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Today's News

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 22

    Cumbos to host gospel sing
    The Cumbos Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road, in Cox’s Creek will host a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
    Featured guests are The Samaritans, The Sheltons and The Cumbos.
    The event is free and open to the public.

    VBS at Finchville Baptist
    Finchville Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school June 2-6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
    The theme is “Kingdom Rock.”

    First Baptist announces VBS

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Expand your social security

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’ve heard that there are strategies available that can help married couples increase their Social Security benefits when they retire. My wife and I are approaching retirement age and would like to understand these options. What can you tell us?
    Getting Prepared

    Dear Getting,

  • COLUMN: U.S. veterans know that freedom is not free

    Memorial Day. Just another three-day weekend, right? Well, many of our younger generation may not know the actual day is May 30, although this year we celebrate it on May 27, blending it into another traditional long weekend.
    Since I am an elderly member of our society, I always knew what it was to honor our country’s veterans — I am one of them having served in the United States Marine Corps from 1957 to 1963.
    Today’s column is about the honor and pride I have for our military, both active and retired.

  • Tasty tale lies behind beginning of the bourbon ball in Kentucky

    I am not much of a drinker but I recently acquired a taste for bourbon – bourbon balls, that is. I also gained a new respect for the woman who invented them.

  • Currie named runner-up in state shotput

    Members of the SCHS Track team attended the AA State Meet at the University of Louisville track on Friday.

  • Bears end regular season at 20-9

    The Spencer County Bears wrapped up their regular season with two wins to complete an impressive 20-9 regular season mark as they head into district tournament action.

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears softball team finishes regular season at 2-29

    Senior MacKenzie Keown takes a swing during a recent game for the Lady Bears. The girls fell to 2-29 on the season following another rough week that saw them lose 5-2 to Marion County, 10-2 to Shelby County, 15-0 to Woodford County and 10-0 to Nelson County. The girls were scheduled to open 30th District Tournament play on Monday night against Anderson County in Lawrenceburg.

  • COLUMN: Calipari rails at NCAA: players should ‘stay two years’ or else

    University of Kentucky athletics was number one three times last week.
    1. Mark Stoops’s football team will play the nation’s most difficult schedule this year. An internet site says five SEC teams will play top 10 toughest competition – Florida sixth, LSU fifth, Tennessee fourth, Arkansas second and Kentucky first.

  • PHOTO: Changes coming on Maple Avenue

    Residents and property owners of Maple Avenue look over a map depicting their property lines at a meeting at the City Hall Annex last Tuesday. Residents were invited to give their input on a project that will bring sidewalks, light poles, landscaping and drainage work to their street. A formal plan is being developed, and more meetings regarding the project are forthcoming.

  • PHOTO: New levee commission elected

    The new members of the Spencer County Levee and Drainage Commission were sworn in earlier this month at the Spencer County judge-executive’s office. The new members pictured, from left, are Mike Driscoll, Diana Hilbert, Joan Smith and Bobby Smith. The commissioners were elected April 1 by citizens living within the levee district. Driscoll, Joan Smith and Bobby Smith were elected as commissioners in their respective levee districts and Hilbert was elected as the commission secretary.