Today's Features


    The Spencer County High School and Middle School Drama Department will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” beginning this week.

    This hilarious Christmas classic, by Barbara Robinson, centers on a mother struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant, starring the Herdman kids, probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.


    Despite a generation gap that spans as many as eight decades, a group of fourth graders from Spencer County Elementary School are learning plenty from recent trips to Signature Healthcare nursing home.

    Fourth grade teacher Stephanie Sanford has taken her class to the home twice this year and the visits have proven beneficial for both students and residents.

    “I wanted to involve my students in a service project that would get them out of the classroom and into the community,” said Sanford.


    Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president of Kentucky Farm Bureau on the concluding day of the organization’s 96th annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Eddie Melton as first vice president and Hart County’s Fritz Giesecke as second vice president. They comprise KFB’s executive committee along with Executive Vice President David S. Beck.

  • The 2016 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. Jan. 4 until 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites hotel.

    Preconference activities on Jan. 3 will include tree fruit, small fruit, and vegetable roundtable discussions.

  • I have always managed to do well with African violets – I generally keep them in bloom year-round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades, the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage. Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year. The key is to create a favorable growing environment.

  • Some people focus on the past, some dream about the future, but we all live in the present. You can spend all of your time looking back on the past and lose touch with the reality of today. Or you can spend all day dreaming about tomorrow and wasting today away. Regardless of yesterday and tomorrow, today is all we have. And we should make the most of it.

    Be careful to avoid the trap of backward thinking. It is easy to allow your past to consume you.

  • 64 to Grayson at Briar Ridge Christian Church

    The Briar Ridge Christian Church is hosting Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson for a Christmas concert at the church on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3951 Briar Ridge Road (KY 248) in Mt. Eden.

    Blood Drive at Spencer Christian Church

    Spencer Christian Church will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 16, from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Just walk in and give the gift of life.

  • Several years ago I made the mistake of leaving the water pump in the barn instead of storing it in the basement. Well, I found out why Daddy always stored it in the basement during the cold days of winter. When I got the pump out to do some irrigation the following summer, the primer tank had split right open. A little bit of moisture was left in the tank and it froze. The tank is made of cast iron so imagine what a little moisture might do to your favorite terracotta pot.

  • Now that we are in December, everyone’s thoughts turn toward the holidays. Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.


    Cub Scouts and Webelos collected hundreds of pounds of food for local families in need recently, just in time for the holidays. Packs 465 and 176 gathered 2,631 items of food, which were and will be used to fill food baskets for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday season. The food will be distributed to local families through the Community Based Action Agency.