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Today's News

  • New online resource for dealing with addiction

    Families facing an addiction crisis need to know where to go for assistance, Kim Hinkel knows from personal experience. To close that informational gap, she took it upon herself to launch a website called SOS for Addictions.

    Though Hinkel admits she’s not a technology expert, she had the idea after seeing a commercial for Angie’s List, a site dedicated to sharing consumer reviews of local businesses.

  • Food safety tips for Thanksgiving meal

    With the holiday season right around the corner, many people will be enjoying celebrations by entertaining friends and family, having parties and preparing feasts. From the buffet table to the office party, food becomes a focus of celebrations. The Department for Public Health (DPH), a part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, wants the public to keep safe health practices in mind.

  • The Bears’ RUN of success

     

    The Spencer County Bears football team has had unprecedented success the last two years and the recipe has been simple. Run the ball.

  • Derek Anderson Memorial Tournament

     

  • Cal’s next class taking shape

    The recruitment of 6-5 Chattanooga guard Shai Alexander was like a “rocket ship movement” in the last year and he finally landed at the University of Kentucky.

    “Over the past year he has gone from somebody nobody knew with low major recruitment to a high level top 50 player in the class,” said Zach Ferrell, Alexander’s coach at Hamilton Heights. “His size for a point guard is awesome. He has a great work ethic and knows how to treat teammates. He’s a great person.”

  • Outdoors - HIP keeps tabs on harvest of fowl, bird hunters

    Kentucky is drawing national attention after dramatically improving the accuracy of harvest and participation information collected from its waterfowl and migratory bird hunters.

    The Harvest Information Program (HIP) provides state and federal biologists with data to generate reliable estimates of migratory bird hunter activity and harvest. The estimates are used to help shape season dates, bag limits and population management.

  • Church Happenings - Week of November 23, 2016

    Free Thanksgiving Meal sponsored by local churches tonight

    There will be a free Thanksgiving Meal served at Taylorsville Community Church as several local congregations are coming together to provide the meal on Wednesday, November 23 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. In addition to the free meal, there will also be complimentary family portraits taken. The church is located at 402 Garrard Street.

    Tickets now on sale for annual Community Tree of Life

  • Thanksgiving thoughts

    Thanksgiving sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it?  But it isn’t always, is it?  Circumstances may make it hard to give thanks.  Maybe this year was a bad year and everything went wrong.  You know, like those old country songs where everything goes wrong and even your dog runs away!

  • 4th Annual Veterans Celebration at Spencer County Middle School

     

    The 4th Annual Veterans Celebration at Spencer County Middle School Friday was attended by all students and approximately 150 veterans and their spouses or guests. The event was started by teacher Ashley McGaughey, who said she attended college with a Vietnam Veteran who spoke about how he was spit on by protesters when he returned home from the war. His story inspired her to plan a ceremony each year to show veterans proper respect.
     

  • Agriculture - State declares Level 1 drought for Kentucky

    The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are issuing a Level 1 drought declaration for 117 counties in Kentucky.

    A Level 1 drought indicates moderate to severe drought conditions have developed, primarily affecting soil moisture and vegetative health.  Increasing incidents of wildfires and adverse impacts to agricultural water needs and public water supplies are likely if drought conditions persist.