Today's News

  • PHOTO: Discussing charter schools

    Rep. Brad Montell (right), R-Shelbyville (58th District) listens as Dr. Howard Fuller, Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning testifies about charter schools to the House Education Committee in Frankfort. House Bill 77 is sponsored by Montell and seeks to allow charter schools in Kentucky. It discussed but not voted on by the committee during its Feb. 14 meeting.

  • COLUMN: Reasons to love Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts need a PR makeover. No one seems to like them.
    Old varieties have been greatly improved from those forced on you as a child. Equally, cooking methods probably can stand some updating from the warm, mushy, bitter Barbie-doll-sized cabbage; don’t boil them to death, try instead some quick roasting underneath the broiler.

  • COLUMN: Glyphosate-resistant weeds spreading

    Kentucky farmers have battled weeds resistant to herbicides containing glyphosate for the past decade. A recent survey of agriculture and natural resource agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service indicates these weeds are becoming more widespread.
    Marestail (also known as horseweed), Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are examples of weeds that are not being controlled with glyphosate. James Martin, UK weed scientist, said all three weeds can pose problems for soybean growers.  

  • The Far Middle: Feb. 15
  • Spencer Elementary to have kindergarten registration March 5-9

    Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held March 5–9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This registration is for children who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2012 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool. To be fully enrolled the following must be on file:

    • Proof of residency
    • A copy of the original birth certificate
    (not a hospital certificate)
    • A copy of the student’s Social Security
    • A current immunization certificate

  • Bellarmine announces dean’s list

    Bellarmine University recently announced the students named to its dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following local residents were named to the dean’s list:
    Fisherville resident Leah Spears, a sophomore majoring in psychology, and a graduate of Spencer County High School;
    Fisherville resident Sophia Kroon, a senior majoring in communication;

  • COLUMN: Soar to new levels when you trust in the Lord

    Recently you may have seen the ad on TV where a young woman climbs a mountain and ends up standing on the peak.  The music is heroic, the theme of overcoming obstacles, of striving to the top is inspiring, but in the end it is a credit card commercial!

  • COLUMN: Jesus is the judge

  • COLUMN: Will success come from mandatory school attendance?

    Every parent wants his or her child to succeed in life. Early on, parents can help by making sure that their children can read. And they need to keep them in school. This is the parent’s responsibility, but some in Frankfort want to take that responsibility away from them by mandating school attendance until they’re 18 years old.

  • COLUMN: Senate is focused on education bills

    This was a very busy week in Frankfort with many visitors and a lot of discussion on pending issues from both chambers of the General Assembly.
    On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 75, which addresses safety options for religious groups that operate horse-drawn buggies. As co-sponsor of this bill, I am proud of this legislation and the efforts made by fellow members and citizens from all over the Commonwealth.