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Today's Features

  • Last summer, I took part in a workshop in Taylorsville geared toward people interested in sustainability and self-sufficiency. Known as a Chicken Dinner Workshop, it is taught by Tom Scanlan and Sarah Fauber at RiverSong Farm. While my parents grew most of the food I ate as a child, they rarely raised their own meat.

  • During the Civil War, Taylorsville native Jack Allen fought for the South and rose in rank to colonel.

  • Jamie Beaudry and Aaron Ware, of Mount Eden, are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding on July 16, 2011.  The ceremony will be held at Briar Ridge Christian Church.  Beaudry is the granddaughter of Terrence and Edith Ahearn, of Mount Eden, and Ware is the son of Dean and Lisa Ware, of Mount Eden.  The bride is currently studying at Eastern Kentucky University and the groom is an EKU graduate. All friends and relatives are invited. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • This time last year, I had some healthy looking tomato plants, which was a delight because in 2009, I had some disease issues.

    Turned out that 2010 was a bust though because of all the crazy heat we had. This year, the garden and the tomatoes look promising, but I am always on the lookout for emerging problems. So far, the 2011 daytime and nighttime summer weather and temperatures are absolutely perfect for tomatoes.

  • The 2011 Spencer County 4-H Tractor Contest was held on Friday, May 27th at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided snacks for the group, which were greatly appreciated.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March.  

  • Exceptionally wet weather delayed hay cutting this spring, but producers likely still have time to make enough hay to last them through the winter.

    While many producers were able to make hay during the hot, dry weather the first two weeks of June, producers of alfalfa and alfalfa-mixed grasses were about a month behind with their first cutting. This delay will likely cost them one cutting this year.

  • Two local students were named to the winter/spring dean’s list at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.

    Whitney Brown is the daughter of Arnold and Melissa Brown of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.
    Amber Martin is the daughter of Kyle and Catherine Martin of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • Graduates of McKendree University’s Louisville and Radcliff campuses received their diplomas at commencement exercises June 11 at the Highview Baptist Church East Campus.

    The class of 2011 undergraduates were the first McKendree “University” freshmen when the 183-year-old institution changed its name from McKendree “College” in 2007.

    Sixty-eight of the 103 members of the class of 2011 from both Kentucky campuses participated in the ceremony.

    Taylorsville graduates are:

  • 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.