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Today's News

  • Appeasement is surrendering

    Appeasement, while intended to avoid conflict, often only delays and intensifies it. It’s a lesson taught by history, both distant and recent, but a lesson obviously not learned.

    We saw appeasement in Ferguson, Missouri, last year when riots erupted following a false narrative describing a police shooting. The media continued to push the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” lie that many news outlets have finally admitted was erroneous. That lie only stoked the flames and fueled the fires that set that small St. Louis suburb ablaze.

  • Agriculture - Tomatoes love heat & drainage

    I waited. I hope you did, too! My tomatoes and peppers are finally ready to be planted now that the forecast calls for warm spring nights.

    Tomatoes love two things: good drainage and heat. If you have struggled with tomatoes in the past consider what makes them most content when preparing the garden and setting your plants out.

    First thing first: always wait until our frost-free date — on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located.

  • Agriculture - Tomatoes love heat & drainage

    With the discovery of a few wild birds in Western Kentucky testing positive for avian influenza, also known as bird flu, many questions exist about the disease.

    Avian influenza is actually a group of viruses that can infect domestic and wild birds. The viruses can be classified by their ability to cause illness and death. The strain of concern right now is H5N2, a highly contagious strain that can cause high death loss and rapidly spread from flock to flock.

  • Agriculture - 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

     

  • Largest wild turkey shot in Lyon Co.

    It’s official. The National Wild Turkey Federation has confirmed that the massive wild turkey bagged by David Cody Guess is in the books as being the world record at 37.6 lbs. He killed the giant bird April 21 on his family’s farm in Lyon County.

    Guess says he has been tagging along on hunts since he was three years old and started hunting at age five. The biggest kill prior to this record was in Kansas with a weight of 27 pounds.

  • Wrestling Bears banquet...

     

    The SCHS wresting team recently held their awards banquet.

  • Not all sports are must-see

    I didn’t watch the Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Manny Pacquiao fight, but from what I’ve read, seen on Facebook and heard from others, it apparently failed to live up to its billing as a boxing match.

    I’m certainly no boxing aficionado, but many who tune into the matches do so out of a desire to see a pummeling.

  • Sports Briefs - week of May 6

    SCHS Alumni Softball Game
    The first annual Spencer County Lady Bears alumni softball game will be held on May 16 at 5 p.m. at the high school.

    The game is open to any previous Lady Bears softball players who graduated from SCHS. Contact Lady Bears Coach Jimmy Thompson at 502-773-0781 or jthompson108@yahoo.com to participate.

    Lady Bears Basketball Camp
    The Spencer County Lady Bears basketball team will host a Youth Basketball Camp on June 8-11 for girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

  • Hayes earns Eagle

     

    On April 25, Joseph Hayes was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.

    To achieve this milestone, Joe participated in numerous community service and Eagle projects for other Scouts, served in several troop leadership positions, enjoyed numerous campouts and high adventure outings, earned 38 merit badges, and passed a district board of review.

  • KY National Guard to unveil new memorial

    The Kentucky National Guard Memorial will be dedicated in a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. The event is free and open to the public. The names of 233 men and women who have fallen in the line of duty since 1912 are remembered on the Memorial.

    The dream and hard work of more than a decade to create a sacred space for families, friends, and comrades to reflect and remember those who have fallen in the line of duty will be open to the public after dedication ceremony. The ceremony is planned to last approximately thirty minutes.