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Today's News

  • Election for flood control commissioners, secretary is Monday

    Votes in the election of flood control commissioners and secretary can be cast Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the office of the Spencer County judge-executive on Main Street.
    A commissioner from each of the three precincts will be elected, along with a secretary from the district at large.
    The one-year term begins May 1.
    Votes are limited to property holders within the levee district.

  • COLUMN: Cold need not prevent garden seed starts

    I generally have seed trays full of little sprouts by now, but this year the lingering cold weather has me languishing, quite frankly. The seed potato and onion sets sit waiting for the soil to dry out a bit, and seed packets glare at me from their neat stack strategically placed on the kitchen worktable.

  • BACK IN TIME: 30 years ago: March 31, 1983
  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to ensure your pets are cared for after you’re gone

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    How does one go about creating a trust for their pets? I have a dog and two cats that mean the world to me, and I want to make sure they’ll be well taken care of after I’m gone.
    Elderly Ellen

    Dear Ellen,
    Pet trusts have become more and more popular over the years as senior pet owners are looking for ways to ensure their pets will be well cared for when they’re no longer able to do the caring. Here are some tips to help you get started.  

    Types of Trusts

  • COLUMN: Attitudes make all the difference

    The story is told of the colorful, 19th-century gifted violinist, Niccolo Paganini, who was performing before a packed house, playing a difficult piece of music, accompanied by a full orchestra giving him magnificent support. But ... suddenly one string on his violin snapped and, of course hung down, from his violin.
    While reportedly he began to perspire, he continued to play beautifully.
    Soon, another string popped, and then a third string. Now, here was the master violinist with only one string left.

  • COLUMN: Praying with Jesus

    Today’s text is Luke 9:18-25:

  • Church Happenings — Week of March 27

    Finchville Baptist events
    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced its March and Easter-related events:
    •The church’s annual Easter egg hunt will be Saturday at Finchville Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    •Easter Sunday activities are as follows: sunrise service at 6:45 a.m., deacon breakfast at 7:15 a.m., praise and worship service at 8:40 a.m., connect groups at 9:45 a.m. and Easter worship service at 11 a.m.

    Easter week community services

  • COLUMN: Be the glistening frost in the darkness

    The other morning I went out to walk the dog. It was still dark, but clear and cold. Overhead thousands of stars glittered in the darkness, shining out the glory of God’s creation.
    And then I noticed something amazing, the ground around me was covered with frost and somehow a little light was catching in that frost just right. It looked as if I was walking on a shimmering bed of diamonds flashing in the grass. All around me, overhead and even underfoot, were glistening points of light shining out in the darkness.

  • PHOTO: Champions!

    The Green Team of the 2013 Spencer County Parks and Recreation third-grade league won the division championship. The team won back-to-back games to win the tournament. Pictured, from left, are Mason Thompson, Jaxon McLendon, Caleb Bollin, Hunter Williams, head coach Mat Inmon, assistant coach Jody Thompson, Lucas Sherrard and Joshua Truax. Not pictured is teammate Emily Truax.

  • COLUMN: U of L fans can’t resist swipe at UK

    Bracket-busting observations.
    Disqualifying taxpayers in Fort Myers and Lee County, Fla., all those who have Florida Gulf Coast in your Sweet 16, raise your hands?
    Hmmm.
    If there is one, I’m betting odds are just as good he/she lives in Hoboken, N.J., and also owns last week’s $338 million winning lottery ticket.