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Today's Features

  • The Kentucky Farm Service Agency State Office Management Team will hold a public meeting on Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Bullitt County Extension Office located at 384 Halls Lane in Shepherdsville.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Funding is available from USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).

  • Spencer County High School has announced the names of seven students who have been selected as candidates to participate in Governor’s Scholars’ summer program for 2012.

  • Although the five members of the Spencer County Board of Education oversee a $21 million dollar budget and make decisions about multimillion-dollar building projects, more importantly they also make certain the individual child in Spencer County gets what he or she needs to successfully learn in school and beyond. All of this is completed in spite of shrinking state and federal dollars for education and tough economic times locally.

  • Spencer County resident Grant Brown was recently recognized for outstanding academic performance at Trinity High  School’s annual Shamrock Awards Luncheon. The luncheon was held at the Galt House Grand Ballroom in Louisville, Ky.

  • Sarah Ann Louise Greenwell, of Taylorsville, was named to the Jefferson Community and Technical College Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester. Greenwell is a 2011 graduate of Hillview Academy and says she wouldn’t be where she is scholastically or in life without Hillview.

  • Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham recently announced the academic honors list for the fall 2011 semester.
    Bradley Scott Travis, a senior from Taylorsville, was named to the president’s list.
    Kayla Nicole Hood, a junior from Taylorsville, was named to the university’s dean’s list.

  • Two students from Spencer County were among the 1,760 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Dec. 17 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion, Ind.
    Graduating were:
    Lori McFadden, of Sarah ElizabethWay in Taylorsville, with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, and
    Michelle Whitaker, of Village Drive in Taylorsville, with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.

  • The following Spencer County residents were named to the dean’s list at Owensboro Community and Technical College for the fall 2011 semester:

    Cynthia G. Cameron
    Beth Ann Ficker
    Crystal Mae Frank
    Casey Leigh Miller
    Kelli L. Owens
    Nicole Breanne Rogier
    Adam David Werkmeister-Meeker
    Michele Rene Winstead

  • The other day we took our grandkids to one of those kid-friendly places where they have games and all kinds of stuff for kids to do. Anyway, on the way there we took a picture of them and they were sitting in the back seat smiling and laughing, you could see the anticipation on their faces. Then we took an “after” picture, and they were totally zonked, asleep with the sleep of absolute exhaustion.