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Today's Features

  • The following Spencer County students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for the spring 2011 semester:
    Taylor Ann Carden, pre-journalism freshman; Sarah Elizabeth Jones, communications junior; Alex Eugenia Poole, undergraduate studies freshman; Christopher Joseph Shouse, history junior; and Chelsea Elizabeth Sleep, psychology junior.

    UK Public Relations provided the students’ names, majors and classes.

  • The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College for the 2011 spring semester:
    Hannah Marie Snider of Mount Eden. Hannah is the daughter of Amos and Suzanne Snider of Mount Eden.

    Rachel Christine Karrer of Taylorsville. Rachel is the daughter of Bill and Karen Karrer of Taylorsville.

    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA, according to Dr. Rosemary Allen, provost/academic dean.
     

  • Bellarmine University recently named students to its dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Independence day is past, the heat of summer has set in.  

    There is a lot of work to be done on yards and in fields, but the heat and humidity can be positively oppressive.  Sometimes we call these times the dog days, apparently a reference to ancient beliefs about Sirius, the Dog Star.  Personally I always had a picture of an old hound dog stretched out on a porch panting in the heat!

  • In our country today we see false religions, we see people worshiping idols made by hands and some worshiping someone who died and are still down there. We see our leaders trying to do away with the things Jesus stands for. Our country was founded on Jesus our Lord and Savior; we in olden days held up Jesus’ name in our schools, in our courts, in the law of the land, we kept him alive in our homes.

    Very few preachers anymore preach a Hell-fire sermon; and if we keep going in this direction, God’s wrath will come down upon us.

  • Law enforcement officers from 17 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • Army Reserve Spec. Phillip T. Miller 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.

  • Connie Young started making Red, White and Blue Salad for Independence Day parties about 30 years ago.

  • I first made this Irish cream based ice cream two years ago for a cookout at my house. I love eating ice cream, and I love making it even more. Ice cream is a favorite summer treat, and it’s perfect for a Fourth of July cookout. This flavor is even more perfect for the holiday since it celebrates one aspect of American heritage.

  • With the Spencer County Fair opening July 15, it seems a glance back at some classic photos of the fair decades ago is appropriate.