Today's News

  • Hard truths and soft lies

    Did you ever see movies about the flying contraptions that were tried before the Wright Brothers came along? Some looked like they would shake themselves apart; others looked like bird suits so people would crash as they flew off of cliffs. That is an example of the hard truth and the danger of the soft lie.

  • Will KY make room for conscience?

    “Conscience is the most sacred of all property,” said our fourth president James Madison. This proposition by the architect of the U.S. Constitution was cast aside by Federal District Judge David Bunning and dismissed by a Lexington Herald-Leader editorial which recently called for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to “do her job or resign.” Such dictates leave many wondering whether there’s any room in the public square for citizens committed to doing their jobs according to their conscience.

  • Local athletes fare well in AAU Junior Olympics


    Two Spencer County athletes participated and fared well in the AAU Junior Olympics 2015 Track and Field Meet at Norfolk State University in Virginia last week.

    McKenzie Bell placed sixth out of a field of 93 runners in the 800 meter run, with her personal best time of 2:17. In the 400 meter run, she placed 29th out of 97 runners, with a time of 1:00 on a very hot day.

    Bell, 12, has been working with former standout SCHS football and track athelete Erico Smith on speed and agility, and the hard work is paying off.

  • Sports Briefs - week of August 12
  • It’s football’s talking season

    Fan and expert buzz four Saturdays out from season chasing Ohio State and Alabama.

    Referencing records past, projections forward and expectations (real and imagined) for 2015, the new Bluegrass pecking order for D-Is is: 1. Louisville, 2. Western Kentucky, 3. Kentucky.

    With this caveat to stir the stew – by 11 o’clock News September 5, fans and experts in the Bluegrass State won’t be shocked if the aggregate record is 3-0 or 0-3.

  • Expert thinks cougar killed last year was wild

    A wildlife expert suspects that the mountain lion shot by a fish and game officer in Central Kentucky last year was a wild animal — not someone’s escaped pet, as Kentucky officials initially suggested.

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials must certainly know the truth by now, because it does not take eight months to complete genetic testing, said ecologist Michelle LaRue, executive director of the Cougar Network.

  • Little Learning Machines

    The other day I was at a restaurant and a family came in with a little girl. They sat in a booth across from me and I had a great time watching that little girl and her parents. She must have been 4 or 5 and was into everything, but in the right kind of way.

  • Are you Happy?

    What is happiness? Do you feel happy in this world today? There are many definitions of happiness. Here’s what a few popular people said about happiness:

    Charles Schultz said happiness is a warm puppy.
    Another person was quoted as saying, “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory”

    Milton Burrell said, “A man doesn’t know what true happiness is until he gets married… Then it’s too late...”

  • Church Happenings - Week of August 12

    Awana Club at Bethlehem Baptist

    Awana Clubs for kids 3-years-old through 6th grade will begin meeting August 19 at 6 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The clubs will focus on memorizing scripture, teaching kids about Jesus and having fun. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, visit www.bbc-ky.com.
    Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings are at First Christian Church every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 502-902-1648.

    Celebrate Recovery at two churches

  • Public Record - Week of August 12

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on June 26, 2015 in Spencer District Court:

    Ankitaben J. Chauhn, (no D.O.B.), resident fishing without license or permit, guilty, $243 court costs and fines.

    Owen R. Jones, Jr., (1975), failure to operate boat at idle speed in harbor/congested area, guilty, $203 court costs and fines.

    Delic Naser, (1991), creel and size limits for fish, guilty, $203 court costs and fines.