Local News

  • Candidate filing deadline is Jan. 27

    Persons interested in being a candidate in the 2015 Primary Election should know that the deadline to file with the secretary of state’s office is later this month.
    Candidates who wish to be placed on the ballot for the May 19 Primary Election must file their candidacy papers by 4 p.m. EST at the Office of Secretary of State on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
    The offices of governor and lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor of public accounts, state treasurer and commissioner of agriculture are on the ballot in Kentucky in 2015.

  • Hemp production proves a money making alternative

    Jessica Dockery

    Madisonville Messenger

  • Legislative Update

    Share Your Views on Current Issues
    It’s time again for members of the Kentucky General Assembly to meet for a 30-day “short” session.
    I have provided a survey covering important topics the General Assembly may consider during the 2014 Session. Please take the time to review it, answer the questions, and return it to:
    Senator Jimmy Higdon
    242 Capital Annex
    702 Capitol Ave.
    Frankfort, KY 40601

  • What's Happening — Week of January 7

    Legislative Coffee with Senator Jimmy Higdon
    Senator Jimmy Higdon will be holding a legislative coffee on Monday, January 12, at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building in Taylorsville. Senator Higdon will be there to share information and to answer questions. He will also be joined by newly elected State Representative, James A. Tipton. The event is free to the public and all are invited to attend.

  • Sheriff and police department reports

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Department activity report for calendar year 2014:
    • Traffic stops/warnings: 377
    • Traffic stops/citations: 110
    • Highway safety checkpoint: 0
    • Non injury accidents: 175
    • Injury accidents: 58
    • Fatalities: 1
    • Other calls for service: 3096
    • CCDW permits 419
    • Vehicle inspections 797
    • Total arrests 303/41 DUI
    • Subpoenas and summons
    served 1053
    • Recovered property $9,400

  • New Detective hired at S.O.


  • Mt. Eden Fire Board accepts bid proposal for new station

    The Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department’s Board of Trustees took a huge step in rebuilding their burned fire station by approving the bid of Walters Buildings Monday evening.
    Walters Buildings, which was the lowest bidder on the project, bid $215,982 to build the new fire station pursuant to specifications provided by Walters. The bid carries with it an anticipated start date of 30 days, with completion expected to follow in 90 days.
    The board was unanimous in its approval of the Walters bid which was the lowest of six bids presented for the project.

  • Riley recommends 10 percent cut to sheriff’s budget


  • Woodmen donate flags to city
  • Chamber details Kentucky job surge

    Kentucky added manufacturing jobs at more than twice the national rate over the last five years and the average pay for those employees grew faster than the national average, according to a economic study released Monday.
    Overall, Kentucky added jobs in all industries at a slightly slower rate (5.6 percent) than the nation as a whole (6.3 percent), but surpassed the job-growth rate of most of its bordering states.