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Today's Features

  • Duck and Darlene Knapp of Mount Washington will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 19.

  • Master Sgt. Thomas S. Fowler retired from the Ky. Air National Guard after 30 years of service.
    He is the father of Bryan and Samantha Fowler.
    He is a son of Tom and Mary Fowler.

  • Andrew Tinsley graduated July 28 from the lineman training program at Somerset Community College as a Class C lineman.

    He completed an additional program in smart grid hardware training for digital metering. Tinsley is now certified CDL Class A, pole climbing, flagging, bucket rescue, pole top rescue, first aid and CPR. He is a son of Jeff and Beth Tinsley and a grandson of Bill and Shelia Tinsley, Jean Walker and the late Tom King. He was recently hired by Elliot Electric in Lexington, and planned to start working for the company on Monday.

  • Many of Spencer County’s newer residents may not be fully aware of the county’s rich and interesting history. Here’s a review of some of the county’s highlight events of the past and people who made those events memorable.

  • Sara Gibbs of Elk Creek has had raised beds for her garden for at least 10 years. She moved to her farm in 1995.
    “I’ve always gardened,” said Gibbs.

  • CLOTHING, NEEDLEWORK, CRAFTS, & CERAMICS

    Clothing Article, Other
    Paula Zolta, Blue 1st

    Crocheted Afghan
    Shirley Thomas, Blue 1st & Katherine Thomas Award
    Tracy O’Grady, Red     2nd

    Crocheted Baby Article
    Shirley Thomas , Blue 1st
    Tracy O’Grady, Red     2nd

    Knitted Article
    Tracy O’Grady, Blue     1st

    Counted Cross Stitch Picture

  • One of the very first insects that I identified as a young gardener was the pine sawfly. We had planted over a hundred white pine seedlings over 30 years ago, and after a decade or so, we started to lose a couple each year to one problem or another.
    I was charged with inspection duty. Looking for and plucking bagworms; collecting beetles in jars for identification at the County Extension Service; or closely noting the color, legs and chewing habits of the various caterpillars I encountered.

  • Two weeks ago I was talking to a person about eternal security and he said he believed people wanted eternal security but they did not want to live it. One thing is for sure, if you do not want to live it, you never got it to start with. I am a Baptist minister and I believe like the old time Baptists.
    They believed and so do I, that if you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and nothing changed in your life and you lived the same old sinful life you always lived, you did not get anything to start with.

  • Hard work on a hot day and someone hands you a glass of ice cold sweet tea.  You feel the cold glass in your hand and taste the sweetness on your tongue.  Just a short break in a hard and busy day, but it refreshes and renews your strength.
    I think we have all had those moments.  
    It may be a glass of tea or lemonade, or perhaps stopping for a breather under a shade tree, but we all remember those moments of refreshing.  Sometimes it is something as simple as a fresh breeze cooling us off, or a cool shower at the end of a long hard day.