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Today's Features

  • Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads. It likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Maverick Devine, son of Rick and Connie Devine, has been awarded several scholarships to Bellarmine University.

    Devine has already registered for the computer engineering program and will begin classes in the fall semester.
    He is a senior at Spencer County High School.
    Devine played freshman basketball and baseball, junior varsity baseball, was on the tennis team his junior year, and was a member of the soccer team for four years. He joined the cheerleaders his senior year and will join the Knight’s cheerleading squad.

  • Deborah Lea Miller of Spencer County was named to the dean’s list at Bluegrass Community & Technical College for the 2011 spring semester.
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Amy Quiroa of Taylorsville was recently named to the president’s list in Mid-Continent University’s Advantage program.
    To achieve president’s list status, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale term.

  • Tamela D. Cleland and Franzine Marie Thompson of Taylorsville recently earned Associate of Science degrees from Mid-Continent University.
    Cleland graduated summa cum laude, and Thompson graduated cum laude.
    Commencement ceremonies were May 14 in Mayfield.

  • Campbellsville University presented its 25th anniversary Excellence in Teaching Awards Saturday to 150 teachers from 55 Kentucky school districts. Making the presentation were Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, far left, dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Frank Cheatham, far right, vice president for academic affairs. Those receiving the awards from the Spencer County School System were from, left, Darrell White, Spencer County Middle School assistant principal; and award winners Janet Helms, Spencer County High School, and Shelby Steege, Spencer County Middle School.

  • Whitney Brown of Taylorsville earned bachelor’s degrees in English and dramatic arts from Centre College on May 22.
    Brown graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society.
    She also received the drama production Award.
    Brown is a daughter of Arnold and Melissa Brown of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • The Spencer County High School class of 2011 was the first to complete senior projects, a requirement for graduation this year. In the photos, seniors complete their exit interviews, which concluded the project.

  • Usually we associate hard work with sweat on the brow and perhaps aching muscles, and there is certainly a lot of that kind of work to be done.  There are houses to be built, crops to be planted and harvested, there are roads to be repaired, cars to be built, yards to be mowed, you know what I mean.