Today's News

  • Caution urged while boaters deal with high waters on state lakes


    The middle of July usually means less grass mowing because of the parched, brown conditions of most lawns. Streams normally run low and clear in mid-summer and concern about drought clouds people’s minds.

  • Fans and family

    I will admit, covering fair pageants is not my favorite thing to do. But there was a moment at the fair last week that reminded me of some good sports memories from a few years back.

  • Catch phrase for Kentucky and Louisville season openers is trap game

    New (old) catch-phrase to get us ready for college football season?

    To whet one’s appetite, how about, Trap Game?

    Intriguing idea, isn’t it? Internet site Bleacher Report studied schedules of all SEC teams “to isolate the biggest potential game they could overlook and lose,” Barrett Sallee wrote. “Kentucky could sneak up on Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina.”

    Uh ... well.

  • Don’t let time slip through your fingers

    All of us face the passing of time every day. Sometimes it seems to fly by, and at other times it seems to drag. Sometimes we can’t wait for some big event, and other times we wait in fearful anticipation. But either way, there is one truth we must all face, our time is limited. We have 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, 52 weeks in a year, but we don’t know if we have tomorrow.

  • God is faithful through temptation

    Several weeks ago, I referred to 1 Corinthians 10:13. “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 29

    Youth Rally at CCLC

    A youth rally will be held at the Christian Crossing Lifeline Center on Saturday, Aug. 1 beginning at 2 p.m. There will be live music, skits, foot and more. The church is located at 174 Taylorsville Road in Taylorsville. For more information, call 533-5671.

    Finchville Baptist hosts Founders Day

  • Public Record - Week of July 29

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on May 22, 2015 in Spencer District Court:

    James G. Hodge, (1945), wrongful registration amended to false personation, guilty, $653 court costs and fines.

    Kristina M. Lohrey, (1989), theft by unlawful taking/disp-firearm under $500, guilty, 12 months, conditionally discharged for two years, Kentucky Alternative Program, $153 court costs and fines.

    Alex C. Kitchen, (1993), possession of marijuana, guilty, $253 court costs and fines.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Financial Aid for Older Adults Going Back to School

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any financial aid resources you can recommend to baby boomers who are interested in going back to school? I’ve been thinking about taking some classes at a nearby college, and wanted to check into financial aid opportunities first.
    Looking For Aid

    Dear Looking,
    If you know where to look, there’s quite a bit of financial assistance out there that can help working baby boomers and retirees go back to school. Here are some steps to take that can help you find it.

  • Editorial - Rural mail study puts focus on problems

    Here is some good news for rural Americans who are concerned about the reliability of mail delivery following postal cutbacks for several years: Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee ordered a study of on-time mail delivery outside of the country’s urban areas. The National Newspaper Association, long an advocate on rural postal service issues because many smaller newspapers are delivered through the mail, applauded the study.

  • Washington suffering from ‘bad news blues’

    Washington, DC has the bad news blues. Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.