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Today's Features

  • Oh my, where are the fairy-tale characters? Why can’t we believe that these fairy tales are real? Well, because I’m not sure that there is any chance that a princess or prince charming will ever show up in your life. It didn’t happen for my wife and I when we married nearly 50 years ago after courting as teenagers for more than three years. We still are each other’s best friend, but it has not been a fairy-tale adventure.

  • Clint and Kim Rogers announce the birth of their son, Charles Keith Rogers, on July 19 at Suburban Hospital.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by big sister, Baileigh.
    His grandparents are Larry and Vickie Rogers and James and Barbara Bogard. Great-grandmothers are Aretta Rogers and Clyeda Hardin, all of Taylorsville.

  • Spencer County High School’s agriculture program was recently selected as the 2012 Kentucky Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agriculture Education Program, according to a news release from the National Association of Agricultural Educators, Inc.
    According to the release, applicants are judged on a variety of criteria, including teaching philosophy, effective classroom and experiential instruction, development of partnerships and professional growth.

  • I was among friends last week, discussing the virtues of okra. Some preferred to categorize the “slime” as a “thickening agent” while others insisted you needed to be a woodpecker to eat one.
    The little ones are best, of course, but often they get too big to be edible. While okra is indeed a great thickening agent in gumbo and other quintessential southern dishes, there is another plant lurking in the garden that can do the same — and you can usually just find it growing along a path or in the flower garden.

  • The state’s produce industry continues to expand in terms of producers, volume, marketing outlets and sales, which are likely to exceed a record-breaking $33 million in 2012. That is what a new study from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture has found.

  • Leah Shelburne, daughter of Robert and Lynn Shelburne, won Grand Champion of the Poultry Show at the Kentucky State Fair with her White Call Duck. This is the highest award given in this event.

  • Amber Martin of Taylorsville was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Centre College.
    Martin is the daughter of Kyle and Catherine Martin and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.
    Students named to the dean’s list at Centre maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average.

  • The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation recently announced that Chelsey Joan Robinson has been selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship award to help meet her expenses for the 2012-13 school year.

  • Elaine Koch of Taylorsville recently received an award for her service through the Southern Baptist and Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief ministry.
    The awards were presented last Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of the annual Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Roundtable.
    A member of Redemption Hill Baptist Church in Fisherville, Koch received the Joel W. Phillips Outstanding Achievement Award.
    Two outstanding achievement awards are presented annually from among nominees across the country.