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Today's News

  • Senate advances pro-life legislation

    Floor votes, committee hearings, and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.

    On Thursday we were visited by hundreds of young and energetic faces celebrating Children’s Advocacy Day, sponsored by Kentucky Youth Advocates. The group hosted a rally in the Capitol Rotunda where several Senate majority members were recognized for their efforts in standing up for Kentucky’s children.

  • Forecasts can be misleading

    When it comes to accuracy in the media, I’m reminded of a quote I first heard attributed to a baseball manager who sarcastically claimed that “media is plural for mediocre.” Of course, to add to the confusion, and perhaps the truth of that statement, I’ve also learned that the above quote is attributed by Jimmy Breslin, a columnist for the New York Times several decades ago.

    So who came up with that brilliant one-liner? I don’t know. It’s apparent that not everything we read is absolute.

  • From our readers: Reader weighs in on Sheriff’s Budget

    I have been watching the county budget issue since Buddy Stump became Sheriff. I always used the fiscal court version of the sheriff’s budget. Lately I began to wonder if the info I have been getting is accurate. I decided to visit Sheriff Stump and talk about it. There are a lot of things that I don’t agree with the sheriff on and we have discussed that several times. However, I want to know his side of the budget issue. There are claims that he is increasing his budget this year and that appears to not be true.

  • AT HOME - Hearty bean soup wards off the cold

    What better way to deal with the winter weather than to enjoy a hearty bowl of soup?

    One of my favorite soup options is a simple Great Northern bean soup. It makes a delicious meal all by itself and is especially good when served with fresh hot corncakes.

  • Agriculture - Local man joins TV star in burger challenge

     

    KET television star Tim Farmer became the latest victim of the Lawrenceburger Challenge on Sunday afternoon, as he and two other men tried in vain to consume the giant burger, slaw and fries offered at Lane’s Diner in Lawrenceburg.

    Farmer was in town to film an episode for his popular series, “Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen,” and took the challenge in front of a boisterous crowd.

  • Heartbreaking loss for Bears

     

    In front of a packed house at Lloyd G. Mullins Gymnasium, the Spencer Bears suffered a most agonizing defeat when they fell to Collins in the final seconds, 41-39 Friday night.

    The Bears held a 32-23 lead in the opening seconds of the final quarter, but Collins then connected on three straight three-pointers from the corner to tie the game at 32-32 with a little more than four minutes remaining.

    The lead then changed hands several times as the game came down to the stretch.

  • Lady Bears beat N. Oldham

     

    The Spencer County Lady Bears bounced back from a disappointing loss Friday night by besting North Oldham 50-43 Saturday at home. The victory snapped a five game losing streak for the Lady Bears, who improved to 7-10 on the season.

    “The girls came out and battled all four quarters and played very well,” said Coach Brandy Scott. “They had fun and played great team ball.”

    She cited the play of Abby Myers and Audrey Michels in the win.

  • Bengals-Steelers game a disgrace to the sport

    Growing up as a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, I’ve been conditioned to handle defeat and disappointment. My fervor for the team waned back in the late 90’s as the Bengals began to be known as the NFL’s version of a halfway house, taking in players with criminal records, questionable morals and to top it off, they just couldn’t win.

    Slowly, they wooed me back over the past few years. They started winning, they had more touchdowns than court appearances and they became a much more tolerable team to root for.
    Until Saturday.

  • Sports Briefs - week of January 16

    Youth Soccer Sign-ups

    The Spencer County Sports Association is accepting registrations for Recreational Spring Soccer for children age 2 to 18 now through January 25. Registration forms can be printed from their website, www.spencercountysoccer.com. Click on “Registration” then click on registration information and registration form.

    Spring Basketball League

  • Former UK Coach Yeast returns to coaching

    Former University of Kentucky standout Craig Yeast is returning to the college coaching ranks.

    He’s the new offensive coordinator at Division III Franklin College, which is located just south of Indianapolis. He had been head coach at Freemont Ross High School in Ohio after previously coaching wide receivers at Tiffin College in Ohio.

    Franklin runs a spread offense that Yeast likes. Last year Franklin threw for over 4,000 yards and averaged 531 yards and 42 points per game. The team went 8-3 and made the NCAA playoffs.