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Today's Features

  • In this age, children are more separated from the farm than ever. Last Friday, Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary school students had the opportunity to learn that corn, in fact, does not come from a can and milk does not originate from a plastic jug.

    The annual Spencer County chapter of the Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsored its annual Agricultural Field Day in conjunction with the community’s elementary schools.

  • Cartoonist Rob Black takes a look at the wonders of technology

  • Everyone who comes to a Bluegrass Basket Guild meeting leaves with a basket. Each meeting is actually a basket-making class. Beginners are welcome.

    “Even beginners can do it because they don’t need to have their own supplies,” said Madonna Cash, who taught a bushel basket class at September’s meeting. “Beginners might not be at the same level but everyone leaves with a nice basket.”

  • There were several champions in this year’s Spencer County Fair Youth Poultry Show. Thank you to Lynn Shelburne and the rest of the Shelburne family for putting on a great show again this year! The winners are listed as follows:

    Champion Large Fowl – Lee Jared Miles, Mt. Eden, KY – Barred Plymouth Rock

    Champion Bantam – Jacob Benningfield, Lebanon, KY – White Silkie

    Champion American Game – Justin Goodlett, Mt. Eden, KY – Brown Red Game

  • Pictured are the Spencer County Middle School September Grizzly Heroes: Amber Adcock, Tamara Humphrey, Paige Forberger, Hunter Brown, Josh McKinley, Bailey Bryant, Lauren Stevens, Daniel Cooper, Macy McGehee, Tyler Nichols, Jonathon Jones and Nathan Dillard.

  • Our current weather conditions demand that we rethink some of our fall chores. Fall lawn and tree fertilization should come later this year then normal because of the drought conditions. An application of high nitrogen now would only burn up what little green grass you may have and force trees to work more then they should under stressful conditions.

  • Hickstock is a music festival that gives back.

    This Saturday, musicians from Spencer and surrounding counties will converge on the stage at the fairgrounds for a day mixed with kicking back and kicking your heels up.

    While patrons and participants are having a good time, the gate admission will be used to help bring joy to the lives of other. All proceeds from Hickstock will be split between the Spcncer County Sheriff’s Department’s Shop With a Cop and the arts program at Spencer County schools.

  • For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, Spencer County High School’s senior class is planning to travel to New York City this spring for its senior trip.

    The Board of Education voted at its September meeting to allow the class to travel by chartered bus for an educational trip to New York April 25-29.

  • Sandi Deutsch is the Spencer County Farmers Market coordinator and has made many efforts to keep the farmers market up and going so that the residents of Spencer County can have fresh Kentucky grown fruits and vegetables that are beneficial to their health. Also, Sandi’s family host many field days on their farm to educate others on the proper way to produce fruits and vegetables.

  • Corey Monday knew his chances of graduating from Spencer County High School weren’t good. The 19-year- old found it hard to focus in a large classroom setting and was constantly getting sidetracked. He was easily swayed by peer influences and didn’t feel like he was getting the help he needed.

    The distractions made it hard for him to complete his work, much less excel. Eventually Monday recognized that he had to make a change or he was going to become a high school dropout statistic.