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Today's News

  • Help yourself to a bowl of soul-soothing homemade chicken noodle soup

    I do not remember having homemade chicken soup when I was a kid. The first time I ever remember my mother making chicken soup at home was when I was an adult. I was living with my parents briefly, and came down with the flu. Mama made chicken soup from scratch, simmering the chicken and vegetables to make the stock, and then making soup from that. It was wonderful and made me feel so much better.

  • 30th District media pick the district tournament

    The post-season tournaments will have more media coverage than any other high school basketball games of the year. The sports editors and reporters at the newspapers covering the 30th District have all seen the teams playing in the tournament and have their own thoughts on how it will go. Here are their takes on next week’s district tournament.

    Boys’ 30th District

  • Lady Bears beat Whitefield

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got a Saturday afternoon win over Whitefield Academy to improve their record to 7-18 on the season. The Lady Bears jumped out early over the visiting Lady Wildcats on their way to a 58-40 win.

  • Barmore gets career win 100

    Spencer County High School head boys basketball coach Jacob Barmore reached a milestone victory Thursday night when the Bears took a 67-53 win over Louisville Holy Cross at home. The victory marked the 100th of Barmore’s eight-year career.

  • COLUMN: Chapel Hill to Nashville, Kentucky has bruised some psyches

    We arrive at a place in winter when fans aligned with a college team in Kentucky can bask a little, brag a little, second guess a little, plan a little and expect a lot more.

    KENTUCKY
    In Lexington it’s mid-sweetheart month and the Wildcats have been all that. With a run of 17 wins in a-row, Kentucky is pontiff of all it surveys once more. A lofty perch in the national pecking order of underling courtiers called Duke, Syracuse and North Carolina. A condo Big Blue Nation tax payers expect to occupy every winter.

  • PHOTO: Discussing charter schools

    Rep. Brad Montell (right), R-Shelbyville (58th District) listens as Dr. Howard Fuller, Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning testifies about charter schools to the House Education Committee in Frankfort. House Bill 77 is sponsored by Montell and seeks to allow charter schools in Kentucky. It discussed but not voted on by the committee during its Feb. 14 meeting.

  • COLUMN: Reasons to love Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts need a PR makeover. No one seems to like them.
    Old varieties have been greatly improved from those forced on you as a child. Equally, cooking methods probably can stand some updating from the warm, mushy, bitter Barbie-doll-sized cabbage; don’t boil them to death, try instead some quick roasting underneath the broiler.

  • COLUMN: Glyphosate-resistant weeds spreading

    Kentucky farmers have battled weeds resistant to herbicides containing glyphosate for the past decade. A recent survey of agriculture and natural resource agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service indicates these weeds are becoming more widespread.
    Marestail (also known as horseweed), Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are examples of weeds that are not being controlled with glyphosate. James Martin, UK weed scientist, said all three weeds can pose problems for soybean growers.  

  • The Far Middle: Feb. 15
  • Spencer Elementary to have kindergarten registration March 5-9

    Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held March 5–9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This registration is for children who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2012 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool. To be fully enrolled the following must be on file:

    • Proof of residency
    • A copy of the original birth certificate
    (not a hospital certificate)
    • A copy of the student’s Social Security
    card
    • A current immunization certificate