Today's News

  • Sheriff should improvise

    Improvise, adapt and overcome.

    Fans of Clint Eastwood may recognize that phrase, uttered by the actor when he played a combat-toughened Marine sergeant in the movie, “Heartbreak Ridge.”

    It’s an unofficial slogan of the USMC designed to inspire problem solving under less-than-ideal conditions. Apparently, that’s what Sheriff Buddy Stump is facing these days as his current building is infested with mold that may or may not be directly linked to the recent illnesses of two county employees who required hospital treatment.

  • From our readers - Thank a teacher during Retired Teacher Appreciation Week

    What does it mean to be a retired educator? A person who volunteers countless hours to make our community a better place to live. A person, through his/her pension who contributes thousands of dollars in taxes and spends their money to support local businesses. A person who has made a difference in the lives of his/her former students. A person who never quits caring about the well-being of others.

  • Teachers come in all forms

    This is National Retired Teachers Week and a good opportunity for us who made it out of the classroom to reflect back upon those who helped us succeed.

    I don’t have vivid recollections of a lot of my time in school. I’m not sure if that means I was traumatized somehow or just didn’t pay attention, but I marvel at people my age who can remember details about their second grade teacher, who they ate lunch with and activities they did in school.

  • Right to work in KY

    Two policies impacted by state ballot initiatives and the presidential election itself that could also directly affect Kentuckians involve tobacco and right-to-work.

    The Bluegrass State has plenty of one but none of the other.

    Kentucky stood still while several states, including neighboring Indiana and West Virginia, moved forward with right-to-work policies, which protect employees from being forced to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs.

  • Agriculture - Spider webs, robins and other signs of fall

    I don’t just rely on fall color to tell me the seasons are about to change; there are so many other little things to observe that help me make the transition.  Gossamer webs floating in the air, the long shadows of a sun falling slowly in the southern sky, walnuts hidden in the grass, and robins flocking in search of crabapples and other fall fruit.   

  • Agriculture - Applications for hemp pilot program

    Kentuckians interested in participating in the industrial hemp research pilot program in 2017 are invited to submit an application with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Rockets blast Bears 62-31


    It was a tale of two halves Friday night, unfortunately for Spencer County, the story ended in a nightmarish script as the Shelby County Rockets exploded for 41 unanswered points on their way to a 62-31 victory, ending the Bears’ hopes for a school-first district title.

    Spencer County put together an impressive first half, taking a 24-14 lead into the locker room, but a mistake-riddled third quarter doomed the Bears who were steamrolled during the second half.

  • Outdoors - KDFW officers assist young deer hunters


    The Kentucky Whitetail Youth Adventure Weekend was well attended for the youth hunt. The hunting escapade ended up with a tally of three deer for the young hunters. Officers from the 3rd District Law Enforcement (Game Warden) assisted and mentored the kids at Taylorsville Lake State Park for a day and a half hunt.

  • Outdoors - State resort parks great for fall fishing get-a-way

    The dramatically cooler nights of the last few weeks are a blessing for anglers. These longer, colder nights pull the residual heat from the water, signaling to game fish that it is time to fatten up on the fall harvest of baitfish born earlier in the year.

  • Fall sports season coming to an end


    The girls fell, 3-0, during last week’s opening round of the 30th District Tournament, but the season was certainly not a disappointment.

    After winning only three games last season, the girls saw vast improvement, finishing the year with a record of 10-7-1. Anderson County went on to win the district title.