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Today's News

  • LETTER: Drug bust too close to home

    I’m sure by now we have all read the paper or heard of the drug bust in Allen Place North subdivision. I’m in total agreement with Robin Bass. Not in my backyard.

    My wife and I are embarrassed and frustrated that something like this could happen so close to home. We don’t have children at home but do have grand children who visit on occasion; we care about your children and grand children.

  • LETTER: Project Graduation thankful for donations

    Many companies, organizations and individuals, along with several students, their parents and family members are responsible for making the 2010 Project Graduation a success.

    Thanks to everyone who gave at road blocks, donation buckets and supported the various senior fundraisers throughout the year. You’ve proven again how much you care about your community and value our students.

    Special thanks again to the following for their exceptionally generous gifts:

  • Walking could be ticket to being the 'Biggest Loser'

    Walking is probably the most popular form of fitness. Schedule a regular time to walk. On the weekends, make time to get out and enjoy nature. Kentucky state parks and nature preserves are just some of the places we can go to see the state. Walking is good for your health – mind and body.

  • Home cooking: Burns' Lemonade Fruit Dip

    Penny Burns was trying to come up with something simple to serve at a recent Garden Club meeting that would be light and refreshing. She planned to have a fruit tray but wanted a lighter dip than her usual marshmallow and cream cheese. Her co-host, Cheryl Wantland, mentioned that she had heard of a lemonade dip made with yogurt.

    Burns looked on the internet and found several recipes, including one that used Tang as the flavoring. The one she chose specified Crystal Lite, but she used Kroger brand lemonade.

  • Free school supplies this Saturday

    The 2010 Health Fair and Readifest will be held at Spencer County High School this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., during which free school supplies and health screenings will be offered to the public.

    Seventy different booths will be located in the hallways and gym of the high school. Registration will take place at the front door.

    Any student enrolled in Spencer County Schools can come and receive free school supplies. Students, adults and senior citizens can also receive free health screenings and information.

  • LETTER: Paul IS mindful of Kentucky's needs

    I’m writing in response to the article by Amanda Van Benschoten last week and her concerns about Rand Paul, candidate for US Senate from Kentucky.

    Amanda, your article titled “Paul must be mindful of Kentucky’s needs” points out how completely out of touch you are about Kentucky’s needs and indeed what the needs of an entire nation are.

  • Donor gives blank check to police

    “I thought it was Christmas in July,” said Sheriff Steve Coulter as he looked back on the day last week when an anonymous Spencer County man walked in the Sheriff’s Office and plopped down a blank check.

    Two months prior, the mysterious giver and his wife had come to Coulter out of the blue – generously offering to help the community out financially in whatever area the sheriff decided money was most needed.  

    “I didn’t know how to take it,” said Sheriff Coulter. “I was excited and glad he was doing this.”

  • Remembering Little Mount School

    I can still remember standing on the porch of Little Mount School, ringing the big brass school bell that meant recess was over. Usually, the teachers would ring the bell but sometimes a student would be selected to do the job. It was a real treat indeed.

  • Meet the 2010-11 Spencer County Bears

    It could be a big 2010 for the Spencer County Bears football team.

    They’ve got a big, experienced offensive line. They’ve got a big-time prospect in senior running back Erico Smith. And they’ve got a schedule full of big schools that will provide some challenging competition to help prepare them for the postseason.

    So do those things mean fans should have big expectations? Second year head coach Wes Napper thinks that’s reasonable, especially since his own expectations are pretty high.

  • Reports of Spencer body

    Reports by a Louisville media outlet of “a body found in Spencer County” may not be what it sounds like.

    According to KSP spokesperson Trooper Ron Turley, the body in question is related to an on-going death investigation. Preliminary evidence shows that the death of the Spencer County male appears to be self-inflicted, but investigators are waiting on the medical examiner’s review before releasing a final report.