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Today's Features

  • Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid 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, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • As Co-Chairs of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, we find it fitting to take a moment to extend an enormous debt of gratitude to our hunters and anglers. The critical contributions that these sportsmen and women make to our economy and professional fish and wildlife management in the Bluegrass State ensure that we will enjoy access to our hunting and angling traditions now and into the future.

  • There are some plants that demand good drainage:  taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few.  I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden, but now that I know where water is slow to drain, I know where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.  There is an upside to poor drainage for some plants, just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver.

  • Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles is cautioning area farmers to stay alert for possible scams targeting hay buyers and sellers.

    “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has received several reports of fraudulent hay-buying activity in recent weeks,” Quarles said. “Farmers should take extra care to protect themselves from scam artists when buying or selling commodities such as hay or livestock, especially when contacted through email, social media, or text message.”

  • Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a 1955 speech given by Rev. Billy Graham following a tour of U.S. military installations in the U.S. and overseas.

  • Gospel Group to perform at Elk Creek Baptist

    Elk Creek Baptist Church welcomes the Southern Gospel group, The Joymakers, to the church on June 3 at 6 p.m. for an evening of music and celebration. A love offering will be received. The church is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road. For more information, contact the church at 477-2730.

  • Gospel Group to perform at Elk Creek Baptist

    Elk Creek Baptist Church welcomes the Southern Gospel group, The Joymakers, to the church on June 3 at 6 p.m. for an evening of music and celebration. A love offering will be received. The church is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road. For more information, contact the church at 477-2730.

    Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church

  • We all have amazing times of transition in our lives; times when things change so fast our heads almost spin off.  Sometimes those changes are things we look forward to, like graduations or weddings, having a new baby or buying a new house.  Sometimes though, those changes are negative. Things like losing a job or maybe suffering through a divorce.

  • On Saturday, May 13, Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports hosted the 9th Annual Spencer County Invitational Shooting Sports Tournament at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club.  This year more than 420 youth, ranging from 9-18, competed in this event, representing 18 counties.

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