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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Smith competes in Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race

    Joe Paul Smith of Spencer County traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Aug. 4 for two reasons — first to celebrate his 63rd birthday and second to run the Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race. Smith was trying out his new right knee. He had a complete knee replacement on Jan. 6. After five months of recovery and eight weeks of training, Smith finished in 55 minutes. Later in the week, he also completed a 63-mile bike ride. During the bike ride, he traveled through Jefferson, Oldham and Spencer counties.

  • Sports briefs - 8.22.12

    Cornerstone Christian plans instructional basketball league
    Cornerstone Christian Academy will host a four-week instructional league beginning Saturday, Sept. 15, and going to Saturday, Oct. 6. Each week will feature two hours of instruction followed by an hour game. The league will be led by current Cornerstone Christian Coach Jason Bradshaw and former Cornerstone Christian Coach Chris Armstrong. There will be college coaches each week as special guests.

  • COLUMN: Time to shelve the Governor’s Cup

    The Governor’s Cup, Kentucky at Louisville.
    Crunching a few numbers, since 1994, the series has been a fixture for television, albeit played on whatever day and at whatever time a network chooses.
    Kentucky leads the series 14-10 and it has been a model for parity. Each school has won half of the last 10 games.
    From coaches Howard Schnellenberger to Charlie Strong, Rich Brooks and Joker Phillips, the passion and bragging have been kept mostly at a healthy tone and temperature and decibel level.

  • Bears rally, but fall to Bardstown

    The weather was perfect, but the outcome was not as the Spencer County Bears lost their season opener to visiting Bardstown on Friday night, 33-19.

  • Girls’ soccer season starts at 1-2

    Tiffany Devine battles a Henry County player for possession during the Lady Bears’ season-opening 9-0 victory over the Lady Wildcats last week in Taylorsville.

  • Volleyball team completes busy week

    The Lady Bears Volleyball team has been busy in the first full week of the season, including a multi-game tournament over the weekend.
    The girls opened the season last Monday with a win over Iroquois, then came right back the next night to play North Bullitt. The girls lost 3-0, dropping sets by scores of 25-8, 25-10 and 25-11. On Thursday, the girls hosted Collins and fell 3-1, winning one set 27-25, but losing three with scores of 25-6, 25-15 and 25-21.

  • BIRTH: Baby Rogers born July 19

    Clint and Kim Rogers announce the birth of their son, Charles Keith Rogers, on July 19 at Suburban Hospital.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by big sister, Baileigh.
    His grandparents are Larry and Vickie Rogers and James and Barbara Bogard. Great-grandmothers are Aretta Rogers and Clyeda Hardin, all of Taylorsville.

  • PHOTOS: Candidates draw for ballot position

    Candidates running for office in the November election drew for their ballot positions at the County Clerk’s office last Thursday. Two city commission candidates were present to draw — Jack Proctor and Beverly Ingram. Candidate Ellen Redmon sent her daughter-in-law, Megan, to draw in her place.

  • High school ag program recognized regionally

    Spencer County High School’s agriculture program was recently selected as the 2012 Kentucky Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agriculture Education Program, according to a news release from the National Association of Agricultural Educators, Inc.
    According to the release, applicants are judged on a variety of criteria, including teaching philosophy, effective classroom and experiential instruction, development of partnerships and professional growth.

  • COLUMN: Discovering less-celebrated edible plants: Purslane great in salads, as thickening agent

    I was among friends last week, discussing the virtues of okra. Some preferred to categorize the “slime” as a “thickening agent” while others insisted you needed to be a woodpecker to eat one.
    The little ones are best, of course, but often they get too big to be edible. While okra is indeed a great thickening agent in gumbo and other quintessential southern dishes, there is another plant lurking in the garden that can do the same — and you can usually just find it growing along a path or in the flower garden.