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Today's News

  • 2011: Resolve to make your one-word resolution

    It’s a new year, and many people are making their New Year’s resolutions. I have always had trouble keeping resolutions for more than a few weeks. It seems like too much, too fast. There’s so much expectation surrounding them that they become easy to break.

    A few years ago, I heard about a different way of making resolutions called One Little Word. The concept is to choose one word that becomes your focus for the entire year. The word reminds you of your goals and intentions.

  • Whipping up an old-fashion dessert:

    Charlotte russe has been in Judy Broyles’ family for several generations. She knows her grandmother, who she never knew, made it and taught the recipe to Broyles’ mother but is not sure how her grandmother learned the recipe.

    “It was tradition for it to be our Thanksgiving dessert,” said Broyles, who has been making the dessert for 51 years herself. “My daughter and granddaughter are making it now too.”

  • Sue Mundy ghost tale a shocker

    In 1870, just five years after Marcellus Jerome Clarke was hanged near 18th and Broadway in Louisville, reports of his ghost and that of a woman in white caused goose bumps galore.
    Clarke was accused of being the infamous Confederate guerrilla Sue Mundy and was executed following a quick courts-martial by the Union.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Lasting images of UK’s win over Louisville

    Josh Harrellson’s face is a Kentucky map this week.

    Broader than long, proud, blue, with a smile in the middle stretching from Henderson to Knott County.
    Kentucky’s win at Yum Center is different things to different people.

    For Big Blue Nation big dollar programs, A Wrap on another Year of the Cat.

    For UofL, schooled. Period.

    For John Calipari an approval ratings bounce likes of which the most ardent Tea Party pol would sell his soul. From say, 95 to 99 percent.

  • OK to dream of Rupp Arena?

    What’s worse: setting goals too high and risking disappointment, or setting goals too low and guaranteeing mediocrity?

    It’s a question that the Spencer County Bears’ basketball team should be asking itself as both the calendar and season turns to 2011.

    Come March, 16 teams from across Kentucky will play their way to Rupp Arena to participate in the State Tournament. No team from Spencer County has ever made it to the Sweet 16, but each year there seems to be some school celebrating their debut appearance.

  • Lady Bears kick off New Year in big way

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got 2011 off to a great start with a 44-27 victory over district foe Shelby County at home Monday night.

    The Lady Bears jumped out early by scoring the game’s first nine points and led 17-5 after one quarter.

    Shelby County closed the gap by scoring the first five points of the second quarter before MacKenzie Myers hit one of two free throws to push it back to 18-10. The Bears went into the halftime break with a 20-10 advantage.

  • SCHS splits in tourney action

    The Spencer County Bears completed a 2-2 swing throught the Lloyd Memorial Invitational Tournament last week but felt it should have been better.

    After an opening-round 81-64 loss to a very quick Covington Holmes squad, the Bears bounced back to win a thrilling 48-47 contest over Bishop Brossart.

    The Bears then squared off against Cooper High School and dropped a heartbreaker of a game, 51-50.
    In that game, the Bears led most of the way, but lost on a tip-in at the buzzer.

  • School district's head lice policy could change

    The Spencer County School District could have a new policy soon on how to deal with head lice, citing the old policy as being unjust and outdated.

  • Personnel changes approved at first Fiscal Court meeting

    One longtime employee of the county was replaced and others had their positions modified as part of a marathon Fiscal Court meeting on Monday.

    The incoming court, which included new Judge Executive Bill Karrer, made the personnel announcements at the close of a six-and-half-hour meeting — more than half of which was spent in state-authorized private executive session.

  • Local fire department viewed as a model merger

    (Editor’s note: The following article was written by The Springfield Sun newspaper as part of a continuing series looking at local fire department issues.)

    The City of Springfield and Washington County are currently served by two separate fire departments. Each department operates on its own budget, with its own sources of income. However, the departments are primarily made up of the same firefighters doing the work when a fire arises.