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Today's News

  • Schools offering summer food program

    Spencer County Public Schools is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP is a state-sponsored program that collaborates with non-profit organizations to provide a free, nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch for children less than 19 years of age.

  • SCHS student opinion articles

     

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Each year, some SCHS seniors elect to research a topic and write an article about a subject of their choosing as part of their graduation requirements. We are running two this week, and will run three next week:

    Support your Farmer’s Market
    By Chandler Lewis

  • Local vets will attend state convention

     

    AMVETS Post 129 is preparing to attend the Kentucky  AMVETS State Convention in Louisville in June. Pictured from left to right; Ed Schroering, Hobert Judd, Donald Cook, Jerry Thornton (Cmdr), Morgan Day, Patrick Armstrong, Robin Buchter, and Jeremy Buchter.  Not pictured; Merial Barker, Dutch Elder, Marty Nemes, and Darrell Stevens Post 129 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Spencer Co. Cooperative Extension Service Office.

  • The History of Cinco de Mayo

     

  • Cardboard Campout helps youth identify with homeless

    All Saints Catholic Church recently raised money for St. Vincent DePaul through a Cardboard Charity Campout.

    Youth and adults participated in the event that is designed to give participants a feel for what the homeless endure. They began the evening with a soup-kitchen style meal hosted by parishioners.

    A guest speaker was on hand to talk about personal experiences of working with the homeless on the streets of Louisville.

    At 11 p.m., the campers said the Rosary by candlelight in the church.

  • Time for a tax hike?

    One of the hardest lessons we learn, often as a child, is that we simply can’t afford everything. That lesson is made even more frustrating when we are surrounded by others who can. Unless you’ve always been blessed with wealth, you’ve experienced this at some point in your life.

    Of course, lessons are intended to be teachers, and humble means help nurture our ability to set priorities and make wise decisions. These lessons help us plan and prepare ways we can improve our lot so we can possibly  afford some of the nicer things in the future.

  • Human nature is to protect

    One of the most iconic images of the 20th Century was the photo taken of the flag raising at Iwo Jima during the latter stages of World War II.

    That image captured the bravery of Americn fighting men who fought for weeks for possession of a strategic island  that would help position the U.S. to mount, what was thought to be, an imminent attack on Japan, if the war continued to linger.

  • Living in a post-truth world

    Wheaties was a staple breakfast food in my childhood and between spoonfuls of the stuff that was supposed to make me strong I remember staring at the box donned with Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner ready to spring the javelin. It was the breakfast of champions and of course what eight-year-old boy didn’t aspire to be a world champion athlete?

    Jenner now goes by Caitlyn Jenner and revealed in his memoir scheduled to be released Wednesday that his sex reassignment surgery was a “success.”

    How times have changed.

  • Agriculture - Local 4-H youth compete

     

  • Agriculture - Fireflies can help control garden pests

    Fireflies evoke memories of a childhood chase. You’d catch one in your hand and wait to see the flickering light and then moments later, release it unharmed and watch it fly away.