Today's News

  • Singin' in the rain — SCES chorus and percussion perform


  • DISTRICT COURT: April 11 and April 25, 2014

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases in Spencer District Court April 11, 2014:

    Jeremy E. Simpson (1979), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense, guilty, $728 fine, Alcohol and Drug Education Program, 30 days suspended operator’s license.

  • COLLECTING: A blast from the past: Collector finds box of goodies from the 1970s

    By LARRY COX, Guest columnist
    Q: I was a college student during the 1970s and still have a large box full of keepsakes from that period. I have early issues of “High Times,” a Happy Face cookie jar, a doughnut-shaped phone and an assortment of pop posters. I am thinking of having a garage sale, but keep hesitating. -- Steve, Westminster, Colo.

  • Editorial: Recent section a sign of things to come

    Last week we presented our election section, which included in person interviews of candidates running for house district 53, county judge executive, sheriff, county attorney and various magistrate positions. In each particular case we brought candidates in to be interviewed by staff and each candidate was run through a series of general questions in their particular race.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS: Week of May 7

    First Christian to host Youth Mission Trip fundraiser
    First Christian Church at 403 Main Cross is hosting a pork chop dinner and bingo night on May 9. The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will include a pork chop sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, a drink and dessert. The cost is $10 per meal and bingo. At 7:30 p.m., a game of bingo with various gift card prizes will be played. Funds raised will benefit the church’s youth mission trip to Illinois.
    For additional information, call 477-8553.

  • COLUMN: Spring cleaning: Clear out the junk and make way for Jesus

    Today’s column is based on a reading from 1 Peter: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” (1 Peter 1:18–19)
    Spring is here. It is a time for spring flowers, new life, spring cleaning, and spring fever. It is time to get outside and enjoy things like sports, walking, hiking, riding after a long cold winter.

  • COLUMN: When everything in the world is changing, pastor encourages readers to hold on to the truth

    I have a couple of pairs of socks that change color. They don’t actually change color, but depending on the kind of lighting in the room they can look brown or olive green. I know it’s not a big deal but it really bugs me. I have to take them into another room in the morning to make sure my socks match.

  • Bears losing streak reaches 6 games


    Spencer County’s Jacob Cole makes contact with a pitch during a recent home game. The Bears have now lost six games in a row, but their last three decisions have been one-run affairs. Last Wednesday, the Bears dropped a tough 5-4 loss at Shelby County. On Friday, they traveled to Elizabethtown and fell 9-8 to John Hardin. The boys were to be back in action on Monday at home against Washington County, on Tuesday at home against Nelson and on Thursday at Seneca. They’ll have a Saturday home game against Doss at noon.

  • Lady Bears get big 13-3 win


    Spencer County’s McKenna Lyons delivers a pitch for The Lady Bears, who split two games last week. They scored a big 13-3 win over Louisville Fairdale on Tuesday, but then fell 8-2 to Oldham County on Wednesday. The girls, 7-12 on the season, were slated to be back in action on Tuesday at North Bullitt and will be at Western Hills on Wednesday. They’ll be home for a game with Henry County on Thursday.

  • COLUMN: Memories abound at the Derby

    Saturday marked my first trip to Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day in 15 years. My last trip was during law school, when I drove down with a group of friends from northwest Indiana and paid for cheap access to the infield and the revelry that goes on there.