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Today's News

  • School chiefs oppose private school plan

    Ten superintendents from the north and central regions of Kentucky met March 4 at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in Shelbyville in a unified show of support against House Bill 205, the proposed tax credit bill for tuition assistance.
    If passed, superintendents say it could divert millions of dollars from public schools – money they say schools cannot afford to lose.

  • Local farm approved for hemp crop

    The scenic farmland which includes fertile bottom land near the Salt River, has been in Mary Lipginski’s family for over a century. She raises Rocky Mountain Trail horses, leases out land for soybeans, has grown wheat, and her family used to grow acres of tobacco on the land. But she and her son Mike, are about to embark on something new, yet familiar to the land – hemp.
    “My dad used to talk about hemp being grown on his farm,” said Mary. Mike said he still suspects there’s some wild hemp growing long the banks of the river.

  • School threat not local

     

  • Chamber's Citizens of the Year

     

  • County rejects tax hike

    There was little debate, and even less support for a measure Monday night to raise the county’s insurance premium tax rate from the current 3 percent, to 5 percent.
    Judge-Executive John Riley had prepared an ordinance that would have hiked the tax rate to 7 percent, yet Magistrate Jim Travis made the initial motion to reduce the proposed new rate to five percent. However, twice, his motion failed to yield a second.
    Other members of the fiscal court sat in silence and said next to nothing while Riley and Travis made their case for an increase.

  • Bill could lift conceal carry permit

    If you want to carry a concealed firearm in Kentucky, you can only legally do so with a permit. That may change thanks to a Senate Bill passed last week in Frankfort that would eliminate the permit requirement.
    SB 150 passed on a vote of 29-8 and now goes to the House of Representatives for approval. The proposed legislation has set off some debate around the state about what requirements, if any, law-abiding gun owners should have to follow.

  • Where will the road go?

     

  • Keeping the city dry

     

  • State ponders 10 cent gas hike

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James Tipton, both Republicans, took questions and heard concerns about legislative issues Saturday morning during a breakfast hosted by the Spencer County Farm Bureau. While the two were there to speak about the workings in Frankfort and state government, a big part of the morning was spent talking about how to pay for that government.

  • Locals cast in fishing show