Today's News

  • MAP tests provide teachers with individualized academic data

    Now more than ever individualized academic data on each student serviced by the Spencer County School District is at educator’s finger tips courtesy of the district’s new Measures of Academic Progress testing system. Spencer County Board of Education members agree that how the data is used is what is most important.

  • PHOTO: Farm Bureau award

    The Spencer County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.  In this photo, Scott Williams, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Bradley R. Smith, left, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during the Dec. 2 recognition and awards program.

  • COLUMN: African violets bloom indoors year round

    One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades, the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage. Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round. African violets are easier to grow than many think, if you create a favorable growing environment

  • COLUMN: Tips for your poinsettias

    Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.
    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • The Far Middle: Dec. 7
  • Seven graduate from Mid-Continent University

    Seven local students graduated from Mid-Continent University on Dec. 3.
    Those students, their cities of residence, degrees earned and any honors received are as follows:
    • Laura L. Andrade, Taylorsville, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude
    • Amy Quiroa, Fisherville, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude
    • Rana Raymond Kaissieh, Coxs Creek, Associate of Science, cum laude
    • Sharon B. Wyatt, Coxs Creek, Associate of Science
    • Cessna H. Brown IV, Coxs Creek, Bachelor of Science

  • Taylorsville Elementary GREATS for the first nine weeks

    The following Taylorsville Elementary School students were named TES GREATS for the first nine weeks. These students maintained model behavior for the entire 1st 9 weeks grading period.

  • Homeowners need to prep for winter

    The change in seasons should bring about more than just a change of wardrobe. It’s important to check out your appliances and home systems now in order to help prevent unnecessary repairs when you need those systems the most.

  • COLUMN: Will you see what God has prepared for you?

    “But it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
    As I look at this verse in the Bible, one thing is for sure, I am going to see what God has prepared for me. One question: are you going to see what God has prepared for you? Many times while speaking in churches and traveling in different states, I have heard many things said from people who claim to be Christian.
    Here are some:

  • COLUMN: Surprise attack

    Many will not realize it, but today is an important day. Many will pass this day without a thought, but somehow it always sticks with me.  Though it happened before I was born, Dec. 7, 1941 is a day that lives in my memory.