Today's News

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Tulipomania and the need for some chilling time

    Spring bulbs popping up everywhere as temperatures roller-coaster from the teens to the 60s have left many scratching their heads; there is not much we can do to fool Mother Nature so we must be patient and hope that we have a decent display come March.
    I have some foliage that has turned to mush, but the bulb and bloom is still safe beneath the soil surface; the bulb will send up fresh foliage in due time. The real issue with the crazy weather is that our bulbs need sufficient dormancy and chilling time in the ground in order to bloom well.

  • COLUMN: Healthy as a horse: Tips for maintaining your horse’s condition through the winter

    Fluctuating winter temperatures can lull a horse owner into under- or overfeeding. Our winter in Kentucky so far has been very mild, but it still is cold enough to compromise nutrients horses might get from the tiny bits of green amid the wintery tufts of brown grass.

  • FSA holds public meeting for local farmers, members, on possibility of closing offices

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency State Office Management Team will hold a public meeting on Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Bullitt County Extension Office located at 384 Halls Lane in Shepherdsville.

  • USDA collecting applications for energy projects

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Funding is available from USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).