Today's News

  • COLUMN: It’s June – time for a few questions and a few answers

    May gives way to June, halfway through a year. Must be time for the NBA finals.
    Q. Former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen said LeBron James may be better than Michael Jordan as the game’s greatest player. Your view?
    A. Baloney! The reporter who posted Pippen’s view apparently didn’t poll Kentuckiana. For purists, basketball is still a team game first and show-time a distant second. Because instincts, flare, passion and unselfish play make the game a joy to watch, nobody ever played basketball at its best than Larry Bird.

  • COLUMN: Shooting sports tourney a big success

    On Saturday, May 21. Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports hosted the 3rd Annual Spencer County Invitational Shooting Sports Tournament at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club.  This year, nearly 200 youth, ranging from 9-18, competed in this event, representing 10 counties.

  • COLUMN: Attacking powdery mildew

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads. It likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Devine awarded scholarships to Bellarmine

    Maverick Devine, son of Rick and Connie Devine, has been awarded several scholarships to Bellarmine University.

    Devine has already registered for the computer engineering program and will begin classes in the fall semester.
    He is a senior at Spencer County High School.
    Devine played freshman basketball and baseball, junior varsity baseball, was on the tennis team his junior year, and was a member of the soccer team for four years. He joined the cheerleaders his senior year and will join the Knight’s cheerleading squad.

  • Miller named to BCTC dean’s list

    Deborah Lea Miller of Spencer County was named to the dean’s list at Bluegrass Community & Technical College for the 2011 spring semester.
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Quiroa named to president’s list

    Amy Quiroa of Taylorsville was recently named to the president’s list in Mid-Continent University’s Advantage program.
    To achieve president’s list status, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale term.

  • Cleland, Thompson graduate from Mid-Continent

    Tamela D. Cleland and Franzine Marie Thompson of Taylorsville recently earned Associate of Science degrees from Mid-Continent University.
    Cleland graduated summa cum laude, and Thompson graduated cum laude.
    Commencement ceremonies were May 14 in Mayfield.

  • Campbellsville University recognizes local teachers

    Campbellsville University presented its 25th anniversary Excellence in Teaching Awards Saturday to 150 teachers from 55 Kentucky school districts. Making the presentation were Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, far left, dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Frank Cheatham, far right, vice president for academic affairs. Those receiving the awards from the Spencer County School System were from, left, Darrell White, Spencer County Middle School assistant principal; and award winners Janet Helms, Spencer County High School, and Shelby Steege, Spencer County Middle School.

  • Brown graduates from Centre College

    Whitney Brown of Taylorsville earned bachelor’s degrees in English and dramatic arts from Centre College on May 22.
    Brown graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society.
    She also received the drama production Award.
    Brown is a daughter of Arnold and Melissa Brown of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • PHOTOS: Senior interviews

    The Spencer County High School class of 2011 was the first to complete senior projects, a requirement for graduation this year. In the photos, seniors complete their exit interviews, which concluded the project.