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Today's Features

  • The Spencer County FFA chapter, for the second year in the past four, was named the 2010 winner of the National FFA Model of Innovation winner for student development which is given to the top FFA chapter in the nation. The award was presented live on RFD-TV in Indianapolis on Thursday at the National FFA Convention. The local chapter had been named one of ten national finalists in August out of over 7500 FFA chapters nation wide.

    Justin Goodlett was named the National winner of the Equine Entrepreneur proficiency award and received $1000.

  • Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky gardens, but it can also be a messy time. The season brings piles of leaves from our trees and spent shoots from our flower beds.

    The way we address this yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and the environment. Gardeners commonly rake up and bag leaves to be hauled away to yard waste dumps.

    This option, while tidy, uses a lot of energy, both yours and the energy to transport the leaves and mixed garden waste.

  • Ardia Herndon’s peanut butter and banana salad recipe has been a family favorite for generations on both sides of her family.

    “My husband’s aunt gave it to my grandmother probably seventy years ago. I’ve known it since I was a child,” said Herndon, who grew up in Wakefield but moved to Elk Creek when she married fifty-eight years ago. It was one of her husband’s favorites as a child. When he visited his aunt, he ate enough peanut butter banana salad to make himself sick.

  • Of all the things two burglars took from Judy Crowe’s Taylorsville home Oct. 16, the memories are what she will miss the most.

  • The Main Street Committee is in full swing making plans for the holiday season. Unbelievable, that Christmas is just around the corner.

    Beverly Bentley Ingram, is coordinating the very popular Christmas Home Tour. Tickets can be purchased at the Red Scooter. I will let you know when they are available.

  • They came from the east to challenge the elements and face the dangers of territory that would become the state of “Kentucky.”

    It was 230 years ago, in the spring of 1780, that a few brave families chose to settle near the upper waters of a creek named for explorer Tom Simpson.

    A stockade was constructed near Simpson Creek and was named for the leader of the group, William Kincheloe, and was called “Kincheloe Station.”

  • Husband and wife proprietors, Larry and Rita Dennison, have opened Millview Bed and Breakfast at 139 Elk Creek Road, less than a mile from downtown Taylorsville

    The bed and breakfast features a single 1,000-square-feet, 5-room suite, with a queen-size bed. Amenities include a fully-stocked service center and a choice of full or continental breakfast.

    The Dennisons live on-site at the fully restored 1897 Queen Anne Victorian home, which boasts 10-feet ceilings and original hardwood floors.

  • Spencer County Preschool student Dawson Barr works on making hand print art Tuesday in Lisa Ingram’s class. The AM and PM preschool classes made the hand prints in honor of grandparent’s day, which the preschool is celebrating today and Thursday.

  • Thread and Thimble is an informal sewing club formed as an off-shoot of the quilting clubs of the Spencer County Homemakers. It has evolved into a way for the members to share their knowledge and support one another with their friendship.

    “It started out as a few of us ladies wanted to expand our sewing abilities,” said club president Pat Douglas. “We’ve come a long way.”