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Today's News

  • Deserving of a winning commitment

    Overnight success is a rare occurrence. Instead, reaching a goal takes time and slow, gradual and determined progress. The Spencer County High School football program seems to be a model for that truth as it wrapped up its sixth regular season last week before beginning a playoff run this Friday night.

    The program began almost as a novelty. Hundreds of fans showed up for a pre-season scrimmage of the team’s first JV game six years ago. Since then, excitement has never waned and the product on the field has steadily improved.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on October 10, 2008.

    Traffic:

    John Bradley Farris. Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc., .08 first offense. Pled guilty. Sentencing 10/24/08.

     

    Misdemeanor:

    Arturo Adrian Zapien-Acedo. Guilty of assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury (8/19/05). Found in contempt of court. 30 days in jail. $145.50 court costs.

  • Benton to the Bronx, Kentuckian Joe Dan Gold and Jerry Harkness made real history

    ‘A whatever happened to Joe Dan Gold?’ query last week brought a response from Gerald Caldwell in Williamstown.

    Gold is superintendent of Morgan County Schools in West Liberty, Ky.

    College basketball fans too young to know or old enough to have forgotten, should find interesting a mark left on college athletics by Joe Dan Gold, a Benton, Ky. native.

  • The art of stained-glass is easy to learn

    Local resident Jim Weed does not rely on ads to get the word out about his art.

    “It is mostly just by word of mouth,” said Weed. “I’ll get a call. They might say ‘I am so-and-so’s cousin and you did this, or that, for them.’”

    Weed began working with stained-glass about 23 years ago. He saw an advertisement for adult education classes in Jefferson County and one class in particular caught his eye as it piqued his interest. The class was working with stained-glass.

  • A season marked by highs and lows

    Another football season goes into the record books for Spencer County as they wrapped up their sixth season. There were highs and there were lows, surprises and disappointments.

    High: Football season started with a nice crowd on a nice night and even though the opening game was a loss to 6A Bullitt Central, the Bears showed signs of being very competitive, a trait that would prevail until the final weeks of the season.

  • LETTER: Bears football needs your support

    Do you have plans for Friday night? Well, how about coming down and showing your support for your Spencer County High School Bears football team.

    These boys have played hard all year to do something that has never been done in Spencer County High School history – they have finished second in the district and have clenched a first round playoff game at home against Shawnee.

  • The chance to learn from a legend

    Would you spend a weekend learning to drive a race car from a legend like Richard Petty?

    Of course you would.

    Many locals and students from Spencer County Martial Arts, owned by Spencer County resident Scott Smith, spent this weekend training with a martial arts legend in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. That is none other than Relson Gracie (pronounced Helson Gracie).

  • FROM THE WORD: Get your eyes off money

    1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

    As we look at what Paul wrote to Timothy, a young preacher, Paul said that the root of all evil was the love of money. Just take a good look at this last Presidential election. When it all boiled down to just one thing – money. It seemed nothing else mattered.

  • Picking burley tobacco for 2009

    When it comes to diseases in burley tobacco, black shank ranks right up there at the top of the list. Losses to black shank are higher each year than all other past problems combined. During the 2008 season, statewide losses to black shank were high, but did not reach the levels of 2007. Part of the reason for that was the widespread use of resistant varieties across Kentucky.

  • Help with home heating

     

    The cost of home heating is a problem for many low-income Kentuckians. Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. may be able to help. Qualifying Kentucky residents may apply for help through the low-income home energy assistance program. Under this program subsidies provide assistance to all eligible households. Applications will be taken by the last name of the Head of Household from November 3, 2008, until December 12, 2008.