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Today's Features

  • The Mount Washington Farm Service Agency would like to remind area farm owner and operators that the deadline for the Direct and Counter Cyclical Program contracts on grain is June 1.
    According to a news release, contracts must be updated in order to receive payments for 2011. Advance payments, of 22 percent of the total, can be requested in any month through Sept. 30.

  • With spring planting underway, the Farm Service Agency is reminding producers to timely report any prevented or failed acreage to their local office.
    Prevented planting acreage, or acreage that could not be planted because of wet field conditions or other natural disaster, should be reported to FSA within 15 days of the final planting date of the crop. This includes crops covered by crop insurance or the non-insured assistance program and crops without insurance coverage.

  • Mathew Moore, son of Jack and Sandra Moore of Taylorsville, has been awarded a Trustee Scholarship, computer science scholarship, and the Oxford Honors Scholarship to attend Georgetown College.

  • Campbellsville University graduated her largest class ever with over 500 students receiving diplomas over the weekend, May 13 and 14, for the 2010-11 academic year.
    Taylorsville graduates included Heather Elizabeth Waldridge, who received a master of business administration.
    A total of 517 students received degrees, pending completion of all academic requirements. There were 119 graduate student degrees awarded May 13 and 262 students receiving undergraduate degrees May 14. December’s class consisted of 136 graduates.

  • Hillview Academy will have its 2011 graduation ceremony May 31 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
    The ceremony will be held at the Spencer County Extension Office, 66 Spears Drive.
    The community is invited to attend.

  • Some days are harder than others.  Some days we spend laughing with family and friends at a cookout, others we spend in hospitals hoping the operation will turn out well.  Some days we wake up ready to take on the world, others we wake up hoping the world won’t beat us down too much more.

  • I read an article stating that the Muslim religion is a good religion. You know, I have never read that being born again through the blood of Jesus Christ is a good religion. Here is what I believe: being born again through the blood of Jesus Christ is the only religion that will give you eternal life.

  • The following Spencer County High School students were recently recognized for their outstanding performance on the 2011 ACL/NJCL National Latin Exam. The students were joined by over 150,000 students from all 50 states and 12 foreign countries who participated in taking the exam.

    Pictured, from left, are Cameron Little, Cum Laude, Robert Bell, Cum Laude, Collin Travis, Maxima Cum Laude, Kimberly Kersey, Magna Cum Laude, Tevis DeZern, Summa Cum Laude and Grace Coy, Magna Cum Laude.
     

  • Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their talents in history at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2011 Kentucky History Day on April 30.
    Allen Oder and Joseph Snider, students at Spencer County High School, took first place in the senior group documentary category for their entry, “The Napster Debate: The Sad Song of Free Music.”
    Kentucky History Day, which took place at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, is part of the National History Day program.