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Today's News

  • UK break-through may have come, but didn’t happen in Knoxville

    University of Kentucky fans may have witnessed a break-through moment last week. Says here, didn’t happen in Knoxville.

    Scene: Second half against Georgia. UK had a large second half lead when Jodie Meeks broke free on a three-on-two fast break. In front of family and friends, the native Georgian fresh off 54 five days ago was clear for a pull-up jump or drive to the hoop.

    Instead, Meeks slipped a bounce pass through traffic across the lane to a teammate coming from the left. Result: Michael Porter lay-up and one.

    Team play moment.

  • LETTER: In response to school board editorial

    In Robin Bass’ editorial of January 14th, 2009, advocating that the preliminary discussions regarding the evaluation of the local school superintendent be conducted in public, she presented several justifications for your view. But these assertions simply do not stand up to scrutiny.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: American idols

    While the rest of America spent the last several days focusing their attention on the inauguration of President Barack Obama, many Spencer Countians seem to have another American idol on their minds – someone right here in our own backyard.

  • Kentucky 4-H celebrates 100 years

    Source: Stephanie Blevins, 4-H youth development specialist

    Since its inception in 1909, the 4-H program in Kentucky has helped shape the state’s youth into productive, contributing members of society. Over the years, the organization has transformed to meet the needs of generations of young people.  As the 4-H program in Kentucky celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009, now is a good time to reflect on the organization’s past accomplishments and plan for the future.

  • USDA accepting applications for rural development

    Agriculture Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development Douglas L. Faulkner announced recently that USDA is accepting applications for $45.8 million in loans and grants to support rural communities and spur economic development through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program.

  • LETTER: Cemetery should respect flag

    My brother, Mark Robinson, was a veteran of the United States Army. He proudly served his country and defended it to anyone with respect and vigor. Sadly, he developed a rare form and cancer and died in 2001. We buried him at Valley Cemetery,Taylorsville, Kentucky, next to the Grandparents he loved so much.

  • Kentucky black bear hunt set for 2009

    In half a century, Kentucky’s white-tailed deer herd grew from 1,000 animals to a million today. Wild turkeys increased from about 800 birds to a quarter-million, and we are now home to 10,000 free-ranging elk, the largest elk population east of the Rocky Mountains. All are now hunted in Kentucky.

    A new big game species came closer to joining that list this week when legislators approved a pending regulatory amendment that will create Kentucky’s first black bear season in more than 100 years.

  • LETTER: Politicians are to blame
  • PUBLIC RECORD: Distric court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on November 21, 2008.

    Traffic:

    Michael Allen Cooper. Charge #1, no operator’s/moped license. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Pled guilty to both charges. $85 fines plus $143 court costs.

  • Soil tests prevent over fertilizing

    With input costs remaining high, farmers are looking for ways to make their money go further. Testing soil from fields now can prevent over fertilizing in the spring and potentially save money on input costs, said soil specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.