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Today's News

  • Welcome, baby Wade

    Jonah Wade and Aimee Jewell of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Noah Alexander Wade, on April 15 at 9:18 p.m. at Baptist Hospital East.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 6.8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by his grandparents, Arlene Jewell and John and Kim Wade, and his great-grandmother, Ruth Mizner Rogers.

  • Stallions sign-ups planned

    Stallions football and cheerleading sign-ups for the 2011 season will take place over the next couple months.

    Sign-up dates are:
    May 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field
    May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field
    June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park

  • Baseball, softball teams win two each, continue to battle rain

    Rain has continued to hamper the schedule of Spencer County’s baseball and softball teams but a brief break in the drops did allow for a few games this past week.

  • COLUMN: Navy SEALs – my new favorite team

    Growing up I always hated the Dallas Cowboys, but I’m not sure why. I liked quarterback Roger Staubach, loved the uniforms and Coach Tom Landry seemed like a really decent guy. I think it all stemmed from the arrogance that the organization had by labeling itself “America’s Team.”
    Just what gave them the right to be called “America’s Team?” I mean there were over two dozen cities with professional football teams, including the one I rooted for, Cincinnati. Why did they get to be America’s team?

  • COLUMN: Beautiful Kentucky gets ready to sparkle after bad April

    It’s Derby Week.
    One event capable of drawing a coast-to-coast crowd larger than say, Fancy Farm or a basketball or football game involving universities of Kentucky and Louisville, is the Kentucky Derby.
    We arrive at our state’s pinnacle party time for the 137th springtime. A kaleidoscopic pageant just when the Commonwealth is green as a mint julep, a parade of celebrities view for face time, all surrounded by glitterati and armies of tulips standing at attention while women try to out-hat each other.

  • Mortality’s impact on wildlife populations

    The drama of predator versus prey plays out every day in Kentucky’s woods, fields and waterways.
    Many species of wildlife prey on other animals to survive.
    Predation along with animals taken by hunting, called harvest mortality by biologists, are two of several mortality factors. Wildlife biologists also recognize animals may die from a number of natural causes, including old age, diseases, parasites and injuries.

  • Middle, high school students to present ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

    Katie Smith, left, an eighth-grader, Makaiah Lyons, an eighth-grader, and Robert Shaw, a seventh-grader, rehearse a scene from the Spencer County Middle School production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’

    The students are portraying Scout, Calpurnia and Dill, respectively. The show debuts Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the middle school. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Students from both the middle school and Spencer County High School are participating.

  • COLUMN: Water swamps some plants

    Unless you are cultivating cranberries or rice, all this rain is likely thwarting your spring gardening plans; it sure is for many farmers in our area, which is my primary concern. While perspective is important in these matters, many homeowners may see a little stress in their landscapes as a result of over a week of soaking rain.

  • COLUMN: Wet weather stirs up insects

    With all of the rain that we’ve had over the past few weeks here in Spencer County, insects may have found their way into people’s waterlogged backyards, homes and landscapes.
    “There are insects and their relatives that thrive under most any set of conditions; this spring belongs to the ‘water bugs,’” said Lee Townsend, extension entomologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Local Conservation District celebrates Soil Stewardship Week

    On April 19, the Spencer County Conservation District celebrated Soil Stewardship week with a country ham breakfast at Elk Creek Restaurant. Each year, the district recognizes the local ministers in Spencer County. Also awards are given for master conservationist and an appreciation award.