Today's News

  • COLUMN: Moms make the sports world go ‘round

    Last week, cards were mailed, flowers were sent and families traveled as Americans paused to celebrate and honor mom. She’s a deserving woman who helps make our house a home with love and hard work. If anyone deserves a special day, it’s mom.

  • COLUMN: Sports — a newspaper’s toy shop

    Sometimes, I push myself to write a column that has a beginning, middle and end, which I hope, without getting cocky, someone might like to read.
    That’s hard work, too. It requires dedication. It requires concentration.
    It requires getting in touch with my muse, who is not always reachable by phone.
    – San Francisco Business Times by Steve Symanovich

    Not reachable by tweet, twix or email, doesn’t work for me either.

  • People are history, too

    When students come in Dan Barnett’s Global Studies class next year, they will come face-to-face with Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Joan of Arc and over 30 other great figures from history. Why? Because Barnett’s ninth-grade class created life-sized creations of some of histories most famous (and notorious) people.

  • PHOTOS: Tall tales

    Spencer County Elementary School students portray figures from American ‘tall tales’ including Johnny Appleseed, John Henry and, of course, Paul Bunyan and Babe, the blue ox.

  • COLUMN: Preach Jesus from the housetops

    I was visiting a person the other day and he asked me, “When you were preaching did you ever look out over the crowd and wonder how many in the congregation had ever told anyone about Jesus Christ?”

  • COLUMN: Just like cars, there are all kinds of people
  • 7 Republicans, 2 Democrats vie for 4th Congressional District seat

    With seven Republican candidates vying for the 4th Congressional District seat, some see the primary election May 22 as important as the fall general election.
    Two Democrats are running for the congressional post currently held by Rep. Geoff Davis — Williamstown attorney Bill Adkins and Corinth businessman Greg Frank.
    The crowded Republican field includes two Oldham County residents, Brian Oerther and Walt Schumm.
    Northern Kentucky is the most populous area in the district, which includes Covington, Florence, Newport and Fort Thomas.

  • Spencer County Democrats elect committee members

    The Spencer County Democratic Party held its convention April 17 and elected the following executive committee members: Susan Arnold, Berttye Sue Brown, Bonnie Downs, Carmin Gaines, Jill Herndon, Annette King, Abby Nation, Hope Selby, Hilda Snider, Ruth Stamper, Bill Arnold, Paul Daugherty, Davis Lee Downs, David Goodlett, David Henry, Darrell Herndon, Dr. John M. Snider, Doug Williams, Randy Wise and David Young.

  • COLUMN: Balanced Senate postal reform bill is best solution

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.
    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed S 1789.

  • King donates special session pay to Red Cross

    Since taking office last year, State Rep. Kim King (R-Mercer) has insisted that legislators should not be paid for budget-related special sessions.