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Today's News

  • The Savvy Senior: Seniors can extend their driving years

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What tips or resources can you recommend to help seniors with their driving skills? My 84-year-old mother is still a capable driver, but she has declined a little in recent years and could definitely use some help.
    Concerned Daughter

    Dear Concerned,
    With more and more Americans driving well into their 70s, 80s and beyond, there are lots of tips, tools and programs available today to help elderly seniors drive safer and longer. Here are several that may help.

  • Sport Shorts - August 7 Edition

    Sporting clays event
    Ducks Unlimited will host its Summer Sporting Clays Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. at the Merwin Ray Shooting Range in Eminence.
    The event style is similar to a golf scramble, but on a shooting clays course.
    Prizes will be awarded and an entry fee of $100 is required. The fee includes 18 stations with four targets per station and lunch.

  • 70-year-old pastor gets ‘new toy’

    The 70-year-old pastor cocked his rifle, aimed and missed.

  • Fall squirrel season opens Aug. 17

    Kentucky’s fall squirrel season is a 196-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting.
    The first segment of the fall squirrel season opens Aug. 17 and the season closes on Nov. 8.  The season opens again Nov. 11 and runs through Feb. 28, 2014.
    The daily bag limit is six squirrels.

  • What's Happening — Week of Aug. 7

    ‘Raw food group’ to host meeting
    The newly formed Spencer County Raw Food Group is still small, but it’s growing. Nine people attended the most recent gathering at the  Extension Office. The next meeting will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The group plans to share a meal, and demonstrate how to make a healthy smoothie. The community is invited. Attendees are asked to bring a raw dish to share. (This can be as simple as raw vegetables or fruit.)  Also bring your own plate, fork and drink.

    Early childhood screening set for Friday

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  • Sports in Kentucky: College football 2013 is going to be fun

    Before the first crunch of shoulder pads there are hints that college football 2013 may be the season you tell the grandchildren about.
    Louisville could run the table.
    Western could make the Sun Belt a last roundup and stepping stone to bowl game not in Detroit.
    And, Kentucky could win a half-dozen games.
    Before all that, however, football’s glamour boy Johnny Manziel has put football in the stage lights.
    Kid from Texas A&M earned as much sensational prose the last 12 months as Edward Snowden, Ryan Braun and A-Rod combined.

  • Kosair makes ‘lake house’ dream come true for local child

    Caden Mills sat in his backyard lake house Friday afternoon for the first time, taking in the serenity of the water and pointing at the ducks and geese that seemed to want to swim over and visit.

  • Burglars cause $25,000 in damage

    Two Shelbyville men were arrested July 31 and charged with breaking into a log cabin home on Mount Washington Road, trashing the cabin and stealing a variety of items including two four-wheelers.

  • Man hits multiple mailboxes and a parked car before crashing

    A Spencer County man hit two mailboxes and a parked car on two separate roads within a matter of 25 minutes Sunday before the final mailbox — made of brick — stopped his truck and sent him and his passenger to the hospital.