Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Medicare covers Shingles vaccination

    Dear Savvy Senior
    What can you tell me about the shingles vaccine? I just turned 65 and have been thinking about getting vaccinated, but would like to know how effective it is and how it’s covered by Medicare.
    Afraid of Needles

    Dear Afraid,

  • Counselor's Corner: How can I grow through a divorce?

    Divorce is is a term which is usually full of emotional expressions. Some have anticipated it as a sort of relief from emotional pain and hurt, while others dread it like an unwanted plague that has the potential to devastate a whole family.
    As I have worked with many divorced persons, and also victims (other family members, including, of course childen), it is no wonder that in one of the Old Testament books of the Bible, it is stated that God hates “putting away” (meaning divorce).

  • BACK IN TIME: Bears football

    In honor of the Bears beginning their 10th varsity season, enjoy this all-Bears edition of Back in Time.

  • COLUMN: UK-WKU Super Bowl is on the horizon

    The Kentucky-Western Kentucky Super Bowl is barely two weeks out and the buzz is like katydids on a heavy afternoon in August: Urgent, persistent and growing louder.
    We like it, this Phase II of Honeymoon Stoops and Petrino. The two-word anthem sprung up to go with the countdown is good, too: “Can’t wait!”
    Meanwhile, among questions to stir the stew...
    • Does Petrino have enough stadium steps to keep his team’s ornery faction running until game day?

  • Sewing boot camp starts October 10

    The Spencer County Extension Service is offering a sewing boot camp this fall. The camp is a four-week course that requires basic sewing skills.
    The course will be Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and is limited to sewers 18 years and older. The course project includes making an inverted pleat skirt with a two-inch wide exposed elastic waistband.
    Patti Davis and Pat Douglas will be teaching the course.

  • COLUMN: Bishop, Goodlett represent Spencer well at state horse show

    Congratulations to Kelsey Bishop and Madison Goodlett for representing Spencer County 4-H at the State 4-H Horse Show in July at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center’s Broadbent Arena. They both did a great job and were recognized at this wonderful state event.

  • 2013 Spencer County Fair Dairy Show Results

    Showmanship Classes:
    Keaton Baird

    Tyler Tindle – first
    Abby Watts – second
    Kelly Baird
    Jackson Baird
    Bryce Sipes

    Stetson Baird – first
    Dylan Tindle – second

    Division: Ayrshire

    Heifer Classes:
    Intermediate Calf
    1. Kim Knasel, Taylorsville

    Intermediate Yearling
    1. Kim Knasel, Taylorville    

    Junior Champion

  • Trial postponed for man accused in stabbing case

    A Louisville man charged with stabbing and then dumping a man in the parking lot of Elk Creek Grocery this past January will have to wait a little longer before facing a jury trial, but he won’t be waiting in jail.
    Paul C. Barr, 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, was set for a jury trial this past Monday and Tuesday.
    Barr is charged with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

  • After violating terms of diversion, Barkham faces sentencing Aug. 22

    A Spencer County woman who entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide in early 2012 has already violated two terms of the diversion program set to keep her out of jail, and two others may be added to the list.
    Angela Barkham, of Harley Court, entered an Alford plea to reckless homicide, a felony, and pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a misdemeanor, in January 2012.

  • Man sentenced to 20 years for sodomy, incest, sexual abuse

    A Taylorsville man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday after entering a guilty plea to first-degree sodomy, incest and first-degree sexual abuse earlier this summer.
    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman announced Thursday that Robert Anthony Divine, 34, would receive 20 years on the sodomy charge, 20 years on the incest charge and 10 years on the sexual abuse charge, all to be served concurrently for a total of 20 years.