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Today's Features

  • Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held March 5–9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This registration is for children who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2012 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool. To be fully enrolled the following must be on file:

    • Proof of residency
    • A copy of the original birth certificate
    (not a hospital certificate)
    • A copy of the student’s Social Security
    card
    • A current immunization certificate

  • Bellarmine University recently announced the students named to its dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following local residents were named to the dean’s list:
    Fisherville resident Leah Spears, a sophomore majoring in psychology, and a graduate of Spencer County High School;
    Fisherville resident Sophia Kroon, a senior majoring in communication;

  • Recently you may have seen the ad on TV where a young woman climbs a mountain and ends up standing on the peak.  The music is heroic, the theme of overcoming obstacles, of striving to the top is inspiring, but in the end it is a credit card commercial!

  • The Spencer County Farmers  Market Committee will be holding a planning meeting on Feb. 28 beginning at 6 p.m.  Committee members would like all of those who have previously sold or are interested in selling to attend.  Discussions will cover the previous selling season and begin planning the 2012 season.

  • The Farm Service Agency State Executive Director, John W. McCauley, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program  general signup.  This CRP signup will begin on March 12 and end on April 6,. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation’s natural resources, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.  

  • I am so grateful that my husband Andy is in charge of the orchard. Fruit tree maintenance, I am convinced, is an art. There are details to pruning that can make or break good fruit set, branch structure and ability to pick when the limbs are laden with ripe fruit. While I understand the basics, I am glad Andy is the one that executes the task.

  • Most people are aware of the danger to ash trees from the emerald ash borer throughout North America. According to a sobering USDA Forest Service publication, “Emerald ash borer is the most destructive forest insect introduced into North America in recent history. Our present ability to detect, contain, eradicate, or manage EAB infestations is limited . . . The eventual loss of the vast majority of ash trees in North America should be anticipated.” To read the entire publication, please visit http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/eab/eab_strategy.pdf.

  • Army Reserve Pvt. Daniel R. Lewis has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.