Today's Features

  • I do not remember having homemade chicken soup when I was a kid. The first time I ever remember my mother making chicken soup at home was when I was an adult. I was living with my parents briefly, and came down with the flu. Mama made chicken soup from scratch, simmering the chicken and vegetables to make the stock, and then making soup from that. It was wonderful and made me feel so much better.

  • Brussels sprouts need a PR makeover. No one seems to like them.
    Old varieties have been greatly improved from those forced on you as a child. Equally, cooking methods probably can stand some updating from the warm, mushy, bitter Barbie-doll-sized cabbage; don’t boil them to death, try instead some quick roasting underneath the broiler.

  • Kentucky farmers have battled weeds resistant to herbicides containing glyphosate for the past decade. A recent survey of agriculture and natural resource agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service indicates these weeds are becoming more widespread.
    Marestail (also known as horseweed), Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are examples of weeds that are not being controlled with glyphosate. James Martin, UK weed scientist, said all three weeds can pose problems for soybean growers.  

  • 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
    • 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.