Today's Features

  • A healthy diet is often mistaken for one that is devoid of desirable foods. But just because a diet is healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious as well. A few easy modifications to your favorite recipes can make a diet healthier without sacrificing taste.

  • Marty Allan Harp recently returned from vacationing in Los Angeles. While there he went to the annual Days of Our Lives fanfare weekend. He is pictured here with Suzanne Rogers who plays Maggie Horton on Days of our Lives. She’s been on the show since 1974. Marty has been a fan of the show since then, and has attended the event since 1986 and has met most of the cast members.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Benningfield, of Taylorsville, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maria Anka Dawn Benningfield, to Erin L. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Thompson, also of Taylorsville.

  • Brittany Nicole Ross of Louisville and Jacob Michael Lancaster of Louisville announce their engagement and upcoming marriage at noon on July 1 at the Spencer County Courthouse.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Terry and Tammy Ross of Taylorsville.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Spencer County High School.
    The groom-to-be is a son of Mike Lancaster of Louisville and Dottie Lancaster of Cecilia.
    He is a 2001 graduate of Carroll County High School.

  • Father’s Day is the perfect time to try out a new dessert. Gooey butter cake can be made the day before, and is actually better on the second day. That makes it perfect for a Father’s Day picnic or family gathering. It is also adaptable to flavors that dads enjoy by adding extracts or other embellishments.
    Gooey butter cake was invented in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1930s. It has been popular ever since.

  • The late Emma Wilson Brown said that old John Purdy could be heard before he was seen on the streets of Bloomfield, tapping his cane and bellowing with his strong voice.
    It wasn’t unusual for him to stop on a corner and let loose with a rebel yell.

  • Three Spencer County 4-H members got to experience being in a Fashion Revue thanks to Shelby County 4-H!

  • Before you squish consider the next generation of beneficial insects that you may be eliminating from your garden.  We have come to look at all insects as bad, which is far from the truth.  We delight over butterflies but likely kill many while in the caterpillar stage; we love lady beetles but the nymph stage looks a little scary; and we swat and spray ever fly, wasp and bee in ear-shot.

  • Hay is a significant agricultural crop in Kentucky, with receipts around $150 million in 2009, the most recent year for which data is on file. The Commonwealth typically harvests around 2.5 million acres of hay, the vast majority of which is fescue/grass hay.
    Because hay is important to livestock producers of all types, learning to effectively manage a hay crop for higher and better yields is a critical skill. New research from the University of Wisconsin Extension summarizes how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality, and reduce the chance for rain damage.

  • Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees.
    FSA county committees make decisions on commodity price support loans, conservation programs, disaster programs, employing county executive directors and other significant agricultural issues.