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Today's News

  • Collins downs Spencer 62-44

    They made a game of it, but the Spencer County Bears were not able to keep pace with Collins as the host Titans prevailed 62-44 in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament.

  • Lady Bears fall to Lady Bearcats

    The Spencer County Lady Bears bowed out of the 2012-13 basketball season with a 54-26 loss to powerful Anderson County last Monday night in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament held at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

  • COLUMN: Income tax filing date for farmers and fishermen extended

    “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
    Was astronomer Carl Sagan’s remark simplistic? Look again. In the Internet age his was prophesy fulfilled.
    Consider the intersect in lives of Jonathan Montanez and Mitchell Marcus in far off El Paso, Texas.
    The Internet, specifically a 2:42 minute YouTube clip by CBS reporter Steve Hartman, let us witness something incredibly heart warming a few days ago.

  • COLUMN: Divorce – Let it become a ‘growing experience’

    Well, with a topic like this, what is this columnist going to write that hopefully encourages those who already have been, or are currently going through, the often painful factors of again being single?
    Having been in the practice of mental health and marriage and family issues with thousands of families over the past 45 years, I hope and pray that whatever is presented today will offer some hope, not hype, that there is life after divorce. In fact life can develop in a positive fashion with application of some basics.

  • Public Record: District Court Feb. 22

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert in Spencer District Court  on Feb. 22, 2013:

    Traffic:
    Jacob L. Lashley (1994), speeding 18 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school and court costs to be paid.

    Leann D. Farnham (1987), speeding 19 miles over the legal limit, amended to speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $30 fine; operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine and court costs to be paid.

  • COLUMN: Want to know the best time to buy a product, go to the store or bathe a pet?

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Get savvy on how Medicare covers diabetic patients

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What does Medicare cover when it comes to diabetes? I’m 65 and have pre-diabetes, and would like to find out what all is covered.
    Fat Albert

    Dear Albert,
    Medicare actually offers a wide range of coverage to help beneficiaries who have diabetes, as well as those who are at risk of getting it – but they don’t cover everything. Here’s a breakdown of what Medicare covers when it comes to diabetes services and supplies along with some other tips that can help you save.

  • COLUMN: Forgive them, Father

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Luke 23:32-34 says, “Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with Him (Jesus). And when they came to the place, which is called ‘The Skull,’ there they crucified Him (Jesus), and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’ ”

  • COLUMN: Phones: We are constantly updating

    Everybody reading this has had phones around their entire life. But think how much phones have changed recently. The telephone was invented in 1876 and in 1891 the first dial telephones were invented. That basic phone stayed the same for the next 74 years until 1963 when Bell Systems invented the “touch tone” phone, which was still pretty easy. My grandparents’ whole life they had simple and stress free telephones.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Feb. 27

    Spencer Christian announces fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 465
    Spencer Christian Church, located at 5720 Taylorsville Road, is hosting a spaghetti dinner Friday at 6 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti (with meat or meatless sauce), salad and dessert. The dinner will benefit Boy Scout Troop 465.

    Spencer Christian to church hosting women’s Bible study