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Today's News

  • Barnhart squeezes UK fans again

    University of Kentucky bids $200,000 for a high school basketball prospect?

    Wrong! Just so much Claude Mills talk.

    Yet, outrage and legal action threats from a lawyer representing University of Kentucky’s athletics department last week against the Chicago Sun-Times, then by the Anthony Davis family this week, leaves us to wonder “The (man) doth protest too much, methinks.”

    Let’s all take a deep breath and remember dog days make news cycle choices a little daffy. Let’s chill out with an Ale-8-One and think Governor’s Cup.

  • Time is ripe for Kentucky melons

    The time is ripe for Kentucky cantaloupes and watermelons.  Americans consume about 14 pounds of watermelon a year and about 11 pounds per year for cantaloupes, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. But how do you pick the best ones? 

  • Women to admire

    “One, two, three, four, five,” said 15-year-old Brittany Ware as she took inventory of the glinting gold medals she has accrued over a seven-year involvement with Special Olympics, an athletic organization and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Twelve silver and bronze medals sat nearby waiting to be counted – as did a nest of multicolored ribbons. 

  • Habitat sees progress on house No.2

    Under a sweltering sun, three volunteers worked quickly to evenly spread wet concrete as it flowed from a nearby truck Monday morning. But Kelly Creed didn’t mind. As construction chairman of Spencer County Habitat for Humanities, he was just thrilled to see progress on the site.

  • LETTER: Relay says thanks
  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following case was heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court July 20, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Oscar William Payne, operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense. Amended to alcohol intoxication in a public place. Guilty. $143 court cost and $100 to Shop with a Cop.

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court July 23, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Brandon T. Clark, failure to wear seat belts. Guilty. $25 fine.

    Misdemeanor:

  • Church happenings

    Little Mt. Baptist fall festival

    Little Mount Baptist Church will be holding their annual fall festival Saturday, Sept. 11. Events will begin at 10 a.m. and include horse drawn wagon rides, music, food, yard sale, children’s activities and a live auction.

    Free booth space is available for yard sales and other organizations,’ however, there will be no concession food allowed at booths.

  • SCHS locker room a source of pride

    The Bears now have a den of their own.

    Through contributions of money, time and hard work, the Spencer County High School football team has a locker room to be proud of. After previously being assigned to the visiting locker rooms in the basketball gym, which meant a long walk from the field, their new space is bigger, closer and a source of pride.

    “Until this point, our football team didn’t have a true locker room,” said Coach Wes Napper.

  • Gourd exposure

    The Kentucky Gourd Society hosted teacher Bonnie Gibson on August 4 - 6. Gibson is a self-taught artist living in Arizona who is internationally know for gourd carving. The classes offered were:

    • Power Carving Class, a class for beginner and intermediate gourd carvers

    • River Bed Gourd, where students created recesses in the gourds and added pebbles for a river bed effect

    • Peacock Feather Gourd, where students inset a piece of glass on their gourds and designed a peacock feather around it

  • LETTER: Deputies work for the taxpayers

    In response to the letter from the clearly misinformed deputies of Spencer County; The taxpayers, aka, the public would like to let the deputies know that they are not employed by Steve Coulter.  This goes for all county employees.  You work for the taxpayers.  The person your performance is judged by may authorize your pay and sign your timecard or paycheck, but it is merely a worthless piece of paper without the money that we the taxpayers back it up with and deposit regularly to cover those expenses.