Today's News

  • Childrens’ posture damaged by electronic devices

    Children are potentially causing harm to their necks and backs playing on smartphones, tablets and other smart devices for long periods of time.

    Societal changes mean children are staying indoors more, due to parents being protective, which leads to more technology use. Instead of playing in the neighborhood, children are more attached to electronic devices.

  • Standing our ground

    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?

  • Shade on a sunny day

    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.

  • Public Record - Week of August 5

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on June 5, 2015 in Spencer District Court:

    Joseph Landon Bartley, (1995), no approved fire extiguisher (on a boat), guilty, $203 court costs and fines.

    Christopher D. Morrow, (1989), non approved/insufficient number/no personal float, guilty, $203 court costs and fines.

    Frances L. Brink, (1958), parent/custodian send child to school, first and second offense, guilty, $243 court costs and fines.

  • Morality free world will test ministers

    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.

  • Browning wins Gold at World Summer Games


    Taylorsville Special Olympics bowler Amanda Browning became the first Kentucky athlete competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games to grab a medal when she and her Special Olympics USA team claimed Gold in their division of the team bowling event at Luck Strike Lanes in Los Angeles.

  • Fishing high waters


    Anglers become conditioned to expect high water on lakes in spring and stable conditions in summer before the fall drawdowns to winter pool.

    After an unusually wet spring, this summer has been anything but predictable in Kentucky. High and falling water have added a degree of difficulty at a time when fishing can be challenging under normal conditions.

  • Lotto sales hit record, but proceeds disappoint

    There appeared to be more good news than bad Thursday, as the Kentucky Lottery Corp. announced that sales for the recently ended fiscal year 2014-15 broke a record but, on the down side, that the return to the state treasury was less than budgeted.

    At a lottery corporation board meeting Thursday at lottery headquarters in Louisville, the directors were told that sales for the year ending June 30 were $899.1 million — breaking the old mark set the previous fiscal year of $858.8 million.

  • Education - Schools focused on 21st Century skills


    As we eagerly prepare for the first week of school after a refreshing summer break, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to Spencer County Schools. We are once again anticipating an outstanding year of educational experiences as the focus has been narrowed to creating an environment that will address various 21st Century Skills to enhance College and/or Career Readiness.

  • Education - Building for the future at TES


    On behalf of the staff of Taylorsville Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year! We are looking forward to building a productive partnership with you to ensure our students can achieve their highest potential.