Today's News

  • Agriculture - Kissing bugs are in the state, can bring illness

    The kissing bug may sound like a virus that plagues the protagonist of a romantic comedy, but in fact, these insects are real, and one species does occur in Kentucky. These blood-feeding insects have received a lot of media attention due to the potential health effects of their bites in the southwestern United States. University of Kentucky extension entomologist Lee Townsend recently discussed what Kentuckians need to know about the insect.

  • Agriculture - Potted plants for Valentines

    Cut flowers are undoubtedly the most popular manifestation of showing your love for someone on Valentine’s Day, but potted flowering plants can do the trick, too.  Perhaps the potted bloom has the potential to remind your lover that the sentiment lasts all year…but what does it mean if you can’t get it to bloom again?  Is your love doomed? Of course not, but here are some tips just in case.

  • Agriculture - State Ag department trying to fight hunger

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has come forward with legislation to help businesses and individuals who wish to donate food to organizations that serve hungry Kentuckians.

    “These measures would provide incentives and protections for those who want to join the fight against hunger in Kentucky,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “This is due to the work of the Hunger Task Force, which met for the first time last spring. This is just the beginning of our efforts to reduce food insecurity in the Commonwealth.”

  • Education - The Governor’s Scholars Program


  • Education - TES students of the month


    TES December GREAT students of the month: Jayden Patton, Jayden Hagan, Jacob Swartz, Maggie Whitehouse, Bella Milburn, and Alexis Helton.

  • Education - Taylorsville Elementary Spelling Bee


    Taylorsville Elementary School recently held their Spelling Bee. Spelling Bee contestants and winners were: Zaylie Jones, Malachi Temple, Caden Cole (1st place), AJ Peterman, Kameron Edge (Runner Up), Kyle P., Morgan Owens, and Annie Jo Goodlett.

  • Education - SCES Spelling Bee Winner


    The SCES Spelling Bee winner for the 2016-2017 school year is Keegan Daniels.  He is a fourth grade student from Ms. Barnett’s homeroom.

  • Girls take down Collins 52-41


  • Bears defeat two region opponents, improve to 16-7


    The Spencer County Bears had little trouble with two 8th region opponents last week as they continued their solid play.
    They opened the week on Tuesday night with a 67-50 victory over visiting Carroll County, that was not as close as the score would indicate.

    The Bears jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after Bryson Cannon knocked down a three pointer and they extended that to 16-3 after Jacob Coke followed up a trey of his own with another basket. As the quarter ended, the boys held a commanding 22-11 lead.

  • State youth wrestling champs


    The Spencer County Youth Wrestling Association traveled to Broadbent Arena in Louisville Sunday for the Kentucky State Wrestling Championship.

    Though all the kids performed well, three young people made it to championship matches.

    Kennan Carnes and Colton Kessinger, both fighting through the respective weight classes, came away with silver medals and were state runners-up.