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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Bennett selected for WKU honors band

    Madolyn Bennett qualified for the WKU 32nd Annual Festival of Band Music. She was chosen to perform in the Honors Band under the direction of Col. Larry H. Lang, commander, the United States Air Force Band. The Festival was held at the WKU campus in January. Maddie has since been invited to return to WKU for the Flute Society of Kentucky Festival in January 2014.

  • Moorman named to UC dean’s list

    In recognition of their academic performance, the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs has announced the students that have been named to the University of the Cumberlands dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester.
    The spring 2013 honoree from Taylorsville is Marissa Moorman.
    To be eligible students must have achieved a grade of “A” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.5.

  • Three earn academic honors at CU

    Campbellsville University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham recently announced the academic honors list for the spring 2013 semester.
    Jonathan Craig Edwards, a senior, of Mount Eden, was named to the president’s academic honors list.
    Jessica Elise Carver, a sophomore, and Courtney Danielle Cox, a sophomore, both of Taylorsville, were named to the dean’s academic honors list.

  • PHOTOS: Kindergarten class takes walking trip around town

    DeVona Hickerson’s kindergarten class took a community walking trip before the end of the school year. The class visited the Taylorsville Fire Department, the Taylorsville Police Department, the Tea Cup and the Spencer County Public Library. ‘We noticed other important businesses and government agencies in town while walking,’ Hickerson said. ‘We had a great trip. I want to thank each entity for taking time to share with TES students how important your jobs are in the community.’

  • Shopping the local farmers market can equal increased health benefits

    Anna Lee Stokley wears a T-shirt that reads “The Bread Lady.” George Deutsch pulls whole, packaged chickens out of his cooler to advertise to customers. But they’re just two examples of how Spencer County is disproving the popular assumption that farmers markets are only for a small range of fruit and vegetable sales.

  • Former UK star, current Houston Rockets Terrence Jones meets and greets with local kids, families
  • Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse, sodomy, incest

    A Taylorsville man avoided a trial by jury by entering a guilty plea on Friday to charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest.
    A trial had seemed likely in the case, but Robert Anthony Divine, 34, entered into a plea agreement in Spencer Circuit Court.
    With all of those charges, the victim was under 12 years old, according to court records.

  • Meeting reveals new extension building still needs work

    Construction of the new county extension office is still not complete approximately two years after groundbreaking. Plans are now in the works to install dividers into the large meeting room to create smaller, individual meeting spaces for separate groups.
    A divided meeting room was in the original construction plans, but the ceiling was supposed to be able to support suspended walls that would separate the room. When the building was constructed, however, that structural support did not exist. Now, construction is set to begin to remedy the situation.

  • Louisville is Secretariat; Haskins and Hall underrated?

    When year-end time comes to chronicle the Kentucky Story in Sports 2013, the suspense will be like Secretariat in the Belmont Stakes 40 years ago. June 9, 1973, Secretariat by 31 lengths.
    Story in Sports 2013 - University of Louisville athletics by 31 lengths.
    In the latest chapter of 2012-13, the baseball Cardinals (51-12) are off to Omaha, Neb., this week for the college World Series.

  • COLUMN: Without photographers, reporters will pick up the ‘weekly’ skill set

    A move by one of Chicago’s largest daily newspapers sent shock-waves through the journalism world recently — the Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire photography department.
    For those who are not as up-to-date on the field as those of us who are in it, photographers are a luxury that typically only larger newspapers can afford.
    I’ve worked for two newspapers who had their own employees who were strictly devoted to photography — my college paper, The Kentucky Kernel, and The State Journal in Frankfort, both of which are dailies.