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Today's Features

  • Farmers who raise livestock, whether cattle, horses, sheep, or goats, should think of themselves as forage farmers as well. Increased use of forage reduces feed costs and increases potential yield per animal; to some extent, it is an input that a farmer can manage himself to minimize concentrate purchases.

  • One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil, shall we say. Compacted, clayey soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana, but it is especially common in newer developments.
    One way to offset the problem is to employ a system of raised beds. Raised beds are practical for many reasons, and they are not just for the clay-challenged.
    Practical because you do not have to till, dig, double dig or battle clay in a raised bed. The soil has been added by you, so it is as good as you want it to be.

  • The Kentucky Farm Bureau Board of Directors will host candidates seeking to become Kentucky’s next Commissioner of Agriculture at a Measure the Candidates forum on April 20 in Louisville.
    The event will be held at the KFB state headquarters, 9201 Bunsen Parkway, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. It will provide candidates with an overview of KFB’s priority issues concerning the future of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and a chance to share their vision for the office.

  • The Bible is a book about God – who God is and what He wants.  Exodus follows the same pattern – it is a book about God.  The message is simple: God is good. He is good and what He does is good. Every chapter speaks of the very hand of God throughout the deliverance and journeys of Israel.  Exodus 17:1-16 records two such events: water from a rock and the first battle with Amalek.  But Israel turned a question of God’s presence into an accusation of God’s neglect.
    God’s presence isn’t determined by our circumstances.

  • I use the King James Version Bible. This year was the 400th anniversary. The reason I use it is I trust the people who translated it 400 years ago more than I do the people who come out with all of the new versions today.
    Today, I would like to write about one of the 10 commandments, which is sinned against more in our country that any other. I really believe this.
    First of all, I want you to look at 1 John 2:4: “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

  • Madolyn Bennett served as a floor page for State Representative Brad Montell in the Kentucky House of Representatives on February 18. Madolyn is a tenth grade student at Spencer County High School. She is a daughter of Karen Florence and Mark Bennett.

  • Christina Shawver, a student at Spencer County High School, will participate in the 2011 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program in Annapolis, Md., the academy announced in a news release.

  • Spencer County High School was represented by 25 students at the Regional National History Day Competition held Saturday, March 26 at the Frazier International History Museum.  The following students placed high enough to move on to state competition on April 30 at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort.
    Senior Group Documentary
    1st place – Allen Oder and Joseph Snider “The Napster Debate.”
    2nd place – Heidi Arbuckle and Tevis DeZern “The New Deal”

  • Wendy Stidham, a daughter of Chuck and Gina Stidham, was named to the University of Louisville’s fall 2010 dean’s list with a 3.94 GPA for the semester.
    She is a sophomore marketing major with an entrepreneurship minor in the College of Business.
    Stidham is also an active member in U of L’s marching band, honors program, Honors Scholars Program, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honor Society.