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Today's Features

  •  Donna Houghlin, vice president of the Homemakers Council, recently served her Hawaiian Pie at a Waterford Homemakers potluck lunch. The pie has been a family favorite since 1972.

  •  On a rise just north of Taylorsville, above the intersection of Yoder-Tipton Road and Kentucky 55-155 stands the Jacob Yoder home that was originally called “Beechland,” but was renamed “Vaucluse” by Yoder’s son-in-law, Frenchman David Roselle Poignand.

  • Spencer County High School junior, Bruno Bedard, has been accepted to the internationally- renowned Interlochen Summer Arts Academy, Interlochen, Mich.

  • SNEAK PEEK, an introduction to summer reading at Spencer County High School, will take place May 2–5 at Spencer County High School’s Library Media Center.  There will be activities, prizes, refreshments, and opportunities to win and/or order the summer reading books.  Transportation through the school district will not be provided for the program. The schedule for the event follows:
    May 2, 3–4 p.m. – Class of 2015 (This year’s 8th grade)

  • The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts has announced that Brandi Bleemel, a junior at Spencer County High School, has been selected to participate in an extensive three week program dedicated to Kentucky’s most talented and creative young artists.

  • Recent rains have slowed corn planting progress across the state. However, it’s important for producers to wait for optimal planting conditions to ensure they get good yields at harvest time, said Edwin Ritchey and Lloyd Murdock, extension soils specialists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
    According to the Kentucky Weekly Crop and Weather Report, only 13 percent of the state’s corn was in the ground as of April 17. That is well below the 31 percent that was planted by this time in 2010 and lower than the five-year average of 22 percent.

  • Even though you may not have put away your winter coat just yet, it’s time to start thinking about 4-H summer camps.
    Are you ready to experience one of the most fun weeks of your life? Do you like to catch bugs, butterflies, crawdads or fish? Maybe you love swimming, riflery, archery, canoeing, crafts or music. Do you like to go hiking and spend time identifying trees and critters you find along the way? Do you like making new friends and having lots of fun? If any of these things appeal to you, you need to sign up for 4-H camp this summer.

  • The 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year is Amsonia hubrichtii, or the Arkansas blue star. We have long enjoyed Amsonia tabernaemontana, Arkansas blue star’s less refined cousin, in the garden; but A. hubrichtii takes the prize for superior multi-season interest.

  • First of all let me say, I am NOT a great mechanic.  In fact my mechanical skills are somewhere between basic and non-existent.  On the other hand, over the years I have learned a thing or two.