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Today's Features

  • Spencer County native and former resident James Allen Cox found his recipe for Farmer’s Seafood Boil at the Texas State Fair.

    “I picked this up at the Texas State Fair over twenty years ago, and it has not failed me yet,” said Cox. “It is an easy one pot meal.”

    Cox reads this paper online and decided to share one of his favorite recipes with his hometown.

    The recipe was created by the Texas Extension Service.

  • What do mashed potatoes and martinis have in common? Not much unless you attended Terri Cooper’s Mashed Potato bunco party in February. It was Cooper’s turn to host the monthly bunco club, and she thought it was time for something a little different.

    “I felt like we were all tired of winter and tired of the same old thing,” said Cooper. “I wanted to do something fun to get us out of the winter blues.”

    Cooper told all of her guests to bring their favorite martini glasses and dress in ‘50s attire.

  • All breeding cattle 18 months of age and older that are offered for sale at Kentucky stockyards are required to be identified with the state veterinarian’s office effective Feb. 14, State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has announced.

  • I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping. I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals. I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well.

  • Each year, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is required by regulation to issue public notice on a variety of programs, policies and opportunities available at the county office.

  • Proper pond management is essential for establishing and maintaining a healthy environment for fish, whether it’s in a backyard water garden or a three-acre production pond. An upcoming Kentucky Cooperative Extension aquaculture workshop, “Pond Management: Home-use and Recreational Aquaculture,” will focus on information that will be useful for pond owners and landowners wishing to develop ponds.

  • Bill and Brenda McAllister celebrated recently their fortieth wedding anniversary. The couple wed Jan. 8, 1971, at Plum Creek Baptist Church in Waterford and currently resides in Mount Washington. Both are Spencer County natives and retired from the Bullitt County School System.

    Bill is a broker/realtor/developer for Coldwell Banker Action Realty in Mount Washington.

    The couple has two children, Abby and Andrew, and two grandsons, Zane and Zachary McAllister, all of Louisville.

  • Valentine’s Day can celebrate all kinds of love, not just the romantic kind. It is just a few days away, but there is still time to make plans for making the day special. These are just a few of the ways that Spencer County moms remind their families of their love.

    “We always get a heart shaped pizza,” said Terri Cooper, mother of five. They get their specialty pizza from Bearno’s Pizza.

  • Aprons and Ideas Homemaker Club held a homemade candy exchange for their February meeting. A candy exchange, much like a cookie exchange, lets participants sample and share multiple recipes. The candy can then be given as gifts or kept to serve to guests or eaten by the family.

  • Ronald Ernest Earls and Jennifer Marcum would like to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Owen Earls.

    Samuel was born Nov. 13, 2010, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He was six pounds, nine ounces and 19 inches long.

    Samuel was welcomed home by his older brothers, Andrew Paul Earls and Jacob Cole Earls.

    Proud grandparents are Ronnie and Paula Earls.