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Today's Features

  • Sometimes it seems that life is like a runaway train.  It’s going too fast to jump off and it is just too big to stop.  You look down the track and before you know it birthdays and anniversaries blow by. 
    The work week flies and Friday night bumps into Monday morning so fast that you wonder if you really had a weekend.
    Do you ever just want to stomp on the brakes as hard as you can so you can stop for a few minutes?  Just take a break, catch your breath? 

  • Prom is around the corner, and two organizations at Spencer County High School are making it easier for teens to find the attire for that memorable night.
    The Spencer County Youth Service Center and the PRIDE Club are hosting a Prom Fashion Show and Auction on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
    Admission is $3, and free door prizes will be awarded.
    “We will be showcasing new dresses and tuxedos from area businesses [and] showing the latest prom fashions,” organizers said in a news release.

  • Have you noticed how disrespectful we are these days? Simple civility and courtesy seem to have been forgotten. From the drivers that cut us off on the highway to the department store clerks that just grunt when we say hello, disrespect for others just flows through our society.
    I see it a lot in children, but let’s face it, parents often are not much better. It seems that we have lost the ability to show respect.

  • First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is hosting a Spring Gala April 3 at 5 p.m.  featuring a concert by published composer and musician Mary McDonald.

  • With spring planting now underway, Kentucky Farm Bureau looks to sow a few seeds of its own as it calls for applications for the 2011 KFB Farmer of the Year award. The organization initiated a Farmer of the Year award program as a way to recognize KFB members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.

  • USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein has announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to provide broadband access in rural communities currently without broadband service.  Joining him to make the announcement was Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

  • If you have never had a vegetable garden before, this year is the year to do it.
    Grocery prices are encouragement enough; gas prices are high and grain reserves low so food prices won’t be coming down anytime soon. Plus, growing your own provides a degree of satisfaction that is hard to come by otherwise.

  • With grain prices at high levels, many farmers may switch from cattle or pasture to corn this year. Because of increased demand, moving to corn can lead to average gains of $100 per acre, vs. $30 per acre for cattle. Corn is predicted to be a strong commodity in the coming months because of a confluence of events, including a low global stockpile from production problems in other parts of the world and large purchases from China and other countries.

  • The Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Heroes for the month of January pose for a picture. Pictured are Halee Hood, Joshua Baunach, Derrick King, Joey Abell, Jarred Peak, Meghan Marks, Madison Carrico, Mac Oder and Joe Quintero. Also named Grizzly Heroes, but not pictured are Greg Barkham, Adam Light, Rachel Clark, Hunter Bruce and Hannah Brooks.