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Today's News

  • 3 in 5 Kentucky adults favor a statewide smoking ban, according to an independent poll that may have oversampled smokers

    Kentuckians now favor a statewide smoking ban by a margin of 3 to 2, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll conducted last fall for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Interestingly, 38 percent of the Kentucky adults polled said they were smokers, much more than the 29 percent found by ongoing federal surveys. Among those identified as smokers, 37 percent favored such a law, while it was favored by 68 percent of former smokers and 75 percent of those who said they had never smoked.

  • 2013 General Assembly: List of issues is long for short session

    Kentucky lawmakers are facing a full slate of issues for a short legislative session, which kicked off Tuesday.
    The state’s House and Senate members will convene for three days this week, take three weeks off, meet from Feb. 5 to March 11, and then break again before wrapping the session up on March 25-26. The legislature always meets for a short, 30-day session in odd years, but the session is broken up so it will last until late March.

  • PHOTO: Allen recognized by Board of Education

    Marissa Allen is pictured with Superintendent Chuck Adams at a recent Board of Education meeting. Allen was honored at the December meeting for her work coordinating student tutors that have assisted other local students.
     

  • New NHS members to be inducted Friday

    Mary E. Baldock, math teacher at Spencer County High School, recently announced the newest members of the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society.
    “As the sponsor of the Spencer County High School Chapter of the National Honor Society, it gives me great pleasure to announce our new members,” Baldock said. “When you see these students, please offer your congratulations and let them know that they have been recognized for their outstanding scholarship, conduct, leadership and service to others.”
    New members are:

  • Three earn AS degrees from Mid-Continent University

    On Dec. 1, 2012, Dr. Robert Imhoff, president of Mid-Continent University, conferred degrees for approximately 360 students. Commencement ceremonies were held at Graves County High School in Mayfield.

    The following graduates from Spencer County received associate of science degrees:
    Alex Brown, Summa Cum Laude
    Jason Morgan Mobley, Cum Laude
    Tanya Yolanda Fluke, Summa Cum Laude

  • Campbellsville University names local students to President’s List

    Campbellsville University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2012 semester.
    The following students have been named to Campbellsville University’s President’s List for fall 2012:
    Kayla Nicole Hood, a senior of Taylorsville, Ky.;
    Jessica Renee Karner, a junior of Taylorsville, Ky.;

  • Back in time: Photos from January 1973
  • Seabolt to be sentenced Thursday, expected to get 20 years

    A Louisville man caught breaking into a Cochran Hill Road home last March is expected to be sentenced to 20 years Thursday after being found guilty by a Spencer County jury.
    James R. Seabolt, 36, of Louisville, was found guilty of second-degree complicity to burglary and of being a first-degree persistent felony offender. His sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday in Spencer Circuit Court.

  • COLUMN: Louisville is the new gold standard

    Price of bullion is up, way up. The gold standard, defined by Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart last year, has been reset and belongs in Jefferson County.
    As we head into mid-winter, University of Louisville athletics is on a hot streak that dazzles the mind of even the most ardent fan in Big Blue Nation.
    • U of L has a Sugar Bowl trophy and $17 million dollars (before the Big East takes its cut).
    • Rick Pitino’s team survived arch-rival Kentucky, is ranked in the top five, and hasn’t lost a game since before Thanksgiving.

  • Lady Bears ‘raided’ by Trimble County

    The Spencer County Lady Bears didn’t have the greatest welcome home Saturday as they dropped a 67-40 decision to Trimble County in their first game in Taylorsville in over a month.