http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en River on the Rise http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/river-rise <img src="http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/sites/www.spencercountyjournal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flooding-rockyside_park.jpg" alt="The swollen Ohio River had already covered the road through Rockyside Park in Rockport and reached the bluffs early this week. Though expected to continue to rise with the rains, the crest had a long way to go before reaching the high-water mark from 1937, which saw the river rise about halfway up the cliff face." title="The swollen Ohio River had already covered the road through Rockyside Park in Rockport and reached the bluffs early this week. Though expected to continue to rise with the rains, the crest had a long way to go before reaching the high-water mark from 1937, which saw the river rise about halfway up the cliff face." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Court rules against Ward in execution challenge http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/court-rules-against-ward-execution-challenge <p> High horsepower champion http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/high-horsepower-champion <img src="http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/sites/www.spencercountyjournal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/masterson_tractor_pull_win.jpg" alt="Spencer County’s Don Masterson receives congratulations for a job well done from Mike Sarver of Richland and Jim Kost of Grandview after his Grand Champion finish in the 10,200-pound Pro Stock competition at the National Farm Machinery Show Championship Tractor Pull in Freedom Hall in Louisville on Saturday. This was the 50th anniversary of the event. Masterson has been a regular contender there since 1977." title="Spencer County’s Don Masterson receives congratulations for a job well done from Mike Sarver of Richland and Jim Kost of Grandview after his Grand Champion finish in the 10,200-pound Pro Stock competition at the National Farm Machinery Show Championship Tractor Pull in Freedom Hall in Louisville on Saturday. This was the 50th anniversary of the event. Masterson has been a regular contender there since 1977." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> What lies beneath: Santa Claus reviews aging sewer infrastructure http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/what-lies-beneath-santa-claus-reviews-aging-sewer-infrastructure <p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> reporter@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Richland leaders seek zoning that will promote home ownership http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/richland-leaders-seek-zoning-will-promote-home-ownership <p> By ZANE CLODFELTER</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> sports@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Grandview board wants community to be prepared when disasters strike http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/grandview-board-wants-community-be-prepared-when-disasters-strike <p> By ZANE CLODFELTER</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> sports@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Rockport bicentennial plans take shape http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/rockport-bicentennial-plans-take-shape <p> By HEATHER POWELL</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> news@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> ROCKPORT: Demolition plans for abandoned house reach bid stage http://www.spencercountyjournal.com/content/rockport-demolition-plans-abandoned-house-reach-bid-stage <p> By HEATHER POWELL</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> news@spencercountyjournal.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>