Today's News

  • Conflict, Part II: Address it, resolve it, move on from it

    In addressing your own problems, try to finish these sentences as honestly as you can. Each sentence relates to what usually happens when you attempt to resolve conflict:
    •When we argue, I usually...
    •When we disagree and I feel I have lost, I usually...
    •When we disagree and I feel I have won, I usually...
    •The way our arguments usually end up for me is...

  • Wild blueberries — Out of the wild and into your freezer

    How do you get more of nature’s antioxidant superfruit into your daily diet? Fill your freezer with delicious frozen-fresh Wild Blueberries. These little blue powerhouses from Maine and Canada have superior antioxidant capacity compared with other fruits and veggies. They’re just as healthy as fresh and may even retain their nutritional value longer. Best of all, they’re available in your grocer’s frozen fruit section year-round, making this tasty little superfruit super convenient.

  • Busy season for local ‘diamonds’

    The local diamonds have been busy the past week with high school baseball and softball action.

  • Each generation has its favorite team

    As I write this the UK-Kansas bout for the 2012 National Championship is still hours away from tip-off. The general feeling around the Bluegrass State is, and has been for the past several months, that banner number eight will be hanging in Rupp Arena after the final buzzer sounds tonight. (Editor’s note: The Wildcats defeated Kansas Monday night to bring home their eighth national championship.)

  • PHOTO: A sunny day on the courts

    The Spencer County High School girls’ tennis team was in action last week and enjoyed a sunny day on the courts. Pictured above are the doubles team of Heidi Brooks, front, and Madison Caudill.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky rises to pinnacle again

    Voila! There it was Saturday evening — the cosmic hue over the Bluegrass State reverted to blue again. Rick Pitino had congratulated John Calipari and would say later how much he liked Kentucky’s team.
    Louisville’s coach spoke for most of us. His orange-clad team was pretty good, too, and should open next season near the top, if not the top, of the polls.
    Kentucky fans were aglow, having witnessed a school record 37 wins already, pushing its all-time wins lead over North Carolina to 24.

  • The Far Middle: April 4
  • COLUMN: Montell hosts SCHS student during 2012 session

    Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville (58th District), recently hosted Corey Thomas, a senior at Spencer County High School, for a two-day mentoring program with the Kentucky House of Representatives in Frankfort for the 2012 Legislative Session. Thomas, the son of Charlie and Cindy Thomas, is a Governor’s Scholar and has applied for consideration as a McConnell Scholar with the University of Louisville.

  • Education briefs — 4.4.12

    Oder awarded Eastern Kentucky University Regents Scholarship
    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students already have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Merritt Oder, a Spencer County High School student, was awarded a Regents Scholarship.
    Students who qualify for merit-based scholarships have until May 1 to accept them, Morris said. (Additional scholarship recipients will be announced later.)

  • Students donate to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    During the week of Feb. 27 to March 2, Spencer County High School first period students were “at war” — war against cystic fibrosis that is.
    In his service project for the National Honor Society, Cory Howard challenged students to bring coins in each day to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the treatment and race for a cure of the disease.