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  • What’s happening - Week of April 22, 2015

    Spring Tire Amnesty
    Spencer County will hold its Spring Tire Amnesty the following dates: Thursday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Amnesty will be held at the Spencer County Road Department on Fairgrounds Road.
    Solid rubber tires will not be accepted. If you have questions, call Todd Burch, Spencer County Road Supervisor, at 502-817-2788, or call Curtis Ochs, Spencer County SWC, at 502-477-3218.

  • Kentuckians moving away from landline phones

    Phones have come a long way in 139 years. And with the growing desire for more convenient and cost-efficient devices, landline phones could soon be joining pagers and rotary phones in the communication graveyard.
    Statistics show that the number of households still possessing a landline is decreasing rapidly, thanks to a plethora of cellular and broadband phone services.

  • Rain hampering Kentucky farmers

    Wet conditions continue to delay spring planting across Kentucky, pushing most farmers two to three weeks behind in planting corn.
    “Statewide, as a whole, we’re still too wet,” said Chad Lee, extension agronomist with the University of Kentucky.
    Western Kentucky is traditionally ahead of the rest of the state in planting corn, Lee said, due to a number of factors including climate.
    According to data from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, almost 30 percent of the corn acreage in Kentucky is normally planted by April 19.

  • Local road projects

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.
    Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

  • Biker hurt in Saturday accident

    A Louisville woman was seriously injured in a motorcyle accident Saturday afternoon in southern Spencer County.
    The victim, who has not been identified pending the Sheriff’s Department investigation, was operating a motorcycle when she collided with a vehicle driven by a motorist from Lebanon. The driver of the car was not injured, but the motorcyclist suffered severe injuries to her leg and was flown from the scene.
    Deputy Sam Madison said the victim has been in surgery and he will interview her regarding the accident when she is physically able.

  • Monday is last day for voter registration

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20.
    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.
    Grimes also reminds Kentuckians of several important voting laws:
    To be eligible to vote, you must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen,

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    courtesy of KY Press News Service