Today's Features


    If you’ve been outside over the past few weeks, you’ve no doubt heard the “sweet” sounds of cicadas. Although this is not a year for periodical cicadas (they come out every 13 or 17 years), what you’re hearing are the annual or “dog day” cicadas.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Kentucky Farm Service Agency Executive Director John W. McCauley  today announced that an additional 1,100 acres of agricultural land in Kentucky is eligible for funding for wildlife habitat restoration.


    The Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch summer camping program celebrated their 40th consecutive year serving boys and girls across Kentucky. The camp runs throughout June and July, serving both boys and girls, alternately throughout the camp season.

  • Like most Americans, I was very troubled when I heard about the senseless killing of the majestic lion by a dentist from Minnesota. Now don’t get me wrong, this is Kentucky, we hunt, it’s what we do. But somehow, going to a preserve and setting bait, etc, etc, just doesn’t seem very sporting. The country is outraged, and why not?

  • It is amazing what a difference a little shade can make on a hot day. I walk our dog just about every day, usually two or three times a day and lately that has been a hot, hot task. With the sun beating down and temperatures in the 90’s, I know it is uncomfortable for me, but poor Molly (our dog) has to do it in a black fur coat.

  • The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are navigating new terrain as openly homosexual Scoutmasters joined leadership ranks earlier this week. Former Secretary of Defense, now BSA President, Robert Gates blazed this trail in May when he urgently called for a revised policy. “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,” Gates said.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any financial aid resources you can recommend to baby boomers who are interested in going back to school? I’ve been thinking about taking some classes at a nearby college, and wanted to check into financial aid opportunities first.
    Looking For Aid

    Dear Looking,
    If you know where to look, there’s quite a bit of financial assistance out there that can help working baby boomers and retirees go back to school. Here are some steps to take that can help you find it.

  • Kindergarten registration is going on now for Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary schools. Parents and guardians should register now to receive teacher placement letters and supply lists, resource packets for you and your child and invitations to school activities this year.

    Parents should bring the following items to register:

    • Proof of residence, such as a current lease or utility bill — required

    • Proof of age, such as a state issued birth certificate — required

  • Campbellsville University honored 177 teachers from 66 school districts throughout Kentucky by awarding them the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award recently at the Ransdell Chapel on the CU campus. Three Spencer County teachers were recognized.

    The Excellence in Teaching Award recipients include the following with their superintendent listed first:


    Bellarmine University has named Taylorsville resident Cheyenne McKinley to the dean’s list for spring 2015. McKinley is a junior majoring in nursing, and previously attended Spencer County High School. Bellarmine’s dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.