Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Well, I guess the holiday season has officially started.  Thanksgiving has come and gone.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the past and now we are in the sprint to the finish.

    Between family gatherings, last minute shopping, the occasional Christmas or New Year’s party, it seems like a breathless time of year.  Santa may be making his list and checking it twice, but so are most of us.  The gift list, the grocery list, the Christmas card list, the invitation list…it all piles up at once.

  • Sign-ups for Christmas Toy sale

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Christmas Toy Sale signups will be Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Love My Neighbor Thrift Store in Taylorsville.

    Those wishing to sign up need to bring either a note from the Spencer County Schools showing that their child is on the free and reduced lunch program, or proof of insurance through the KCHIP program.

    Free ornament worship at Elk Creek Baptist Church


    The 2014-15 Spencer County Achievement Banquet was held on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Spencer County Extension Office. Congratulations to all 4-H members who were recognized for their accomplishments.

  • Manure can be a valuable fertilizer if you store and use it correctly on your farm. But just how valuable?