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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Raising balloons, raising awareness

    Students at Spencer County Preschool and Spencer County Head Start release balloons into the air on Thursday in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each balloon had a note inside asking whoever finds it to do a kind act for a child. The note also included contact information for those who released it, so they can hear how the kindness spreads.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Knowing the signs of a stroke can be a matter of life and death

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    How can a person know if they’ve had a stroke? My 70-year-old husband had a spell a few weeks ago where he suddenly felt dizzy for no apparent reason and had trouble talking and walking because his left side went numb, but it went away after a few minutes and he feels fine now.
    Seem Fine

    Dear Seems,
    It’s very possible that your husband may have had a “mini-stroke” also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), and if he hasn’t already done so, he needs to see a doctor pronto.

  • Unattainable expectations can ruin a relationship

    If you’re thinking, “My partner doesn’t measure up.” I ask, “Measure up to what?”
    What are the criteria you have used to determine that he/she is seen as sub-par? And are you considering whether this relationship is living up to what you expected when it began?

  • PHOTO: Bears move to 4-9

    Spencer County junior pitcher Austin Heilman delivers a pitch during a game earlier this season for the Bears. The baseball team is currently 4-9 on the season after dropping a tough 2-1 decision at Anderson County last week, as well as a 3-2 loss to Lloyd Memorial. The Bears were to play at home Tuesday against Collins and on Thursday at 5 p.m. against Evangel Christian and noon Saturday at home against Whitefield Academy.

  • PHOTO: Sorrells a steady hand for Lady Bears

    Spencer County Lady Bear pitcher Tara Sorrells has been a steady hand this year as the girls have earned a 9-8 record so far, including going 3-1 last week. The girls scored a 12-1 victory at Nelson County, a 7-4 win at South Oldham and got a hard-fought 1-0 win at Anderson County last week before dropping a 5-3 decision to Bullitt East over the weekend. The girls were scheduled to be at home this week against Oldham County on Monday and North Oldham on Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: Calipari critic gives him credit

    It’s been almost a month now and Kentuckians are still aglow after UK hung its eighth National Championship banner in Rupp Arena. As a lifelong UK fan, I join in that pride, but anyone who knows me has probably heard me speak my concerns about Coach John Calipari’s recruiting methods.

  • Bottoms wins heat race at Ponderosa Speedway

    Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms won a heat race at Ponderosa Speedway this weekend to start on the front row of the Sportsman feature event.

    Bottoms qualified with a 16.5 second lap, and began the heat race on the outside of the front row.
    Driving a new car this year, after eight laps, he won the heat.
    The heat race determines starting position in the feature event, so Bottoms started on the inside of the front row.
    He finished fourth in the feature event, and sits in second place in points for that series.

  • Middle, high school track teams post strong finishes

    Track season is underway, and Spencer County Middle and High school athletes are representing their schools well on the track.

  • COLUMN: Best buzz to follow Davis out of Chicago? Jabari Parker

    The next big buzz words for college basketball beyond the NCAA wink-and-nod sell-out to one and done-ism are Jabari Parker, a 6’8”, 220-pound, 17-year-old hoops prodigy at Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy.
    Across the board, Parker could be the next Anthony Davis.
    According to an Associated Press story last week, Parker is a team man on the court, a solid kid off it, and part of a family that puts a premium on Bible study, with a “Put the Lord first” poster on his bedroom wall.
    Perfect caliber player for Kentucky, right? Wrong.

  • Students teach peers to ‘pay it forward’

    One good deed can spur another and another and another.