Today's News

  • COLUMN: There are ways to defer the high cost of eye glasses

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What tips or resources can you recommend to help seniors with the high cost of prescription eyeglasses? I used to have vision insurance through my work, but lost it when I retired.
    Need New Specs

    Dear Specs,

  • COLUMN: Discover the wonders of squash this fall

    I am a sucker for a good country living/small-scale farming/local-eating memoir (any and all of the above). I grew up in the country. My family raised much of our food in our garden, kept chickens bees, and baked our own bread, as much as we could. Reading these memoirs reminds me of home, I suppose.

  • COLUMN: Narcissistic personalities can strain relationships

    You may have occasionally heard the word, and you probably know one or two people who could qualify as being “narcissists,” but I also sincerely hope that you are not that type of personality, and if you are I hope that you realize that is not beneficial, and probably very detrimental as you relate to others both within and outside your family.
    Those classified as having a narcissistic personality are seen with an essential feature, namely that it is a continuous pattern of a need for admiration, a sense of grandiosity, and a lack of empathy.

  • PHOTO: Miller named an all-star

    Brandon Miller was invited to play in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association boys’ Junior All-Star game at St. Xavier High School on July 14. Miller played in the East/West All-Star game, where the top players from the fifth and sixth regions teamed up against the players from the seventh and eighth. Miller, who was on the East team, had 10 points and 6 assists.

  • PHOTO: SCHS soccer update

    Spencer County’s Allie Stevens battles for possession during early action Tuesday night in a game against Anderson County. The Lady Bears fell 4-2 and saw their record fall to 4-9 on the year. The girls lost 6-1 to Bardstown and 3-0 to Lexington Christian last week. The Lady Bears started the season full of promise but injuries to key players have been brutal. One bright spot Monday night was the return of senior McKenna Pfeiffer, who returned for the first time since suffering a severely broken leg six months ago.

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears score win over Thomas Nelson

    Spencer County’s Morgan Thompson sends a ball back over the net during action Monday night against Thomas Nelson. The Lady Bears took a 3-2 victory over the Generals by scores of 23-25, 25-15, 20-25, 25-22 and 15-13. The girls are 11-18 on the season and will be on the road for three games next week before returning home for an Oct. 2 matchup with Washington County.

  • Stallions go 3-0 against Lyndon Lightning

    It was definitely football weather when the Mighty Mites (ages 5-7) took to the field on a cool morning Saturday.
    The Stallions got off to an unusually slow defensive start allowing Lyndon to score early in the first quarter. But it was all Spencer County from there.

  • COLUMN: Names or not, each player contributes on the field

    If you’re a serious football fan, you know the name Walter Payton. He gained yards, he scored touchdowns, he had nicknames like “Sweetness” and his image adorned posters from coast to coast.
    Any newspaper story or television report about a Chicago Bears game from the mid 70s through most of the 80s included plenty of information about how Payton played, how many yards he gained, how many times he crossed the goal line.

  • PHOTO: SCMS dance team named grand champs at state fair
  • COLUMN: WKU’s Taggart dials up a Flutie moment

    While all around Willie Taggart were swept up in jubilation, most willing to settle for PAT forcing another overtime at Kentucky, the coach had slowed it all down. Mayhem was theirs, quietude amid the madness was his. This coach saw a carpe diem moment.
    A sparkle danced in Taggart’s eyes. ESPN was here. An SEC opponent was here (on the ropes), WKU’s faithful was here (at the threshold of a nervous breakdown). And, somewhere out there, I suggest, Doug Flutie was here in spirit and whispered into Taggart’s ear, “this is it, man!”