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  • Cold to persist all week long across Kentucky

    Wind chill factors below zero were reported across Kentucky early New Year’s Day, and National Weather Service stations throughout the state warned residents should brace for bitter-cold conditions that will persist through Saturday.

    Wind chill advisories and warnings were issued for all regions of the state through mid-day Tuesday. An advisory means wind chill factors are low enough to cause frost bite and hypothermia. A warning means wind chill factors are dangerously low and can lead to death if precautions are not taken to protect against exposure.

  • Some lawmakers push for charter school funding

    With Kentucky’s first charter schools expected to open next fall, the state’s board of education is urging lawmakers to approve a permanent funding mechanism during the upcoming legislative session.

    “Everybody involved really needs to know what that’s going to look like for us to move forward with charters,” said Gary Houchens, a member of the state’s board of education and an associate professor at Western Kentucky University.

  • What’s Happening - Week of January 3, 2018

    Habitat for Humanity looking to match $5,000 grant

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will conduct a fundraiser effort which will run from now through January 31, 2018. The goal is to raise in excess of $5,000.

    “A local donor who wishes to remain anonymous, has generously pledged a matching contribution of up to $5,000 toward the funds that we can raise during this period,” said Habitat member Steve Hesselbrock.

  • Surplus meals will go to hungry Kentuckians

    Thousands of surplus meal kits originally purchased for disaster victims will go to hungry Kentuckians thanks to a team effort of federal and state employees.

    Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland in Elizabethtown and God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington will receive a total of 314,496 meal kits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at a cost to the food banks of $65,000, a fraction of the original $1.88 million cost.

  • Famed Bardstown amphitheater shut down

    The often busy J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater is now vacant and dark. It’s a sight that is heartbreaking for Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for “The Stephen Foster Story,” who was present early Thursday morning when the state cut the power to one of Bardstown’s most important attractions.

    The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet issued a press release on the amphitheater’s closure Thursday afternoon, citing electrical and structural issues.

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 27, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity looking to match $5,000 grant

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will conduct a fundraiser effort which will run from now through January 31, 2018. The goal is to raise in excess of $5,000.

    “A local donor who wishes to remain anonymous, has generously pledged a matching contribution of up to $5,000 toward the funds that we can raise during this period,” said Habitat member Steve Hesselbrock.

  • Kentucky drivers urged to use caution over the holiday season

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign continues through Jan. 1, 2018.

    “While the holiday season is a special time to visit with friends and family, many of these celebrations include alcohol,” said KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter. “Drunken driving-related crashes are 100-percent preventable.  It just makes sense to plan for a designated driver before the party begins.”

  • Statue in state capitol will be first to honor a woman

    Move over Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and other guy statues in the Kentucky Capitol. A life-size statue of a woman is on the way in 2018.

    Her name is Nettie Depp of Barren County, a pioneer in Kentucky education in the early 1900s.

    The bronze statue of Nettie Bayless Courts Depp is now being developed in the Lexington studio of artist Amanda Matthews, a great-great niece of the educator and the one who came up with the idea of a Nettie Depp statue in the Capitol.

  • A somber goodbye

     

    Firefighter, EMT laid to rest

    First responders frequently deal with death, but when it visits their own doorstep, they grieve just like everyone else.
    Spencer County EMS and firefighters have been battling that grief for the past several days and on Saturday, said their final farewells to Jenniffer Craig, a volunteer firefighter with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and a part-time EMT with the county.

  • Six indicted by grand jury

    A Radcliff woman who allegedly assaulted a police officer inside a Spencer County District Courtroom during an outburst, was one of several people indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury in December.
    Aliyah Rushell Henry, 23, was indicted on three counts of 3rd degree assault, three counts of resisting arrest, along with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal mischief.