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  • Health rankings: Bad factors may not mean bad outcomes

    The 2015 County Health Rankings for Kentucky, compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, have been released. For the fourth year in a row, Oldham County ranked highest in Kentucky for health outcomes. Statistical differences among closely ranked counties are very small, so rankings are arranged in quartiles (quarters) in the maps below.

  • Report says KY’s rural hospitals in poor health

    courtesy of
    Kentucky Press News Service

  • BACK IN TIME - 20 Years Ago; March 22, 1995

     

    Joe Orlando, reporter for WLKY- 32 television, will be the guest speaker at the Spencer County History and Genealogy Society’s dinner Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Elk Creek Restaurant

    Topics of discussion will include historic landmarks in the Kentuckiana region.

    Orlando came to WLKY in December of 1990 as feature reporter. Prior to joining the staff at WLKY, he was a reporter and anchor in Kingsport, Tenn.

    That’s where he convinccd the news director to give him a Friday night slot to do backroad features.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 25, 2015

    Recycling Drive to collect unwanted electronic and paper waste Saturday, March 28
    St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington and Bluegrass E-Cycle are co-sponsoring a recycling drive to collect unwanted electronic waste from the community on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 to noon at the parish parking lot at 155 Stringer Lane, Mt. Washington.  In addition, The Paper Predator will be offering free paper shredding to all.

  • BACK IN TIME - 20 Years Ago; March 22, 1995

     

    Michael Donovan and Charles S. Tichenor have been named Spencer County High School’s 1995 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

    Donovan, the son of Duane and Jeannie Donovan, earned a 4.23 grade point average (GPA) on a weighted 4.0 scale during his four years at the school.

    Tichenor, the son of Stephen and Linda Tichenor, earned a 4.12 weighted GPA.

    Donovan plans to attend the University of Kentucky (UK) or Georgetown University in the fall and major in math and sciences.

  • BACK IN TIME - 20 Years Ago; March 22, 1995

     

    On March 16, 28 members of the Spencer County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter participated in the Regional FFA Day finals.

    A highlight of the day was the chapter meeting team placing superior first in the regional contest.

    Team members were Charlie Tichenor, Lyle Pinkston, Bob Coots, Crystal Whitehouse, Kyle Smith, Jason Butler, Chris Herndon, Stephen Hammond, Jeremy Hardin, Jeremy Truax and Ryan Bivens.

    Tichenor also placed first in extemporaneous public speaking and Brian Wallcer placed first in sheep impromptu.

  • Davis friends and family collect funds for hearing aids

     

  • Ashley graduates with honors

     

    Officer Aaron M. Ashley of the Ashland Police Department graduated from the Eastern Kentucky University police academy this week. Officer Ashley graduated at the top of his class and received three distinguished awards. He received the physical fitness for duty award, the academic achievement award for the highest GPA, and the recruit of distinction award.

  • Local artist paints library mural

     

    Lois Platt has worn many hats and has traveled to many places in her 80-plus years, but it is Spencer County that she calls home, and here is where she shares her passion for art.

    Her most recent work can be seen at the Spencer County Public Library’s Children’s Room – a mural resembling a life-sized floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, filled with books and toys, including a toy truck that was owned by Linda Bevins, the librarian who asked her to do the painting.

  • A match made in Heaven — Q and U

     

    Spencer Christian School’s kindergarten class, taught by Mindy Druin, recently celebrated the marriage of the letters Q and U to help students remember that the two letters are always together. Q was played by Carson Mosser and U was played by Morgan Hawley.

    Students enjoy the ceremony and celebrated with a piece of wedding cake. Students were encouraged to dress for the occasion.