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Today's Features

  • Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day and when I always plant my seed potatoes for the year.  While I always manage a mid-March planting, we must consider the condition of the soil.  Don’t start digging if the soil is too wet.  Be patient and only work once the soil is friable.

  • Eligible persons can begin offering land under the general Conservation Reserve Program on March 14, announced John W. McCauley State Executive Director. Sign-ups will continue through April 15.
    The Conservation Reserve Program is the largest voluntary private-land conservation program. It helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation purposes.

  • Many land managers know firsthand the damage invasive species can do to natural resources, but no one knows exactly why these species are able to out compete native plants.

    This is not just a Kentucky problem, as invasive species are common throughout the world. A long-held theory, developed by biologists, hypothesizes that invasive plants are more numerous in introduced sites compared to their native, or home, range, because an ecological change occurs during their invasion that gives them an advantage over native plants. This theory is known as the abundance assumption.

  • First of all, thank you for reading this.  And thanks to all of you who took the time this week to say hello and tell me you enjoyed my columns.  What a blessing when I meet someone for the first time or pass someone in the grocery store and they say, “Hey, aren’t you the guy that writes that column?” or, “I liked your column the other day.”  So thanks for reading and thanks for taking the time to talk to me about it.

  • Family Resource Center, located inside Spencer County Elementary School, helps families in need of clothing, food, affordable housing, paying bills and other necessities that can stand in the way of their children’s education.

  • Gerald and Amanda Washburn of Taylorsville welcomed their son, Nolan Trent Washburn, Feb. 3, 2011, at 11:30 a.m.
    Washburn was born at Baptist Hospital East, weighing 4 pounds, 15 ounces. He was 17 inches long.
    He was welcomed by his older brother, James Robert Hughes Jr. and by his grandparents, Earl and Shelley Lewis and Deanna Young Lewis of Wilsonville; and Gerald Washburn and Gwen Washburn, both of Taylorsville.

  • Lillie Anzalone of Taylorsville was honored on Feb. 6 with a surprise birthday party at Misty Valley Wedding Chapel given by her nieces, Sharon Daily and Hope Sedlock and her nephew, Doug Goodlett. Over 100 friends and relatives attended the celebration. Anzalone was 91.

  • Angie Leonard of Normandy Heights hosted a Mardi Gras themed birthday party for her husband and her son on Sunday, Feb. 27.  She chose this theme because it was seasonal and the products were easy to find, and because she thought a Mardi Gras party would be a novelty for her guests which included family and friends of all ages.