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Today's News

  • Spotlight on adoption in Kentucky

    November is National Adoption Month, and though the monthlong observance is an important conversation starter, it can’t fully convey the ongoing and unmet needs of children searching for their forever homes. During this season of giving and gratitude, the truth is that more than 7,000 kids in Kentucky will spend the holidays in the care of someone other than their family of origin.

  • Southern Baptists could exclude churches who hire homosexuals

    Southern Baptists have long opposed same-sex marriage and ordaining gay ministers, arguing that the Bible unequivocally rejects homosexuality as sinful and perverted.

    The Louisville-based Kentucky Baptist Convention hasn’t left that position to interpretation. The powerful Southern Baptist group, which has 2,400 churches and 750,000 members across the state, has ousted congregations that bless gay unions and welcome people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender as pastors and missionaries.

  • Choosing between live or fresh cut trees

    So which type of tree reflects your holiday style?  Do you get a fresh cut, artificial, or balled and burlapped tree?  Or do you just go out-of-town and let someone else do the decorating?  All are certainly acceptable, but there are different rules that apply to each. Obviously, the artificial ilk has few restrictions, but there are some things to remember if you get a fresh cut or balled and burlapped tree for planting after the holidays.  

  • KDA sponsoring poster and essay contest

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to show in words and pictures how food gets “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) annual Poster and Essay Contest.

  • Drivers urged to be aware during deer season

    Deer season is upon us and that means Kentucky drivers must be particularly aware of their surroundings while traveling along Kentucky’s streets and highways. As an avid outdoorsman, I know how critical it is to pay attention to deer crossing the road during this time of year.

  • Movember - Wear your moustache in solidarity and style!

     

  • Spencer County schools consider revamping grading system

     

  • TES Red Ribbon Week winners

     

    The Red Ribbon Week winners at Taylorsville Elementary School were announced recently. ABOVE: Caleb Ashby, Kindergarten; Yasmin Carcia Chavez, 1st grade; Ella Mattingly, 2nd grade; Aiden Trammell, 3rd grade; Addison Parrish, 4th grade, and Briana McCauley, 5th grade. This photo was taken by student photographer Claire Ballard.

  • Lady Bears: “This is our year”

     

    Their faces are familiar. So too, are the uniform numbers. After all, some of these girls have been suiting up for the Lady Bears basketball varsity team since they were in middle school. But they’re grown up now, with years of experience under their belt and a taste of success after last year’s 19-12 season.

    It’s no surprise then that as they begin the 2017-18 season, there’s a feeling that “this is our year.”

  • U-7 Stallions finish third in national tournament

     

    The Spencer County Stallions U-7 team competed at the 2017 Battle in Rocky Top, a national tournament that drew over 300 teams from more than 20 states to Knoxville, Tennessee earlier this month.

    The Stallions bested a team from Milford, Ohio in their first game, then advanced to the second round, where they topped a team from Athens, TN. That put them in the semi-finals where they fell to a squad from West Virginia. Still their performance was good enough for a third place finish nationally, according to their coach, Michael Payne.