Today's Features

  • Col. Christopher Herndon recently graduated from the U.S. Army War College at  Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa.
    The course prepares officers of all services, as well as civilian officials of the federal government, for senior level command and staff positions with the U.S. armed forces throughout the world.
    Students partake in the Army’s highest level of formal education with the  mission of preparing selected leaders to assume strategic leadership responsibilities in military and national security organizations.

  • An 1882 atlas that pin-points cemetery, residential and business locations in Nelson and Spencer counties shows a historic burying ground on the “E.T. Holloway” farm.

  • It’s late July, and many gardens are now overflowing with excess zucchini. The joke is often heard that one should not leave windows down when going to church or into town for fear that someone will leave a sack of zucchini in the car.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced July 25 that applications are being accepted for grants to eligible applicants to help low- and very-low-income rural residents repair their homes.
    “These funds help limited-income rural homeowners improve their living conditions,” Vilsack said. “The costs associated with maintaining a home are a challenge for many rural homeowners and the funding we are announcing will be used by awardees to help low and very-low-income residents in rural areas maintain and repair their homes.”

  • The 2012 State Communications Day was held on Saturday, July 9th at the University of Kentucky Campus in Lexington.  I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job!
    - Junior General Demonstration:  Blue Ribbon - Apryl Wood demonstrated Zeus’ Family Tree.
    - Senior Presentation Software Demonstration:  2nd Place and Blue Ribbon - Darilyn Browning demonstrated How to Make a Soy Candle.
    - Senior Team Demonstration:  Red Ribbon- Haley Tucker and Karlee Payton demonstrated Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies.

  • The strawberry was first cultivated in the 14th century after a French spy collected a berry from Chile and presented it to France’s King Charles V who than planted in the Louvre’s Royal Garden.
    By the 17th century this Chilean strawberry was crossed with some found in the Virginia colonies, which gave way to the large-fruiting varieties we enjoy today. But don’t be fooled, large does not always mean flavorful.

  • One afternoon last week while I was out walking my dog, I was inspecting some wave petunias and marigolds that my family had planted in a large pot next to our garage.  I was making sure that they had plenty of moisture and that there weren’t any bugs eating on them.  Moisture was fine and didn’t see any bugs so I began to “deadhead” the flowers or pulling off the old blooms.  

  • The Family Resource and Youth Service Centers is sponsoring the Healthfair / Readifest on Aug. 6 at the Spencer County High School from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  
    FREE school supplies for students, health screenings, fitness demonstrations and information for all ages!  
    For details, contact the FRC at 477-3202 or the Extension Office at 477-2217.


  • A lot of important things happen while we are “on the way.”  Some of the best conversations my wife and I have had are in the car on the way somewhere.  The same thing has happened with my children and grandchildren.  While on my way across country, I have rejoiced at some of the most amazing scenery that our Lord ever created.