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Today's Features

  • Lisa Lewis-Brown, a technology services employee at the Spencer County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The year long institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA.)

  • Research shows that rollover protective structures (ROPS), when used in combination with a seatbelt, are 98 percent effective in preventing death and serious injury in the event of a tractor overturn. Nevertheless, more than a third of tractors in use today – and perhaps as many as 50 percent in Kentucky – still do not have these lifesaving structures.

  • I believe Christians should examine their prayer lives and see exactly where we stand with Jesus Christ. Do we really pray with humbleness through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit? Or do we write out a prayer and get up and read it, afraid we will make a mistake when we are in a crowd? If we do, we make a mistake for not trusting Jesus enough to believe he can deliver through the Holy Spirit no matter what crowd we are in or where we are at.

  • Elma Schiller of Elk Creek made up her recipe for berry yogurt salad.

    “It just sounded good. I thought well, I’ll try it, and it worked out fine,” she said.

    The recipe is easily adjustable, so that a small amount can be made for a snack or a large amount can be made for a luncheon salad. Schiller recently served this dish at a breakfast meeting for the Waterford Homemaker Club.

  • Warm temperatures and sunny days add up to spring fever and that means getting outside and becoming more active after a long, sedentary winter.  Your list of outdoor projects has probably moved into the priority pile.  The urge to get your bicycle out of the garage or take an afternoon nature trail hike is growing. You might even be thinking about some of those New Year’s resolutions to get into better shape in 2010. 

  • “While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ And when he had taken a cup and given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.’” -Matthew 26:26-28

  • This is a question that many people ponder.  With the help of Kentucky Farm Bureau, Mrs. Ingram’s and Mrs. Lawson’s classes had the opportunity to learn more about this question. 

    A grant opportunity was offered by Kentucky Farm Bureau as a way to incorporate agriculture in the classroom.  With the money received from the grant, an incubator and other instructional materials were purchased to allow our students to have a hands-on learning experience with the baby chicks.

  • I want all Christian people to look at this survey. A survey of 1,000 protestant pastors conducted by an evangelical polling firm found that forty-seven percent agree that Islam is a very evil and wicked religion. However, such opinions may be confined mostly to the older generation.

    Evangelicals under 30 believe that there are many ways to God not just through Jesus.

  • Juliet Crawford, of Mt. Eden, started making French toast casserole about a year ago when she found it on Paula Dean’s website. She said she likes to make it for potlucks, holidays and when she has company. Her favorite part of the recipe is the ease of it, because it can be assembled the night before.

    “You can have a cup of coffee and talk to people while it’s baking,” she said.

    Crawford recently served this dish at a breakfast meeting of the Waterford Homemakers.

  • The Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club competed in the State 4-H Skill-a-thon Contest held on Saturday, May 1st at the Franklin County Extension Office. 

    Representing Spencer County at the State Contest as a Cloverbud, Casey Montgomery; in the Clover Division, Lilli Hanik placed 18th in Individual Evaluation; Christopher Miles placed 14th in Individual Quality Assurance, 16th as an Individual Overall, 16th in Individual Evaluation; and Courtney Jeffiers placed 6th in Individual Evaluation, 15th in Individual Identification and 20th as an Individual Overall.