Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Recently the Taylorsville Elementary School Chorus under the direction of music teacher, Erin Kelley, competed in the Music in the Parks Competition at Kings Island.

  • The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department conducted a fire safety training for Spencer County Schools on June 3.

    Members of the custodial, maintenance, Bear Care, and cafeteria staff experienced hands-on training with the proper procedure for using fire extinguishers. Spencer County Schools Director of Operations Brett Beaverson said hopefully none of the school employees will have to use the training, but felt good to know that many employees are trained in using a fire extiguisher.

  • The EF Foundation recently recognized Spencer County High School for all of its efforts in working with Katharina and Thibault (T-bo) as exchange students this past school year.  In the picture with three people are Linda Goldy, school counselor, Robyn Baxter, vice principal and Katharina Meissneitzer, an exchange student from Austria.

  • The Spencer County School System is currently participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals are provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children.
    There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals are being provided at Taylorsville Elementary School through July 1. Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and lunch is served from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.
    The meals are provided through the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information or to file a discrimination complaint, call 866-632-9992.