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Today's News

  • Will Bancroft live or die if convicted?

    LAWRENCEBURG – The family of a Mount Eden woman brutally murdered in Anderson County last September has made it clear: They want the man charged with killing her to be executed.

    Even if Gary Bancroft were convicted in her death, his fate would be decided not only by a jury but also on a series of 15 factors set forth by state law.

    Called aggravating and mitigating circumstances, each offers legal language to help prosecutors determine if they should move forward with a death penalty or seek a sentence of up to life in prison.

  • Stocker conference set for Feb. 21-22 in Bowling Green

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is once again teaming up with the University of Tennessee to offer the sixth-annual Mid-South Stocker Conference set for Feb. 21 and 22 in Bowling Green. This year’s conference will provide cattle producers with innovative ideas.
    Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Services of the universities of Kentucky and Tennessee and each state’s Cattlemen’s Association, in partnership with Bayer Animal Health and BEEF magazine, this year’s conference will offer information relative to a changing industry.

  • Harsh consequences accompany late summer drought and winter salt

    As I write, I am comforted by the snow that has accumulated on the boughs of my Nordmann fir and Serbian spruce. It is beautiful, yes, but more important, the snow serves as an insulator against desiccating winds and frigid temperatures. We must not forget that evergreens, particularly broadleaf evergreens like rhododendrons and American hollies, lose a great deal of moisture through their leaves in the winter.

    Winter desiccation is not unusual but the effects are magnified coming out of a season of drought.

  • Sweet potato dumplings a church potluck favorite

    Sweet potato dumplings have become a favorite dish at Adina Milburn’s home over the past few years. She was first introduced to it at a potluck dinner at her church, Highview Baptist Spencer Campus.

    Angie Melton brought the dumplings and Milburn liked them so much that she asked for the recipe.

    The sweet potato dumplings call for sweet potato patties, but sweet potatoes can be used.

    “Angie originally told us to use sweet potato patties,” said Milburn. “It’s so much easier to use the patties.”

  • Breastfeeding: Practice ruled as best for babies, but can be daunting without support

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies be exclusively breastfed for the first six months, but according to the CDC in Kentucky, only 58 percent of babies are ever breastfed, and only 12 percent of babies are exclusively breastfed at 6 months. Part of the reason that breastfeeding rates are so low is that women often do not grow up seeing other women breastfeed.

  • MARRIAGE: Macdonald, Keeling married Dec. 31

    Bryan Scott Macdonald married Melissa Gale Keeling on Dec. 31 in Finchville, KY at the Misty Valley Wedding Chapel. Melissa’s daughters, Alisha Marie Polly and Amber Blair Polly, were in attendance by the bride’s side at the ceremony.
     

  • BIRTH: Donald Bradyn Valley welcomed home

    Brittany Tindle and Troy Valley would like to announce the birth of their son, Donald Bradyn Valley.

    Bradyn weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Bradyn was welcomed home by his sister, Jasmine Valley and his brother, Cameron Tindle.

  • Randall Cobb and Charlie Strong: Noteworthy men from opposite sides

    “One thing Coach (Randy) Sanders always talks about is making memories,” Randall Cobb said last week. “I have made many with my teammates, coaches, administration, and fans that I will never forget.”

    Ah, the college experience.

    Probably Cobb made a diary notation also for Saturday January 15, 2011.

  • COLUMN: Bears will learn a lot over the next two weeks

    With only about four weeks left in the regular season, the Spencer County Bears are about to embark on the stretch of their season that may signal whether they are really contenders, or just pretenders.

    As of Monday, they shared the top spot in the 8th region with Collins, with both the Bears and Titans sporting 13-4 records. Those two teams were to play Tuesday night in Shelbyville with the winner likely to get the top seed in the 30th district tournament next month.

  • Lady Bears fall short against Henry Co.

    The Spencer County Lady Bears turned a near rout into a rally Saturday afternoon as they fought their way back from a huge deficit only to come out on the short end of a 53-42 loss to Henry County at home on Saturday.

    Down 42-23 with just a little more than two minutes left in the third quarter, the Lady Bears made a furious comeback to make it an exciting game down the stretch. The rally began when MacKenzie Myers converted a layup off of a steal and then connected on a free-throw before the quarter ended, closing the gap to 42-26.