Today's Features

  • Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America. In fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?


    Alfalfa Hay ½ bale from Current Year
    Courtney Jeffiers, Blue & Champion, Grand Champion Crops
    Brayden Morrow, Blue
    Matthew Jeffiers, Blue

    Mixed Hay ½ bale from Current Year
    Matthew Jeffiers, Blue & Champion, Reserve Grand Crops
    Courtney Jeffiers , Blue

    (not eligible to move on to State Fair)

    Head of Cabbage
    Darilyn Browning, Blue & Champion

  • Pioneers who settled along streams of water like the Salt River and Brashears Creek often decided to build a mill. The mill was a common enterprise and attracted settlers who could not build their own facility for making flour and grinding grain.

  • Norah June Tolle, daughter of Danielle Allgeier and Allen Tolle, of Taylorsville, was born July 21, 12:35 p.m., at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11.6 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Steve and Barbara Tolle, of Taylorsville, and Tina Allgeier, of Bardstown. Her great-grandparents are “Junie” and Peggy Allgeier, of Bardstown; Jerry and Johnni Tolle, of Louisville; and Thelma Bowman, of Taylorsville.

  • Danielle Taylor and Bobby Lewis, both of Taylorsville, announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

    Taylor is the daughter of Bill and Sarita Taylor, of Taylorsville. Lewis is the son of the late Jerry Lewis and Linda Lewis, of Harlan.  The couple plans to reside in Taylorsville. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • I have been a country girl my entire life, but last year was the first time I had ever entered anything into a county fair. My county fair growing up was over 30 miles from my home, and it simply was not practical to take things to the fair.
    So after spending the majority of my life baking, I finally took the opportunity to enter several of my favorite goodies in the fair last year, and I was thrilled to win 3rd place for one of them.

  • People enter the Spencer County Fair for a variety of reasons.

  • The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on June 21 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Richmond.

  • Many people fear snakes, but despite the fright they can cause, the majority of snakes are beneficial. Of the 33 varieties of snakes in Kentucky, only four are venomous (Northern copperhead, Western cottonmouth [water moccasin], timber rattlesnake, and pygmy rattlesnake).
    Most snakes you encounter around your home are harmless. If you are scared of them, try to remember that they are useful—they keep the rodent population in check by eating mice, rats, chipmunks and even toads, insects and other pests.