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Today's News

  • Counselor's Corner: Because this is America, that’s why!

    Voting is a privilege, as well as a right. But not every country has the same rights that we do. While they may boast that the percentage of citizens who voted in a recent election was higher than ours, it’s possible that those citizens are told who to vote for, while we vote for the candidate we choose. Because this is America, that’s why.

  • Harmful algae blooms found in lake

    An algae bloom that poses potential health risks to people and animals has been identified in Taylorsville Lake, the Kentucky Division of Water announced last week.
    The levels of the harmful algae are occurring at the threshold where health effects may be observed, according to the DOW.
    Citizens are being advised of the potential health risks that could come with swimming or ingesting the lake water or using it to water pets or livestock.

  • Savvy Senior: How to choose a home stair lift

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    My wife is having an increasingly difficult time going up and down the stairs in our house. We are interested in purchasing a stair lift, but aren’t sure what to get or where to look. Can you help us?
    Need a Lift

    Dear Need,

  • Sport Shorts - July 3 Edition

    SCMS football practice starts Monday
    Spencer County Middle School football practice will begin July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Players are asked to bring their cleats and tennis shoes.

    Lady Bears to host girls basketball camp
    The Spencer County Lady Bears are hosting a girls basketball camp for second- through eighth-grade girls on July 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
    The camp will be held at Spencer County Middle School and is $35 per child.

  • Magistrates call for Karrer to follow administrative code

    A termination letter from February, which was later nullified by a vote of the Fiscal Court, serves as the yearly employee evaluation for Building Inspector Steve Clark, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer told magistrates Monday morning.
    Magistrate Jerry Davis has brought up the issue of employee evaluations several times in recent Fiscal Court meetings, asking Karrer at a June meeting if an evaluation had been completed for Clark and a copy given to him as is spelled out in the county’s administrative code.

  • Early summer is a good time to get started on your archery checklist for deer season

    Kentucky’s 136-day archery deer season opens in late summer, this year 15 days before the first day of fall. The season dates are Sept. 7, 2013 through Jan. 20, 2014.
    The signs are everywhere across rural Kentucky that deer season is not that far off: mast is beginning to grow on trees in the woods, fields are lush with clover and tall grass. Deer fawns are becoming more visible and bucks are growing back their antlers with renewed vigor. When deer season opens, deer will still be in their summer pattern and highly visible while feeding late in the day in fields.

  • Want to become an ‘outdoors woman’?

    Registration for the annual Kentucky Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop in September is now open. The weekend program is designed for women 18 and older who want to learn more about the outdoors and develop skills related to the hunting, fishing and boating pastimes.
    The event is Sept. 20-22 at the 4-H Leadership Center on Lake Cumberland in Jabez. BOW is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Noel’s slip to No. 6 cost him millions

    Let us celebrate with moderation, Nerlens Noel’s good fortune this celebratory week (July 4).
    A multi-millionaire, ($2,640,600, according to NBA Rookie pay scale), the newest Philadelphia 76er is probably house shopping for mom, gated community of course. And, assuming he has a driver’s license, a shiny new car to go with tailored and monogrammed wardrobe, while his agent negotiates a product endorsement or two.
    Noel has arrived. Life is good, right?
    Well, maybe.

  • Habitat for Humanity hosts annual golf scramble Saturday at Tanglewood
  • Kentucky umemployment rate increases to 8.1 percent in May

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent in May from 7.9 percent in April, according to the state’s Office of Employment and Training.
    The preliminary May jobless rate was 0.2 percentage points below the 8.3 percent rate recorded for the state in May 2012.
    The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 7.6 percent in May from 7.5 percent in April, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.