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Today's News

  • More than one way to peel a banana

    I have been eating bananas all my life and just the other day, I learned there might be a better way. You know that stem part sticking out of the top? I always saw that as a sort of pull tab, grab that and you can pull back the peel to get at the sweet banana inside.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 16, 2016

    Spencer Co. Ministerial Association Community Easter Services

    GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE - 12 noon at Second Baptist Church. Bro. Gary Mills, pastor of the First Baptist Church will bring the message. Everyone is invited.

    EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 27 at Elk Creek Baptist Church. Brother Greg Taylor, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, will bring the message that morning. Everyone is invited.

    Plum Creek Baptist Easter Egg Hunt

  • Ulis leads Kentucky to SEC Tournament Title

     

    Kentucky freshman Isaac Humphries says as much as he watches Tyler Ulis, he sometimes still is surprised by what his 5-9 teammate does for Kentucky.

    “He’s just amazing. He’s so much fun to watch,” said Humphries. “We all see him do some incredible things, and then we see something new. You just never know what he’s going to do.”
    Texas A&M assistant coach Rick Stansbury, a Kentucky native, calls Ulis “special” for many reasons, and he was certainly that against the Aggies Sunday.

  • Young talent key for Lady Bears

     

    First year coach Jimmy Schmidt has a lot of unanswered questions about his Spencer County Lady Bears softball team heading into the season that begins this week, but he’s realistic about his expectations without setting the bar too low.

    “To know if we are rebuilding or if we can compete right away is still to be determined,” said Schmidt.

    He said the district has some good, veteran squads, while his team has a lot of youth. “To compete in the district right away would be a huge compliment to our players,” he said.

  • Education - Student stands out at spelling bee

     

    When Spencer County Elementary School students aren’t sure how to spell a word, they just ask Charley Miller. The fifth-grader has an exceptional knack for spelling.

    He placed fifth out of 61 competitors March 5 in the Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee. He went on from there to finish 10th in a Scripps National Spelling Bee regional competition last Sunday.

  • Agriculture - Bill would protect farm water

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said on Friday he supports state legislation to develop a plan for ensuring that Kentucky has a steady, plentiful supply of water for agricultural uses.

  • Agriculture - Remember the hungry when filing KY taxes

    One in six Kentuckians is food insecure, which means they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy life. For Kentucky children, it’s even worse – one in four. The people described in these statistics are our relatives, friends, and neighbors – people we see at work, at the ballgame, at church. Many of them have to decide whether to eat, pay the bills, or pay for medication.

  • Agriculture - Time nears to plant potatoes

     

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day, which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes. I typically manage a mid-March planting, but the condition of the soil is my primary concern. I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • Agriculture - Hanik earns 4-H Gold Award

     

    Spencer County’s Lilli Hanik was one of 30 young people honored as 4-H Achievement Program Gold Award Winners recently.

    The 4-H Achievement Program was created to reward ambitious and accomplished young people throughout the state. In the highly competitive program, young people receive recognition and prizes for their accomplishments in 4-H and their community. 4-H’ers can start accumulating points as soon as they start 4-H and begin earning recognition in the sixth grade.

  • Senate session enters fourth quarter

    Not only did Friday mark the end to another busy week in the Kentucky Senate, it also was day 46 of our 60-day legislative session. We are now in the proverbial “fourth quarter” when the House and the Senate must come together to get a victory for the state of Kentucky by passing a responsible budget. After 10 weeks we are still awaiting a key “assist” from our colleagues in the House in the form of a budget bill that has yet to pass the lower chamber.