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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Cal to the Knicks is circle talk

    Before shifting to Basketball Season III – spring recruit signings this week – and before coach carousel rumors, what-ifs and third-guesses carry us away – a few reflections on Seasons I and II.
    First, John Calipari leaving Kentucky any time soon is circle talk in Coach Carousel prime time.
    Circle Talk is whisper-in-an-ear, run-around gossip based on insufficient facts to support a conclusion. In sports blog parlance – “throw (something) against a wall and sees if it sticks.”

  • Collecting broodstock an important tool for fisheries

    The phone calls started in the late afternoon along with posts on fishing related web sites. Some anglers recently witnessed the Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources collecting smallmouth bass broodstock from Dale Hollow Lake and grew concerned something funny just occurred.

  • Bluegrass Speedway opens season Saturday

    Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell are set to present the 17th Annual Season Opener at the 1/2 mile high-banked Nelson County clay oval Saturday evening with a full racing program for all divisions.  
    The season opener on April 16 will feature the 44 Auto Mart Super Late Models in a 25-lap, $1,000-to-win feature event.  The UMP Modifieds will race for $500-to-win in a 20-lap feature event.

  • Local ‘stars’ to dance Friday night away

    What will Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons do to top her Beyonce performance at last year’s Dancing with the Stars event?

  • COLUMN: Researchers find key to plant disease resistance

    University of Kentucky plant pathologists recently discovered a metabolite that plays a critical role early on in the ability of plants, animals, humans and one-celled microorganisms to fend off a wide range of pathogens at the cellular level, which is known as systemic immunity. This mode of resistance has been known for more than 100 years, but the key events that stimulate that resistance have remained a mystery.

  • COLUMN: BEWARE: Overmulching can cause serious plant problems

    Every year I write about mulch, but no ones seems to care. Mounds of mulch still choke the trunks of trees everywhere you look this time of the year. Trees in landscapes look like telephone poles sticking out of soon to be crusted over black mulch.
    How’s that for a foreboding tale?
    Here’s the message, too much mulch is a bad thing. I know, some people have been liberated, but we still have more work to do.
    The bottom line: 2 inches of coarse mulch that is not piled around the trunk of the tree or shrub is the desired goal.

  • Spencer students place at livestock contest

  • The Far Middle: April 13
  • Taylorsville Elementary third nine weeks honor roll

    Taylorsville Elementary School recently released its third nine weeks honor roll. Students are listted by class:
    Principal’s Honor Roll
    All “A”:
    Ms. Buynak: Madison Goodlett, Caden Little, Allie Roberts and Hunter Wethington.
    Ms. Catlett: Evan Barker, McKenzie Bell, Pandora Booth, Madison Crisp, Aaliyah Ebertshauser, Joshua Hall and Ashlyn Propheter.
    Ms Tanner: Hunter Chesser, Dylan Jarrell, Joshua Richards, Abigail Shouse, Aja Shufeldt and Hayleigh Whittington.

  • Gettinger named to Berea College dean’s list

    Taylorsville resident Anna Gettinger was named to the Fall 2010 dean’s list at Berea College.
    A student is named to the dean’s list who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.
    Berea is a non-denominational, liberal arts college that offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 28 fields of study and Bachelor of Science degrees in agriculture and natural resources, business administration, technology and industrial arts, and nursing.