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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Carpenter bees keeping busy

    The carpenter bees are doing a number on our house. We perfectly fit the profile of a desirable place to lay your eggs for this rather docile bee, and they are busy around the frame of the garage as I write.
    But, I do have a plan. Carpenter bees are essentially harmless. The male, who hovers about, has no stinger. The female tunnels and lays her eggs; when she does come out, you would have to handle her for her to sting.

  • COLUMN: Best management practices for horse farm biosystems

    Although horse farm owners by nature are jacks of all trade, they can easily overlook the importance of developing appropriate plans for environmental systems. Heavy rains throughout April and at the beginning of May provide a striking visual aide:
    There is no better time to see how heavy rain and run-off can erode fields and paths, which makes spring the perfect time to take the necessary steps to prevent further soil loss, erosion, loss of forage, damage to pasture, and contamination of waterways.

  • The Far Middle: May 18
  • Women’s empowerment course to benefit project graduation

    The Spencer County High School 2011 Project Graduation committee is hosting a Women’s Empowerment Course fundraiser Saturday from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
    The course, entitled “Invest in Yourself,” will teach students how to de-escalate a bad situation. Gracie Jiu Jitsu of Kentucky’s chief instructor, Scott Smith, will be conducting the self defense course.
    The course will be at Spencer County High School for ages 13 and older.
    Participants should wear a t-shirt, sweats and shorts.

  • TES third-nine-weeks GREATS

    Pictured are the Taylorsville Elementary School GREATS for the third nine weeks. Each student maintained exemplary behavior for the 3rd 9 weeks grading period.

  • SCES academic accolades
  • COLUMN: God’s grace: I don’t deserve it, but he still offers it

    I have grandchildren now; an amazing thought to me, how could I be that old?  And I know from experience that you can love someone long before you meet them.  I loved my grandchildren before they were born.  I also know that you can love someone before they are worthy of love.  Let’s face it, a newborn baby cannot do anything deserving of love, unless dirty diapers and crying count.  And yet our tender affection for these littlest people is real.

  • COLUMN: How real is Jesus to you?

    Today I want us to take a look at ourselves and see how real we think Jesus is to us. Are we willing to do what he leads us to do? If we have accepted Jesus as our savior we belong to the family of Jesus Christ.

  • EDITORIAL: Open the doors on city government

    The people of Taylorsville need to demand more openness from their mayor and city commissioners. It sometimes seems as if they have forgotten they are elected officials – not appointed or hired by a private entity.
    For weeks, the commission has been deliberating issues like water and sewer rates, city worker pay, solicitation ordinances, emergency response efforts and more. Those are important issues about which the public should be demanding to know more.
    But the meetings are sparsely attended, and it’s time to look at why.

  • School board approves next year’s staffing plan

    Fluctuating student populations at three of the district’s five schools will cause two certified staff positions to be eliminated and one certified staff position to be created for the 2011-2012 school year.