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Today's Features

  • Most Kentucky crops were in good to fair condition as of Sept. 1, according to the Kentucky Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Lack of rain and unusually high temperatures during August lowered yield prospects for row crops and burley tobacco. All forecasts in this release are based on conditions as of Sept. 1 and assume normal growing conditions for the remainder of the crop season.

  • For centuries garlic has been enjoyed for its culinary, medicinal and spiritual qualities, including fending off evil spirits and vampires and acting as an anti-bacterial.  There was evidence of garlic in King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered so obviously the ancient Egyptians were growing it as far back as 2100 B.C.  That’s some serious culinary history.

  • Former Spencer County student Katie Brown recently met Bill Nye. Brown, an aerospace engineering major at Georgia Tech, is currently in California working for NASA at its Jet Propulsion Lab. While living on the California Institute of Technology’s campus, she attended a lecture and met two astronauts and Nye, best known for hosting the education television program, ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy.’

  • Spencer County Middle School students will be participating in a state-wide initiative Friday entitled “Delete Day,” created to help youth understand the lasting implications of posting negative or untrue information about themselves or others on social networking sites.

  • Little Mount Baptist Church recently celebrated its annual fall festival Sept. 10. Attendees enjoyed wagon rides, music, a yard sale, craft booths and an auction.

  • I finished reading through the Old Testament. Even though I have read through it a few times before, this was a great experience. No matter how many times you read God’s word, every time you read God’s word it is a new experience.
    When I grew up, I heard preachers preach that God is everywhere and that was hard for me to understand because I did not know God. Now that I have accepted him as my personal savior, it is easy for me to understand that God is everywhere.
    David in Psalms 139 tells us where God was with him.

  • Library Assistant Needed
    Seeking organized individual who can develop a new section of our library to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Must be motivated, focused and punctual. Must be familiar with the Dewey Decimal System. Beginning wages - $7.50 per hour. If interested, see Mrs. Grant.

  • Chuck and Gina Stidham of Taylorsville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Stidham, to Ryan Thornhill.

    The groom-to-be is a son of Jeff and Susan Thornhill of Irvington.
    The wedding will take place at the Caldwell Chapel in Louisville on Oct. 15. Formal invitations have been sent.
     

  • Rachel Renee Taylor and Andrew Kelly Baird announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

  • Dana and Stacy Carmany of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Cameron Scott Carmany, on July 26, 2011.

    He weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces and was 17.5 inches long.
    Grandparents are Jim and Lisa Barker of Taylorsville and Dan and Lisa Carmany of Taylorsville. Great-grandparents are Jim and Linda Stover of  Elizabethtown, Barbara Deboard of Mount Washington, William and Loretta Carmany of Wadsworth, Ohio, and John and Jean Hoar of Medina, Ohio.
    The family says thank you for prayers and cards, and says Cameron is doing wonderful.