Today's News

  • TES students of the month


    TES November students of the month are from left to right: Abigail Limpp, Katelyn Rawlings, Avery Pooler, Cade Taylor, Ava Dziak, Ava Raque.

  • TES honors student leaders


    Taylorsville Elementary School recently recognized students for completing their leadership positions. From left to right are: Wyatt Lockard, Riley-Lynn Bennett, Reese Probus, Heather Brown, Asher Frame, Carman Cole, Kylie Hancock and Rodney Sidebottom.

  • Lady beetles on the move

    Some years are worse than others: I remember years when it was like a siege of lady beetles, other years a few popped up here or there.   Usually they sneak their way into our homes as a noticeable chill settles in.  On sunny days they cling to the screen door on the south side of where I write, but I need not worry about them as they sun themselves.  The ones that make it inside, however, meet my vacuum cleaner.

  • Surplus meals will go to hungry Kentuckians

    Thousands of surplus meal kits originally purchased for disaster victims will go to hungry Kentuckians thanks to a team effort of federal and state employees.

    Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland in Elizabethtown and God’s Pantry Food Bank in Lexington will receive a total of 314,496 meal kits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at a cost to the food banks of $65,000, a fraction of the original $1.88 million cost.

  • Famed Bardstown amphitheater shut down

    The often busy J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater is now vacant and dark. It’s a sight that is heartbreaking for Johnny Warren, managing artistic director for “The Stephen Foster Story,” who was present early Thursday morning when the state cut the power to one of Bardstown’s most important attractions.

    The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet issued a press release on the amphitheater’s closure Thursday afternoon, citing electrical and structural issues.

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 27, 2017

    Habitat for Humanity looking to match $5,000 grant

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will conduct a fundraiser effort which will run from now through January 31, 2018. The goal is to raise in excess of $5,000.

    “A local donor who wishes to remain anonymous, has generously pledged a matching contribution of up to $5,000 toward the funds that we can raise during this period,” said Habitat member Steve Hesselbrock.

  • Kentucky drivers urged to use caution over the holiday season

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reminding motorists to be responsible behind the wheel as the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign continues through Jan. 1, 2018.

    “While the holiday season is a special time to visit with friends and family, many of these celebrations include alcohol,” said KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter. “Drunken driving-related crashes are 100-percent preventable.  It just makes sense to plan for a designated driver before the party begins.”

  • Statue in state capitol will be first to honor a woman

    Move over Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and other guy statues in the Kentucky Capitol. A life-size statue of a woman is on the way in 2018.

    Her name is Nettie Depp of Barren County, a pioneer in Kentucky education in the early 1900s.

    The bronze statue of Nettie Bayless Courts Depp is now being developed in the Lexington studio of artist Amanda Matthews, a great-great niece of the educator and the one who came up with the idea of a Nettie Depp statue in the Capitol.

  • The new year brings new opportunities

    As we wrap up Christmas and 2017 comes to a close, it is important to look back on all the significant accomplishments Kentucky has experienced this past year.

    It has been a record-breaking year for business investments thanks to pro-growth legislation passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Kentucky has seen more than $8.5 billion invested in our economy and in our people. More than 14,900 new well-paid, full-time jobs have been created just since January.

  • We survived our darkest hour

    My wife and I have reached that place in our lives where Christmas afternoons are quiet. Our children are married, which means they have other places to go. So after gifts are unwrapped, batteries are inserted into grandchildren’s toys, and those same toys are stepped on, lost and then found again - they pack up and move on to another home to repeat the chaos, leaving us with an free afternoon and evening.