Today's Features

  • It has been some time since this column offered pictures of the village of Van Buren before it became the Taylorsville Lake bottom.

  • When it comes to bulbs we don’t always meet with consistent success. And, before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.
    Sunlight; crowded bulbs; pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season; or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance. The life cycle of a bulb is different than other herbaceous perennials.

  • Because farmers are exposed to multiple hazards throughout extended careers, physical problems can start early. To maintain health, Kentucky farm workers, whose average age is 57, higher than the average worker, must pay attention, particularly as they age, to issues caused by their way of life.

  • The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.
    The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign-up period is November 15, 2011.
    Financial assistance is available to eligible applicants for the following Farm Bill programs:

  • Jacob Redmon announces the birth of his baby sister, Aleigha Paige Redmon. Aleigha was born on Sept. 28, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital at 7:47 p.m. She weighed 8.13 pounds and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Chris and Candi Redmon, and the youngest sister of Ashley, Brittany and Merissa Redmon. Her grandparents are Kathy and Kenny Thompson, Janet Montgomery, and Daniel and Freda Biggers.

  • Army National Guard Pvt. Brandon T. Jensen recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
    Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

  • Students from Spencer County’s elementary schools participated in the all-district choral event Oct. 8 at Spencer County Middle School. Students from Spencer, Shelby and Bullitt counties participated in all-day rehearsals, and their fans arrived for a 5 p.m. concert that featured a half-dozen songs of various sorts. The auditorium was packed to standing room only.

  • The Taylorsville Elementary School students of the month for September are Macy Nation, Bradley Teague, Dalton Mefford, Riley Collins-Shultz, Ashlyn Propheter and Lucas Maddox.

  • Pictured are Spencer County Middle School’s August and September Grizzly Heroes. The heroes include Justin Lewis, Chris Morris, Dustin Westphal, Kayleigh Eldridge, Mallory Pfieffer, Cody Spears, Blake Smith, Dalton Croxton, Emilee Hardin, Lilli Hanik, Gavin Mattingly, Amber Hahn, Jose Lopez, Alyssa Kennison, Emily Skibinski, Ryan Barrick, Ashley Medley, Jaret Cannon, Sarah Strain, Marshal Smith and Linda McCoy.