Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Pumpkin squares are one of Marlene Stark’s favorite fall desserts. Her baby sister gave her the recipe many years ago. She does not know where her sister found the recipe, but knows that she often exchanged recipes with coworkers in Ohio.
    Stark’s sister was 9 years younger than her. When Stark married at 17, her sister was still a child. Her sister often visited her in her new home in California and the two became close.
    “She was special,” said Stark. “We hit it off good.”

  • It was a chore that produced anticipation.

  • As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts. Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees.
    As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut. After they eat their daily grain ration, they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.

  • John W. McCauley, FSA State Executive Director, reminds Kentucky producers that the enrollment date for DCP and ACRE programs has changed and will begin on January 23, 2012.
    Generally, in the past, enrollment began October 1 for DCP and ACRE contracts. As required in the 2008 Farm Bill, there are no 2012 advance direct payments for DCP and ACRE, therefore there is not an incentive for producers to enroll early. The 2012 ACRE elections may be made any time after January 23, 2012 and before June 1, 2012.

  • October 2-8 is National 4-H Week, and Spencer County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

  • Tobacco farmers know that to properly cure burley, they have to depend on many factors including facilities, management and especially the weather. A new tool developed by specialists at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture may give farmers an edge in determining what’s best for their crop at any given time.

  • A few nights ago I was walking our dog one evening and I heard coyotes yipping and howling in the distance.  Having grown up in the city, I didn’t realize what a nuisance coyotes could be in a rural community.  Now I know that coyotes can kill calves and chickens and will even snag the occasional family pet!
     One friend of ours had a pesky coyote problem, but he finally shot one particular coyote and the problems stopped.  He had that thing stuffed and stood it by his front door like it was howling at you as you entered!

  • Luke 21:1-4 says: “And he looked up and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. For all these have in their abundance cast in unto their offerings of God but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.”
    I looked mite up in the dictionary and it defined it as a coin of very small value or a very small sum of money.

  • Donna Bulf’s family loves it when she makes squaw bread to serve with dinner in the fall and winter. She most often makes it as the bread to serve with vegetable soup or chili.