Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Smith, Shackett to wed in April

    Rebecca Sarah Smith and Joshua David Shackett, both of Brandenburg, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • COLUMN: School spirit is blooming at Spencer County

    A visit to the new Thomas Nelson High School once again revealed the huge gap between schools when it comes to athletic facilities. The Spencer County boys played there Friday night and walking into that gymnasium leaves one wide-eyed and amazed.

  • Bears down Generals 89-76

    The Spencer County Bears traveled to Bardstown on Friday night and came away with a 89-76 victory in their first game ever against the Thomas Nelson Generals.

  • Girls pick up eighth win

    With nearly a month left in the season, the Spencer County Lady Bears have surpassed their win total from a year ago following a 55-37 victory over the North Oldham Lady Mustangs on Saturday afternoon.

  • SCMS announces girls’ volleyball schedule

    The Spencer County Middle School 2013 girls’ volleyball season kicks off Monday, Feb. 4.
    The Lady Grizzlies will travel to St. Dominic at 6 p.m.
    Here’s the full schedule, as provided by SCMS Athletic Director Duane Hume:

    Date    Opponent    Location    Time

    Feb. 4    St. Dominic    A    6 p.m.

    Feb. 5    Boston    A    6:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Sports are less about pomp and final scores than about the spread

    Final scores have never intrigued me. The element that stays on after scoreboards are turned off is the spread.
    Time spread, how the drama builds then plays out from pre-game pomp to first whistle to final buzzer and what happens after. How athletes and fans and media ... handle it. What intrigues me most is how media spins “what it all means.” Then, how fans synthesize what they’ve seen and how they read a result.

  • COLUMN: Recreating the perfect mint chocolate cake

    Several years ago, my husband and I enjoyed White Christmas at Derby Dinner Playhouse in Indiana. We rarely get to have a date night, so to make it extra special we even ordered dessert. If there is dessert around, I generally go for the chocolate one, and this time was no exception. This cake contained a fluffy crème de mint filling that I was so impressed by that I took a picture.

  • COLUMN: Develop a healthy family

    In my many years of family practice in the field of mental health, I have heard routine testimonies of some conditions in the homes in which my clients were raised. It didn’t matter if the family background was in wealthy or very poor families, just because one family has all or most of life’s goods, and the other seems to have lived from paycheck to paycheck, what I heard was that their particular family history was one of unhealthiness.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Getting Social Security help may boost your benefits

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any services that you can recommend that help pre-retirees decide when to start drawing their Social Security benefits? My wife and I are still a few years away from retiring but want to carefully weigh all our options to make sure we get the most from our benefits.  
    Approaching Retirement

    Dear Approaching,

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 23

    Old Gospel Barn to host gospel sing Saturday
    The Cumbos Old Gospel Barn at 11286 is hosting a free gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Special guests will include The Blessed Duo, The Gospel Harts and The Cumbos.
    All are welcome.

    Promiseland Church plans revival
    Promiseland Church, located on Cecil Noel Road, will host a revival with Tim Hall and his wife from Jan. 27 through Jan. 31 at 7 each night.
    The community is invited.

    Finchville Baptist announces gospel sing, yard sale collections