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Today's News

  • Bears defeat Whitefield

    Good outside shooting and pressure defense were the keys to victory for the Spencer County Bears last Tuesday night as they defeated the visiting Wildcats of Whitefield Academy, 58-55.

  • Lady Bears fall to 2-3

    The Spencer County Lady Bears had a busy week, but it wasn’t one they probably want to remember as they dropped two of three games.

  • COLUMN: Fiscal cliff? At Louisville and Kentucky Athletics, no problem

    Kicking the can, uh, football down the road.
    Charlie Strong is staying. ... Willie Taggart is going. ... Joker Phillips is gone.
    And, Mark Stoops has a staff in place a fortnight before Christmas.
    Each has its own wow factor depending on your field position.
    Here are a few of mine.
    • Strong re-affirmed his commitment to Louisville last week, but not before flirting with Tennessee and until Tom Jurich sweetened his contract.

  • COLUMN: Tips for picking out that perfect Christmas tree

    Picking out the perfect Christmas tree was something that I used to take very serious: all the cleaning and moving of furniture and packing of boxes and light-stringing and unstringing required a tree worth the effort. I have scaled back in recent years but still see the fun in finding a tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.

  • COLUMN: Fruit and Vegetable Conference set for Jan. 7-8

    The 2013 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. This year’s event convenes at 8 a.m. Jan. 7 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 8.
    Preconference activities on Jan. 6 include a Winemaking Techniques Workshop from 1- 5:30 p.m. in Seay Auditorium on the University of Kentucky campus; a reception and the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association annual meeting; and a fruit round table discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the hotel.

  • Hornback appointed chair of Senate Ag Committee

    The Leadership of the Senate Majority has appointed Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. As chairman of a committee, Sen. Hornback will decide in what order bills are considered and who will be invited to speak on behalf of issues in front of the committee.

  • Spencer County Farm Bureau receives 2012 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Spencer County Farm Bureau received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors county Women’s Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  • PHOTO: Spencer County Farm Bureau recognized

    The Spencer County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 93rd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.  Here, Scott Williams, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and John Sparrow, vice president, agency support and marketing of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during a Dec. 7 recognition and awards program.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 12

    Plum Creek Baptist announces musical
    Plum Creek Baptist Church will host its annual Christmas celebration Saturday and Sunday nights at 7.  This year, the church is sharing a musical play for the whole family, “Christmas with the King!”
    Performances are free and open to the community.
    Plum Creek Baptist is located at the corner of Mount Washington Road and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    Promiseland Church to host coat giveaway

  • COLUMN: Bills, unwanted news often cause ‘mailbox blues’

    When I was a kid I used to love running out to check the mail. It seemed like Christmas every day; there could be anything in there. There were catalogs with all the exciting new things that looked so wonderful, sometimes even a letter from family far away. And sometimes there would even be a package and that made it especially like Christmas.