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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Invasive species’ abundance similar at native and introduced sites

    Many land managers know firsthand the damage invasive species can do to natural resources, but no one knows exactly why these species are able to out compete native plants.

    This is not just a Kentucky problem, as invasive species are common throughout the world. A long-held theory, developed by biologists, hypothesizes that invasive plants are more numerous in introduced sites compared to their native, or home, range, because an ecological change occurs during their invasion that gives them an advantage over native plants. This theory is known as the abundance assumption.

  • Dance team places first at state

    Amid the hoopla of Bears basketball, the Spencer County High School Dance Team is making a name for itself, too.

  • WHAT A CATCH!

    Spencer County fisherman Brian Raisor recently caught this huge Asian carp at Taylorsville Lake. Much to Raisor’s surprise, a lamprey — an eel-like species — was attached to the fish. According to Raisor’s mother, Mary Raisor, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife sent the lamprey on to Campbellsville University for further study. Neither species is a lake native and the KDFW is investigating further.

  • COLUMN: For teams in Kentucky, this is it!

    For Morehead State (in), Louisville, Bellarmine, Georgetown, and at this writing, possibly Western Kentucky, drum roll, please.
    This is it! Michael Jackson crooned. Tournament time.
    Morehead will wait to see if its next foe is Kansas, Duke or Ohio State.
    The best tournament could be the Big East and UofL is a major reason why.

  • District court and grand jury indictments

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court on Dec. 10, 2010:

    Tracy Chesser, speeding 17 mph over limit. Paid $177.

    Nikolay Kuchmy, speeding 17 mph over limit. Paid $177.

    Larry S. Arnold, operating a motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense. $728 fine, 30 day suspension of operators license; and alcohol/drug education program; use/possess drug paraphanalia, first offense, 180 days conditionally discharged; criminally littering. Fine $20.

  • COLUMN: Thanks for letting me share God’s word

    First of all, thank you for reading this.  And thanks to all of you who took the time this week to say hello and tell me you enjoyed my columns.  What a blessing when I meet someone for the first time or pass someone in the grocery store and they say, “Hey, aren’t you the guy that writes that column?” or, “I liked your column the other day.”  So thanks for reading and thanks for taking the time to talk to me about it.

  • COLUMN: Hi, Spencer County, nice to meet you

    Two people, aside from my parents, earn credit for the way I’ve turned out as a young adult — and they’re probably not two people you’d expect.
    Who are those people? My best friend’s father and a former youth pastor/current friend.
    As a child, I was very shy and perfectly content huddling up in a corner and watching whatever events were before me unfold. At birthday parties or general gatherings of friends and family, I was much more the observer than the participant.

  • COLUMN: Celebrate Newspapers in Education

    What has a newspaper given you this week? Some useful information about your local government? A weather report, crossword puzzle, or a heartwarming story about triumph over tragedy? Perhaps a newspaper has supplied a great recipe idea or a fun fact about your community. Hopefully it has even helped spur you to action or helped you make a difficult decision about an issue affecting your community.
    If a newspaper can give its adult readers all of those things, imagine the learning opportunities it could give a student in our local schools.

  • Family Resource Center aids local families in need

    Family Resource Center, located inside Spencer County Elementary School, helps families in need of clothing, food, affordable housing, paying bills and other necessities that can stand in the way of their children’s education.

  • Earls named Healthy Hero for February

    Paula Earls, pictured right, has lost over 120 lbs. and she did this even with heart trouble and a knee replacement.