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Today's News

  • BIRTH: Carrolls welcome Madison Faith

    Steven and Stephanie Carroll of Mount Eden announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Faith Carroll, on Dec. 22, 2011, at 9:11 p.m.

    She weighed 7 pounds and was 21 inches long.
    Her maternal grandparents are Mike and Cheryl Klotz of Taylorsville.
    Her paternal grandparents are Robert and Tammy Vanderpool of London.
    Great-grandparents are Ben and Carol Fessler of Crestwood, Frederick Klotz III of Taylorsville and Jim and Peggy Allison of Louisville.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Heady, Curtsinger announce engagement

    Dollie Heady and Justin LeeWayne Curtsinger, both of Shelbyville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Paula and Robert Wayne Heady of Mount Eden.
    The groom-to-be is a son of Rebecca Fair and Jesse and Amanda Curtsinger, of Spencer County.
    A fall wedding is planned in Shepherdsville, but a date and time are yet to be determined.
    Invitations will be sent.

  • The Far Middle: Jan. 25
  • Mary Snider’s photo scroll filled with 1911 images of birthday celebration

    The scene was Boston.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Heartburn: Minor nuisance or sign of serious problem?

    Dear Savvy Senior:
    Is heartburn considered to be an uncomfortable inconvenience or a symptom of a more serious problem? I’ve had mild heartburn for years, but it has gotten worse since I’ve gotten older. What can you tell me and what should I do?
    Rolaids Eating Ron

    Dear Ron,
    Almost everyone experiences the discomfort of heartburn or acid indigestion from time to time, but frequent episodes can signal a much more serious problem. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips and treatments to help relieve your symptoms.

  • COLUMN: Carlin offers good advice, amazing wisdom

    Part of this week’s column was not written by me, but in it you will find some of the best wisdom. This was written by a man just after the death of his wife.
    This man was a gross and mouthy comedian of the ‘70s and ‘80s, yet this, you will most likely think, is eloquent and appropriate.

  • Bears keep it close with Bullitt East

    On an emotional night at Spencer County High School, the Bears played one of their best games of the season, battling a highly-ranked Bullitt East team the whole game before losing 58-46 in front of a packed house.

  • Lady Bears pick up one win, one loss

    The Spencer County Lady Bears split a pair of games this past week as they move to 5-13 on the season.
    The girls hosted Kentucky Country Day on Monday evening and took a 48-38 victory. On Saturday, the girls traveled to North Oldham where they lost a 43-40 heartbreaker in the closing seconds.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky celebrates Numero Uno

    Numero Uno in January:
    Murray State is the lone unbeaten team in the land at 20-0.
    Bellarmine’s defending D-2 national champion Knights are 17-1 and on the road to Southern Indiana and Kentucky Wesleyan.
    And, the Kentucky Wildcats are atop the polls again. A win at Georgia would make John Calipari’s team 6-0 in SEC play for first time in nine seasons.
    How does Number One talk translate at the barbershop in January?
    • Fan buzz. “Shut up and lemme talk about the Cats!”

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Eagle Watch Weekends

    The bow of the CQ Princess barely cleared the no-wake zone at Kenlake State Resort Park Marina when Lake Barkley State Park Naturalist Mary Schmidt spotted them.
    “There are two juvenile eagles to our right,” she announced over a microphone on the second deck of the excursion yacht. The mottled brown plumage of the birds showed their youth as bald eagles don’t develop that familiar white head until roughly age 5.