Today's News

  • Elections held during KFB’s 92nd annual meeting

    Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) on the concluding day of the organization’s 92nd annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Hart County’s J. Fritz Giesecke as Second Vice-President. They comprise KFB’s Executive Committee along with Executive Vice President David S. Beck.

  • COLUMN: Mistletoe evident in tree tops

    I like the winter landscape because I can see past the green canvas of summer into neighboring fields where horses graze and a pet cow that is almost as old as me slumbers. I can see mistletoe everywhere, too, driving down the interstate, walking in the park, sitting at a traffic light. It is there if you look into the canopies of trees devoid of their leafy-ness. We are obviously not the first to notice round globs of greenery nestled in tree tops.

  • COLUMN: Next year’s home garden starts now

    You may be delighted to put gardening behind you for the season, but fall is the time to manage and prevent disease in next year’s garden. Summer crops may still be standing, even after being killed by heavy frosts and cold temperatures. At this time, you can take preemptive measures to help ensure a successful and bountiful garden next season.

  • PHOTO: A live look at the Christmas story

    Members of Spencer County High School’s FCA helped remind visitors to the annual FFA Toy Show about the true meaning of Christmas with this living nativity scene set up in front of the high school Friday night.

  • COLUMN: Defeat Satan through the grace of Jesus

    As we look at how deceiving Satan really is, if we do not stay prayed up and stay in the word of God, he will devour us, because the only way we can defeat him is through Jesus Christ.
    I believe the first thing we have to learn in the battle with Satan is that it’s a long way from our heads to our hearts.
    By saying this, if we do not watch, we will fall into one of Satan’s traps. We will be trying to defeat him on our own strength and if we try to figure out where he is coming from without the grace of God that is exactly what he wants us to do.

  • COLUMN: No more hiding from God

    We have a dog, she’s pretty big, weighs about 65 pounds and she may still be growing!  Anyway, like most dogs she is sensitive to our moods and she seems to know when she is in trouble. The funny thing is sometimes she knows she is in trouble before we do.  When that happens she sort of hides out from us.  There is a little corner in the basement and she’ll peek out from behind a chair to see how much trouble she is in.  When she does that we start looking for a puddle somewhere or for something she has chewed up.

  • The indecency of modern television

    Because I choose to subscribe and support the organization known as Parents Television Council, I receive information relative to what PTC has discovered is going on in the television industry that could be harmful to you and your children.

    In Volume 11, Number 5, of the PTC Insider, there is a quote from Peter Chernin, president of News Corp., the parent company of the FOX TV network: “[We will] fight to the end for our ability to put controversial, offensive, and even tasteless content on the air” (Broadcasing and Cable, Oct. 21, 2008).

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court Records Nov. 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Nov. 4, 2011:

    Alexandria D. Leroy (1993), speeding 18 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs.

    Allen D. Butler (1975), no exterior ID/improper display, guilty, $25 fine and $143 court costs.

  • Fill those stockings with homemade goodies

    Food gifts are very popular at Christmas, but it can be difficult for the recipients to get it all eaten before it goes bad. One solution is to give food that can be frozen and eaten at a later time. Two options are cookie dough and pie in jars.

    Terri Cooper and her five children have developed a unique gift for their friends and relatives. Her family enjoys homemade pie, and has to make two to have enough for the whole family. Cooper sometimes makes a large pot of soup and freezes single servings to give to her family members.

  • COLUMN: Economic development – do you want it?

    A wise editor once told me that most smaller communities suffer in the area of economic development because their leaders don’t want to become economically developed.
    Sure, to your face, they’ll tell you they want to bring in more business, industry and people to their town — they want to see their city grow. But, when given the chance to move forward and urge economic development, they sit quietly, listening for crickets, and failing to second a motion that could move their city forward.