Today's Features

  • Youth gathered at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service on March 31 for the Kids in the Kitchen class. The class was offered as part of the Sharing OurSelves courses, and offered youngsters the opportunity to get into the kitchen and try out their culinary skills.

  • 50 years ago
    April 5, 1962

    Upon inspection of the courthouse and other property the grand jury recommended that:
    1. A wash basin be installed in the jail.
    2. That two additional lights be installed in the jail.
    3. The interior of the courthouse and jail be painted.
    4. That a reputable electrician be employed to inspect the wiring in the courthouse and same be repaired if necessary.
    5. The foundation of the courthouse be inspected and repaired if needed.

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  • What? I’m expected to be the “best parent” without a manual to learn from? When I buy anything other than groceries or clothes, there is always a manual or an instructional book provided to help learn how this thing should work, and what to do when it doesn’t.
    But, I’m expected to raise this “thing,” or “child,” to make it sound human, and be able to do it with little to no previous experience.

  • When you try to picture what a farmer looks like, you probably don’t picture a woman. But women operate more than 30 percent of the more than 3 million farms in America — making them a large part of raising your food.

  • One of the most anticipated rites of spring is dusting off the tiller and heading out to the vegetable garden for a little soil play. It is one of those things you can’t plan for, though. It becomes a waiting game because we can’t do it if the soil is too wet; we don’t want to do it if it is too cold; and we only have the time to do it when the weekend rolls around.

  • Springtime, with its warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, is typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from the colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.
    From now through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them, or their shed wings, around windows, doors and light fixtures.

  • Congratulations goes to the Spencer County High School’s band members who competed in Solos and Ensembles held at East Oldham Middle School.

  • These students were selected for the annual University of Louisville Honors Band. This band was directed by Dr. Fred Speck. The students that were selected are pictured from left  beginning with the first row: Madolyn Bennett, Hannah Nall, Jasmine Thomas and Amy Herndon. Second row: Brandon Conard, Paige Ruddell, Mike Bruce and. Caleb Fulkerson.

  • Spencer County High School students got to see what it’s like to drive while impaired by alcohol or other drugs during a demonstration on April 6. Students also gave walking a straight line in the demonstration goggles a try.