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Today's Features

  • Three Spencer County teachers were among 169 educators from across Kentucky to receive Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University.

    Nichole M. Hutchens, of Spencer County Elementary School; Erin Kelsey Pavolko, of Spencer County Middle School; and Darryl Jason Matherly, of Spencer County High School were recognized during the 24th annual awards program.

    “Teaching is the profession that creates all others,” Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, said was printed on a wall in the School of Education building.

  • The other day I had a conversation with a person from the town I grew up in. She told me what a horrible time they were having in their church.

    In the last year, they had had two different preachers and was about to get their third one. I have to believe one of two things happened: the leaders of the church either lost their salvation or never had it to begin with.

  • The Waterford Homemakers Club meets the third Wednesday of the month. Some members, like Rena Baird and Kitty Miller, have been coming for over fifty years, while a few have joined within the last year. Each meeting is hosted by a club member who brings the meat and the drinks and provides a center piece that becomes the door prize. The host also decides whether the potluck will be breakfast or lunch.

  • If you have a garden like I do, most of our vegetables are growing pretty quickly right now, but so are the weeds.  Here’s some tips to help you combat the weed issue.

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn picked from their own carefully tended gardens.  But after some vigorous hoeing on a hot humid day, some may be asking themselves if it is all worth it. 

  • Monkey Bread was a favorite breakfast treat when Donna Bulf was growing up.

    “I’ve made it for my kids and grandkids. I got it from my mother,” she said.

    Her mother used homemade biscuit dough, but Bulf uses canned biscuits.

    “I don’t do that homemade stuff,” she said.

    Bulf makes monkey bread when she has company or when her grandkids are out of school. Her grandchildren live next door, so on Saturday mornings, she serves monkey bread on her back porch.

    “Everybody just grabs a piece,” said Bulf.

  • Lighthouse Taylorsville.com attracts attention

    The website ministry of Lighthouse Baptist Church is generating quite a stir online. Already this year, the site has experienced over 40,000 hits from 4,400 different visitors.  They keep coming back to read the articles (105+) and to listen to messages (85 with a new one added weekly).  Topics include: family, worldviews, the Bible, and government – just to name a few. 

  • Kay Greer inherited her recipe for Chocolate Gravy, that she calls an old mountain recipe.

    “It was handed down from my mother, and handed down to her from her mother. It was a treat because they didn’t always have chocolate.”

    Greer serves her chocolate gravy on Christmas morning. It’s a family tradition that has lasted over fifty years. She also brings the gravy to the Waterford Homemakers when they have a breakfast meeting.

  • Strawberry season is in full swing, and local strawberries are still available at the farmers market. The best way to prepare and serve strawberries is open for discussion. Local cooks are willing to share some of their favorite ways to serve strawberries.

    Debbie Hambrick didn’t know about the Taylorsville Farmers Market until a few weeks ago, but now she sells her strawberries there. She raises strawberries both for her family and to sell. Hambrick also grows other berries, fruits and vegetables which she expects to bring to market as the season continues.

  • The Kentucky State FFA Convention was held   June 8th- 10th.   The Spencer County FFA had  probably its most successful state convention ever.

    Kevin Herndon was elected as the 2010-11 State FFA Sentinel.

    In the Chapter rating contest, the chapter was the top chapter in all categories.

    The  chapter was state winner  in five team events.   

  • This cecropia moth was found by Audrey Hickerson when it was still in a cocoon at her grandmother’s house in Stamping Ground. The cecropia moth is the largest moth in North America and considered a rare sighting for anyone. Audrey’s preschool teacher, Mrs. Eye, allowed the moth to stay in her classroom until it came out of the chrysalis on May 20. Audrey took the moth back to her grandmother’s house later that week and released it.

    Above: Audrey and the cecropia moth the day she released it at her Mamaw’s in Stamping Ground.