Today's News

  • VBS Schedule

    Elk Creek Baptist Church

    Elk Creek Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School from Sunday, June 7 through Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth — Where Jesus was a Kid.” Classes are available from preschool through fifth grade. For more information, visit www.elkcreekbaptist.com.

    First Baptist Church

  • Keep the message clear

    The other night my health insurance company called me and left a message. I guess that’s a good thing, but I wouldn’t really know because I could only understand about one word in ten.

    Part of the problem was the connection. It was really bad. I know it wasn’t my answering machine. And yes, I actually have an answering machine, not just voicemail. Anyway, other messages are clear and easily understood, so the connection problem was not on my end.

  • Las Vegas, really?

    In the late 1970s, back when I was a young performer, my dream was to always work at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. This was actually a childhood dream, a goal I was trying to reach and aspire to. It was the desire of my heart. At this point in my life, my relationship with the Lord was okay, but not on fire. I was definitely brought up with the fear of God. Knowing him on a personal level was a little out of my scope at that point.

  • Track and field athletes fare well at state meet


    Track and field athletes from Spencer County High School had an impressive showing at the Kentucky State Track meet at the University of Kentucky Saturday.

    Senior Kynan Smith had the best individual finish of the day, finishing 4th out of 24 runners in the Boys 400 Meter dash with a time of 50:68, which also set a school record. In the same race, his brother Kadin finished in tenth place, with a time of 51:29.

    Kynan’s performance was one of two medal-winning efforts.

  • Bears fall to Anderson in district


    It was a pitchers’ duel Tuesday night as the Spencer County Bears and the Anderson County Bearcats squared off in the opening round of the 30th District Baseball Tournament at Shelby County.

    The Bears’ Blake Lambdin took the mound and was scuffed up early, but settled down to keep his team within striking distance, but the bats for the Bears never could get going and Spencer County fell 2-0, to end their season.

  • Court blocks pipeline eminent domain

    A Kentucky appeals court has upheld a ruling that prevents the developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline from using the power of eminent domain to purchase property easements.

    And the Louisville attorney who has been representing a group of Kentucky landowners fighting Bluegrass said the ruling is broad enough to apply to another controversial pipeline that seeks to carry hazardous natural gas liquids through Kentucky from fracking zones in Ohio and Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast. That’s the proposed re-purposing of Kinder Morgan’s existing Tennessee Gas pipeline.

  • Age of social media causes some to overshare personal info

    Since the dawn of social media, law enforcement agencies have been warning people to be careful of how much personal information they put out into the world.

    But how often do people think about what their bumper stickers or window decals could say about their family or their daily routines?

    “People nowadays for some reason have a tendency to want to share too much information, and it’s just the way things are with social media — people just don’t think about the consequences,” McCracken Sheriff Jon Hayden said.

  • Agriculture - Cicadas return to Kentucky in large numbers

    Western Kentucky is centered amid one of the largest cicada emergences in more than 100 years.

    Experts studying this season’s crop of the periodic winged insects say two massive broods, or hatchings, are occurring simultaneously in the Midwestern U.S.

    The Mississippian and Kansan broods are now in the short-lived emergent and mass chorus stages of their lives, according to Dr. John Cooley of the Periodical Cicada Mapping Project.

    In Murray and other parts of the region, it comes as a rather noisy coincidence.

  • Agriculture - USDA: Sunny outlook for corn, soybeans

    What a difference three weeks can make.

    As April came to an end, Kentucky farmers were almost a month behind in planting corn, with only 7 percent planted, well behind the same time last year (29 percent) and far below the five-year average (45 percent).

    But according to the latest report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 85 percent of corn in the Commonwealth has been planted, exceeding last year at the same time and the five-year average, both at 73 percent.

  • Agriculture - Crape mertyls can survive winter damage

    In 2010 I wrote “we should use more crape myrtles in Kentuckiana, they are not just for warm, temperate climes; in fact, there are a great many that go unbothered by an average winter in our parts.” Well, famous last words, right? I guess the operative words are “average winter!”

    Crape myrtles are one of the last of the summer blooming shrubs to break dormancy in the spring. In fact, many fear that their crape myrtles are dead because they are so slow to leaf out. But this year it just might be the case.