Today's News

  • COLUMN: Beautiful Kentucky gets ready to sparkle after bad April

    It’s Derby Week.
    One event capable of drawing a coast-to-coast crowd larger than say, Fancy Farm or a basketball or football game involving universities of Kentucky and Louisville, is the Kentucky Derby.
    We arrive at our state’s pinnacle party time for the 137th springtime. A kaleidoscopic pageant just when the Commonwealth is green as a mint julep, a parade of celebrities view for face time, all surrounded by glitterati and armies of tulips standing at attention while women try to out-hat each other.

  • Mortality’s impact on wildlife populations

    The drama of predator versus prey plays out every day in Kentucky’s woods, fields and waterways.
    Many species of wildlife prey on other animals to survive.
    Predation along with animals taken by hunting, called harvest mortality by biologists, are two of several mortality factors. Wildlife biologists also recognize animals may die from a number of natural causes, including old age, diseases, parasites and injuries.

  • Middle, high school students to present ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

    Katie Smith, left, an eighth-grader, Makaiah Lyons, an eighth-grader, and Robert Shaw, a seventh-grader, rehearse a scene from the Spencer County Middle School production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’

    The students are portraying Scout, Calpurnia and Dill, respectively. The show debuts Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the middle school. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Students from both the middle school and Spencer County High School are participating.

  • COLUMN: Water swamps some plants

    Unless you are cultivating cranberries or rice, all this rain is likely thwarting your spring gardening plans; it sure is for many farmers in our area, which is my primary concern. While perspective is important in these matters, many homeowners may see a little stress in their landscapes as a result of over a week of soaking rain.

  • COLUMN: Wet weather stirs up insects

    With all of the rain that we’ve had over the past few weeks here in Spencer County, insects may have found their way into people’s waterlogged backyards, homes and landscapes.
    “There are insects and their relatives that thrive under most any set of conditions; this spring belongs to the ‘water bugs,’” said Lee Townsend, extension entomologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Local Conservation District celebrates Soil Stewardship Week

    On April 19, the Spencer County Conservation District celebrated Soil Stewardship week with a country ham breakfast at Elk Creek Restaurant. Each year, the district recognizes the local ministers in Spencer County. Also awards are given for master conservationist and an appreciation award.

  • The Far Middle: May 4
  • Six local teens named Governor’s Scholars

    The Governor’s Scholars Program of Kentucky has announced that five Spencer County High School students have been selected to participate in their prestigious summer program this year.

  • SCHS seeks professionals for help with student exit interviews

    Spencer County High School is seeking professionals to help conclude the senior projects for the class of 2011.
    “For the final component, each senior must participate in an exit interview with a panel of three to four professionals,” organizers said in a news release.
    Interviews will be from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on May 23 at the high school.
    Those interested in participating in these interviews, please email available times to kim.cook@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • COLUMN: Osama is dead, but our battles are not against man

    Osama is dead, and I just can’t get my mind around it. I am happy and thankful that he has met justice, but I am disturbed as well. When justice triumphs, it is always good news and I am thankful to our military and to our president for seeing justice done. I have watched the celebrations, I have heard the stories, but I am still struggling.