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Today's Features

  • I have been a country girl my entire life, but last year was the first time I had ever entered anything into a county fair. My county fair growing up was over 30 miles from my home, and it simply was not practical to take things to the fair.
    So after spending the majority of my life baking, I finally took the opportunity to enter several of my favorite goodies in the fair last year, and I was thrilled to win 3rd place for one of them.

  • People enter the Spencer County Fair for a variety of reasons.

  • The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on June 21 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Richmond.

  • Many people fear snakes, but despite the fright they can cause, the majority of snakes are beneficial. Of the 33 varieties of snakes in Kentucky, only four are venomous (Northern copperhead, Western cottonmouth [water moccasin], timber rattlesnake, and pygmy rattlesnake).
    Most snakes you encounter around your home are harmless. If you are scared of them, try to remember that they are useful—they keep the rodent population in check by eating mice, rats, chipmunks and even toads, insects and other pests.

  • I continue to stand by my belief that my best defense in the garden is me. In the morning, I go out and inspect my garden and smash insects and pick off diseased foliage, careful not to spread it to other plants by my own hand. I watch for the beginning of any abnormality and nip it in the bud. However, sometimes things slide by undetected, plus it is hard to determine bacterial brown spot from mosaic if you are not sure what you are looking for.

  • Bus drivers for Spencer County Schools completed their annual 8-hour training course July 26.

    The training included bloodborne pathogen, student safety, special needs students, basic first aid, fire extinguisher, accident response and annual updates. This training is required for all employees with a CDL and school bus endorsement. Special trainers were the school nurse team and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.

  • Joni Bleemel, of Taylorsville, was recently named to Spaulding University’s Academic Honors List.
    Bleemel was selected for the list after attaining a cumulative 3.5 or higher grade point average during academic year 2011-2012.
    Bleemel is studying nursing.

  • Alysia Elmore graduated from the University of Louisville on May 14. Elmore got her bachelor’s in business administration, with a major in equine administration and a minor in entrepreneurship. She is a 2007 graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • A few months ago, I told you a little about my lawn. I had high hopes the beginning of spring, but three weeks of steady rain followed by three weeks with no rain did a number on my backyard. The front, while not perfect, isn’t in too bad a shape, but the back yard in places looks like a desert.

  • Back when country music was country music, Tanya Tucker had a song named, “It’s a Little too Late to do the Right Thing Now.” Of course Tanya was singing about her rowdy life, but in life it is never too late to come to God in prayer and repentance.
    As we go to the Bible, we can see how Jesus’ death on the cross made a way for us, even though we lived a rowdy life.