Today's Features

  • This year the hydrangea display is proving to be spectacular.  It’s the big-leafed, or French hydrangea that elicit the most attention because of the volume and size of the blooms.  

    Hydrangea macrophylla got its common moniker because they were predominately cultivated in France, starting in the early 20th century. Hydrangea macrophylla prefer cool, moist and shady conditions, and the temperate climate in France proved favorable to the native Japanese species that was brought to the West.    

  • So I’m getting ready to take my Grandson to the zoo, and it is pouring rain right now. Now raining cats and dogs and going to the zoo don’t mean the same thing to me, nor will they mean the same thing to my Grandson.

    We’ve all had those times when we made our plans and then, through no fault of our own, things change.  The weather doesn’t cooperate, the park you wanted to visit is closed for renovations, or your flight gets canceled, so your carefully laid plans go out the window.

  • Knights of Columbus chicken dinner


    Thousands of people descended on Grant County for the official Ark Encounter ribbon-cutting and media day held on July 5 and the grand opening to the public, which took place as planned on July 7.

  • Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing and treatment before it takes hold.

  • Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock is encouraging young women of Kentucky to apply for a scholarship and an opportunity to meet elected women from across the country. The National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association are co-sponsoring the 19th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest for college-bound female high school juniors and seniors.

  • Well, the Fourth of July, Independence Day, just passed again.  Did you celebrate this year? Did your family gather? Did you set off fireworks? Did you celebrate the freedom that all Americans share?

    Our freedoms were won with the blood and toil of our founding fathers. Our freedoms have been maintained with the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands since. We have learned to apply our freedoms to men and women of all races, though we struggle with those things still.



    Spencer County 4-H’ers had a great time at the 2016 Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky June 13-16.

  • We have all asked the question: “Why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc.  In fact, it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.