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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Cool 'Cats in Hats'

    Taylorsville Elementary School teacher Anna Twyman’s kindergarten class celebrated legendary author Dr. Seuss’ birthday Friday by making hats to mimmic Seuss’ ‘Cat in the Hat’ character. The party was part of a week-long celebration commemorating Read Across America Week.

  • Host families needed

    The Education First, or EF Foundation, is in need of local families to host foreign exchange students coming next fall, according to local coordinator Sally Crespo.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, an observance created to educate the public about the prevalence of colon cancer and to promote screening and prevention strategies.
    Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday joined health advocates and survivors of colon cancer at a rally on the steps of the state Capitol to raise awareness of the disease.
    During the rally, Beshear signed a proclamation designating March 2012 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In his current budget proposal, the Governor is seeking to fund colon cancer screening for 4,000 uninsured Kentuckians.

  • Hornback’s bill would loosen telecom regs

    If you are one of the ever-dwindling homes with a traditional land telephone line, you may have to start looking for an alternative.
    Senate Bill 135, also referred to as the “AT&T Bill,” is scheduled to come up before the Senate this week and appears to have the needed support.
    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), the sponsor of the bill, said he has worked closely with the Public Service Commission to make sure its officials agree with the bill and that the residents of the commonwealth will continue to have adequate phone service.

  • Public Record: March district court and February indictments

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court March 2, 2012:

    Traffic:
    David A. Brooks (1973), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs first offense, guilty, 30 days suspended operators license, alcohol and drug education program, $728 fine to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Heather L. Connor (1989), speeding 14 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Seniors get tech savvy, stay connected with video calling

    Dear Savvy Senior
    Can you recommend any easy-to-use products for video calling? I live in a different state from my mother, who’s now 78, and would like to see her more often. But mom doesn’t have a computer or a smartphone for video chatting and she’s intimidated with technology.
    Living Afar

    Dear Living,

  • COLUMN: Depression: Uncovering the myths and overcoming the challenges

    Depression has been described by experts as maybe America’s number one health problem. In fact, the book, “Happiness is a Choice,” authored by two Christian medical doctors who are also psychiatrists, says, “we see more people suffering from depression than from all other emotional problems put together.” So, how do you know if you are actually “depressed” or just feeling down or blue?

  • KHSAA to add bass fishing championship

    Kentucky’s lakes, rivers and streams have always been a haven for anglers and record-breaking catches. Starting with the 2012-13 school year, young anglers will have a chance to win something more — a high school state championship.

  • COLUMN: Sports can bring together fans after March roars in with destruction

    March came roaring in like a lion with the recent outbreak of severe weather that claimed dozens of lives in Kentucky and Indiana.

  • COLUMN: UK by a furlong, but a Syracuse final is no cinch

    A Churchill Downs stretch run measure for Kansas, Syracuse, North Carolina and Kentucky at mid-March?
    Kentucky. A furlong back is Syracuse with North Carolina “thisclose.”
    A length-and-a-half back is Kansas, a neck in front of Ohio State and Michigan State.
    Transition defense aside, Kentucky’s play at Florida on Sunday was surgical, college hoops at its finest.