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Today's News

  • Woman struck by train while hunting for mythical Pope Lick monster

    Two young Ohio tourists, searching for the Pope Lick Trestle monster while in Louisville, saw a train barreling their way with no time to run.

    Safety was about 40 feet away, but Roquel Bain, 26, and her boyfriend didn’t have time to make it off the train trestle Saturday night. He dangled off the edge until the train could pass, but she didn’t make it.

    A Norfolk Southern train fatally struck Bain, who was then knocked more than 80 feet to the ground below.

  • Agriculture - Tomato 101

    “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.

  • Agriculture - Managing pests in your vegetable garden

    Now that we are in May, it is a good time to think about pest control for your home vegetable garden.

    You can control pest problems, and perhaps prevent future difficulties, in your garden by doing some advance planning and following a few simple Integrated Pest Management practices. IPM promotes minimal pesticide use and emphasizes the use of all available pest control methods including cultural, mechanical and biological practices to prevent pest problems.

  • Don’t ignore May primary

    Seems like the presidential election has been going on forever. Names like Trump, Sanders, Cruz and Clinton have dominated the news nearly every day for the past year, and we still have six months until we actually choose the next president.

    Election fatigue may have set in, but that’s no excuse not to vote. Kentucky voters are set to go to the polls in two weeks for the May Primary, and there’s more at stake than just who heads to the White House.

  • Stop the erosion of history

    Scars are visible reminders of tough times. They can be the product of rough play, stupid decisions, brave encounters, surgeries or accidents. Most of us who had typical childhoods may sport a few scars on our head, our legs, our arms or elsewhere, and retelling the story of their origin can be entertaining or enlightening to others, especially when we tell the stories to children.

  • Final budget responsibly tackles pensions

    The pace picked up in Frankfort following the 10 day veto period upon adjournment of the 2016 Regular General Assembly. On April 27, Governor Bevin issued several anxiously awaited veto statements on several pieces of legislation very important to Kentucky, including more than 30 items within the budget bill which will direct the Commonwealth’s spending priorities over the next two years.

  • From our readers - Thanks for cleaning up roads

    Kudos to the group and individuals picking-up litter along KY 44 and KY 248 Thursday evening. Makes our hometown much more livable and hopefully sparks some community pride. Thanks!

    Marty Nemes
    Mt. Eden, KY

  • Bears sweep Anderson Co.

     

    Lucas Tackett hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and then pitched five shut-out innings to pace the Bears to a 3-2 victory over Anderson County Friday afternoon.

    The game was a continuation of a contest suspended by weather Tuesday, the second game of a two-game district series with the Bearcats. Anderson County had actually taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning Tuesday before lightening brought the game to an end.

  • Lady Bears top Washington Co.

     

    The Spencer Co. Lady Bears improved to 17-9 on the season with a 13-5 victory over Washington County Friday, rebounding from a tough 7-5 loss to district foe Collins on Monday.

    Collins (21-7) jumped out to a 6-1 lead before the Lady Bears mounted a rally.

    “We hit it hard a few times, but right at people,” said Spencer County Coach Jimmy Schmidt. “Our girls fought hard for each other. To fight til the last out says a lot about this group.”

  • Fishing duo finish 9th, qualify for state meet

     

    The Spencer County Bass Fishing Team competed at Lake Cumberland on Saturday, April 23, in the Region 2 Tournament.

    There were 117 boats competing for a chance to move on to the state tournament at Kentucky Lake later this month. Spencer County’s Clayton Rountree and Dillon Stallings finished ninth overall, catching five fish weighing a total 12 pounds, 10 ounces. Their five fish consisted of smallmouth, largemouth and Kentucky spotted bass.