Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Debt and death – Will my children have to foot the bill?

    Dear Savvy Senior
    What happens to a person’s debt after they die? At age 78, I have accumulated quite a bit of credit card and medical debt over the past few years and am concerned about leaving my son and daughter with a big bill after I die. What can you tell me?
    Old and Broke

    Dear Old,
    In most cases when a person with debt dies, it’s their estate, not their kids that’s legally responsible. Here’s how it works.

  • Public Record: District Court March 2012

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court by Judge Donna Dutton on March 30, 2012:

    Robert G. Wessels Jr. (1986), operating on a suspended/revoked operators license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Brian T. Bargo (1991), speeding 21 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

    Dalton S. Elmor (1993), failure to wear seat belt, guilty, $25 fine paid.

  • PHOTOS: Good game!

    Youth Soccer is in full swing at Waterford Park and Saturday brought some cooler temperatures and a slight mist, but didn’t dampen the fun.

  • 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