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Today's News

  • Super bowl wasn't super television

    Just like in years past, the Super Bowl last Sunday attracted millions and millions to the television, but unlike some years, this year the best television occurred when the two teams were actually playing.

    The Packers and Steelers engaged in an entertaining game that came down to the wire and the game itself was actually the highlight of an otherwise so-so evening of television.
    The commercials were disappointing and it seems that advertisers seem to try way too hard to impress or get a laugh. Sometimes simpler is better.

  • Murray town to Title town

    Disguised this time as a football, opportunity presented itself again last week. This time to a kid who resembles a Mark Twain character riding a raft on Big Muddy, a scene to remind us anew why ... America, I (we) love this place!

    A gangly red-haired kid born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Murray, Kentucky with smarts, perseverance and pluck enough to be ready, recognize and seize the moment. Tim Masthay.
    This week, home boy hero to bright lights, Masthay is among the Cheese Head darlings parading through title town USA, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

  • Lady Bears continue to struggle

    The Spencer County Lady Bears dropped two games this past week but will have a chance to get back on the winning track this week on the road.

    The girls dropped a 45-41 decision to North Oldham at home Wednesday evening thanks to a poor third quarter.

    The girls led 16-13 at halftime and looked like they may be poised for a mild upset of the Lady Mustangs before the visitors came out in the second half and outscored the Lady Bears 16-6 in the quarter, to take an eight-point lead into the final frame.

  • Bears pull away from Mustangs

    The Spencer County Bears improved to 17-5 on the season with a 64-58 victory over 8th region foe North Oldham Saturday evening in Taylorsville.

    The Bears used good free throw shooting down the stretch to pull away from the Mustangs and improve to 6-0 against regional competition as they gear up for the final two weeks of the regular season.

  • Family welcomes Samuel Earls

    Ronald Ernest Earls and Jennifer Marcum would like to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Owen Earls.

    Samuel was born Nov. 13, 2010, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He was six pounds, nine ounces and 19 inches long.

    Samuel was welcomed home by his older brothers, Andrew Paul Earls and Jacob Cole Earls.

    Proud grandparents are Ronnie and Paula Earls.

  • Faimly welcomes Daniel Burba III

    Daniel Wayne Burba III was born Jan. 23, 2011, at 5:19 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital.

    Daniel weighed seven pounds, nine ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    His mom and dad are Daniel Wayne Burba Jr. and Alisha Marie Polly of New Hope.

    His grandparents on the mother’s side are Mitchell and Elaine Polly of Lebanon Junction; Bryan and Melissa Macdonald of Taylorsville; and Wes Keeling of Taylorsville.

  • Family welcomes Isaiah Chilton

    Kevin and Amanda Chilton of Chaplin would like to announce the birth of their son, Isaiah James Chilton.

    Isaiah was born Feb. 1, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces and 19.5 inches long.

    Isaiah’s grandparents are James Smith of Bardstown, Glenita and David Fenwick of Taylorsville, Harold Chilton of Harrodsburg, and Thelma McDonald of Harrodsburg.

  • Family welcomes Charles Armstrong

    Anthony Armstrong and Shawna Montes of Taylorsville welcomed Charles Waylon Armstrong to the family Jan. 4, 8:17 a.m., at Baptist Hospital East.

    Charles weighed 7 pounds, 10.6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Charles’ brothers are Corey, 17, and AJ, 5, and his sisters are Talia, 16, Whitney, 15, and Makenzie, 8.

  • Planning an onion crop

    Although we’re in the midst of winter, it is never too soon to think about next growing season. This is particularly true if you want to grown onions.

    Onions are a good crop for Kentucky farmers. Typically, in late winter it takes eight to 10 weeks to produce a reasonably sized transplant. If you want to plant in late March or the beginning of April, you should have seeded your transplants in late January.

    If you have not already seeded, it’s not too late for an onion crop this year. You can purchase transplants.

  • Re-election notes in State of Commonwealth address

    By AMANDA VAN BENSCHOTTEN, The Kentucky Enquirer

    FRANKFORT — Up was down and down was up at the state Capitol last week.

    On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear took jabs at the Obama administration and made overtures to the tea party in a State of the Commonwealth Address that sounded a lot like a re-election speech.

    The Democratic governor praised coal, criticized “reckless spending in Washington,” and warned federal environmental regulators to “get off our backs.”