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Today's News

  • Lady Bears drop final home game

     The Spencer County Lady Bears said goodbye to a couple of seniors Wednesday night but were not able to secure a victory as they fell to Trimble County, 47-36.

    Jayme Thomas and Elizabeth Whitely were honored prior to the tip-off of the varsity match-up and they will end their high-school careers in the 30th District Tournament opening round game against Shelby County tonight at 6 p.m.

    However, they had one last chance for a victory at home in a season that’s been short on wins.

  • 911 services could be moved to Frankfort

    The 911 committee recommended that the services of the Kentucky State Police should be used to provide emergency dispatch for Spencer County. Committee Chairman Nathan Nation told fiscal court Wednesday that state law enforcement dispatchers could not only provide better services than the current contractor, but at a much lower cost.

  • Man wanted by state police

    An arrest warrant for attempted murder and felony possession of a firearm has been issued for Terry Lee Dumphord, also known as “L.A.,” in connection with a shooting that occurred in Paris, Ky. on Feb. 1, 2010.

    Dumphord is a 40 year-old, black male whose last known residence was Paris, Ky. He is approximately 6-feet tall and weighs approximately 190 lbs.

    It is suspected that he could be in the Lexington or Louisville area.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Buyer beware

    Last week’s story about a plan to build a 24-unit housing complex for low-income families brings to mind the old adage buyer beware. According to one resident, he had no idea that such a plan existed near his home in Old South Plantation. And if the $4 million patio-style homes do materialize, he’s selling. Regardless of how much is spent or how well the apartments blend in with the area, this homeowner said he wants to get out before his investment depreciates.

  • Mt. Eden man severely burned

    A Mt. Eden man was severely burned Saturday night when his oxygen tube ignited.

    The unidentified elderly man was reportedly smoking when the plastic tubing supplying oxygen to a nasal cannula was compromised. A flash fire ignited the man’s clothes and couch.

    “It exploded in his face,” said Tim Herndon, of the Mt. Eden Fire Department.

    The man’s wife, also unidentified, extinguished the flames before calling 911.

  • Managing tobacco transplant diseases

    The float-bed system is a convenient and efficient way to produce tobacco transplants.  One drawback to this method is the potential for significant disease development. Large numbers of plants packed into a small, water-filled area create conditions in which many diseases thrive. 

  • Fourth win for Lady Bears

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got their fourth win in a rough season Thursday night when they topped Eminence, 41-20 on the road.

    Spencer County jumped out to a big first-quarter lead and never looked back.

    Defense keyed the lopsided win, as Spencer County held the Lady Warriors to just seven first-half points as they led 32-7 at the break.

    Coach Daniel Cox inserted many subs in the second half and the Lady Bears were able to get some playing experience for other girls while collecting the win.

  • Pretty in pink

    Pink.

    It’s not the first color that comes to mind when someone mentions Greenwell Brothers Propane. Yet, when their largest bobtail went into a local body shop for a makeover – it came out painted a pretty shade of blush.

    Don’t worry, said Jennifer Baxter, they meant to do it.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Fellowship and suffering

    Have you ever noticed elevator etiquette?  When you get on you just punch your button and stand mutely staring at the door.  If there are two of you, you stand as far away from each other as possible.  When there are three or four people, we go to our own corner and stand there in silence.  Generally not a word is spoken except for “excuse me” or maybe a floor number.

  • GUEST COLUMN: How we know your child is academically successful

    With all of the publicity in the news media about “no more CATS”, you may be wondering what that means for your child?  There will still be assessment and accountability in Kentucky during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 school years.  The Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) will be given again this year for students in 3rd – 8th grades and 10th and 11th grades.  This test will be given across the state from April 19 - April 30.  Each school will have six days during that period of time in which to give the tests.  Make-up tests can be given on any day durin