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Today's Features

  • Taylorsville Elementary School recently released its third nine weeks honor roll. Students are listted by class:
    Principal’s Honor Roll
    All “A”:
    Ms. Buynak: Madison Goodlett, Caden Little, Allie Roberts and Hunter Wethington.
    Ms. Catlett: Evan Barker, McKenzie Bell, Pandora Booth, Madison Crisp, Aaliyah Ebertshauser, Joshua Hall and Ashlyn Propheter.
    Ms Tanner: Hunter Chesser, Dylan Jarrell, Joshua Richards, Abigail Shouse, Aja Shufeldt and Hayleigh Whittington.

  • Taylorsville resident Anna Gettinger was named to the Fall 2010 dean’s list at Berea College.
    A student is named to the dean’s list who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.
    Berea is a non-denominational, liberal arts college that offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 28 fields of study and Bachelor of Science degrees in agriculture and natural resources, business administration, technology and industrial arts, and nursing.

  • I enjoy sports, I guess football, baseball and basketball are my favorites.  And they all have something in common. The best teams know how to play defense, they fill in the gaps.  On a football team, closing the gaps quickly means that the running back can’t make a big gain.  In basketball, filling the gaps means shifting so the other team doesn’t get an easy layup.  In baseball, the infield shifts to cover the gaps so that the batter doesn’t get an easy hit.

  • Loretta Williams shared her Watergate salad at the Waterford Homemakers’ March St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch meeting.

  • I’ve heard people talk about ghosts and other hobgoblins, but I’ve never seriously researched the subject. Twice in my life I have seen things that could not be easily explained. People tell me stories about images they’ve seen and sometimes try to link the sightings to an event in history, usually within their family.

  • EF Foundation is an agency excited about placing foreign exchange students in American homes, including here in Spencer County. This school year, the foundation placed two students at Spencer County High School.

  • On Feb. 19, Spencer County 4-H members Courtney Jeffiers, Casey Montgomery, Ashley Montgomery and Danielle Montgomery attended the State Skill-a-thon Contest in Hopkins County.

    Casey participated in the Cloverbud Division.  In the intermediate division, Ashley placed ninth in individual evaluation and 25th in quality assurance; Courtney placed 21st in ID and 10th in individual evaluation, 22nd in  quality assurance and 17th overall.   In the senior division, Danielle placed 19th in ID, 12th in individual evaluation and 21st overall.

  • Farmers who raise livestock, whether cattle, horses, sheep, or goats, should think of themselves as forage farmers as well. Increased use of forage reduces feed costs and increases potential yield per animal; to some extent, it is an input that a farmer can manage himself to minimize concentrate purchases.

  • One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil, shall we say. Compacted, clayey soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana, but it is especially common in newer developments.
    One way to offset the problem is to employ a system of raised beds. Raised beds are practical for many reasons, and they are not just for the clay-challenged.
    Practical because you do not have to till, dig, double dig or battle clay in a raised bed. The soil has been added by you, so it is as good as you want it to be.