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Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Paying for nursing home care with Medicaid is tricky business

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care?
    Looking Ahead

    Dear Looking,
    The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are somewhat complicated and will vary according to the state you live in. With that said, here’s a general, simplified rundown of what it takes to qualify, along with some resources you can turn to for help.

    Medicaid Rules

  • PHOTO: Boys’ soccer picks up first win

    Spencer County’s Bradley Reynolds (14) races a Bullitt East player to the ball as Matthew Sieja follows the action. The Bears are 1-4-1 on the season after a 3-0 win over North Bullitt and a 5-1 loss to Oldham County last week. This week, the Bears were to have hosted Collins on Tuesday, will be at Fort Knox on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and will be at Henry County next Monday at 7 p.m.

  • Heartbreak in Hodgenville

    It was heartbreak in Hodgenville on Friday night for the Spencer County Bears as a potentially game-winning 35-yard field goal attempt sailed a little wide to the left with just seconds left on the clock, sending the Bears to a 14-12 loss to LaRue County.

  • Mighty Mights, Juniors bring home wins against Highview

    On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Spencer County Stallions traveled to Okalona to take on the Highview Mustangs at Southern High School. Both the Mighty Might and Junior divisions would play games on a sunny and warm morning.
    First up were the Mighty Mights, led by starting quaterback Brayden Duke. Though the hard-hitting and fast Highview team is always tough, the fast running style of the Stallions was too much to stop. The Stallions scored repeatedly, closing out the fast paced game with a pass from Duke to Wade Hutt for a touchdown, making the final score 31-0.

  • COLUMN: U of L gets its ‘breather’; WKU rolls

    Louisville’s win over Kentucky was so complete that U of L President James Ramsey, out of institutional diplomacy, should have instructed that the handsome Governor’s Cup be kept in its crate Sunday. Taken back to the Howard Schnellenberger football house.
    Or, Dr. Ramsey might have it encased and placed at the feet of John Unitas since it might be on campus awhile.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Smith, Popp to wed Sept. 22

    Chris and Cheryl Smith of Elk Creek and Don and Debbye Burk of Shelbyville announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Laura Marie Smith and Joshua Andrew Popp.

    A wedding is planned for Sept. 22 at the Jackson Family Farm in Louisville.

  • WEDDING: Sturgeon, Mize have June wedding

    Katlin Nicole Sturgeon of Taylorsville and Andrew Evan McCrory Mize of Versailles were married June 6 at Liberty Hall Gardens in Frankfort.

  • Photo: Keeping the community safe

    Lt. Rick Jewell of the Taylorsville Police Department stands next to a highway safety trailer from the state. The trailer is one-of-a-kind in Kentucky and contains lights, signs and other safety equipment useful in setting up the traffic checkpoints. The equipment was in Taylorsville over the Labor Day weekend.

  • Four students named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Four students from Spencer County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • PHOTO: Little Stars classroom collects supplies, backpacks to send to Honduras

    On Monday, Aug. 27, Ms. Brittney Pilcher’s 2-year-old classroom (The Monkeys) at Little Stars Preschool and Development Center sent off backpacks and school supplies to Honduras. The class collected supplies and backpacks for a month and received enough supplies to fill eight backpacks. The backpacks will be sent to Honduras for a “Backpack Buddies” program that aids in school supplies for orphans. Pictured from left are Celia-Grace Pullium, Tristan Crenshaw (front), Lawson Pund, Mack Brady and Madelynn Ramey. Not pictured are Gwyn Lucas and Adam Pack.