Today's News

  • Pet costumes can be fun if done safely

    As the Halloween season approaches, learn how to dress your pet for trick or treating success, and think about what activities are best for your pet.

  • Candy buyback

    Dr. James “Randy” Ransdell is hosting his third annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back at his dentist office in Elk Creek on Friday, Nov. 4.

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 7

    “I can’t believe it!” I told Chloe as we walked to work. “The Barkstreet Band wants me to be their drummer,” I said, walking on clouds since their lead singer, Bark, asked the night before.

  • Public record: District court July 2011, indictments

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Amrstrong July 1, 2011, in Spencer District Court:

    Chase T. Downs (1993), failure to wear seatbelt, guilty, $25 fine; reckless driving, guilty, state traffic school and $143 court costs.

    David S. Figg (1987), failure to wear seatbelt, guilty, $25 fine.

    Antonio Gomez (1972), no operators/moped license, guilty, $50 fine and $143 court costs; violation of part 391 of federal safety regulations-qualification of drivers, $20 fine.

  • Local log house haunted?

    Some people claim they’ve seen ghosts or heard unexplainable “bumps” in the night.

  • PHOTO: Local man gets 900-pound elk

    Spencer County resident Ernest Fulkerson killed this 6-by-6 bull elk with the help of his son, Kevin. Ernest killed the elk, estimated at 900 pounds, in Perry County. It had a 40-inch spread and a score of 300.

  • COLUMN: Some thoughts about Tim Tebow – the player and the man

    A couple of years ago, my son and I were in Commonwealth Stadium watching UK’s annual beatdown at the hands of the Florida Gators. The Cats were getting demolished, but unlike many other lopsided football losses in Lexington, most of the blue-clad faithful kept their seats.
    That is until the Gator quarterback took what might have been the most punishing hit of his college career. Number 15 went down hard, and in so doing, the back of his head hit the knee of a teammate, knocking him unconscious.

  • Running backs in the Bluegrass

    With due respect to the national landscape and its Heisman candidates, a genuflect this week please, for running backs in Kentucky.
    In Bowling Green, Western Kentucky’s Bobby Rainey is a national running back of the week after a three-touchdown and 206-rushing-yards showing at Hilltopper homecoming last week. He had 99 yards in the fourth quarter pacing Western to a home win for the first time since Mr. Obama was a senator.

  • Bears fall to Mustangs

    The North Oldham Mustangs used a powerful running attack to blow open a close game in the second half, sending the Spencer County Bears to a 42-13 defeat on the road Friday night.

  • Know the tax system and don’t get caught up with a third party tax purchaser

    Kentucky law allows an individual or a company, called “a third party tax purchaser” to pay a homeowner’s delinquent taxes and in exchange they get the right to hold the debt, plus 12 percent interest, plus administrative fees, plus attorney’s fees for up to 11 years as a first lien on a home. And, if the amounts due are not paid, the third party tax purchaser can foreclose on the home.