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Today's News

  • Public Record: District Court Nov. 30

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Nov. 30, 2012:

    Traffic:
    Samuel W. Johnson Jr. (1979), speeding 19 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Brandon C. Kuhn (1993), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, amended to defective equipment, guilty, $163 in court costs and fines to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • STRESS: Too much equals physical, emotional problems

    Stress — who has it? Everybody. Even children, who are not aware of the overall stressors that their parents are experiencing, and the parents falsely believe that their stress is real stress and the child is experiencing a much more tolerable level than they are.

  • Pinterest: A plethora of ideas

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Can your Social Security check be garnished?

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I have some outstanding debts and would like to find out if my Social Security checks can be garnished. What can you tell me?
    Old and Indebt

    Dear Old,
    Whether your Social Security benefits are garnishable or not depends on who you owe. Banks and other financial creditors, for example, can’t touch your Social Security checks. But if Uncle Sam is collecting on a debt, some of your benefits are fair game. Here’s what you should know.

    Creditor Protections

  • PHOTO: What a deer!

    Trevor Hutt killed this 18-point buck during youth weekend on private land in Spencer County. Some of the kickers are small and don't show up well in pictures, Trevor's mother, Kelly, said.

  • COLUMN: NFL tragedies center on alcohol

    For the second Sunday in a row, an NFL team took the field with heavy hearts after the loss of a teammate. First it was the Kansas City Chiefs who were reeling last Sunday, just one day after one of their key defensive players, Javon Belcher, shot and killed his girlfriend and then later used another gun to kill himself.
    This week, the tragedy took place in Dallas when Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent wrecked his car, killing his passenger and teammate, Jerry Brown. Brent has been charged as a result of the accident and another NFL team is attending another funeral.

  • Eight SCMS football players named all-stars

    Following an impressive football season, eight Spencer County Middle School football players were chosen to be a part of this year’s all-star teams.
    From the sixth grade team, Wyatt DeRudder and Chris Shelburne were named to the All Kentucky team to play on the regional level.
    Seventh-graders Jay Brove and Kadin Smith were chosen for the All Kentucky team on the national level.

  • Bears defeat Whitefield

    Good outside shooting and pressure defense were the keys to victory for the Spencer County Bears last Tuesday night as they defeated the visiting Wildcats of Whitefield Academy, 58-55.

  • Lady Bears fall to 2-3

    The Spencer County Lady Bears had a busy week, but it wasn’t one they probably want to remember as they dropped two of three games.

  • COLUMN: Fiscal cliff? At Louisville and Kentucky Athletics, no problem

    Kicking the can, uh, football down the road.
    Charlie Strong is staying. ... Willie Taggart is going. ... Joker Phillips is gone.
    And, Mark Stoops has a staff in place a fortnight before Christmas.
    Each has its own wow factor depending on your field position.
    Here are a few of mine.
    • Strong re-affirmed his commitment to Louisville last week, but not before flirting with Tennessee and until Tom Jurich sweetened his contract.