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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Open the door for Jesus

    I don’t know who invented the door, but to whomever did, I am very thankful. Our front doors keep out the wind, rain and cold of winter. Inside doors allow us some privacy in busy households. Some doors allow us to hide messy rooms when we have guests over.

  • Church Happenings — Week of March 20

    Finchville Baptist events
    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced its March and Easter-related events:
    •The church will host a fish fry and silent auction on March 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., serving as a fundraiser for the Guatemala Mission Team. Silent auction donations are being accepted until Sunday. The team also will accept donations for cakes and pies to be auctioned.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to diagnose and treat sleep apnea

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about sleep apnea? My husband, who’s 60, has become such a terrible snorer he wakes himself up at night, and he keeps me up too.
    Sleepy Shelly

    Dear Shelly,
    If your husband is a loud snorer who wakes himself up during sleep, he probably needs to be tested for sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that affects around 22 million Americans – and most don’t even know it.

  • COLUMN: Talking: Which style is best and when should you use it?

    Talking — it’s something everybody does, some too much and some too little. What is your pattern? Do you know if you actually have a pattern? If so, how did it become a pattern? If not, can you learn better ways to communicate that, in particular, helps you to better connect with your partner, family, friends? The following several patterns of communication may help you in this most essential part of your life.

  • COLUMN: New trend makes great outing, memorable artwork

    A year and a half ago, my friend of 30 years moved from two states away to live four miles from my home. We have known each other since second grade, but this was the closest we had ever lived to one another.
    We often spent time together when she first moved, but with the craziness of life with kids, work and community commitments, we now go weeks or sometimes much longer without seeing one another. Just before Christmas, we decided that it was time to have a girls’ night, and that the perfect activity for us would be to paint on canvas together.

  • BUSINESS BRIEFCASE: March 2013

    FitzGerald joins Sanctuary Homes
    Micah Blaine FitzGerald recently joined the home building/renovation team of Sanctuary Homes.
    As the process director, FitzGerald will serve as the liaison between clients and trades. FitzGerald brings four years of industry experience to the team.
    Sanctuary Homes is based in Eminence and serves Spencer County.

    Jolly appointed to Seven Counties Board

  • HOMEGROWN: Legends restaurant: Fulfilling the American dream

    In 2000, Jenny Sun came to the United States from Fu Zhou in the Fujian Province of China (south of Shanghai, along the coast of the East China Sea) with her husband, Deti “Tim” Hou, and his family in search of the American dream.

  • COLUMN: Monday’s fiscal court meeting was an example of what could – and should – be

    On Monday night, the Spencer County Fiscal Court behaved in a way some might perceive as odd — its members got along, didn’t yell and addressed each other respectfully when disagreements occurred.
    It’s worth pointing out that there were at least three Boy Scouts in attendance at the meeting to earn a badge and learn about local government.

  • Program grant helps SCES ‘fuel’ war on childhood obesity

    The war is on against childhood obesity at Spencer County Elementary School.
    The school has received a second grant from the national Fuel Up to Play 60 program, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Bruner’s new trial date: Sept. 30

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, will go to trial in connection with that incident on Sept. 30.
    Bruner was to have stood trial for assault March 11, but his jury trial was postponed because some needed paperwork was not in place, said Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll, who is handling the case.