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Today's Features

  • Amy Quiroa of Taylorsville was recently named to the president’s list in Mid-Continent University’s Advantage program.
    To achieve president’s list status, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale term.

  • Tamela D. Cleland and Franzine Marie Thompson of Taylorsville recently earned Associate of Science degrees from Mid-Continent University.
    Cleland graduated summa cum laude, and Thompson graduated cum laude.
    Commencement ceremonies were May 14 in Mayfield.

  • Campbellsville University presented its 25th anniversary Excellence in Teaching Awards Saturday to 150 teachers from 55 Kentucky school districts. Making the presentation were Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, far left, dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Frank Cheatham, far right, vice president for academic affairs. Those receiving the awards from the Spencer County School System were from, left, Darrell White, Spencer County Middle School assistant principal; and award winners Janet Helms, Spencer County High School, and Shelby Steege, Spencer County Middle School.

  • Whitney Brown of Taylorsville earned bachelor’s degrees in English and dramatic arts from Centre College on May 22.
    Brown graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society.
    She also received the drama production Award.
    Brown is a daughter of Arnold and Melissa Brown of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • The Spencer County High School class of 2011 was the first to complete senior projects, a requirement for graduation this year. In the photos, seniors complete their exit interviews, which concluded the project.

  • Usually we associate hard work with sweat on the brow and perhaps aching muscles, and there is certainly a lot of that kind of work to be done.  There are houses to be built, crops to be planted and harvested, there are roads to be repaired, cars to be built, yards to be mowed, you know what I mean.

  • In 2008, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory broke ground on a $28.5 million expansion and renovation journey. Now the state-of-the-art project is complete and the lab is better equipped to serve Kentucky’s animal agriculture industries.

  • There are some plants that demand good drainage:  taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few.  I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden but now that I know where water is slow to drain I now where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.  There is an up side to poor drainage for some plants, just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver.

  • The Mount Washington Farm Service Agency would like to remind area farm owner and operators that the deadline for the Direct and Counter Cyclical Program contracts on grain is June 1.
    According to a news release, contracts must be updated in order to receive payments for 2011. Advance payments, of 22 percent of the total, can be requested in any month through Sept. 30.