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Today's Features

  • Wendy Stidham, a daughter of Chuck and Gina Stidham, was named to the University of Louisville’s fall 2010 dean’s list with a 3.94 GPA for the semester.
    She is a sophomore marketing major with an entrepreneurship minor in the College of Business.
    Stidham is also an active member in U of L’s marching band, honors program, Honors Scholars Program, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honor Society.
     

  • Air Force Airman Joshua T. Lee recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

    He is a son of Douglas and Deborah Lee of Old Briar Ridge Road in Mount Eden. Lee graduated in 2010 from Spencer County High School in Taylorsville.
     

  • Dianne Sheeley was recently elected treasurer of the Spencer County Democratic Party.

  • Minnie Naive taught 10 people how to bake yeast breads in an SOS class on Tuesday, March 22. She demonstrated 3 different kinds of bread at various stages.

    Naive has taught yeast breads as an SOS classes 4 times over the years. This year, she saw that it was a requested class and volunteered to teach it again.
    “I enjoy making bread, and it’s one class I knew I could teach!” said Naive.

  • The Patchworkers Quilt Guild, a Spencer County Homemakers club, participated in the Quilters’ Day Out on March 12 in Louisville.

  • On March 10, 38 members of the Spencer County FFA Chapter participated in the Northern Regional FFA Day finals, which consists of speaking, parliamentary procedure, talent and record keeping contests. Seventeen chapters competed. The top two individuals in each speaking contest advance to the state finals in June.

  • Jeanie Williams, County Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency wants to make crop producers aware of Kentucky’s approved double-cropping practices.
    Approved double-cropping practices are used in determining the crop’s eligibility for FSA program purposes.
    Initial planted crops followed by a crop not approved as a practice for double-cropping are defined as a subsequent crop planting. Subsequent crops are not considered eligible crops for some FSA programs unless they meet an exception ruling.

  • Experts report that eastern tent caterpillar eggs have begun hatching in Central Kentucky, just as leaf buds are swelling on wild cherry trees. While it is too early to tell what 2011 levels will be, populations have been gradually increasing over the past several years.
    According to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture entomologist, the newly hatched eggs, which were laid last June, are easy to identify by the small holes tiny larva chew as they exit. In about two weeks, the tents should be about the size of a baseball and easy to spot in trees.

  • True to most springs in Kentuckiana one day is sunny and warm, the next cloudy and cold.  It’s an anxious time of the year for most gardeners as we watch the sun coax open a little patch of crocus or we catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.  Must we wait for the forsythia to bloom as we pray for warmth?  No, there are plenty of other early bloomers to keep us happily occupied until spring truly arrives.