Today's News

  • Bengals-Steelers game a disgrace to the sport

    Growing up as a fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, I’ve been conditioned to handle defeat and disappointment. My fervor for the team waned back in the late 90’s as the Bengals began to be known as the NFL’s version of a halfway house, taking in players with criminal records, questionable morals and to top it off, they just couldn’t win.

    Slowly, they wooed me back over the past few years. They started winning, they had more touchdowns than court appearances and they became a much more tolerable team to root for.
    Until Saturday.

  • Sports Briefs - week of January 16

    Youth Soccer Sign-ups

    The Spencer County Sports Association is accepting registrations for Recreational Spring Soccer for children age 2 to 18 now through January 25. Registration forms can be printed from their website, www.spencercountysoccer.com. Click on “Registration” then click on registration information and registration form.

    Spring Basketball League

  • Former UK Coach Yeast returns to coaching

    Former University of Kentucky standout Craig Yeast is returning to the college coaching ranks.

    He’s the new offensive coordinator at Division III Franklin College, which is located just south of Indianapolis. He had been head coach at Freemont Ross High School in Ohio after previously coaching wide receivers at Tiffin College in Ohio.

    Franklin runs a spread offense that Yeast likes. Last year Franklin threw for over 4,000 yards and averaged 531 yards and 42 points per game. The team went 8-3 and made the NCAA playoffs.

  • Getting toes stepped on can help

    We’ve just about all heard the old saying, “I don’t mean to step on your toes, but…” I’ve had my toes stepped on quite a few times, mostly at church, and it hurts. I’ll admit that I don’t like it, because to get rid of the pain, I have to correct what caused the pain to begin with. Have you ever been in a church service that just really stepped on your toes?

  • Living a year in faith

    New Year’s Day has passed, but I am reminded that every day is a new day, a new opportunity to re-imagine the future. And it is always exciting to seek out God’s vision and plan for our lives and for His Church. It is exciting to consider that even our greatest dreams are tiny compared to what God can really do.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 13

    Women’s Bible Study at First Baptist Church

    A women’s Bible study will begin January 25 at First Baptist Church. The study will center on Beth Moore’s “Children of the Day,” covering 1 and 2 Thesalonians. There are two class times, one at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, and the other at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. The classes will be held at the First Baptist Church, 4th floor media center. Study guides are $16. For more information, contact Charlotte Nedros at 477-8459.

    Knights of Columbus All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Dinner

  • Youth center a launching pad


    Watching people file into the little place just left of the Taco Bell in Settlers Center might leave you wondering just what is in inside.

    You’ll notice they’re all in their late teens or early twenties. And if you peek inside, you’ll find them hanging around a few tables, a TV, some computers and a pool table. It looks like a nice place to relax.
    But these people are here for a deeper purpose than just to relax. This is their point of contact for an array of services that could help shape their futures.

  • Ethics Commission welcomes new members


    Two new members joined the Spencer County Ethics Commission last week and the group held an organizational meeting Friday morning to elect officers and review the county’s ethics code.

    Chris Sullivan was voted to chair the commission, with new appointee Jim Schaefer being selected as secretary. Bill Drury is the other new member on the commission.

  • From our readers: Local school board members deserve recognition

    Changes are coming in public education at the national level with passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, and further, the potential for change at the state level considering the political landscape is imminent as the General Assembly convenes to consider the pension crisis, charter legislation, and crafting of a biennial budget with limited revenue.

  • Church’s history teaches a powerful lesson

    This job affords me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and learn some interesting things about this community, things that some people may never have known, or things that many people may have forgotten.

    Last week, I sat in the offices of Rev. Charles Burton of Second Baptist Church, and we were joined by fellow church staff members, Rev. Dr. Wanda Collins and Rev. John Lewis. We talked about the 150th anniversary of the church, about its history, its survival and its future.