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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Kentuckiana — college basketball’s Mecca

    March Madness is here and it’s like a holiday for basketball fans in Kentuckiana. The field of 68 was announced Sunday evening and regardless of what color hat you wear, there’s a likely a team for you to root for.
    Forget about Tobacco Road. We live in college basketball’s Mecca and a quick scan of a map will reveal just how prominent and dominant basketball is in this area. Take Louisville, circle a 200-mile radius around the area and look how many teams are in the NCAA field are located within.

  • Spencer County teams battle for River City championship

    Two Spencer County youth soccer teams recently battled for the championship of the River City Indoor Soccer League.

    The league consisted of teams from all over Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
    The Blaze won the championship against the Venomous Crew “in a battle in which all players left everything they had on the field,” according to a news release.
    Both teams represented Spencer County well during the regular season and tournament, said Venomous Crew Coach Andy Mallory.

  • COLUMN: Bring out the oohs and ahhs, it’s ‘big dance’ time in Kentucky

    Best three weeks in sports? Roll out the jargon: Big dance ... bracketology ... good draw-bad draw ... “we wuz robbed” ... one to another Final Four and One Shining Moment punctuation.
    Bonus? The Bluegrass State is so near the middle of it all, we can hear the heartbeats. Heck, we are the heartbeat.

  • Thomas retires from Salt River Board; Mann to assume duties

    Darwin Thomas, vice chairman of the Salt River Electric Board of Directors, retired from his post effective March 1.

  • PHOTO: Truck raffle to help FFA Dairy Team fund trip

    Members of the National Winning Spencer County FFA Dairy team pose for a picture with the 2012 Dodge truck to be given away May 15. Raffle tickets can be purchased from any FFA member for $5. Proceeds will help the dairy team to participate in the International Contest in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 20. Team members are Susan Mann, Joseph Snider, Austin Jaggers and Tevin Shouse.

  • SOS! Registration now underway for annual Sharing Ourselves classes

    Registration is underway for the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service’s 2012 Sharing Ourselves — SOS — classes.
    For additional information about the courses offered, registration fees and dates, visit http://ces.ca.uky.edu/spencer.
    Class offerings address numerous subjects, including gardening, crafts, children’s activities, tractor driving safety and more.
    Some classes are already full and registration will not be considered complete until the registration fee has been paid.

  • COLUMN: Spring weed control starts this week

    I think I have finally figured out the perfect machine for controlling those pesky spring weeds — sheep. Well, I know it is not for everyone (and I know it cannot last much longer for me) but our pregnant herd of Katahdin ewes are let loose from their pasture in the afternoon to graze freely within the secure fencing of the entire property for a few hours.

  • The Far Middle: March 14
  • PHOTO: Cox, Allen serve as legislative pages

    Pictured are Makenna Cox and Marissa Allen who recently served as legislative pages house of representatives on March 7. The students were selected to represent region 6 of the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.  Jessica Cox, parent, along with Becky Wilson and Vonda Martin of the SCFYRC Centers, accompanied the students.

  • Guthrie announces art competition

    Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Friday the details of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.
    Each spring, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Arts Caucus sponsor a nation-wide high school arts competition. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District. The contest is open to all high school students.