Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Do you need to file a tax return this year?

    Dear Savvy Senior
    My income dropped way off when I retired early last year, and I’m wondering if I fall into the so called “47 percent” of Americans who won’t have to pay and income taxes this year. What can you tell me?
    Curious Senior

    Dear Curious,

  • COLUMN: Divorce should never equal the willful neglect of a child
  • Celebration cake is versatile, mimics a pound cake

    We recently celebrated my daughter’s sixth birthday with a party for her friends. We do not do big parties usually, but she is involved in several activities and we did not want to leave anyone out. I usually make layer cakes for birthdays, but my husband pointed out that cutting into layers for 20 children and an unknown number of adults would be difficult and messy. Not to mention that one cake would not be enough for that many people. I do not have a sheet pan of any size either.

  • Public Record: District Court Feb. 8 and 15

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert in Spencer District Court Feb. 8, 2013:

    Jonathan B. Oliver (1988), no insurance, first offense, guilty, $500 fine and $143 court costs, covert to 30 days jail, 30 days credit for time served.

    Destiny L. Wright (1993), speeding 12 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school and $143 court costs.

    Carla S. Shepherd (1973), speeding 12 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $167 in total fines and court costs.

  • PHOTO: Dunbar joins 1,000-point club

    Spencer County Senior Chris Dunbar recorded his 1,000th career point last week in a game against Bethlehem. Despite sitting out his junior year to concentrate on football, Dunbar reached the milestone and joined his brother Logan (Class of 2011) on the Spencer County 1,000-point club. Dunbar will continue his athletic career by playing football at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro.

  • PHOTO: Three sign to play collegiate football

    Coach Mike Marksbury stands behind three of his football players who have signed to play football at the college level. The ceremony was held last week at the high school. At left is Chris Dunbar who will be playing at Kentucky Wesleyan in Owensboro. In the center is Trent Holbrook, who signed with the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. At right is William Currie, who signed with NCAA Div. I Morehead State University.

  • PHOTO: Martin signs to play volleyball at Kentucky Christian

    Bethany Martin, center, is shown signing her letter of intent with Kentucky Christian University to play volleyball. Joining Martin at the table are her parents, Doug Martin and Jill Martin. In the back from left to right are: KCU Coach Bruce Dixon, Brian Johnson, Martin’s club coach for several years, coaches Tim Elder, Wendy Elder and Angie Spence from Spencer County High School. Martin’s mother Jill, also played collegiate volleyball for Dixon at Kentucky Christian.

  • Bears begin postseason

    Spencer County Head Coach Jacob Barmore said his boys’ basketball team had to shore up its defense if it hoped to find any success in the postseason.

  • COLUMN: Teddy Ballgame did it, Cal should, too

    When did a defending NCAA champion not qualify the year after?
    Answer? Don’t know, but in 1967 defending champion Texas Western lost in the NCAA’s first round, and runner-up (in ‘66) Kentucky did not make the field at all.
    If once fifth ranked Kentucky does not make the 68-team field next month, here’s an idea based on a precedent set by Teddy Ballgame, Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

  • Lady Bears’ season ends in slump

    The slumping Spencer County Lady Bears ended their season with a disappointing 40-point loss at North Bullitt on Friday night as they dropped their seventh consecutive game.