Today's News

  • PHOTO: Democrats elect new party chair

    Lillian Clark was elected as the new chair of the Spencer County Democrats last week. For information about the party, email Clark at lmclark46@gmail.com. The party meets regularly on the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Kentucky Farm Bureau building on Taylorsville Road next to Dairy Queen.

  • Church Happenings - August 7 Edition

    Little Union Baptist plans revival
    Little Union Baptist Church will host revival services at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23-25.
    Danny Haynes, associate pastor of Mill Creek Baptist Church in Bardstown, will be the guest evangelist.
    On Aug. 23, youth night activities will begin at 6.
    On Aug. 24, a complimentary meal will be served at 6.
    The church, located at 4620 Little Union Road, has Sunday school at 10 a.m. each Sunday, followed by a worship service at 11.

  • Faith For Today: Laughter with pure motives brings a smile to God's face

    Reader’s Digest tells us that laughter is the best medicine. Some health studies even show that laughter can have healing power. And the Bible even tells us that laughter and joy can honor God.
    “Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them’” (Psalm 126:2 NIV).

  • The Savvy Senior: Seniors can extend their driving years

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What tips or resources can you recommend to help seniors with their driving skills? My 84-year-old mother is still a capable driver, but she has declined a little in recent years and could definitely use some help.
    Concerned Daughter

    Dear Concerned,
    With more and more Americans driving well into their 70s, 80s and beyond, there are lots of tips, tools and programs available today to help elderly seniors drive safer and longer. Here are several that may help.

  • Sport Shorts - August 7 Edition

    Sporting clays event
    Ducks Unlimited will host its Summer Sporting Clays Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. at the Merwin Ray Shooting Range in Eminence.
    The event style is similar to a golf scramble, but on a shooting clays course.
    Prizes will be awarded and an entry fee of $100 is required. The fee includes 18 stations with four targets per station and lunch.

  • 70-year-old pastor gets ‘new toy’

    The 70-year-old pastor cocked his rifle, aimed and missed.

  • Fall squirrel season opens Aug. 17

    Kentucky’s fall squirrel season is a 196-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting.
    The first segment of the fall squirrel season opens Aug. 17 and the season closes on Nov. 8.  The season opens again Nov. 11 and runs through Feb. 28, 2014.
    The daily bag limit is six squirrels.

  • What's Happening — Week of Aug. 7

    ‘Raw food group’ to host meeting
    The newly formed Spencer County Raw Food Group is still small, but it’s growing. Nine people attended the most recent gathering at the  Extension Office. The next meeting will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The group plans to share a meal, and demonstrate how to make a healthy smoothie. The community is invited. Attendees are asked to bring a raw dish to share. (This can be as simple as raw vegetables or fruit.)  Also bring your own plate, fork and drink.

    Early childhood screening set for Friday

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  • Sports in Kentucky: College football 2013 is going to be fun

    Before the first crunch of shoulder pads there are hints that college football 2013 may be the season you tell the grandchildren about.
    Louisville could run the table.
    Western could make the Sun Belt a last roundup and stepping stone to bowl game not in Detroit.
    And, Kentucky could win a half-dozen games.
    Before all that, however, football’s glamour boy Johnny Manziel has put football in the stage lights.
    Kid from Texas A&M earned as much sensational prose the last 12 months as Edward Snowden, Ryan Braun and A-Rod combined.