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Today's News

  • New feature: Column offers helpful hints for seniors

    Jim Miller is the creator of Savvy Senior, a weekly question-and-answer information column for older Americans. Savvy Senior was created as a means to channel useful information and valuable resources that is fun to read and easy to understand. Every week, Savvy Senior addresses a different issue chosen from the wide variety of topics relevant to senior living in the 21st Century.

    Dear Savvy Senior,

  • COLUMN: ‘Love’ in the context of today’s contemporary marriage

    In 1979, humorist Sam Levenson, wrote: “The gods gave man fire so he put it out with water. They gave him love so he put it out with marriage.”
    Whether or not that is true, there is something that makes this statement ring “true” in many of the marriages I work with, and have been working with, for the past 40-plus years.
    The institution of marriage by itself is obviously not responsible for people falling out of love. How is it that so many couples struggle to sustain love in their marriage after the romance of the courtship begins to fade?

  • COLUMN: Birthdays: A celebration of life

    My birthday is this week. I have always loved having a January birthday, because the New Year is also a new year for me.

  • COLUMN: When your picks finish first

    Ever have a weekend when, to borrow a horse racing analogy, all your picks hit the finish line first? Sure you have.
    A perfect weekend...
    • No. 2 ranked Kentucky beat Tennessee in Knoxville and put the Wildcats atop the SEC standings again. The occasion brought to mind a declaration by a reporter a decade ago, “Kentucky’s reign over the SEC is over.”  

  • Parasites found on Lake Cumberland striped bass; fish still safe to eat

    Fisheries biologists at Lake Cumberland found a parasitic copepod is the cause of unusual sores on the tongue and mouth of striped bass in the lake.

  • Lady Bears earn impressive win

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got an impressive win at home last week, but took two big losses as they saw their record go to 4-12 on the season.

  • Bears lose to North Oldham, Bullitt Central

    The Spencer County Bears dropped two games this past week, a 76-48 loss to North Oldham and a 60-40 defeat to Bullitt Central during an event in Marion County.

  • Questions remain about how merger affects Jewish Hospital Shelbyville

    The long discussed hospital merger finally went through on Friday, although not exactly as planned.
    After Gov. Steve Beshear last week had vetoed a merger between Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, Saint Joseph Health System and University Hospital in Louisville because of complications between public and private institutions and separation of church and state, but on Friday JHSMH and St. Joseph’s, which is owned by Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, announced their merger.

  • Barkham to enter diversion in prom party death case

    A Spencer County woman who entered a plea to reckless homicide in the prom party death of a local teenager won’t spend any time in jail as long as she complies with the terms of a five-year diversion program.
    Angela Barkham, of Inghram Lane, entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide, a felony, and pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful transaction with minor, a misdemeanor, last month.

  • USDA announces sign-up period for Conservation Stewardship Program

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 27.  Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.