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Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Can your Social Security check be garnished?

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I have some outstanding debts and would like to find out if my Social Security checks can be garnished. What can you tell me?
    Old and Indebt

    Dear Old,
    Whether your Social Security benefits are garnishable or not depends on who you owe. Banks and other financial creditors, for example, can’t touch your Social Security checks. But if Uncle Sam is collecting on a debt, some of your benefits are fair game. Here’s what you should know.

    Creditor Protections

  • PHOTO: What a deer!

    Trevor Hutt killed this 18-point buck during youth weekend on private land in Spencer County. Some of the kickers are small and don't show up well in pictures, Trevor's mother, Kelly, said.

  • COLUMN: NFL tragedies center on alcohol

    For the second Sunday in a row, an NFL team took the field with heavy hearts after the loss of a teammate. First it was the Kansas City Chiefs who were reeling last Sunday, just one day after one of their key defensive players, Javon Belcher, shot and killed his girlfriend and then later used another gun to kill himself.
    This week, the tragedy took place in Dallas when Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent wrecked his car, killing his passenger and teammate, Jerry Brown. Brent has been charged as a result of the accident and another NFL team is attending another funeral.

  • Eight SCMS football players named all-stars

    Following an impressive football season, eight Spencer County Middle School football players were chosen to be a part of this year’s all-star teams.
    From the sixth grade team, Wyatt DeRudder and Chris Shelburne were named to the All Kentucky team to play on the regional level.
    Seventh-graders Jay Brove and Kadin Smith were chosen for the All Kentucky team on the national level.

  • Bears defeat Whitefield

    Good outside shooting and pressure defense were the keys to victory for the Spencer County Bears last Tuesday night as they defeated the visiting Wildcats of Whitefield Academy, 58-55.

  • Lady Bears fall to 2-3

    The Spencer County Lady Bears had a busy week, but it wasn’t one they probably want to remember as they dropped two of three games.

  • COLUMN: Fiscal cliff? At Louisville and Kentucky Athletics, no problem

    Kicking the can, uh, football down the road.
    Charlie Strong is staying. ... Willie Taggart is going. ... Joker Phillips is gone.
    And, Mark Stoops has a staff in place a fortnight before Christmas.
    Each has its own wow factor depending on your field position.
    Here are a few of mine.
    • Strong re-affirmed his commitment to Louisville last week, but not before flirting with Tennessee and until Tom Jurich sweetened his contract.

  • COLUMN: Tips for picking out that perfect Christmas tree

    Picking out the perfect Christmas tree was something that I used to take very serious: all the cleaning and moving of furniture and packing of boxes and light-stringing and unstringing required a tree worth the effort. I have scaled back in recent years but still see the fun in finding a tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.

  • COLUMN: Fruit and Vegetable Conference set for Jan. 7-8

    The 2013 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. This year’s event convenes at 8 a.m. Jan. 7 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 8.
    Preconference activities on Jan. 6 include a Winemaking Techniques Workshop from 1- 5:30 p.m. in Seay Auditorium on the University of Kentucky campus; a reception and the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association annual meeting; and a fruit round table discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the hotel.

  • Hornback appointed chair of Senate Ag Committee

    The Leadership of the Senate Majority has appointed Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. As chairman of a committee, Sen. Hornback will decide in what order bills are considered and who will be invited to speak on behalf of issues in front of the committee.