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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Rupp Arena’s Gentlemen’s Quarterly

    Rupp Arena was transformed last weekend into a Gentlemen’s Quarterly. Billy Donovan almost hurried to congratulate Kentucky’s coach and players after Florida cost itself a possible number one seed in the NCAAs.
    Seven points up, the Gators squandered possessions, fired blanks and lost more than Kentucky won.
    Typically, the dean of SEC coaches made no excuses, but instead praised the Wildcats.

  • SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Season starts with high hopes for Lady Bearcats

    Most people are anxious for spring, but Jimmy Thompson may be more eager than most. All winter he’s been waiting for the weather to warm up so his Spencer County Lady Bears softball team can take the field for a season that he anticipates could be the best in years.

  • Bears baseball starts season 1-1

    The Spencer County Bears baseball team opened its season last week with a 6-3 loss at North Hardin, then bounced back with a 14-6 victory at Gallatin County. The Bears were scheduled to play at Bardstown on Monday at will play at Western Hills tonight at 5. The season home opener is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. against Campbellsville.

  • Tournament aims to rid Ky. lakes of Asian carp

    Twenty-one teams from Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee have signed up for the country’s first commercial fishing tournament for Asian carp. The Carp Madness Tournament is being held at Kentucky and Barkley lakes in western Kentucky March 12-13.
    “Our goal is simple: We want to purge 100 tons of carp from two of the state’s best fishing lakes,” said Ron Brooks, fisheries director for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • COLUMN: Alzheimer’s – when loved ones are present, yet absent

    You may not have yet experienced alzheimer’s in your family, but it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or some other form of dementia is projected to reach 14 million in a number of years.
    It is stated regularly that families caring for someone with dementia or AD are barely able to stay afloat. Observing a person sort of “disappear” while you’re actually watching it happen can be very depressing and disheartening, to say the least.

  • COLUMN: Girls Scouting leaves impression on daughter and mom

    I am sitting on the cold hard linoleum floor in the community center for St. Pius X in Hikes Point. My daughter sits on my knee so she can see over the heads of the Girl Scouts sitting in front of her. We are waiting for the parade of countries to start at the World Thinking Day celebration for our unit, which includes many other troops.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Simplified smart phones for boomers and seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any smartphones specifically designed for seniors that you know of? I’m interested in getting one, but at age 69, I want to find one that’s easy to see and use.  
    Semi-Smart Senior

    Dear Semi-Smart,
    There are actually several manufacturers who are now making simplified smartphones with features designed primarily for older users who have limited experience with modern gadgetry. Here’s a rundown of what’s currently and soon-to-be available.

  • BACK IN TIME: From Wednesday, March 10, 1993
  • COLUMN: Local 4-H members attend Skill-a-thon

    Eleven members of the Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club attended the State Skill-a-thon that was held in Bowling Green on Feb. 16.  This was the largest contest ever with more contestants and teams.  We had several members attending this year for the very first time.

  • COLUMN: Fire blight season is approaching; Preventative copper is recommended

    As apple flowering-season approaches, growers should begin thinking about management of fire blight.  This bacterial disease can cause severe damage on apples, pears, and related ornamental plants during warm rainy spring weather. The following information has been provided by Dr. Nicole Ward, Assistant Professor of Extension, Department of Plant Pathology.