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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Barmore reflects on season, looks ahead

    As the high school basketball season draws down with only the Sweet 16 in Lexington left to play, Spencer County Head Coach Jacob Barmore had some things to say before closing the book on his eighth season leading the Bears.
    The team finished with an 11-20 record, coming off last season’s magical run that saw them win the 30th district crown, and advance to the finals of the Eighth Region. However, this year’s squad faced several challenges that started with graduation and included some key injuries.

  • PHOTO: Waiting on the storm to pass
  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: The facts from Frankfort

    Whether you are a legislator or a voter, it is always helpful to be like Paul Harvey and have the rest of the story.
     
    Another interesting week in Frankfort that has left voters wondering what is going on and what is going to happen.
     

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Miss Brady goes to Frankfort

    Madison Brady was a fourth grade student at St. Joseph Elementary in Bardstown. We first met when I was in Betty Carol Riley’s classroom last fall talking about America’s system of government — representative Democracy. Madison listened closely, especially when I said that any of them could come up and be a page in the Capitol during a legislative session.

  • 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.