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Today's Features

  • The following students enrolled at the Shelby County Area Technology Center have received the Citizen of the Month for April which is a student whose behavior and attitude distinguish them as superior students.

    James Abell – Automotive Technology

    Trever Mckinnley – Industrial Maintenance

  • Spencer County resident Doug McCoy will be certified as a master environmental educator at a ceremony in Frankfort today.

    A total of 20 environmental educators from across the Commonwealth will be recognized. All master environmental educators have completed the state’s rigorous Professional Environmental Educator Certification (PEEC) course and at least six subsequent years of continuing education. The course is offered by the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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    Workers from Waldridge Restoration have been applying a fresh coat of paint and making repairs to the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in downtown Taylorsville. One of the oldest buildings in Spencer County, a historical marker indicates it was constructed in 1838 and is currently one of the centerpieces of downtown.

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    Several businesses with Spencer County locations were included in the 2015 Best Places to Work in Kentucky list, compiled by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management.

    Signature HealthCare was listed fourth among medium-sized companies. They operate the nursing home in Taylorsville, with over 150 employees.

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    On Wednesday, May 6, the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hosparus with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Hosparus is a fully accredited nonprofit hospice care organization that provides medical care, family counseling, pain management and more to anyone with a life-limiting illness, and their family, regardless of their ability to pay. Hosparus cares for patients in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, inpatient units or in hospitals in Spencer and surrounding counties.

  • The USDA Food and Nutrition Service joined Kentucky state agencies for agriculture and Market-LinkTM to host Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) merchant sign-up events in Louisville, Manchester and Morehead.

    American consumers are enjoying ever more opportunities to buy food directly from their local farmers, and state and federal agriculture departments are working together to increase SNAP recipients’ access to farmers’ fresh products.

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    In an agriculturally-diverse state like Kentucky, knowing everything there is to know about the Commonwealth’s farm production can be difficult — without a copy of the “Kentucky Agriculture Facts” booklet. The second edition of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s pocket-sized guide to state agriculture facts is available online with updated statistics.

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    Once again we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall.

    I planted about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods. Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables.

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    Marissa Allen has been chosen to represent Spencer County High School for Rising Scholars for sophomore students. She will be invited to an exclusive event at the University of Kentucky this summer, and will receive additional unique opportunities, mailings and information from UK over the next few years of high school. Allen was selected based on the following criteria: strength of record, potential for academic success, demonstration of leadership, community service and contribution to diversity.

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    Members of the Spencer County Elementary School Chorus and Percussion clubs performed at the Trills and Thrills music festival on Saturday. The festival is a part of the music events hosted by Kentucky Kingdom. The students received superior ratings from each of the judges, which is the highest rating possible. The judges commented on the great quality of their tone and recognized all of the students for their hard work. After performing, the students got to spend the afternoon enjoying the rides at Kentucky Kingdom.