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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Tap into the victorious life
  • Fiscal Court gives final approval to 2014-2015 budget

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court gave final approval for the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget with very little fanfare by a vote of five to one. The lone no vote being Magistrate Mike Moody, who has opposed the budget from the start.
    Previous meetings had seen several of the magistrates questioning various aspects of the budget including a meeting labeled “illegal” by Spencer County Judge Executive Bill Karrer. The second reading however went fairly quickly, with no discussion on the terms of the budget.

  • Search continues for elementary school lot

    The Spencer County Board of Education continues its lengthy search for land to build a new elementary school, and the situation is becoming somewhat desperate.

  • COLUMN: Doing things the right way in the NBA finals

    I’m not much of an NBA fan. In fact, the last quarter of the NBA Finals Sunday night represented the longest stretch I’d watched all season. I tuned in not so much because I was a fan, but because I love a good story.
    San Antonio is a good story. This team of mostly veteran players who have been loyal to their team, their city and each other for several years just claimed their fifth NBA title in the last 15 years. In doing so, they removed the Miami Heat from the lofty perch that LeBron James and Company purchased with big bucks.

  • Who would be on your sit and chat list?

    Getting old, how much dearer the afternoons. How mellow and pleasing, the quiet. We see more, listen better and hold the tongue more easily than before. Minutes have new value and hours can be sweet as strawberry ripple in June. And melt at much the same speed.
    At dusk fire flies kindle fond memories on the front porch and a breeze simply has to be a kiss from angels. When the sun climbs down to a tree line, if you’re like me, a grateful sigh comes along followed by a barely audible whisper, “thank you ... for this day.”

  • FFA brings home state titles

     

  • Young athletes earn state honors

     

  • Students take skills to track camp

     

    Hunter Wethington and Tabitha Martin attended  Maximum Velocity Track and Field Academy, a track camp for middle- high school students hosted by Centre College. Wethington and Martin spent a week training with Olympic Athletes such as: Sharrieffa Barksdale, Stephanie Brown-Trafton, Hazel Clark-Riley, Mark Hollis, Aries Merritt, Dwight Phillips, Jamie Nieto, Kevin Young, and Lauryn Williams. The camp concluded with the Bluegrass State Game on Saturday.

  • Pirates finish season at 16-0

     

    Spencer County Youth Baseball under-12 Pirates. Back row left to right: Coaches Jason Karrer, John Trowbridge, Bill Arnold and Jason Mobley. Middle row: Jaden Mobley, Tyler Owen, Trenton Shepherd and Dillon Jarrell. Kneeling: Bailey Riley and Ethan Frank. Front row: Jaeden Buttram, Sean Collins, Colton Price and Blake Karrer. Not pictured: Gavin Scharrer.

  • Lights shine over Relay for Life