Today's News

  • COACH OF THE YEAR: Ware earns state honor from Special Olympics

    Lynn Ware of Mount Eden was named the Special Olympics Kentucky 2011 Coach of the Year, Saturday, Jan. 14, at the organization’s State Leadership Conference in Lexington.

    The award recognizes a coach who not only provides skilled training for athletes, but also sets an example of the highest ethical and moral conduct; acting as a role model, giving their athletes the most immediate awareness of their own worth, ability, courage and capacity to grow and improve, according to a news release from the organization.

  • Community mourns teens killed in wreck

    It has been a painful week for Spencer County residents, as the community continues to mourn the loss of two local teenage girls killed in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday afternoon on Mike Brown Road.

    The tragic incident

  • Funeral arrangements announced for teens killed in wreck

    Funeral arrangements have been set for two Spencer County High School students killed in a single-vehicle accident on Mike Brown Road on Wednesday.

    Joint visitation for Mikie Monroe, 16, and Shelby Bockting, 17, is scheduled for 2 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Spencer County High School.

    A joint funeral is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school.

  • POLL: One state representative or three?

    Would Spencer County benefit from having one state representative instead of three?

    Click here to vote!

  • Public Record: District Court December 2011 (and January 2012)

    The following cases were heard by Judge Michael Eckert in Spencer District Court on Dec. 16, 2011:

    Richard C. Delepierre (1964), speeding 21 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $143 court costs and state traffic school.

    Dennis K. Waldridge (1960), speeding 17 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school and court costs.

    Katherine J. Demar (1974), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine.  

  • New feature: Column offers helpful hints for seniors

    Jim Miller is the creator of Savvy Senior, a weekly question-and-answer information column for older Americans. Savvy Senior was created as a means to channel useful information and valuable resources that is fun to read and easy to understand. Every week, Savvy Senior addresses a different issue chosen from the wide variety of topics relevant to senior living in the 21st Century.

    Dear Savvy Senior,

  • COLUMN: ‘Love’ in the context of today’s contemporary marriage

    In 1979, humorist Sam Levenson, wrote: “The gods gave man fire so he put it out with water. They gave him love so he put it out with marriage.”
    Whether or not that is true, there is something that makes this statement ring “true” in many of the marriages I work with, and have been working with, for the past 40-plus years.
    The institution of marriage by itself is obviously not responsible for people falling out of love. How is it that so many couples struggle to sustain love in their marriage after the romance of the courtship begins to fade?

  • COLUMN: Birthdays: A celebration of life

    My birthday is this week. I have always loved having a January birthday, because the New Year is also a new year for me.

  • COLUMN: When your picks finish first

    Ever have a weekend when, to borrow a horse racing analogy, all your picks hit the finish line first? Sure you have.
    A perfect weekend...
    • No. 2 ranked Kentucky beat Tennessee in Knoxville and put the Wildcats atop the SEC standings again. The occasion brought to mind a declaration by a reporter a decade ago, “Kentucky’s reign over the SEC is over.”  

  • Parasites found on Lake Cumberland striped bass; fish still safe to eat

    Fisheries biologists at Lake Cumberland found a parasitic copepod is the cause of unusual sores on the tongue and mouth of striped bass in the lake.