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Today's News

  • Two visions for the future

    Challenger for Spencer County Judge Executive Bill Karrer-R says a community center could potentially be realized in the next four years, if private partnerships are forged to help offset large operational expenses for the recreational facility.

    Incumbent Judge Executive David Jenkins-D says voters should decide the contentious issue of a city-county merger if a court ruling allows the issue to advance.

  • Thread and Thimble

    Thread and Thimble is an informal sewing club formed as an off-shoot of the quilting clubs of the Spencer County Homemakers. It has evolved into a way for the members to share their knowledge and support one another with their friendship.

    “It started out as a few of us ladies wanted to expand our sewing abilities,” said club president Pat Douglas. “We’ve come a long way.”

  • KY LOTTO: 'Somebody's gotta win'

    Are you the lucky winner of $52,000? You could be if you purchased a Win for Life Kentucky Lottery ticket at Marrowbone Community Market prior to the Aug. 28 drawing.

    Manager Sidharth Rai said that he decided to post signs alerting customers to “check your tickets today” after going more than a month with no one claiming the prize.

    Customers of the market, formerly known as Riverbend, have obliged, but little results.

  • HOMECOMING 2010: Bears can't claw back

    Turnovers, costly mistakes, giving up big plays and falling behind quickly have all played a role in each of the Bears’ seven losses this season. Such was the case again Friday night as the Bears fell 20-14 to visiting Western Hills during homecoming. The Bears may look back at the second half of this game as the turning point in the season.

    After falling behind 20-0, the Bears clawed back and played their best football of the season in the second half and hopefully set the tone for their two remaining district games.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: A new regime brings uncertainty in N. Korea
  • A higher calling . . .
  • Tree seeds need propagating

    Some plants are prolific; some are not. Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk; and you can just walk past some hairy cress and millions of seed burst forth from the draft! Woody plants seem to be a bit more elusive.

    I have never seen a Serbian spruce spring forth from a fallen cone or an apple tree emerge from rotten fruit beneath the canopy. Starting woody plants from seed can be a bit more tricky.

  • LETTER: Response to a reader

    I am writing this in response to the letter from Gina Jesse, of Shelbyville.

    I am sure that the North Central Health Department is quite capable of handling their business as a multimillion dollar public health entity. If they felt that there was any concern with David Jenkins being the chairman, I am quite sure that they would address their concerns with him directly.

  • Whispering Oaks wins world title

    Equine athletes from Whispering Oaks Farm, in Spencer County, were the recipients of several trophies from the 2010 United Mountain Horse World Grand Championships held Sept. 6-11. Farm owner Mary Lipginski said the wins have been 12 months in the making.

    “Whispering Oaks Farm is one of many farms that had made its way through the spring and summer to participate in the competition for the trophies,” said Lipginski.

  • Need a sweet treat?

    Judy Bowman got her recipe for her apricot nectar cake from a coworker several years ago. Her office often has potluck luncheons and someone brought this cake.

    “No matter where you take it, everyone loves it because it’s so moist,” said Bowman. The vanilla pudding and apricot nectar added to the cake make it extra moist, and the nectar gives it a unique exotic flavor.

    Bowman brings this cake whenever she is going to a potluck or family gathering. She recently brought the cake to a potluck dinner meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild.