Today's Features

  • When Spencer County High School teacher Rachel Dunaway asked then-senior Brandi Bleemel to paint a few scenes on some ceiling tiles in her classroom, she knew Bleemel was talented. But how much talent Bleemel possessed surprised even her teacher.

  • If you have a garden chances are you appreciate nature in all its glory.  But, sometimes nature gets in the way of our desires to cultivate.  Deer browsing, rabbit munching, squirrel digging, bird pecking, mole trenching and resident vole feasting have all come up in the last two weeks.  While I have no silver bullet for any of these problems I do have some practical approaches to offset the shared use of our gardens.  

  • Spectacular blooms and diverse types and varieties make roses a favorite of many Kentucky gardeners.  However, warm, humid growing conditions create an ideal environment for serious problems each year with black spot and powdery mildew.
    Gardeners can nip these fungal diseases in the bud by planting resistant or tolerant varieties and creating an unfavorable environment for disease development. It may be necessary to use fungicides throughout the summer, especially on susceptible varieties.

  • When I grew up on our family farm in Breckenridge County, I stayed with my grandparents a lot. My grandmother had a lot of old sayings. One was when someone was real good at doing something; she would say he or she “cut their teeth on that.” After I received Jesus Christ as my savior and started reading the Bible, I realized that the book of Acts was the most challenging book in the Bible for me and so my grandmother would say “I cut my teeth” on the book of Acts because I read it many, many times.

  • Life is full of little errands and moments and in-between times that we often hurry past.  Yet it is those very moments, those quick drive-by incidents, that can add so much to our lives.  But we get so busy focusing on the big moments that we forget that those little moments can make such a big difference.
    Maybe just a wave and a smile to someone you pass on the street can brighten an otherwise dreary day.  Or maybe in the checkout line the lady in front of you wrangling three kids and a grocery cart could use a smile and a helping hand.

  • Conard named to dean’s list at EKU
    Ryan Steven Conard of Taylorsville, a sophomore studying biology/pre-medical science, was named to the dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University for the spring 2012 semester.
    To achieve dean’s list honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

  • Graduates of McKendree University’s Louisville and Radcliff campuses received their diplomas at commencement exercises on June 9 at the Highview Baptist Church East Campus.
    Heather N. Smith, of Taylorsville, earned a Bachelor of Science of Nursing.

  • Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors list for the spring 2012 semester.

  • Several local students are among those recently accepting merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Recipients of those scholarships include:
    · Claire Johnson, Taylorsville, Spencer County High School, Dr. Rodney Gross Minority Scholarship
    · Rachel Keys, Taylorsville, Spencer County High School, Presidential Scholarship
    · Amanda Kute, Taylorsville, Bullitt East High School, Presidential Scholarship
    · Corey Williams, Taylorsville, transfer student, Maroon Scholarship