Today's News

  • Tipton, Higdon meet with citizens to discuss session


    Before heading to Frankfort Monday to continue their legislative duties, State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James A. Tipton spent more than an hour briefing several county residents about the issues facing lawmakers in Frankfort this session. Much of the discussion centered on the biggest issue facing the General Assembly this year, the pension and retirement system.

  • 2016 is stocked for fishing


    For Kentucky’s hunters and anglers, opportunities await in the year ahead.

    The new edition of the Fishing Forecast for Kentucky’s major fisheries is available at fw.ky.gov. The annual compilation from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is designed to help anglers plan trips – and hopefully improve their catch rates.

    Two anticipated opportunities lead off the 2016 forecast’s new and expanding fisheries section.

  • Agriculture - Winter gardening wonders

    It seems the fall season lasted just into January 2016. The ferns that hang from lamp posts in Old Louisville finally got zapped by a freeze just after the New Year. Winter jasmine is in bloom, among other late winter bloomers, and a few spring flowering trees have broken bud. Our current cooldown is welcome just to slow things down a bit.

  • Agriculture - Insects can invade homes by firewood

    Every time you bring a load of firewood inside this winter, you may be opening the door for wood-infesting insects to make your home their home. Most insects brought into the home on firewood are harmless, but you can greatly reduce their numbers by following a few simple steps.

  • From our readers: Comments on first responder communication issues

    I read with some interest the recent article on the radios because I had attended a number of the Fiscal Court meetings during the decision making and installation process of the current county system.

  • Hoops teams back in action


    Freshman point guard Alyssa Howie and the Lady Bears were to return to action Tuesday night following a holiday tournament in Orlando, where they dropped three games, one in overtime to Seton High School from Ohio. The girls also lost to a team from Pennsylvania and to a squad from Georgia. The girls will be at home this Friday night for a key district matchup with Collins in a game that will tip-off at 6 p.m.

  • More honors for the Bears


    Post-season accolades continued to pile up for the Spencer County Bears football team last week.

    Logan Holbrook was named first team All-State by the Courier-Journal and also a member of the Herald-Leaders’ Class of the Commonwealth team for 2015.

  • Big man “Bam” Adebayo is a power finisher

    What are Kentucky basketball fans going to see next year when 6-10 Edrice “Bam” Adebayo joins John Calipari’s team?

  • Let the Master’s hand guide you

    The story is told about an ambitious mother who once took her young son to hear a piano concert by a master piano player. The young boy had been taking lessons but was not as excited about a future in the instrument as his mother was. The mother and son entered the auditorium and found their seats just a couple of rows back from the stage.

    In her excitement, mom began to chatter with all the people seated around her. Her young son quickly became bored. Looking around however, he did find something which drew his interest.

  • How amazing is grace

    Few songs are more recognizable to Christians than “Amazing Grace.” It is a fixture in many worship services and funerals. But what exactly is grace, and why is it so amazing? Sadly, some Christians struggle to answer those questions. All they seem to know about grace is that it is something they can fall from. Therefore, it is important that we take a close look at this topic.