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Today's Features

  • Dalton and Dillion Stallings, Spencer County 4-H members, competed earlier this month at Morehead State University in the Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo. Dalton (pictured) won Reserve Grand Champion market hog, and Grand Champion Kentucky Proud market hog. Dillion placed second in both of his classes with his two market hogs, and received first place Kentucky Proud with both of those pigs as well. Also pictured is Emily Hume, mentor.

  • Beginning this week, horse owners across Kentucky could be some of 15,000 “horse-holds” selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Ag Statistics Service to contribute critically important information about Kentucky’s horse industry. Organizers urge those receiving a survey in the mail to promptly complete and return the information.

  • I read somewhere that summer solstice marks the point that it is safe to harvest your garlic. By June 20, the garlic has “cloved-up” in this part of the country, but of course what happens prior to that date may give us a little wiggle room. This year, I harvested on June 19, the earliest in memory and the garlic looks good.

  • Students across Spencer County in grades K-8 are having fun while learning this summer as participants in the district’s new summer enrichment program. The program was designed to reemphasize and bolster concepts learned during the school year, especially reading and math. Students who would benefit the most from the program were identified at Taylorsville and Spencer County Elementary schools, as well as Spencer Middle. Although participation was not required, the program is being offered free of charge and lunch is provided.

  • Reeser graduates from Murray State
    Danielle N. Reeser graduated cum laude from Murray State University on May 12.
    She received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture.
    Reeser is a 2008 graduate of Spencer County High School and is the daughter of Richard  and Linda Reeser of Fisherville.
    She has accepted a teaching position at Ballard Memorial High School in Barlow.

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  • I first had Tacky Toffee at a cookie exchange with my moms group in December 2009. I loved the salty/sweet/chocolate combination, and found a way to bring home extra servings. I asked for the recipe and made it several times over the next few weeks. My family does not like nuts, so I had to find people to share the toffee with me. Otherwise, the whole batch could be gone in hours. It is that good.

  • Resuscitate — what in the world does that big word mean? Well, I’m sure that the Spencer County EMT personnel know that a resuscitator is an apparatus used to restore respiration to a partially asphyxiated person, even to a person who may be unable to be restored. That doesn’t mean that they give up without trying.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any resources or programs that help seniors with the high cost of hearing aids?
    Can’t Afford To Hear

    Dear Can’t,

  • Oh yes, it can happen, even to the point where one or both partners begins to wonder if maybe a “new deal” would be an alternative. Well, that can be what the “ideal” marriage has finally become, often much to the surprise of both partners who started out on this blissful trip until “death do us part”.
    Usually the couple intended to have their marriage be idyllic, which Webster’s dictionary describes as “pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity.” In other words, wonderful, enjoyable, happily in love with each other.