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Today's Features

  • Minnie Naive taught 10 people how to bake yeast breads in an SOS class on Tuesday, March 22. She demonstrated 3 different kinds of bread at various stages.

    Naive has taught yeast breads as an SOS classes 4 times over the years. This year, she saw that it was a requested class and volunteered to teach it again.
    “I enjoy making bread, and it’s one class I knew I could teach!” said Naive.

  • The Patchworkers Quilt Guild, a Spencer County Homemakers club, participated in the Quilters’ Day Out on March 12 in Louisville.

  • On March 10, 38 members of the Spencer County FFA Chapter participated in the Northern Regional FFA Day finals, which consists of speaking, parliamentary procedure, talent and record keeping contests. Seventeen chapters competed. The top two individuals in each speaking contest advance to the state finals in June.

  • Jeanie Williams, County Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency wants to make crop producers aware of Kentucky’s approved double-cropping practices.
    Approved double-cropping practices are used in determining the crop’s eligibility for FSA program purposes.
    Initial planted crops followed by a crop not approved as a practice for double-cropping are defined as a subsequent crop planting. Subsequent crops are not considered eligible crops for some FSA programs unless they meet an exception ruling.

  • Experts report that eastern tent caterpillar eggs have begun hatching in Central Kentucky, just as leaf buds are swelling on wild cherry trees. While it is too early to tell what 2011 levels will be, populations have been gradually increasing over the past several years.
    According to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture entomologist, the newly hatched eggs, which were laid last June, are easy to identify by the small holes tiny larva chew as they exit. In about two weeks, the tents should be about the size of a baseball and easy to spot in trees.

  • True to most springs in Kentuckiana one day is sunny and warm, the next cloudy and cold.  It’s an anxious time of the year for most gardeners as we watch the sun coax open a little patch of crocus or we catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.  Must we wait for the forsythia to bloom as we pray for warmth?  No, there are plenty of other early bloomers to keep us happily occupied until spring truly arrives.

  • As we move into spring, many of our thoughts turn to gardening. Here are some tips for you when it comes time to prepare some fresh vegetables.
    • Add vegetables to rice and pasta.
    • Add more vegetables to soups, broths, and stews.
    • Prepare meats and eggs with vegetables.
    Simple things added to vegetables can add to their flavor.
    Try some of these combinations:
    • Beans: bell pepper, chili powder, garlic, ground cloves, onion
    • Corn: allspice, bell pepper, chili powder, garlic, onion, pimiento, tomato

  • “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:12-13, King James Version).

  • Sometimes it seems that life is like a runaway train.  It’s going too fast to jump off and it is just too big to stop.  You look down the track and before you know it birthdays and anniversaries blow by. 
    The work week flies and Friday night bumps into Monday morning so fast that you wonder if you really had a weekend.
    Do you ever just want to stomp on the brakes as hard as you can so you can stop for a few minutes?  Just take a break, catch your breath? 

  • Prom is around the corner, and two organizations at Spencer County High School are making it easier for teens to find the attire for that memorable night.
    The Spencer County Youth Service Center and the PRIDE Club are hosting a Prom Fashion Show and Auction on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
    Admission is $3, and free door prizes will be awarded.
    “We will be showcasing new dresses and tuxedos from area businesses [and] showing the latest prom fashions,” organizers said in a news release.