Today's News

  • SCHS students participate in professional education prep program

    Kentucky high school students from 20 counties across the region recently completed the annual Professional Education Preparation Program at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. This two-week residential program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession. More than 700 students have participated in the university’s program since its inception in 1999.

  • Kovacs named to ECTC dean’s list

    Terra Kovacs of Taylorsville was recently named to the full-time dean’s list at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the spring 2012 semester.
    The dean’s list recognizes academic excellence in students who achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average overall for the semester.

  • COLUMN: Where have you seen God lately?

    Over the last few years, it has been my privilege to share my thoughts with you through these columns. My goal is that we would all learn to see God at work in the little things that make up our daily lives. Whether it is taking out the trash, caring for your dog, or driving down the road, there are glimpses of God at work everywhere.
    Recently during our annual vacation Bible school our material suggested we encourage the kids to tell us about their “God-Sightings.” That is, how they saw God at work at VBS, or at home, or anywhere else that week.

  • COLUMN: Live a Christian life with ‘heart knowledge’

    Many, many people try to live a Christian life by head knowledge instead of heart knowledge. This is impossible to do. I have heard many people say, “I would accept Jesus as my Savior if I thought I could live it.”
    This is one of the biggest tricks the devil tells us. He has a lot of ways to deceive us. Without Jesus living in our hearts there is no way we can defeat Satan; our head knowledge just doesn’t have a chance.

  • COLUMN: Cancer touches everyone, everywhere

    When I was 10 years old, or maybe 9, my grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I didn’t know what that meant. I just knew she got really sick, really fast.
    On January 21, 1995, I lost the last of my living grandparents to this ugly disease. I remember my mom getting the phone call to come to the hospital in a hurry. I remember my dad carrying me into my great aunt’s house. I remember pretending to be asleep when my great aunt Bonnie got the call that her sister had died.

  • Taylorsville woman calls for Judge Myles’ indictment outside Anderson County courthouse

    As Margaret “Geri” Murphy was being sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday morning, a woman outside of the Anderson County Courthouse carried a sign lobbying for the indictment of a family court judge she says was complicit in Murphy’s crimes.

  • PHOTOS: Local boys, girls attend summer camp at Kentucky Sheriff’s Ranch
  • Robinson attends Circuit Court Clerks Summer College

    Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk Becky M. Robinson participated in the 2012 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Summer College that took place June 12-13 in Frankfort. The KACCC hosted the college and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The event included 6.25 hours of continuing education credit for the circuit clerks.

  • Board, education association disagree on decision to give certified, classified staff different raises

    This year Spencer County Schools’ classified and certified staff will receive a small raise for the first time since the 2008-2009 school year. And while there is debate about the size of the increase, one detail seemed to cause the most tension: The classified staff — who are not required a certification to hold their positions — received a slightly larger increase than the certified staff, which includes faculty and administrators.

  • Board moves to pursue property off Ky. 44 East for new elementary school

    After years of talks and several months of serious discussions, the Spencer County School Board moved Monday evening to pursue a 38-acre piece of property off Ky. 44 east as its location for a new elementary school. The project will vacate Taylorsville Elementary School.