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Today's News

  • Public Record: District Court April 2012

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court on April 13, 2012, by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Misdemeanor:
    Jason R. Didier (no birth year provided), resident fishing without a license/permit, guilty, $50 and court costs, paid.

    Charles Adam Cooper IV (1987), excessive windshield/window tinting, guilty, $50 fine; operating on a suspended/revoked operators license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine and court costs.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Getting savvy about life settlements

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about life settlements? I have a life insurance policy that I really don’t need any longer and I’ve heard that selling it can produce a nice payout.  
    Interested In Selling

    Dear Interested,
    If you don’t need your life insurance policy any longer, are having a difficult time keeping up with the premium payments or could just use the money, a life settlement is definitely an option worth considering.

    How it works

  • COLUMN: Parenting: No manual included

    What? I’m expected to be the “best parent” without a manual to learn from? When I buy anything other than groceries or clothes, there is always a manual or an instructional book provided to help learn how this thing should work, and what to do when it doesn’t.
    But, I’m expected to raise this “thing,” or “child,” to make it sound human, and be able to do it with little to no previous experience.

  • There she grows: Women farmers share family recipes and what it’s like growing America’s food

    When you try to picture what a farmer looks like, you probably don’t picture a woman. But women operate more than 30 percent of the more than 3 million farms in America — making them a large part of raising your food.

  • Zeller decision shows contrast in love of hoops in KY and IN

    A projected lottery pick, Indiana’s Tyler Zeller will not be available for the NBA draft.
    “I grew up hoping that one day I would get the opportunity to play in the NBA, but at this point, I’m not ready for my college experience to be over,” Zeller said in a press release.
    What curious logic for a 19-year-old — not ready for the college experience to end.

  • Perfect timing for turkey season

    Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season has been so successful the past 15 years in part because of the timing of opening day.

  • Softball, baseball teams play in coast tournaments over Spring Break

    The Spencer County Lady Bears enjoyed a nice trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., over spring break and headed back on a good note, winning three consecutive games to finish the week a 3-3.

  • PHOTO: County attorney shares community effort in helping tornado victims

    During Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting, Spencer County Attorney Ruth Hollan, center, discussed how Spencer Countians came together to help fellow Kentuckians in West Liberty after tornadoes hit the area March 2.

  • Check out these library events in April

    •Make it, Take it Teen Night
    Make it, Take it Teen Night at the Spencer County Public Library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Get your henna tattoo to start the summer off right. We travel to India for hot spices and a taste of another culture.

    •Book/movie sale
    April 20-21
    Need books or movies? Spencer County Public Library Book Sale April 20 and 21.

    •Adult computer classes April 7, 18, 21

  • COLUMN: No-till philosophy is easier on the soil

    One of the most anticipated rites of spring is dusting off the tiller and heading out to the vegetable garden for a little soil play. It is one of those things you can’t plan for, though. It becomes a waiting game because we can’t do it if the soil is too wet; we don’t want to do it if it is too cold; and we only have the time to do it when the weekend rolls around.