Hip Hop at the  KDCO Stat Competition on Saturday. Team members are, front row from left to right: Peyton Forberger, Mallory Pfeiffer, Hannah Quiroa and Kayla Ash. Middle row: Martina Handra, McKenzie Potts, Hallie Helton, Kaylee Smith, Meredith Barnett and Sabrina Barnett. Back row: Sydney Warren, Marissa Walker, Kelly Baird, Ashley Ebertshauser and Sydney Rehm.

  • Homecoming King and Queen

     

    Kyle Salter and Jenna Russell were crowned the 2017 Spencer County High School Basketball Homecoming King and Queen during a ceremony at Friday night’s boys and girls doubleheader.