Today's Features

  • Although the five members of the Spencer County Board of Education oversee a $21 million dollar budget and make decisions about multimillion-dollar building projects, more importantly they also make certain the individual child in Spencer County gets what he or she needs to successfully learn in school and beyond. All of this is completed in spite of shrinking state and federal dollars for education and tough economic times locally.

  • Spencer County resident Grant Brown was recently recognized for outstanding academic performance at Trinity High  School’s annual Shamrock Awards Luncheon. The luncheon was held at the Galt House Grand Ballroom in Louisville, Ky.

  • Sarah Ann Louise Greenwell, of Taylorsville, was named to the Jefferson Community and Technical College Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester. Greenwell is a 2011 graduate of Hillview Academy and says she wouldn’t be where she is scholastically or in life without Hillview.

  • Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham recently announced the academic honors list for the fall 2011 semester.
    Bradley Scott Travis, a senior from Taylorsville, was named to the president’s list.
    Kayla Nicole Hood, a junior from Taylorsville, was named to the university’s dean’s list.

  • Two students from Spencer County were among the 1,760 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Dec. 17 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion, Ind.
    Graduating were:
    Lori McFadden, of Sarah ElizabethWay in Taylorsville, with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and
    Michelle Whitaker, of Village Drive in Taylorsville, with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

  • The following Spencer County residents were named to the dean’s list at Owensboro Community and Technical College for the fall 2011 semester:

    Cynthia G. Cameron
    Beth Ann Ficker
    Crystal Mae Frank
    Casey Leigh Miller
    Kelli L. Owens
    Nicole Breanne Rogier
    Adam David Werkmeister-Meeker
    Michele Rene Winstead

  • The other day we took our grandkids to one of those kid-friendly places where they have games and all kinds of stuff for kids to do. Anyway, on the way there we took a picture of them and they were sitting in the back seat smiling and laughing, you could see the anticipation on their faces. Then we took an “after” picture, and they were totally zonked, asleep with the sleep of absolute exhaustion.

  • Jim Miller is the creator of Savvy Senior, a weekly question-and-answer information column for older Americans. Savvy Senior was created as a means to channel useful information and valuable resources that is fun to read and easy to understand. Every week, Savvy Senior addresses a different issue chosen from the wide variety of topics relevant to senior living in the 21st Century.

    Dear Savvy Senior,

  • In 1979, humorist Sam Levenson, wrote: “The gods gave man fire so he put it out with water. They gave him love so he put it out with marriage.”
    Whether or not that is true, there is something that makes this statement ring “true” in many of the marriages I work with, and have been working with, for the past 40-plus years.
    The institution of marriage by itself is obviously not responsible for people falling out of love. How is it that so many couples struggle to sustain love in their marriage after the romance of the courtship begins to fade?