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Today's News

  • Bivens family receives top national honor from American Farm Bureau Federation

    Twelve years ago, Ryan Bivens set a goal: to win the top honor offered by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
    Misty, his wife of 11 years, says laughingly that he may have selected a different bride if she hadn’t been willing to help him work toward that goal.

  • PHOTOS: Spencer County Elementary Star Students

    The PTA of Spencer County Elementary School began a program this school year entitled Star Students. The PTA asks teachers to choose a student from their classroom who demonstrates the following: academic growth, doing their personal best in everything they do, positive attitude toward peers and teachers, appropriate behavior or improvement of behavior. Pictured are the students chosen as the star student for their classrooms for the months of October and November.

  • Vowels earns nursing degree at UK

    Lindsey Katherine Vowels of Taylorsville, daughter of Pete and Dianne Vowels, was awarded a degree from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing at a special recognition ceremony held Dec. 14, 2012.
    The UK College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, as well as two doctoral programs, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD).

  • Hall named to Butler University dean’s list

    Jordan Hall, a history and political science major and a resident of Taylorsville, is on Butler University’s dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. Recipients range from freshman to sixth-year pharmacy students.
    Degree-seeking undergraduate students at Butler who carry at least 12 academic hours in a given semester are eligible for the dean’s list in the college in which they are enrolled.

  • Grantz named to Sewanee dean’s list

    Michael Grantz of Fisherville has been named to the dean’s list at the University of the South, familiarly known as Sewanee, for the Advent 2012 term. To earn a place on Sewanee’s dean’s list, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale.
    Grantz is the child of Julie and William K. Grantz.

  • Devine named to Bellarmine dean’s list

    Maverick Devine was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list of the W. Fielding Ruble School of Business at Bellarmine University. He is a son of Rick and Connie Devine and a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • BIRTH: Joseph Nate born Dec. 22

    Alex and Elizabeth Bramer of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Joseph Nate Bramer on Dec. 22, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    His grandparents are Terry and Jane Yates and Kelly and Sheila Bramer.

  • COLUMN: Reports that we are dying are greatly exaggerated

    Back in 1897, James Ross Clemens was ill. Not-so-careful passing on of information resulted in word that Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain, was dying in London. When an enterprising reporter decided to check on Twain before publishing his demise, the author responded, “The report of my death was greatly exaggerated.”

  • COLUMN: Some ‘plants’ are too good to be true

  • BIRTH: Grayson Shane born Nov. 21

    Josh and Lisa Long of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Grayson Shane Long, on Nov. 21, 2012 at 5:09 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by a sister, Lilly Long.
    He is the grandson of Rod and Debbie Cundiff, Joe and Patty Maupin, and Joe and DeeDee Long.
    His great-grandparents are Joe and Mattie Cundiff.