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Today's News

  • Anglers, hunters often overlook need for adequate eye protection

     

    Every angler has at one time or another forgotten something in their rush to leave for a fishing trip.

    It’s disheartening when that something is sunglasses. Squinting and shielding your eyes for hours takes some of the fun out of the experience.

  • Big money is the story at UK

    Top story for University of Kentucky basketball fans this week involves 10 players getting rich on Thursday night, right? Karl Anthony Townes down to second round surprises, we’re familiar with the names already.

    It is not the top story.

    That would be elephant-in-the-room linkage between the following ...

  • SCMS athletes set new records

     

    The elementary portion of the Spencer County Middle School Track team competed in the Elementary State Track Meet at North Oldham High School earlier this month.

    Wade Hutt placed second in the 100-meter run and second in the long jump. Gabe Bowling placed fourth in the 400-meter run and third in the 200-meter run. Brice Roark placed second in the long jump and third in the 100 meter dash. Chris Rollier placed fifth in the long jump and 12th in the 100-meter dash. James Hall placed 13th in the 100-meter dash.

  • Magistrates voice road concerns

    A rift between a couple of magistrates and the county road foreman made for some tense moments during Monday evening’s fiscal court meeting.

    During a portion of the meeting designated for committee reports or comments from members, Magistrate Jim Williams read a statement critical of county road supervisor Todd Burch.

  • Lake algae issues diminished

    Some lakes in Indiana and Kentucky still carry warnings for toxic blue-green algae, but recent cooler, drier weather may have helped suppress the potentially dangerous cyanobacteria in many waters, officials said Friday.

    All of those lakes are open as the summer recreation season arrives.

  • Poultry restrictions a result of avian flu

     

    State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has enacted restrictions on bird sales and movement in Kentucky to protect Kentucky’s poultry industry and bird population from the current avian influenza outbreak.

    “We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution,” Stout said in a statement appearing on his agency’s website. “Poultry is Kentucky’s leading agricultural commodity, and we will do everything we can to keep our commercial and backyard poultry industries secure.”

  • Kentucky is not a basketball state

    Indiana is a basketball state. Kentucky isn’t. Hard to swallow isn’t it, living this side of the Ohio River?

    The Hoosier high school all-star boys swept another pair from its Kentucky Kousins last weekend. Is 13 in a row and 92nd in 134 games dating to 1939. Last time Kentucky won a game in this series, the U.S. government was freezing Osama bin Laden’s bank accounts.

  • Hoosiers top Kentucky in basketball

    Editor’s Note: Just 15 minutes after writing this column, I received Bob Watkins’ column via email. To my shock, his topic was the same as mine. At first thought, I considered just deleting mine and filling this space with something else. However, on second thought, I figured that any sports fan in Kentucky who values what once made us special, may need a double dose of reality that basketball in Kentucky is not in good health.

  • Lady Bears Basketball camp...

     

    More than 40 girls attended the Lady Bears Basketball Camp last week at the high school. The camp was a mix of fun and fundamentals as the girls participated in drills to hone their skills, as well as scrimmages and fun games designed to foster teamwork. Lady Bears’ Coach Brandy Scott said she was pleased with the turnout, which was about a dozen more campers than last year. Members of the Lady Bears high school team worked with the campers each day.

  • VBS Schedule

     

    Covenant Churches

    The Covenant Churches - All Saints Catholic Chuch, First Christian Church of Taylorsville/Disciples of Christ, and Taylorsville United Methodist Church, will host “Everest - Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” - from Sunday, June 14 through Thursday, June 18, at All Saints Church, 410 Main Cross Street, in Taylorsville. There will be a light meal at 6 p.m. and the program runs from 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. Call Diane Black at All Saints, 477-6676, for more information.

    Plum Creek Baptist Church