Today's News

  • COLUMN: Planting time is almost here, so start some indoors while you wait

    I am plotting and planning and placing order for onion sets and seed potatoes and summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm . . . I can barely stand the wait. I have two trays of seedlings that I started about two weeks ago and have begun another round of kale, broccoli and Brussels sprouts in three more trays.

  • Dance team places 2nd at state competition


  • With 5-star rating, Signature Healthcare stays committed to community

    During a time when attorneys based out of state are running full-page newspaper advertisements across Kentucky and elsewhere to influence public opinion about local nursing homes, Signature Healthcare of Spencer County is reminding citizens of its commitment to the community.
    Signature Healthcare has not been immune to these ads — despite the fact that the building has a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to a news release.

  • Wade settles suit against CUB

    The former CEO of Citizen Union Bank has settled his lawsuit against the bank.
    CUB and Billie Wade, who served as president and CEO from 1991 until March 2010, have settled a wrongful termination and defamation suit Wade filed in July 2010.
    A mediator’s report, submitted to Shelby Circuit Court on Feb. 13, contained no details of the settlement, saying merely that, “all claims among the parties have been settled.”

  • BBB fake emails continue to pile up

    Businesses and consumers across the country have been hit by an on-going email scam that appears to be from the Better Business Bureau. The fake emails started in November, and have changed forms a number of times. Most of them include a virus — if the recipient clicks on a link.
    BBB Louisville was alerted by an Accredited Business Friday about the latest version, which accused the business of illegal activities. The following is the scam email:

    From: Better Business Bureau

    Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 7:08 AM

  • Senior week in college sports

    Basketball fans in Kentucky, did you notice time hurry off your clock?
    Did it rush across the map like a big wind or gale force of worn-out cliches from Dick Vitale’s mouth?
    Tickets and travel times and tip times. Clips of 10 seconds, 35 seconds, endless coach-then-television time-outs, referee reviews, 20 minute halves, 40 minutes of Kidd-Gilchrist, 40 more of Isaiah Canaan, then whoooosh – Senior Week.

  • COLUMN: People or paperwork?

    Over the last few weeks I have been interacting with insurance agencies, banks, doctors and assorted other organizations on behalf of my mother.  The headaches and mindless policies can drive you crazy!  And then there are those who forget that each policy number or account number represents a living breathing person! By the way, all of this stuff happened in a state that will remain nameless, although orange and volunteer may give you a hint!

  • A rainbow of possibilities: Rainbow-styled cakes are a fun, colorful alternative to boring desserts

    Rainbow styled cakes are a fun current trend in cake decorating. The rainbow can either be colors in the cake layers or batter, or some kind of rainbow in the frosting. I saw a rainbow cake for the first time about two years ago. A college classmate posted a photo on Facebook of a cake she and her son made with plain white frosting and colored layers. It looked so amazing! A few months later, Family Fun magazine featured a cupcake that had a rainbow layered into the batter.

  • Only bad people do bad things, right? Wrong. Doubly wrong.

    The name “Hitler” can strike fear, painful memories, even hatred especially with those of us who lived during that period when this man was doing all of the well-known, documented horrible deeds to humanity, especially the Jews, during his reign of terror masterminding at least 6,000,000 of them.

  • COLUMN: Fake pot could create real problems

    Who knew something considered fake could pose such a real threat in Spencer and surrounding counties?
    Admittedly, I know very little about synthetic cannabinoids/synthetic marijuana/fake pot/whatever you want to call it.
    Many of you know my professional background — I spent three years, 2008-2011, as news editor at The Anderson News in neighboring Anderson County. Because of my history there and because of my current residence there, I made it a point to follow the “fake pot” saga when the fiscal court there passed its ordinance last month.