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Today's News

  • COLUMN: What’s that smell? Yes, it’s skunk season

    I suppose every day is potentially skunk season, but right about now things start to heat up.
    Mating season is upon us so skunks are on the move a bit more than usual. I have been reminded as such by a faint funk in the garage every morning this past week. I learned a serious lesson several years back when the dog got a direct shot to the face and we had a lingering stench that was otherworldly.

  • COLUMN: UK College of Ag embraces social media

    Getting a message out to the masses has never been so convenient, and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is no stranger to engaging multi-generational, diverse audiences. It was a natural progression for the college to develop a strong social media presence.

  • USDA releases 2011 crop summary information for country, Kentucky

    U.S. HIGHLIGHTS

    U.S. corn for grain production was estimated at 12.4 billion bushels, up slightly from the Nov. 1 forecast but 1 percent below 2010. The average yield was estimated at 147.2 bushels per acre. This was up 0.5 bushel from the Nov. forecast but 5.6 bushels below the 2010 average yield of 152.8 bushels.

  • Ashley makes MSU dean’s list

    Aaron Ashley of Taylorsville was named to the Morehead State University dean’s list for the 2011 fall semester.
    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

  • Stewart graduates from Morehead

    Amanda Stewart of Taylorsville graduated from Morehead State University with a Master of Arts teaching degree during the 2011 fall commencement ceremony.
    MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, educational institution.

  • Two named to St. Catharine dean’s list

    St. Catharine College recently announced the list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the fall 2011 semester. The dean’s list includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 - 3.999. The following students were recognized for their academic acheivement:
    Zachery Straton II of Fisherville
    Tiffany Miles of Taylorsville

  • The Far Middle: Feb. 1
  • PHOTO: SCHS National Honor Society inducts 23 new members

    On Friday, Jan. 13, the Spencer County Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 23 new members. The ceremony was led by NHS President Corey Thomas and sponsor Mary Baldock.

    This club is comprised of students that exhibit high scholarship, leadership, character and community service. The ceremony included new members lighting candles from the torch representing the area most significant to their lives and taking a pledge to uphold the high purposes of the club, being loyal to their school and maintaining high standards in their lives.

  • TES honor roll

    Principal’s Honor Roll
    All A’s
    2nd 9 Weeks

    Ms. Buynak
    Andrew Basham, Cassidy Goss, Emily Hamon, Cody Humphrey, Colton Kessinger.
    Ms. Catlett
    Madison Grubb, Lucas Hornback, Sierra Knapper, Colton Todd, Jamie Wheatley.
    Ms. Tanner
    Nicholas Gray, Sammy Hall, Jacob Shular
    Ms. Hodgens
    Jacob Armstrong, Rosa Corona, Dylan Jarrell, Caden Little, Destiny McDonald, Kaylee Waldridge.
    Mr. Seabolt

  • COLUMN: Don’t be a ‘Doubting Thomas’

    When I grew up, many times I would hear someone tell something and someone else would respond, “That doesn’t sound right,” and they would call the person “Doubting Thomas.”
    I grew up with “Doubting Thomas,” not knowing it came from the Bible. I believe a lot of people who would use this saying did not know it came from the Bible either.
    In John 14, Jesus told his disciples that he was going away to prepare a place for them and where he was there they could be, also.