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Today's Features

  • Growing a garden can seem like a daunting task for anyone who has less than a green thumb, but Spencer County Agriculture Extension Agent Bryce Roberts says gardens don’t need to be elaborate or large for growers to reap the health and monetary benefits of home-grown vegetables.  

  • The buzzards roost on the roof, reflecting the eventual fate of the Wigginton House at Little Union.
    The house, just down the road from the Little Union Baptist Church in southern Spencer County, appears to have been built by Elijah and Anna (Riley) Wigginton around the time the county was formed.

  • As our lives get busier, it becomes increasingly difficult to make sure our children stay active. We often think that organized sports and structured activities are the answer, and maybe they are for some. They can be costly, however, and it really should be possible for parents and children to exercise without spending a lot of money. So what are some ways to keep your kids active? Look to old-fashioned methods of finding fun for ideas on fun exercise.

  • Look no further than 210 W. Main St. to find three examples of community members who know the benefits of leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

    Tammy Butler, Dee Cox and Missy Verbeck work in the office of Verbeck and Kaleher and usually spend their lunch break taking in the sights of downtown Taylorsville by foot.

    The women have been taking their lunchtime walks on and off for a few years, and recognize the benefits of that almost daily physical activity.

  • The 2011 Spencer County 4-H Communications Day was held March 26 at Spencer County Elementary School. The day was filled with demonstrations, speeches, and specialty acts.  The participants that won first place will be going on the Area Communications Day held on April 16 in Oldham County.

  • Come on, Kentucky. Georgia and Alabama are leaving us in the dust! Yes, it’s just a friendly competition, but we need all the help we can get to prove Kentucky cares about the environment.
    Help the Commonwealth win the water conservation challenge by participating. Here’s how you can save 40 gallons of water a day for your county and Kentucky.

  • This Friday is Good Friday and Earth Day so we should all be in a good frame of mind to do our part to improve the world. Next Friday, we can put it to good use and plant some trees in celebration of Arbor Day.
    Surely we can top the first Arbor Day in 1872 when it was estimated that one million trees were planted in Nebraska alone.
    It all started with a man named J. Sterling Morton, who set out for Nebraska Territory in 1854 with his wife to set up a new homestead.

  • The Taylorsville Elementary GREATS for March were Gabe Bowling, Wyatt Buchter, Juan Hernandez, Jasmine Patterson, Max Sulliva (not pictured) and Shyla Vankannel.  The students showed exemplary behavior through the month of March.

  • The Spencer County Board of Education’s next regularly scheduled meeting is April 28, 6:30 p.m., in the Spencer County Elementary School cafeteria. The meeting is open to the public.