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Today's News

  • ONLINE ONLY: Hunter hits gas instead of break, sinks car in Taylorsville Lake

    A Jeffersontown man emerged Saturday from Taylorsville Lake safe and sound.

    His car? Not so much.

    Ronald Berkley was attempting to launch his boat that morning at the Van Buren boat ramp when things went terribly wrong, thanks to a new pair of hunting boots.

    Berkley, who was planning to boat to a location on the lake to go turkey hunting, told rescuers that he had just purchased the boots and was wearing them while backing his car down the ramp.

  • Spiderweb munch

    Makes 12 servings

    2 cups (12-ounce package) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
    1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
    1/3 cup powdered sugar
    3 cups toasted rice cereal
    Heat morsels and 3/4 cup peanut butter in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth; remove from heat. Add sugar; stir vigorously until smooth.

  • COLUMN: Divorce affects children, too

    As mentioned in last weeks column, divorce has many direct or indirect victims, including the children. When parents divorce it more likely was preceded by many instances, perhaps many months of fighting, arguing, even physical confrontations involving abusive behaviors.
    When this has happened for an extended period of time, children may be glad that this has finally come to an end, and divorce may be seen by them as a welcome relief, because the atmosphere has again become more tranquil or peaceful.

  • Pet costumes can be fun if done safely

    As the Halloween season approaches, learn how to dress your pet for trick or treating success, and think about what activities are best for your pet.

  • Candy buyback

    Dr. James “Randy” Ransdell is hosting his third annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back at his dentist office in Elk Creek on Friday, Nov. 4.

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 7

    “I can’t believe it!” I told Chloe as we walked to work. “The Barkstreet Band wants me to be their drummer,” I said, walking on clouds since their lead singer, Bark, asked the night before.

  • Public record: District court July 2011, indictments

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Amrstrong July 1, 2011, in Spencer District Court:

    Traffic:
    Chase T. Downs (1993), failure to wear seatbelt, guilty, $25 fine; reckless driving, guilty, state traffic school and $143 court costs.

    David S. Figg (1987), failure to wear seatbelt, guilty, $25 fine.

    Antonio Gomez (1972), no operators/moped license, guilty, $50 fine and $143 court costs; violation of part 391 of federal safety regulations-qualification of drivers, $20 fine.

  • Local log house haunted?

    Some people claim they’ve seen ghosts or heard unexplainable “bumps” in the night.

  • PHOTO: Local man gets 900-pound elk

    Spencer County resident Ernest Fulkerson killed this 6-by-6 bull elk with the help of his son, Kevin. Ernest killed the elk, estimated at 900 pounds, in Perry County. It had a 40-inch spread and a score of 300.

  • COLUMN: Some thoughts about Tim Tebow – the player and the man

    A couple of years ago, my son and I were in Commonwealth Stadium watching UK’s annual beatdown at the hands of the Florida Gators. The Cats were getting demolished, but unlike many other lopsided football losses in Lexington, most of the blue-clad faithful kept their seats.
    That is until the Gator quarterback took what might have been the most punishing hit of his college career. Number 15 went down hard, and in so doing, the back of his head hit the knee of a teammate, knocking him unconscious.