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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Inexpensive ways to spend this Valentine's Day

    My husband and I decided long ago not to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the conventional way. We do not go out to dinner or dancing and my husband does not send me roses. Instead we have a nice dinner at home and spend time as a family. Then, if we still feel the need for candy or flowers after the day, we check out the clearance prices at the local stores.

  • Public Record: District Court Feb. 1

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court Feb. 1, 2012:

    Traffic:
    David K. Lester (1990), speeding 21 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

    Erica N. Offutt (1995), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Alisha N. Stamper (1984), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

  • COLUMN: It’s OK to be ‘straw’

    You probably never think about straw, and frankly I usually don’t either. But I have a bale of straw in my garage and spring is coming so I’m thinking once again about trying to get my lawn looking better. Spread a little grass seed and cover it with a little straw to help hold the moisture in and keep the wind from blowing the seeds away.

  • COLUMN: ‘The greatest of these is love’

    I Corinthians 13:4-13, says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. …And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”
    The apostle Paul sure had a beautiful way of describing love, didn’t he?

  • Church Happenings — Week of Feb. 13

    Women’s Bible study
    First Baptist Church Women’s Ministry invites the women of the community to join in the Bible study, “Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense” by Jennifer Rothschild. This seven-week study teaches women how to walk by faith, not by sight.
    The study just began and there are two sessions each Monday. The first session is 9:15-11:15 a.m. and the second one is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Both sessions are held at First Baptist Church.

  • Sports briefs - 2.13.13

    Softball tryouts start Friday
    The Spencer County High School softball team will host tryouts Friday at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. and Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the back gym at the high school.
    Students who try out for the team must have a physical on file or must bring it to the tryouts before trying out.
    For more information, call head coach Jimmy Thompson at 502-773-0781.

  • Lady Bears close regular season this week

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have one week left in the regular season and it’s a last chance for them to bounce back in time for postseason play after struggling through a three-game losing stretch.

  • Bears win 4 of 5

    Spencer County Bears Head Coach Jacob Barmore probably feels like he’s been on a three-month long roller coaster this season. His Bears started off 8-2, then experienced a four-game losing streak and a couple of three-game losing streaks.

  • COLUMN: Breaking the mold

    If a break-the-mold sports story turns your head the way it does mine, meet Donovan McCoy.
    With a name like that, he has to be a quarterback, right? McCoy passed for almost 3,000 yards and 32 touchdowns in his only year as a starter at Fort Thomas Highlands. He ran for 22 more and the Bluebirds finished another perfect season with a Class 4-A title trophy.
    Donovan McCoy, naturally, was chosen all-state, first team, probably homecoming king, most likely to succeed and a host of other accolades.
    Here comes the best part.

  • BACK IN TIME: Feb. 13 edition