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Today's Features

  • How do you get more of nature’s antioxidant superfruit into your daily diet? Fill your freezer with delicious frozen-fresh Wild Blueberries. These little blue powerhouses from Maine and Canada have superior antioxidant capacity compared with other fruits and veggies. They’re just as healthy as fresh and may even retain their nutritional value longer. Best of all, they’re available in your grocer’s frozen fruit section year-round, making this tasty little superfruit super convenient.

  • Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville (58th District), recently hosted Corey Thomas, a senior at Spencer County High School, for a two-day mentoring program with the Kentucky House of Representatives in Frankfort for the 2012 Legislative Session. Thomas, the son of Charlie and Cindy Thomas, is a Governor’s Scholar and has applied for consideration as a McConnell Scholar with the University of Louisville.

  • Oder awarded Eastern Kentucky University Regents Scholarship
    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students already have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Merritt Oder, a Spencer County High School student, was awarded a Regents Scholarship.
    Students who qualify for merit-based scholarships have until May 1 to accept them, Morris said. (Additional scholarship recipients will be announced later.)

  • During the week of Feb. 27 to March 2, Spencer County High School first period students were “at war” — war against cystic fibrosis that is.
    In his service project for the National Honor Society, Cory Howard challenged students to bring coins in each day to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the treatment and race for a cure of the disease.

  • Spencer County High School senior Lindsey Matherly gives an interview about her senior project and her course load at the Spencer County Board of Education’s March meeting. Matherly discussed what life is like for a senior who works part-time, takes advanced placement classes and still attempts to have a social life. Board members Shannon Medley and Scott Travis listen as Matherly discusses her goals and what drives her to overachieve.

  • Superintendent Chuck Adams recognizes Spencer County High School Office Manager Stephanie Skinner, who received the Going the Distance Award for March.

    The award recognizes someone in the district that has gone above and beyond their required duties in the name of improving the school district.

  • Grayson Lawson holds a hair bow board from a Spencer County Extension Sharing OurSelves class last week. Lawson crafted the board herself. To learn more about the SOS program going on right now at the extension service, visit www.ces.ca.uky.edu/spencer/sos.

  • Did you know that azaleas and rhododendrons are essentially the same thing? They are both members of the rhododendron genus; they have similar blooms and similar cultural requirements. Some say the primary difference between the two is the number of pollen-bearing stamens: rhods have 10 or more per flower and azaleas have only five.

  • The 2012 Spencer County 4-H Communications Day was Saturday, March 24, at Taylorsville Elementary School.