Today's News

  • The Far Middle: March 21
  • Prom fashion show highlights affordable fashions

  • PHOTO: Taylorsville Elementary highlights students of the month for February

    The Taylorsville Elementary School February Students of the Month were Amber Biggs, Makayla Richardson, McKenna Ingram, Alexis Goodlett, Rosa Corona and Rivers Culwell-Hood.

  • Getting excited about academics

    The following are results from the 2012 district Governor’s Cup academic competition:

    Elementary — District 50
    Spencer County Elementary School
    Cody Robinson, first place, mathematics assessment; first place, science assessment
    Seth Baunach, second place, mathematics assessment
    Evan Stilts, tied for first place, social studies assessment
    Kylie Trowbridge, fourth place, science assessment; fourth place, language arts assessment
    Jeremiah Potter, first place, composition

  • COLUMN: Just when we have a plan for our lives, it gets interrupted

    Life happens...
    The above statement has been repeated many times with different endings: “... when you’re waiting for something else” or “...when you’re making other plans.”
    What matters at these times is “So what do I/we do now?”
    Well, how do you respond when life happens?
    Some have stated humorously: “just drop back 10 yards, and punt” or something similar to that.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Seniors get savvy about exercise as treatment for arthritis

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can exercise help seniors with arthritis? I have osteoarthritis and have read that certain exercises can help ease the pain, but I don’t know where to start, and I certainly don’t want to make it any worse than it already is. What can you tell me?
    Sedentary Sally

    Dear Sally,
    Lots of seniors who have arthritis believe that exercise will worsen their condition, but that’s not true. Study after study has shown that exercise is actually one of the best treatments for osteoarthritis.

  • Bears Baseball 2012 Schedule

    3/22    Bullitt Central    Away    5 p.m.
    3/24    North Hardin    Away    11 a.m.
    3/24    Adair County        Noon
    3/26    North Oldham    Home    5:30 p.m.
    3/29    Western Hills    Home    5:30 p.m.
    3/31    Trimble County    Away    Noon

  • Lady Bears Softball 2012 Schedule

    3/22     Nelson County     Away     5:30 p.m.    
    3/27     Bullitt East     Away     5:30 p.m.    
    3/29     Bullitt Central     Home     TBA
    4/2     Trimble County     Away     5:30 p.m.    
    4/3     Shelby County     Away     5:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Scribbles from a Big Dance watcher

    Notes scribbled during CBS television’s paid programming marathon, could make a Tolstoy tome.
    Strip away the mind-numbing stops, and we can still recognize the Big Dance.
    1. Televised basketball’s timeout rule: one at the first dead ball after four minute intervals beyond 16 minutes, then the 12-minute mark, then eight- and four-minute marks each half.
    Add a coach’s strategy to call a timeout just before each TV stop, and add that the first 30-second team timeout of the second half is expanded to a television time-out.

  • COLUMN: Madness in March: brackets, ringers and bass

    How’s your bracket?
    Following the first week of the NCAA tournament, that’s a Monday morning question that’s as common as “Decaf or regular?”  For most people, the reply is accompanied by a groan, a shake of the head, and a grumpy attitude usually reserved for someone waiting for that first cup of coffee.