Today's Features

  • Today’s column is based upon scripture from Matthew chapter 5: “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”
    February is the month many people celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  • It seems like super hero movies are a big deal these days. Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man and all the others fly off the big screen at us. Larger than life heroes, many with their own flaws, but each fighting the bad guys and defending folks just like you and me.
    Of course superheroes don’t really exist, and it is sort of sad what some people see as heroic. Let’s face it, a basketball player isn’t a hero, he’s just playing a game. And the latest movie sensation? She may be a great actress, but a hero?

  • You are probably asking yourself why I am doing an article about the subject of love after the day when everybody (well almost everybody) did something special for someone special.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What resources do you recommend that offer help to caregivers? I’ve been taking care of my 82-year-old mother, and it’s wearing me to a frazzle.
    Exhausted Daughter

  • The Spencer County Lady Bears snapped a seven game losing streak with a 71-51 victory over visiting Owen County last Monday night in Taylorsville.
    The Lady Bears played their most complete game of the season according to Coach David Marion, an assessment he said was backed up by stats. They shot a season-high 50 percent from the field and connected on six three-pointers. They hit 13-17 from the free throw line and Marion said he was most pleased with his squad committing only seven turnovers.

  • Yesterday, 4:30 pm, after shedding my city boots for my country boots I headed back out the door with my egg basket and a jug of water.  Our two livestock guardian dogs by my side, we head back to the barn.  In the blink of an eye Baxter and Finca take off in full defense mode towards our hens and the barn.  Baxter takes the front and Finca takes the back.  And, to my bewilderment, a beautiful coyote is flushed from beyond and the dogs follow pursuit.  Wiley coyote hits the frozen lake and the dogs circle.

  • A long winter with frequent bouts of ice and snow has not been kind to Spencer County trees, and we’ll probably be hearing the buzz of chainsaws with increasing frequency as things warm up and thaw out.

  • They came from the east to challenge the elements and face the dangers of territory that would become the state of “Kentucky.”
    It was 230 years ago, in the spring of 1780, that a few brave families chose to settle near the upper waters of a creek named for explorer Tom Simpson.
    A stockade was constructed near Simpson Creek and was named for the leader of the group, William Kincheloe, and was called “Kincheloe Station.”

  • Spencer County Elementary students Samantha Johnson and Michael Cox help promote a love of reading during Valentine’s week.


    Leah Mae Ware is proud to announce the birth of her brother, Ezekiel Terrence Dean Ware. Ezekiel is the son of Aaron and Jamie Ware of Mount Eden. He was born Dec. 26, weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce. He was 20.5 inches long. Ezekiel’s great grandparents are Sid and the late Arvilla Ware, Ray and Barbara Ellis, Michael and Debbie Ward, Terry and Maxie Ahearn and the late Robin Fritts. His grandparents are Dean and Lisa Ware of Mount Eden.