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Today's Features

  • Independence day is past, the heat of summer has set in.  

    There is a lot of work to be done on yards and in fields, but the heat and humidity can be positively oppressive.  Sometimes we call these times the dog days, apparently a reference to ancient beliefs about Sirius, the Dog Star.  Personally I always had a picture of an old hound dog stretched out on a porch panting in the heat!

  • In our country today we see false religions, we see people worshiping idols made by hands and some worshiping someone who died and are still down there. We see our leaders trying to do away with the things Jesus stands for. Our country was founded on Jesus our Lord and Savior; we in olden days held up Jesus’ name in our schools, in our courts, in the law of the land, we kept him alive in our homes.

    Very few preachers anymore preach a Hell-fire sermon; and if we keep going in this direction, God’s wrath will come down upon us.

  • Law enforcement officers from 17 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • Army Reserve Spec. Phillip T. Miller has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Connie Young started making Red, White and Blue Salad for Independence Day parties about 30 years ago.

  • I first made this Irish cream based ice cream two years ago for a cookout at my house. I love eating ice cream, and I love making it even more. Ice cream is a favorite summer treat, and it’s perfect for a Fourth of July cookout. This flavor is even more perfect for the holiday since it celebrates one aspect of American heritage.

  • With the Spencer County Fair opening July 15, it seems a glance back at some classic photos of the fair decades ago is appropriate.

  • On Saturday, June 4, the Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the “Trailblazers”, attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort.  District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.

  • Summer months are the harvest season for blueberries and blackberries, both of which have the potential to grow very well in Kentucky. Blueberries, which are native to North America, are harvested from early June through early August. Blackberries are harvested from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer newly recognized health benefits, but best of all, they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • Who among us is guilty of not noticing it until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened.
    Well, they are at work right now, so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.