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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Warning lights ahead

    The other night my wife and I came upon an accident that had just happened.
    Thankfully no one was hurt, but the cars were stopped in the middle of a very dangerous stretch of road.  From either direction you couldn’t really see the wreck until you were right on it!

  • COLUMN: Jesus, tamer of demons

    Today’s scripture reference comes from Luke 8:26-39:

  • Church Happenings — Week of July 10

    First Baptist to collect unwanted scrap metal, copper
    First Baptist Church will host a two-day drive collecting copper and scrap metal. This is a chance to clean out your barns, garages and storage buildings. For more information, contact Janet Barnett, 477-8432.

    Mt. Moriah plans indoor yard sale
    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Eden is hosting a “Come to the Country” indoor yard sale Saturday at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Set up will begin at 7 a.m.

  • COLUMN: Offering scholarships at middle school football practice?

    Imagine the stir it would cause if Alabama head football coach Nick Saban waltzed into Taylorsville one day to observe a middle school football practice.
    With the way football recruiting is going these days, that may not be out of the realm of possibility if Taylorsville were to someday produce any abnormally athletic seventh-graders.

  • Fish offshore for post-spawn largemouth bass

    The wet and unseasonably cool weather pattern lately seems more consistent with Derby week than early July.
    Chris Hickey, black bass research biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the cool weather delayed the largemouth bass spawn a couple of weeks, but now everything is on schedule as we head into the heat of summer.
    He said anglers report largemouth bass gathering on the channel ledges on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.

  • COLUMN: ‘Planet Hoops’ had a hiccup

    Planet College Hoops had a hiccup last week, then shifted back to business as usual.
    Hiccup? We would have been less shocked if Vladimir Putin had handed Edward Snowden over to Jesse Jackson than seeing Danny Ainge introduce Brad Stevens as the Boston Celtics new coach.
    Say it ain’t so? From middle America, Jimmy Stewart goes to Beantown?
    NCAA basketball had lost its best cover guy since Denny Crum was Cool Hand Luke in the ‘80s.

  • Sport shorts — 7/10/13

    SCMS cross country tryouts set for next week
    Spencer County Middle School cross country tryouts will be July 15-18 from 6 to 8 nightly at the middle school.
    For more information, contact Coach Smith at 594-4252.

    Lady Bears to host girls basketball camp
    The Spencer County Lady Bears are hosting a girls basketball camp for second- through eighth-grade girls only July 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
    The camp will be held at Spencer County Middle School and is $35 per child.

  • Get ready for READIFEST!

    Spencer County’s annual Healthfair/Readifest is Saturday, July 27, at Spencer County Elementary School from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    The community’s biggest back-to-school event provides free school supplies from local churches and agencies, as well as safety, health and wellness, dental and vision information and screenings.
    The event will also feature fitness demonstrations.
    Families are asked to allot one hour to attend the event.
    For details contact the Family Resource Center at 477-3202 or the Extension Office at 477-2217.

  • Hesselbrock earns master’s at Georgetown University

    Emily Hesselbrock, formerly of Spencer County, graduated May 17 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a Masters in public relations and corporate communications.
    She is a daughter of Steve and Lynn Hesselbrock of Spencer County. She currently resides in Arlington, Va., and works on Capitol Hill as the deputy press secretary for Sen. Mitch McConnell.

  • EKU announces spring 2013 dean’s list

    The following local students were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University.
    Students are listed with name, city of residence, year, high school if available and area of study.
    • Andrea Gabrielle Austin of Fisherville, sophomore, Male Traditional High School graduate majoring in special education teaching
    • Kaitlin Tess Culver of Fisherville, senior, Spencer County High School graduate majoring in agriculture