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Today's Features

  • I can hardly wait for this year’s first harvest of summer squash.  Last year was a bust because of the heat; so, I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year. Mostly, gardeners complain about losing their plants to the squash vine borer; but, I have managed to offset that pest pressure by delaying planting in order to miss peak egg-laying time.  I have also used row covers, lifting them in the morning so bees can do their pollinating, then covering them during the day when mama wasp of the vine borer does her work. 

  • Coming out of the wettest combined April and May on record, Kentucky agriculture producers are dealing with a multitude of problems including flooding and increased disease.

    University of Kentucky College of Agriculture meteorologist Tom Priddy said data from Jan. 1 to May 31 reveals Kentucky’s wettest year on record with an average 31.38 inches of rainfall statewide. That figure surpasses the previous record of 31.18 inches set in 1950.

  • Aaron M. Ashley of Taylorsville was named to the Morehead State University dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester.
    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

  • Chelsea Taylor Dowell of Fisherville was named to the dean’s list at Wofford College for the spring 2011 semester.
    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
    Dowell earned a 4.0 GPA for the semester.

  • Tommy Wilson Shelburne, of Taylorsville, graduated from the University of Kentucky on May 19 with a bachelor’s degree from the college of fine arts.  Shelburne has a graphic design degree, which he earned earlier and has been professionally using that experience for a couple of years.  He has worked for UK part-time while attending classes.
    He is a son of David and Jane Shelburne and a Spencer County High School graduate.

  • Taylorsville Elementary School Counselor Heidi Heiss received the 2011 Going the Distance Award for Spencer County Schools. Heiss was commended for the extra effort she put in during the 2010-11 school year to help families in the district.

  • The following Taylorsville Elementary students were named to the All A honor roll for the 2010-2011 school year:
    Connor Foster, Madison Goodlett, Jacob Goodwin, Joshua Hall, Jaynie Heckert, Joshua Richards, Allie Roberts, Zachary Tipton and Hunter Wethington.
    The following Taylorsville Elementary Students were named to the A/B  honor roll for the 2010-2011 school year:
    Third grade:

  • Have you ever wondered what would happen if we in America would leave our wants and wishes to Jesus. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:33 what to do before we start wishing and wanting.

    “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and these things will be added unto you.” Matthew: 6:33

    “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

  • Every day, whether we realize it or not, we meet people who are struggling with pain or fear or heartache.  They may smile at you in the grocery store or frown at you as you wait at a stop light, but they are hurting.  The teller at the bank or the guy working on your car may be hanging on by a thread, but most of the time we never see it, most of the time they never show it.

  • One local reader submitted these old receipts for subscriptions to The Spencer Courier and to The Spencer Magnet. The Spencer Courier receipt, pictured above, dates back 100 years.