These photos are shared from a book of Taylorsville and Spencer County history celebrating the city’s sesquicentennial. The book belonged to T.C. and Louise Bentley and was purchased at auction by David Jewell, who loaned it to the Magnet. Historical information from the book was written and edited by Mary Frances Brown and photos were courtesy of Dr. W. K. Skaggs, Charles Smith, Jan Doyle Brown and Roderic Brown.
The Spencer County FFA Dairy Judging team, Austin Jaggers, Susan Mann, Tevin Shouse, and Joseph Snider, the 2011 National FFA Champions, traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland on June 20, and participated in the 2012 Scottish Highland International contest.
The Spencer County 4-H Trailblazers Horse Club took a field trip to Churchill Downs on June 4. The group went to the Derby Museum, toured Churchill Downs, and the backside. Shannon Bishop, club leader, organized the field trip. If you are 9-18 and interested in horses, please contact the Extension Office for more details at 477-2217.
Dalton and Dillion Stallings, Spencer County 4-H members, competed earlier this month at Morehead State University in the Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo. Dalton (pictured) won Reserve Grand Champion market hog, and Grand Champion Kentucky Proud market hog. Dillion placed second in both of his classes with his two market hogs, and received first place Kentucky Proud with both of those pigs as well. Also pictured is Emily Hume, mentor.
Beginning this week, horse owners across Kentucky could be some of 15,000 “horse-holds” selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Ag Statistics Service to contribute critically important information about Kentucky’s horse industry. Organizers urge those receiving a survey in the mail to promptly complete and return the information.
I read somewhere that summer solstice marks the point that it is safe to harvest your garlic. By June 20, the garlic has “cloved-up” in this part of the country, but of course what happens prior to that date may give us a little wiggle room. This year, I harvested on June 19, the earliest in memory and the garlic looks good.