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Today's News

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Spring peepers welcome us back

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers. There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can. On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be. Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

  • COLUMN: One acre at a time: Seminar covers value found in woodlands

    Stocks, bonds, IRAs and real estate are fairly common investment options for people wanting to build a nest egg. Nearly half of Kentucky’s real estate is covered in woodlands, however, and those woodlands are often overlooked as a valuable source of income. The seminar, One Acre at a Time, will address how a woodland investment can bring increased dividends by making the right forest management decisions.

  • COLUMN: They’ve got skills...

    Twelve members of the Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club attended the State Skill-a-thon in Madisonville on Feb. 17. This was the largest contest ever, with more contestants and teams. We had several members attending this year for the very first time.
    Casey Montgomery participated in the contest as a Cloverbud and had very impressive scores as a Cloverbud. Next year, she will be able to compete as a Clover, and we are very excited about this.

  • SCMS science fair showcases the best and the brightest

    Bridges, gun powder and video games — those were the three subjects from the top projects in this year’s Spencer County Middle School science fair.

  • COLUMN: No more excuses: Get in the word

    I was thinking this morning about how many excuses I have heard about not reading the Bible.

  • COLUMN: Start the day off right with God

    Do you remember getting ready to race when you were little? Someone always said, “Ready, set, go.” And you would take off.
    It seems like there was always that one kid who would say, “Ready, set…,” and then pause before saying “go.” Without fail someone, like me, would fall forward and we’d have to start all over again.

  • Readers share weather photos
  • Habitat for Humanity to offer ‘A Brush with Kindness’

    Spencer County homeowners will now have the opportunity for their very own “brush with kindness” thanks to a new program kicking off from Spencer County Habitat for Humanity.
    The program, titled “A Brush with Kindness,” “helps low-income homeowners to maintain their homes, allowing them to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity,” according to literature provided by Habitat for Humanity President Scott Street.
    The local Habitat affiliate wanted to start the program to better use its resources, Scott Street said.

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  • COLUMN: Recent storms make us look back and ahead

    We have just witnessed a disaster similar to the April 1974 storms that roared through the central part of the United States.
    The destruction is beyond belief. Loss of life for the acts of nature. Memories that will last a lifetime. But the American spirit will again lift us back into a normal routine for living that will last till the next event.
    We were very lucky here in Spencer County. Some pictures taken from Taylorsville show a very large probable twister in a huge black cloud passing overhead. Had it touched down, it could have been destructive.