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Today's News

  • COLUMN: WKU’s Harper needs help, a honeymoon and savvy-up with Sonny

    Western Kentucky University sent its basketball coach packing last week. Ken McDonald’s departure was overdue, coming with all the surprise of a New Hampshire exit poll.
    McDonald’s name goes onto a “Just Didn’t Work” list at WKU beneath Murray Arnold, Matt Kilcullen and Darrin Horn. A list set next to job jumpers — Ralph Willard, Dennis Felton, Gene Keady and Clem Haskins.

  • Bears split two games last week

    The Spencer County Bears split two games with two very different styles last week and saw their record fall to 5-8 on the season.

  • Ky. Afield Outdoors: Arctic winds bring float and fly time

    The late Charlie Nuckols owned a tackle shop and lure company in east Tennessee, near South Holston Lake. Winter crappie anglers who fished small marabou jigs deep under bobbers complained to him about big smallmouth breaking off their rigs all of the time.

  • The Far Middle: Jan. 11
  • COLUMN: Pray for those who reject the call of Christ

    This morning I was thinking about the first article I wrote on the church page in the Spencer Magnet. It was about the rich man and Lazarus, the beggar.
    As we look at the gospel of Luke 16:19 we see Lazarus, the beggar, died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom, which was in heaven, and we see the rich man also died and was buried.

  • COLUMN: Is God part of your every day story?

    A couple of weeks ago my wife and I took a vacation. Along the way, like most people, we took a lot of pictures. With new digital cameras it is easy to take tons of pictures, even though we may only print a few.
    I bet you probably have vacation pictures around somewhere, or wedding pictures, maybe pictures of a birthday party or some other special event. Those pictures tell us stories from our lives, of special people, special places, special days. Photographs can trigger memories and evoke emotions. We remember how warm the sun was, or how much we laughed.

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  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Sen. Hornback's Frankfort report

    The first week of the 2012 session was a combination of the ceremonial and the new. We gaveled in on Tuesday of last week with the traditional establishment of the membership of the Senate and approval of our chamber’s rules.
    Over 200 bills have already been filed in the General Assembly and will start making their way through the committee process beginning in earnest this week.

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Redistricting, campaigns and term limits

    Following a national census, which takes place every 10 years in America, your General Assembly must redraw the lines that define legislative, senatorial and U.S. Congressional districts. We are doing that now, during this session.

    Lines are drawn based on revised population data, the goal being to end up with 100 state house districts, 38 state senate districts, and six U.S. congressional districts of roughly equivalent populations.

  • COLUMN: Tea leaves and herbal concoctions

    We visited friends in Boulder, Colo., over the Christmas holiday and had an opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company that is headquartered there. In fact this one factory produces all of their tea sold worldwide.
    Celestial Tea had humble beginnings with a group of “passionate young entrepreneurs” (i.e hippies in 1969) who began collecting herbs from the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and crafted their own herbal teas to sell to local health food stores. Today Celestial Seasonings is one of the largest specialty teas companies in North America.