Today's News

  • Rain, rain, go away

    The Lady Bears continue to impress with an 11-7 record on the season, including a couple of easy wins last week.

  • COLUMN: Entitlement leads to trouble

    So how does a young man with a hefty bank account and a promising future spend his days before reporting to the ballpark? According to police reports, he steals T-shirts from a downtown Macy’s department store.
    Mike Leake was charged with shoplifting six T-shirts with a value of less than $60 last week and then a few days later, was on the mound for the Reds and earned a win in a 7-4 Cincinnati victory over Arizona. He should have been benched for a month.

  • COLUMN: Bob Knight tops UK fans’ villains list

    Any villains list created by University of Kentucky basketball fans would include Billy Clyde Gillispie, Eddie Sutton, whoever coaches at  Tennessee and Louisville at the time, and a handful of others.
    The top name on that list, though, is Bob Knight, of course.
    The former Indiana coach has criticized, antagonized, polarized and always energized Big Blue Nation. Fun, isn’t it?
    Scorn for college basketball’s winningest coach has its own season and it came around again a fortnight ago.

  • Deluge is both positive and negative for fisheries

    April 2011 is one of the wettest on record. Just a couple more inches of rain would propel this month into the most rained-soaked April of all time.

  • Spencer County High school junior accepted to international arts academy

    Spencer County High School junior, Bruno Bedard, has been accepted to the internationally- renowned Interlochen Summer Arts Academy, Interlochen, Mich.

  • The Far Middle: April 27
  • Summer reading program available at high school

    SNEAK PEEK, an introduction to summer reading at Spencer County High School, will take place May 2–5 at Spencer County High School’s Library Media Center.  There will be activities, prizes, refreshments, and opportunities to win and/or order the summer reading books.  Transportation through the school district will not be provided for the program. The schedule for the event follows:
    May 2, 3–4 p.m. – Class of 2015 (This year’s 8th grade)

  • Bleemel named to Governor’s School for the Arts

    The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts has announced that Brandi Bleemel, a junior at Spencer County High School, has been selected to participate in an extensive three week program dedicated to Kentucky’s most talented and creative young artists.

  • COLUMN: Mudding in corn could cause sidewall compaction

    Recent rains have slowed corn planting progress across the state. However, it’s important for producers to wait for optimal planting conditions to ensure they get good yields at harvest time, said Edwin Ritchey and Lloyd Murdock, extension soils specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
    According to the Kentucky Weekly Crop and Weather Report, only 13 percent of the state’s corn was in the ground as of April 17. That is well below the 31 percent that was planted by this time in 2010 and lower than the five-year average of 22 percent.

  • COLUMN: 4-H summer camp is right around the corner

    Even though you may not have put away your winter coat just yet, it’s time to start thinking about 4-H summer camps.
    Are you ready to experience one of the most fun weeks of your life? Do you like to catch bugs, butterflies, crawdads or fish? Maybe you love swimming, riflery, archery, canoeing, crafts or music. Do you like to go hiking and spend time identifying trees and critters you find along the way? Do you like making new friends and having lots of fun? If any of these things appeal to you, you need to sign up for 4-H camp this summer.