Today's News

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 9

    Chloe convinced me not to dial 911. “Our computer, television and furniture are all here,” Chloe pointed out.

  • Coyotes in Spencer County

    This column normally deals with Spencer County history, so it would seem to be somewhat off-track to write about coyotes, except the rabbit-murdering scoundrels have been around these parts for a long time.
    There used to be more bunnies on my property than you could count. They’ve been replaced by a bunch of flea-bitten, howling creatures who get my dogs all excited so the humans can’t get a wink of sleep. I’m sure my dogs are getting invitations to join this wild bunch.

  • COLUMN: Showing care to those who are grieving is important

    I placed a phone call to her near the end of October, not an unusual thing that I do. She is my sister-in-law, and for the second time she is again a widow.
    It wasn’t long into the call when she said, “It’s awfully quiet here.”

  • Cran-licious: Cranberry sauce doesn’t have to come from a can

    I have never been a fan of canned cranberry sauce even though it was always a staple at our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up. I love the flavor, but just do not care for the jellied texture.

  • COLUMN: Kentuckians carved milestones last week

    Many heroes have lived before; a
    multitude are unknown,
    unwept over and forgotten
    in everlasting night,
    for want of a spirited chronicler
    to chisel their deeds in stone.
    – Horace (modified)

    Beyond Breeder’s Cup trumpets, LSU bruising ‘Bama and Arkansas’ ambush on the Ball Coach, there was history at home last week. Football in the commonwealth made for a weighty list of milestones and heroes, too.

  • Bears score first win in playoff history

    Seniors on the Spencer County High School football team will be able to look back on 2011 as the year they did something no other class at the school before them had done – they won a playoff game.

  • COLUMN: Football turnaround in Kentucky

    A few weeks ago, excitement over big time college football was hard to stir up in these parts. Fans of Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky had little to be excited about and all three programs were staring at losing seasons, being home for the holiday bowl season and possibly some coaches on some very warm seats heading into 2012.
    A lot has changed in recent weeks.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Venison, the original local, free-range red meat

    November is the month when most hunters “put up” their winter’s supply of venison.
    A review of Telecheck records reveals that last deer season hunters bagged 80,516 deer in November, about 73 percent of the entire season’s harvest of 110,376 deer.
    Venison as tablefare is unmatched. It’s the original local, free-range red meat with fewer calories than beef or pork and less cholesterol than chicken.

  • Former sheriff enters Alford plea

    In an effort to resolve the case against him and move forward, former Sheriff Steve Coulter entered an Alford plea to second-degree official misconduct, a misdemeanor, in circuit court last Wednesday.

    Coulter was indicted in June on one count of tampering with public records, a class D felony, and one count of second-degree official misconduct, a class B misdemeanor.

    As part of the agreement, the tampering with public records charge was merged and dismissed.

  • COLUMN: Prune the brambles now

    It’s time to clean up the bramble patch:  in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.   
    Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth.  Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit.  Repeat the same thing next year.