Today's News

  • Youth football association board meeting planned

    The next Spencer County Youth Football Association open board meeting is scheduled for July 27 at 6 p.m. at the game field.

  • COLUMN: Japan, US did more than play for World Cup

    Abby Wambach worked her way into the middle, jostled with two defenders for position at the goal front, then rose above the buzz of short traffic, stuck out her noggin and BOINK!
    Goal! Iron Head had done it again. The U.S. led, 2-1 in the 117th minute, or, 180 seconds from celebration time.
    I will resist invoking Yogi Berra’s classic “it ain’t over ...” and look for higher meaning.

  • Cumberland River still great trout fishery

    Monsoon rains this past spring pushed Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Nolin River Lake, Rough River Lake, Cave Run Lake and Taylorsville Lake to water levels never before witnessed. Water flowed over the emergency flood spillway at Rough River Lake for the first time.

  • PHOTO: Local students have fun at 4-H camp

    Several Spencer County 4-H members attended 4-H camp July 4-8. Pictured you will see all of the campers, teens, camp staff, and most of the adults that attended Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp with Spencer County. A great week was had by all, according to 4-H Extension Agent Mollie Tichenor. Anyone interestsed in attending 4-H camp in 2012 should contact the Extension Office next spring for additional information.

  • 4-H, FFA hog enthusiasts gather for fair show

    The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was this past Saturday, July 16.  A good time was had by all with Warren Beeler from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture judging.

  • Local student places in FFA quiz

    Morgan Mayer placed third in the State FFA quiz contest held at FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg on July 15.

  • COLUMN: Curing root crops essential for storage

    Potatoes, garlic and onions: these three vegetables are staples worldwide partly because of their versatility and partly because of their storage-ability.
    Late July and August are when our spring planted onions, garlic and potatoes reach maturity and are ready for harvest. If you want to harvest some new potatoes, onions or garlic before they reach maturity, enjoy them at the table in short order, but if you want to store them, it is important to harvest them at the correct time.

  • COLUMN: American leaders need to read the book of Job

    I was reading the book of Job and thought about our leaders trying to run our country without God. Every one of them needs to read the book of Job. The very best reason I can think of why they should read it is because they have taken the richest country in the world to the brink of bankruptcy. We may ask, “Why?” I think that is very simple. I believe they have quit listening to God and thought they knew more than he did and thought they had more power and they did not need God.

  • COLUMN: A world cluttered with words: What are you saying about yourself?

    We live in truly amazing times, when literally anyone can instantly connect with the whole world.  Any opinion or random thought can be posted and shared in seconds.  The technological explosion of the last few years and the rise of things like Facebook and Twitter mean that you can share everything almost instantly.

  • COLUMN: Chamber game a timely tension reliever

    Last Thursday, many of the county’s business leaders (and myself) gathered at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce building for the Chamber’s annual picnic and membership appreciation meeting.
    You’ll see some pretty entertaining photos on the back of this week’s B section, and if it looks like we were being goofy and having a good time, then you’re getting the right idea.
    The Chamber board provided plaques to all of its members and prepared a meal that we all enjoyed.
    And then there was the game.