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Today's News

  • Teen severely injured in explosion

    A 15-year-old male was severely injured Sunday afternoon when the homemade explosive device he was making ignited.

    Deputy Kyle Bennett said that the teen was in a field behind his home in McClain Heights subdivision when the accident occurred.

    The juvenile, whose name was withheld, was transported by Spencer County EMS to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

    Bennett said one leg suffered more serious injuries than the other, but that both were hit by shrapnel from the device.

  • Food acidity determines canning method

    An upsurge of interest in locally-grown foods, food safety issues and tough economic times has led to resurgence in food preservation in the past few years. Canning is a great way to have fresh produce year round, but if it’s not done correctly, it could lead to the growth of bacteria or toxins in the food, which could cause botulism – a deadly food borne illness. By using USDA research-based recipe and methods, you can lower the risk of food borne illness.

  • LETTER: Endorsement for John Riley

    I have known John Riley for eight years and have never met a man who is more qualified to serve in public office than he is. In the years before John was elected magistrate, he became active in virtually all aspects of the Spencer County community and government.

  • Bear Care services to continue

    The more than 60 families that rely upon the Spencer County School District’s Bear Care childcare program should be relieved to learn that the school board has voted not to discontinue the services, but families will now pay more for their children to participate.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Some days

    Did you ever have one of those days?  I mean one of those days when it felt like nothing was going to go right?  You get out of bed in the morning and before you take two steps, you trip over your own slippers.  As you sit down to breakfast you bump the table with your elbow right on your funny bone, which is not funny at all!  As you jump up yelling “OUCH!” you bump the table again and spill your orange juice all over your eggs!

  • 12-2 win for Lady Bears

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team used a trip to Eminence last week to break out of a three-game losing streak. They beat the Lady Warriors 12-2 on Thursday to improve their season’s record to 5-9, a mark that took a hit with three losses earlier in the week.

    Spencer County dropped a tough 2-1 decision to Washington County in a shortened game at the John Hardin Round Robin, then fell 7-4 on the road at Nelson County. The girls hosted Shelby County Wednesday evening and lost 8-1.

  • Candy making 101

    At one of the Spencer County Extension office SOS classes,  Candy Making was offered. The class was taught by sisters Edith Judd and Pauline Pennington.

    Judd and Pennington have been members of the Spencer County Homemakers Council for many years, and have been teaching SOS classes for about seven years. The sisters were asked this year to do a candy class, and “planned for easy, simple, homey candies,” according to Judd. They also taught the knitting and crochet classes with other Homemaker members.

  • Meet the candidates at Friday's forum

    Political signs are everywhere you look. Candidates are knocking on doors and leaving their brochures. Several voters may have even been lucky enough to have a conversation with someone seeking public office. But with 13 days until the primary election, do you really know how each candidate stands on the issues?

  • LETTER: Spencer County "needs John Riley," says reader

    Spencer County needs a judge executive who has:

    HONESTY - won’t sugar-coat or try to cover up problems in the county.

    INTEGRITY - does thorough research of issues and stands up for the best solution for the county

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - attends civic functions, commission meetings and talks to private citizens to keep informed.

    LEADERSHIP - be fiscally responsible with our tax dollars as demonstrated when magistrate.

    EXPERIENCE - knows value of balancing land use and development to complement our rural lifestyle and natural beauty.

  • Walk-ons Polson and Justice

    “America loves a winner, will not tolerate a loser. Americans love to fight. Americans love the sting of battle. We admire the best marble shooter, best ball players, toughest boxers.”

                 – George C. Scott, from the movie “Patton”

    We do love winners. Double when an underdog rises above projections of dot.com experts.

    Come October, pole-opposite to one-and-done-ism, will be the come-on-stage story-line about Jason Polson and Elisha Justice.