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Today's News

  • Bears get two wins

     

    The Spencer County Bears took two of three games in the Mike Miller Classic tournament they hosted last week, falling 72-61 in the championship game to North Bullitt.

  • Lady Bears bounce back with two victories

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears bounced back from a four-game skid to take two of three during a holiday tournament in Taylor County, to put the girls back on the winning track before heading south for a Christmas tournament this week.

    The girls opened the Taylor County Christmas Tournament with a 47-43 victory over the host Lady Cardinals, then fell to eventual champions Bullitt Central, 49-40 in the second round.

  • Kentucky kid Hawkins dreamed of this moment

     

    As a youngster, Dominique Hawkins said when he played basketball with his friends they always pretended they were playing a Kentucky-Louisville game.

    “Usually Kentucky would always win. It was fun though,” Hawkins said.

    It was again last week when Hawkins helped provide needed help after starter Isaiah Briscoe was hurt in pregame warmups. Hawkins hit three 3-pointers and scored a career-high 14 points in the 75-73 win. He said it was probably his best game since high school at Madison Central.

  • A resolution revolution

    Do you make New Year’s resolutions? A lot of us do, but making them and keeping them are two different things aren’t they? Maybe we are approaching this whole thing the wrong way!

    It is one thing to resolve to lose 10 or 15 pounds, but what if you need to lose 40 or 50 or even more? Most of us would like to save a little money, but what if you have $10,000 in credit card debt plus a car payment? It’s hard to set aside for savings when we are barely making our regular payments!

  • Remembering when Hollywood liked Christmas and marriage

    A few days before Christmas, I checked the schedule for Turner Classic Movies, one of the few TV channels I watch. I was looking for Christmas movies, maybe the 1938 Reginald Owen version of “A Christmas Carol” or something like that - something for the family. I was pleased to find three favorites back-to-back that I’ve seen with my wife and daughters, all nice Christmas romances - and all with a similar happy ending.

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 30

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn

    There will be a Gospel Singing and Pray-in on New Year’s Eve at the Cumbos Old Gospel Barn beginning at 7:30 p.m. on December 31. Featured groups will include the Common Creek Band, Nichols Church Band, The Samaritans, Shelton and the Cumbos. The event is free and everyone is invited. Cumbos Old Gospel Barn is located 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek.

    Sunday Drive in Concert at First Baptist Church

  • 2015 saw record deer harvest in Kentucky

     

    Kentucky often comes up in discussions about the best places in the country to hunt whitetail deer.

    It’s no wonder. The deer are plentiful, permits can be easily obtained, and the state produces several trophy class bucks each year.

    The 2015-16 deer season is reinforcing Kentucky’s reputation by breaking records at just about every turn. Two more fell this past weekend when black powder hunters finished a record late muzzleloader season and sent the state’s overall harvest total soaring to unprecedented heights.

  • Kentucky laws keep deer from neurological disease

    A disease fatal to deer and elk now exists in 23 states. Kentucky is not one of them – and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hopes to keep it that way.

    Hunters traveling to other states for the holidays should know the law before bringing a harvested deer or elk back to Kentucky. Violations can trigger a fine and potential confiscation of the animal and hunting equipment used to take it.

  • Women invited to outdoor workshop

    Women 18 and older have until Jan. 4 to register for a special Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at Kenlake State Resort Park, Jan. 15-17.

    Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department of Parks, this weekend workshop features numerous opportunities for women to learn more about outdoor skills, activities, wildlife-watching and conservation efforts in the state.

  • Turn your Christmas trees into fishing habitats

    Help create habitat for fish while disposing of your old Christmas tree this season with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Christmas for the Fishes program.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is accepting natural Christmas trees through Jan. 15 at 33 locations in 26 counties across the state. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland and any other decorations.

    To find the location nearest you, visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov and type in the keyword “Christmas.”