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Today's Features

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    It isn’t hard to find the art classroom at Taylorsville Elementary School, but once you get there, it’s easy to get lost in the art. The pottery will carry you to times past, to peoples far away. The paintings will make you feel like you’re right there in the scene.

    At TES, every student spends 50 minutes in art class each week. The caliber of the art is a testament partly to the giftedness of Spencer County’s kids, partly to the talent of their teacher, Catherine Knapp.

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    One day earlier in December, I came home to find a string of small colorful bags attached to my living room door frame. It was quickly explained to me that we would be celebrating Advent with my German exchange student by opening up one bag a day and enjoying small delectable goodies like marzipan, German chocolate or gingerbread cookies.

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    Deborah Lewis was nominated by Spencer County High School faculty for her determination and participation in extra-curriculars such as softball, and leadership amongst her peers. She is a great student, always positive and a hard worker.

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    The rules on amending soil have changed over the years. Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in new developments where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land. This equipment not only removes valuable topsoil, it also compacts the subsoil and kills much of the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system. The less we disturb the soil the better, but for many the reality is bleak so some sort of amendment is necessary in order to improve tilth, drainage and nutrition for our plants.

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    The Kentucky state veterinarian’s office is monitoring the avian influenza outbreak in poultry flocks in southern Indiana to protect Kentucky’s $1 billion poultry and egg industry.

  • I could hardly sleep the night before. Long before the alarm rang to get me up for school I was already awake and dressed. It was dress-up day for the fourth grade class at Keavy Elementary School (home of the Blue Jays). All of the students had instructions to dress up as their favorite character from a story book.

  • Last week, I received news that was hard to hear. I sat in front of my spine doctor and listened as he said there was nothing he could do to help with an injury I sustained in a car accident two years ago. Since my accident in January 2014, I’ve been dealing with low-back pain, leg pain, numbness in my feet, and sporadic headaches. I’ve had to adjust my lifestyle to fit my level of pain.

  • Lenten Fish Dinners begin Feb. 12

    The Knights of Columbus–All Saints Council in Taylorsville invites you to their Lenten Fish Dinner each Friday during Lent, beginning on February 12th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at All Saints Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville. They feature both baked and golden fried fish, fries, and cole slaw. Drink and dessert are included. Two piece fish sandwiches are $9, One piece fish sandwiches are $7.50, and sides are $1.50. Proceeds go to the All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus to fund their charitable work.

  • Even though it’s winter, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp or summer jobs. 4-H has a way to combine both. All 4-H camps are now hiring staff for the summer.

    Many opportunities for rewarding summer jobs have recently been posted on the University of Kentucky employment website.

    All staff members are required to be trained and certified in first aid and CPR prior to the beginning of camp staff training in May, before they can be employed by the 4-H camping program.

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    A veteran Spencer County cattle farmer has earned a statewide honor for his agriculture leadership.

    Jim Naive, 85, was inducted into the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Hall of Fame at the association’s annual convention in Owensboro, Ky.

    “It’s rather humbling to me,” Naive said in an interview this week. “I’m not sure that I’m that deserving. But when I found out about it, I was very proud to be a part of it.”