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Today's Features

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    Bellarmine University has named Taylorsville resident Cheyenne McKinley to the dean’s list for spring 2015. McKinley is a junior majoring in nursing, and previously attended Spencer County High School. Bellarmine’s dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Campbellsville University honored 177 teachers from 66 school districts throughout Kentucky by awarding them the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award recently at the Ransdell Chapel on the CU campus. Three Spencer County teachers were recognized.

    The Excellence in Teaching Award recipients include the following with their superintendent listed first:

  • Kindergarten registration is going on now for Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary schools. Parents and guardians should register now to receive teacher placement letters and supply lists, resource packets for you and your child and invitations to school activities this year.

    Parents should bring the following items to register:

    • Proof of residence, such as a current lease or utility bill — required

    • Proof of age, such as a state issued birth certificate — required

  • Everyone is talking about what a terrible season it has been for vegetable farming. My garden is growing weeds while the onions rot and the tomatoes languish on the vine. The rain has made for soggy ground that starves annual plants of oxygen. So what are we to do? First, and foremost, this is a reminder of how important it is to build soil year after year to ensure good drainage for plants that would otherwise be starved of oxygen if they are trapped in soggy, clayey soils. The rest lies in our cultural practices.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that beginning Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any financial aid resources you can recommend to baby boomers who are interested in going back to school? I’ve been thinking about taking some classes at a nearby college, and wanted to check into financial aid opportunities first.
    Looking For Aid

    Dear Looking,
    If you know where to look, there’s quite a bit of financial assistance out there that can help working baby boomers and retirees go back to school. Here are some steps to take that can help you find it.

  • All of us face the passing of time every day. Sometimes it seems to fly by, and at other times it seems to drag. Sometimes we can’t wait for some big event, and other times we wait in fearful anticipation. But either way, there is one truth we must all face, our time is limited. We have 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, 52 weeks in a year, but we don’t know if we have tomorrow.

  • Several weeks ago, I referred to 1 Corinthians 10:13. “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”

  • Youth Rally at CCLC

    A youth rally will be held at the Christian Crossing Lifeline Center on Saturday, Aug. 1 beginning at 2 p.m. There will be live music, skits, foot and more. The church is located at 174 Taylorsville Road in Taylorsville. For more information, call 533-5671.

    Finchville Baptist hosts Founders Day

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    Forty-one members of the Spencer County FFA Chapter attended the Kentucky FFA leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg the week of June 6-10. While there, members participated in a variety of leadership development classes, special interest classes, and recreational activities.