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Today's Features

  • Cheryl Wantland got her recipe for the Best Ever Cheesecake from a cheesecake cookbook that a coworker gave her about ten years ago. She tried a lot of different cheesecake recipes out of it, but did not try this recipe until last year because it was a New York Cheesecake. She has always thought those were dry and did not like them much.

  • Spencer County had a very strong showing at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest June 29  in Lexington.

    Representing Spencer County in the Senior Division were several award winners.

    In the Jersey Category: 1st – Stetson Baird, 2nd – Jake Walker, 3rd – Joseph Snider, 8th – Tevin Shouse, and 9th– Susan Mann.  The 1st Place Jersey Senior Team was Spencer County’s Jake Walker, Stetson Baird, and Joseph Snider.

  • Tom Scanlan stood under the “kill” tree in the July heat while he explained the process to eight participants. After capturing a 15-week- old male silver-laced wyandotte out of the coop where he had isolated about 10 cockerels the night before, he tied it to the tree by its feet. He caught the chicken’s head in his hand, took several calming breaths and with a swift motion cut off the head and stepped back.

  • Richard Watson, owner/operator of Briar Ridge General Store, says “nothing exciting” ever happens in his community.

    But his nearest neighbors might be quick to disagree.

    A family of martins was resting comfortably in their penthouse apartments atop a 15-foot flag pole when they were scared out of their gourds by a cow snake.

    “Some of my customers looked out the window and saw the snake sticking up out of one of the gourds,” says Watson, who has operated the business for two years,

  • Kids Krusade at

    Lighthouse Baptist

    Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 88 Miller Rd., will be holding a Cowboy Carnival Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. featuring free food, activities and games. A Kids Krusade will be held nightly from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday. Children will participate in games, skits and have the chance to win an iPod touch, a Cruiser trike or a video camera. For transportation or further information, call 477-8600.

    Gospel sing at

    Old Gospel Barn

  • The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Tuesday, June 22 at the Muhlenberg County Agriculture Center in Powderly. 

    Spencer County had eight participants in the contest. The award presentations were held on June 23 in Muhlenberg County at a local church. 

    Walking through the contest as a Cloverbud was Casey Montgomery.

    The Clover Team, consisted of Lilli Hanik, Courtney Jeffiers, and Chris Miles.

  • This year’s Miss Spencer County pageant will be held Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the pavilion. The fair will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday and run through Saturday.

    Other events Tuesday include:

    6 p.m. – Sp. Co. 4-H/FFA Poultry Contest (Barn)

    6 p.m. – Open Poultry Contest (Barn)

    6 p.m. – Antique Tractor Pull (Track)

    7 p.m. – Miniature Horse Show (Barn/Ring)

     

  • As we look at ‘sin’ it sounds like a little word. Even though it is a three letter word. 1 think it is the biggest word in the English language. The dictionary says the meaning is, ‘a breaking of the law of God’s purpose’.

    “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23.

    As we look at all these disastrous times in our country, instead of trying to fix them we should come back to God and let him fix them because I am sure he would do a much better job.

  • Spencer County went to 4-H camp July 5-9.  Pictured you will see all of the campers, teens, camp staff, and most of the adults that attended Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp with Spencer County.   We had a total of 84 campers, 9 teens,9 adults, along with Mollie Tichenor (CEA for 4-H Youth Development) from Spencer County to attend.  A great week was had by all.  Spencer County will be going to camp in 2011, so if you are interested please contact the Extension Office for additional information next spring. Submitted by Mollie Tichenor, CEA for 4-H Youth Development

  • When summer weather heats up with no sign of rain, gardeners hook up the water hose to give their thirsty landscapes a drink.  It seems like a simple enough task, but there are some tips to help you get the most from your efforts.