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Today's Features

  • With spring planting now underway, Kentucky Farm Bureau looks to sow a few seeds of its own as it calls for applications for the 2011 KFB Farmer of the Year award. The organization initiated a Farmer of the Year award program as a way to recognize KFB members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.

  • USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein has announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to provide broadband access in rural communities currently without broadband service.  Joining him to make the announcement was Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

  • If you have never had a vegetable garden before, this year is the year to do it.
    Grocery prices are encouragement enough; gas prices are high and grain reserves low so food prices won’t be coming down anytime soon. Plus, growing your own provides a degree of satisfaction that is hard to come by otherwise.

  • With grain prices at high levels, many farmers may switch from cattle or pasture to corn this year. Because of increased demand, moving to corn can lead to average gains of $100 per acre, vs. $30 per acre for cattle. Corn is predicted to be a strong commodity in the coming months because of a confluence of events, including a low global stockpile from production problems in other parts of the world and large purchases from China and other countries.

  • The Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Heroes for the month of January pose for a picture. Pictured are Halee Hood, Joshua Baunach, Derrick King, Joey Abell, Jarred Peak, Meghan Marks, Madison Carrico, Mac Oder and Joe Quintero. Also named Grizzly Heroes, but not pictured are Greg Barkham, Adam Light, Rachel Clark, Hunter Bruce and Hannah Brooks.

  • Coming to Taylorsville Elementary School, June 13 — 17, the Camp Invention program is a weeklong adventure in creativity that immerses children entering grades one through six in exciting, hands-on learning disguised as fun activities.  

  • Sen. Paul Hornback recently visited Ruth Ann Sweazy and Mary Forberger’s classes at Taylorsville Elementary School.

  • Taylorsville Elementary School February Students of the Month were Trish Vires, Kaelin Koppel, Jamie Wheatley, Stanley Shivers, Kaleb Whitlock, and Cameron Swanson.
    These students received a certificate, Tiger Pride shirt, and joined Heidi Heiss, school counselor, for lunch.

  • One of the first SOS classes this year was Finger Knitting, taught by Edith Judd and Polly Pennington, with help from Mary Trice. There were 18 attendees. Finger knitting uses the hand instead of knitting needles to create a scarf. The scarf can also become a rope.