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  • A game plan for cancer


  • Grand Jury indicts three

    Drug and weapon charges highlighted the indictments of three men by a Spencer County Grand Jury earlier this month.
    During proceedings on June 7, Dre’Vontae Laderius Peoples, 23, of Louisville, was indicted on charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, unlawful transaction with a minor, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle without a license. Peoples was arrested during an incident on April 12.

    Other indictments included:

  • Voters asked to verify info

    Many Spencer County registered voters may have received, or soon will receive, an address verification card in the mail from the Kentucky Board of Elections as state officials look to verify their records.
    The State Board of Elections sent address verification postcards to approximately 600,000 registered voters who have not voted in the past four years, or who have not made any updates or changes to their voter registration during that span.

  • Pension bill struck down

    The long fight to mend Kentucky’s failing pension system took another turn last week when a Franklin County Circuit Judge ruled legislators acted unconstitutionally when they rushed to finalize their pension plan in late March. However, one local legislator said it won’t be the last twist in this story.

  • Cruisin’ brings life to town


  • Cruisin’ brings life to town


  • Unsightly lines about to be paved over

    Those squiggly black lines along the four-lane KY 44 that have created a lot of negative buzz from motorists, are about to disappear. But they served a purpose.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for a preventive maintenance project on KY 44 in Spencer County. This project involves application of a cost-effective treatment, known as a cape seal, to extend the life of the pavement. The construction limits are from KY 55 to KY 248 (mile markers 9.7 to 14.8).

  • Court okays budget

    With little discussion and no debate Monday night, the Spencer County Fiscal Court  approved the 2018-19 budget on a 5-0 vote.
    The nearly $7.2 million spending plan provides nearly $929,000 for the Sheriff’s Department, $937,000 for EMS, $1.5 million for road maintenance and nearly $540,000 in the jail budget. Unlike recent years in the past, the budget process went relatively smoothly from the time Judge-Executive John Riley presented the first draft in late April.
    The budget will take effect on July 1, with the beginning of the new fiscal year.

  • Voting rolls need updated

    A United States Supreme Court ruling that allows for the purging of voter registration rolls could provide some much-needed help for Kentucky’s bloated rolls, said Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock.

  • One dead after head-on collision