Today's News

  • Students earn academic honors at WKU

    The following Western Kentucky University students were named to the dean’s or president’s lists for the spring 2013 semester:

    Amanda L. Rowlett*
    Kelley M. Covert*
    Steven E. King
    Rachel A. Barnett*

    Coxs Creek
    Jessica P. Gies
    Susan R. Livers*
    Patrick D Portman*
    Elizabeth A. Avis*
    Carol-Ann L. Eckenfels*
    Chasity N. Newberry
    Olivia L. Alm
    Lindsey M. Shain

    Olivia C. Higdon*

  • Two named to dean’s list at Georgetown College

    These local students made the dean’s list for spring 2013 at Georgetown College:
    Joseph Matthew Snider of Taylorsville
    Allyson Patricia Wilbourn of Fisherville
    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA, according to Rosemary Allen, Ph.D., Georgetown College’s Provost and Academic Dean.

  • EDITORIAL: Effort, cooperation bring fireworks to Spencer again

    For the past two years, we’ve harped on anyone we could possibly blame for not putting together a July Fourth celebration worthy of the wonderful citizens of Taylorsville and Spencer County.
    So, this year, it’s only fair to heap credit where it’s due.
    On Saturday, two days after Independence Day, our citizens will have an opportunity to gather together and celebrate their freedom with a fireworks show to boot.

  • COLUMN: With summer upon us, remember to recycle

    We are now into the “lazy, hazy days of summer,” according to the song. We have many issues we need to address so we can forget lazy. First up, we have been very lucky to have been approved for a grant from the Kentucky Pride Fund to purchase a new heavy duty baler for the recycling center. The new baler will help compact cardboard and paper products into tighter bales and create more bales in less time.

  • PHOTO: Two attend Kentucky Sheriff’s Ranch from June 16-21
  • PHOTO: Three attend Kentucky Sheriff’s Ranch from June 9-14
  • In the Garden: Tomatoes looking good but no fruit by July Fourth

    I had picked loads of cherry tomatoes by this time last year. The hot spring worked to the advantage of ripening tomatoes by the 4th of July. This year has played out a little differently but the tomatoes don’t seem to mind; they look great, have generous fruit set and will be ripening soon enough. So far the plants are remarkably free of any pest problem, brown or yellowing leaf or rotting fruit. Most are heirloom varieties; they were fertilized once at planting with fish emulsion and immediately mulched with newspaper and pine straw.

  • What's Happening — Week of July 3

    Drivers license testing moved to Wednesday for July Fourth holiday
    Due to the Independence Day holiday being on Thursday, drivers license permit testing will be today between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Road skills testing will be at noon.

    County clerk’s office closed July Fourth
    The Spencer County Clerk’s Office will be closed Thursday in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Friday.

    Circuit clerk’s office closed July Fourth

  • Farming Facts: Lightning - Myth vs. Fact

    After the storms that rolled through last Wednesday night, I came across this information on lightning safety and thought I would pass it along to you.  It is courtesy of the National Weather Service: http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/facts_truth.html.
    Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
    Fact: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year.

  • Library happenings

    •The Spencer County Public Library’s summer reading program has ended.  Those who registered their children for the program, please come to the library to pick up their prize packages.

    •The adult summer reading program started July 1. Anyone wishing to participate should stop by the library to pick up the book bingo form. July will have numerous adult programs, including:

    -July 13: Make a hand scrub to pamper rough hands

    -July 23: Learn how to throw a pot with Albert Bauman at 6:30 p.m.