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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Class of 2013 memorial walk

    Classmates, family and friends gathered at Ray Jewel Park Saturday evening for a walk-a-thon memorializing fallen classmates Chaz Goodlett, Shelby Bockting and Michaella ‘Mikie’ Monroe.

    Goodlett died in 2009 after an accident in which he fell off the back of a golf cart, causing severe head trauma. Bockting and Monroe both died in a car accident in early 2012 on Mike Brown Road.

  • KU warns customers of recent bill-payment scam

    Kentucky Utilities Company is alerting customers of a recent telephone scam asking customers to pay their bills over the phone.
    The caller claims to be a utility employee and asks for immediate bill payment by credit card or pre-paid money card.  If the targeted customer does not cooperate, the caller threatens to disconnect the person’s electric service.
    KU has alerted authorities and offers the following SAFE advice to residential and business customers:

  • PHOTOS: Students sponsor ‘Senior Prom’ at Signature Healthcare
  • COLUMN: 4-H’ers shine at Louisville area communications day

    The 2013 Louisville Area Communications Day was on Saturday, April 27 at Bedford Elementary School in Trimble County.  I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job.

  • Host families sought for one-month 4-H international exchange program

    Local families are needed to host Japanese exchange students, ages 12 to 15, for four weeks this summer as part of an exchange program sponsored by Kentucky 4-H. The Japanese youth will stay with their American host families from mid-July to mid-August. To find more information about the program or request an information packet, visit the website at:  http://www.kentucky4h.org/InternationalExchange.

  • COLUMN: Good show for lilacs this year

    Last year, I spent some time rejuvenating, if you will, our “Miss Kim” lilac. It had gone years without any maintenance pruning, just never making the priority list for chores out at the farm. Although “Miss Kim” is considered a dwarf variety and needs less maintenance, it was in need of some serious reduction.

  • Public Record: District Court April 12 & 19

    District Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases April 12 in Spencer District Court:

    Traffic:
    Gregory S. Clark (1967), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine; failure to produce insurance card, amended to failure to maintain proper insurance, guilty, $500 fine, $400 conditionally discharged. All fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Health insurance marketplaces can help early retirees

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges that begin next year? I am interested in retiring early at age 61, but need to find some affordable health until my Medicare benefits begin at 65.
    Ready to Retire

    Dear Ready,

  • COLUMN: Everyone has a past, part II

    Well, I hope you read last week’s column. If not, let me briefly explain: we all have pasts, pasts that have perhaps helped us and incidences from those pasts that have hindered us in our adult years. Those instances may continue to have negative effects on our lives unless we learn how to begin “shedding” those things, which we may have struggled with in the years before emerging into adulthood.

  • Sweet summertime snack ideas

    In the warm summer months, nothing beats spending time together creating fun snacks that promote healthy eating and a little creativity.
    The summer boasts a wealth of fresh fruit to draw inspiration from — especially everyone’s favorite — watermelon. Its cool, juicy flavor speaks to your senses. Plus, it’s packed with key vitamins and minerals, so it’s a snack you can feel good about serving to your family.

    Fabulously Fresh Ideas