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Today's News

  • PHOTO: SCHS National Honor Society inducts 23 new members

    On Friday, Jan. 13, the Spencer County Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 23 new members. The ceremony was led by NHS President Corey Thomas and sponsor Mary Baldock.

    This club is comprised of students that exhibit high scholarship, leadership, character and community service. The ceremony included new members lighting candles from the torch representing the area most significant to their lives and taking a pledge to uphold the high purposes of the club, being loyal to their school and maintaining high standards in their lives.

  • TES honor roll

    Principal’s Honor Roll
    All A’s
    2nd 9 Weeks

    Ms. Buynak
    Andrew Basham, Cassidy Goss, Emily Hamon, Cody Humphrey, Colton Kessinger.
    Ms. Catlett
    Madison Grubb, Lucas Hornback, Sierra Knapper, Colton Todd, Jamie Wheatley.
    Ms. Tanner
    Nicholas Gray, Sammy Hall, Jacob Shular
    Ms. Hodgens
    Jacob Armstrong, Rosa Corona, Dylan Jarrell, Caden Little, Destiny McDonald, Kaylee Waldridge.
    Mr. Seabolt

  • COLUMN: Don’t be a ‘Doubting Thomas’

    When I grew up, many times I would hear someone tell something and someone else would respond, “That doesn’t sound right,” and they would call the person “Doubting Thomas.”
    I grew up with “Doubting Thomas,” not knowing it came from the Bible. I believe a lot of people who would use this saying did not know it came from the Bible either.
    In John 14, Jesus told his disciples that he was going away to prepare a place for them and where he was there they could be, also.

  • COLUMN: Respect: A lost art

    Do you hold the door for someone following you into a store? Guys, do you step out of the way and let a lady go through the door first? We are in such a hurry we brush past people who are struggling with terrible health issues and who deserve our patience and respect.  Don’t our parents and grandparents deserve a little respect and consideration?

  • COLUMN: 2012 legislative session is one-quarter complete

    We are now a quarter way through session. Bills are flowing through the committee process and arriving on the Senate floor for consideration before the entire chamber.
    Three bills won passage last week and will now head to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 55 allows for interstate mutual aid agreements among first-responders and other emergency response personnel. That is to say, that if an emergency occurs near local or state borders, emergency personnel can respond regardless of their home base.

  • COLUMN: Rep. Floyd answers the question, ‘charter schools – why or why not?’

    A Nelson County man asked me about charter schools, wondering why public charter schools don’t have to follow the same rules as traditional public schools; and if charter schools are better (which he doubts), why don’t the traditional schools change the way they’re doing business to imitate charter schools?
    The answers lie in centralized control and mandatory attendance. Let’s take a look at how Kentucky sets things up.

  • COLUMN: Doctors should decide the most appropriate care

    As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, I have voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and participated in dozens of hearings that revealed astronomical costs, billion-dollar slush funds, and countless other negative consequences of the health care law.

  • COLUMN: Eat up, friends, it’s almost game time

    For the past four years or so, this upcoming Sunday has been one of my favorite days of the year. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or have sworn off sports for the past few weeks, you probably know this Sunday is none other than Super Bowl Sunday.
    Before I even understood the game of football, I celebrated the “big game” with three F’s — friends, fun and food, of course.
    I recently stumbled upon an article from SBNation.com writer Brian Floyd that included some mind-boggling statistics, even for this hard-core fan.

  • Law enforcement looking for man posing as police

    Local law enforcement officials are warning citizens of a male subject who stopped a car posing as police last Wednesday.
    A female was stopped Wednesday on Ky. 44 East at Stevens Lane by a white male with a blue light on his dash, according to a Nixle alert. (Nixle is a free online service used by the Taylorsville Police Department to inform community members of valuable information via text messages and emails.)
    The impostor looked at the woman’s license, and as another car approached, he threw her license at her and fled back to his car, the alert said.

  • Spencer County’s unemployment rate sits at 8.1 percent

    The unemployment rate in Spencer County fell 1.2 percent between December 2010 and December 2011, but increased 0.2 percent from November to December last year.
    Spencer’s unemployment rate for December 2011 was 8.1 percent, meaning it was 9.3 percent in December 2010 and 7.9 percent in November 2011.
    With an estimated 9,379 possible members of the civilian labor force, 8,617 were employed and 762 were unemployed.