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Today's News

  • Board honors achievements of students

    The Spencer County Board of Education met for their regular meeting Monday at the Spencer County Middle School.
    With new items of business on the agenda, the main focus was the showcase of students and their accomplishments. Mrs. Kelsey Edelen introduced the three Spencer County High School students that were selected for the 2019 KMEA All State Choir as Mr. Chuck Adams presented the three students, Haley Cox, not present, Jill Sharp and Jeremiah Wafford with certificates of achievement.

  • Local farm boy turned soldier killed in Vietnam

    Dale Yates remembers the knock on the door. It was a methodical, official sounding knock at their Mt. Eden farm house early in the morning that caught the attention of he and his brother as they were getting ready for school in late September, 1969.

  • Vietnam veteran recalls best friend killed in war

     

  • Hate goes beyond a hat

    Our nation is full of hate and we’re reaching a tipping point.
    The confrontation between a group of Covington Catholic High School students, a small contingent of Black Hebrew Israelites and a drumming Native American on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. is proof that we’ve gone off the rails.

  • No shame in masculinity

    “Be a man.”
    It’s an admonition young boys have heard and heeded throughout the centuries, and civilization is better for it. Men who embraced courage, strength, fortitude, perseverance and other masculine virtues have blazed trails, sailed the seas, discovered, explored and settled new lands. They have combatted injustice, sometimes paying the ultimate sacrifice, and they have acted and spoken with integrity on behalf of the oppressed and downtrodden. Men are vital to the survival of civilization.

  • A promising start to 2019

    Remember your first day of school and how excited it was to start new? I would arrive and sit in my homeroom, usually wearing new shoes Mom had forbidden me to wear until that day.
    Back then, we didn’t have backpacks, but we had a couple of notebooks or a binder, and maybe even a pencil box in younger grades. Inside that box were sharpened pencils, a colorful box of brand new crayons and maybe a small pair of scissors. Everything I had was neat and organized.

  • Widening of KY 53 slated to begin soon

    It’s a project that’s been pushed to the back burner time and time again, but officials ensure work to widen Mount Eden Road will at last come to fruition in 2019 with construction work starting very soon.
    Local and state officials, including Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville), joined together in front of Shelby County’s Kentucky Farm Bureau office in June and announced the project that had so long been a dream was finally gaining momentum.

  • A new sheriff’s in town

     

  • Calm start for new court

     

  • Deuling or feuding?

    Elected officials in Kentucky must swear or affirm that they have never participated in a duel with deadly weapons as part of their oath of office. It seems out of place in 2019, but political passions run high in the commonwealth.
    Early in my career, I saw and heard some pretty heated exchanges among public officials. At a Jackson County School Board meeting, one board member asked another to step outside as they found themselves embroiled in a heated exchange.