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Today's Features

  • Rain did not dampen the spirits of the 35 riders who showed up for the first competitive trail ride held Saturday in Spencer County for the ACTHA group. 

    The ride was held on the Lipginski Farm, which is known as Whispering Oaks Farm of Kentucky and  located on Murray Road.  The event  attracted people as far away as Stanton, Kentucky and  Indianapolis, Indiana. It was a big hit for the variety of trails and obstacles along the 7 mile stretch of trails that wound through woods, open meadows and up and down hills.

  • Wanda Wilkerson got her recipe for Key Lime Cake from a friend in Florida. Wilkerson was visiting her friend late last winter, and the cake was served at lunch.

    Wilkerson likes the simplicity of this cake and said that it is especially easy because it does not have to have icing.

  • Many Spencer County residents participated in the Kentucky State Fair this year by entering some of the many competitions available.

    Jean Johnson, president of the Patchworkers Quilt Guild, has been entering quilts in the Kentucky State Fair since she started quilting more than twenty-five years ago. A friend challenged her to enter quilts in the fair, so she did.

  • They used to be part of a family singing group called The Citadels.

    But today, they are simply “Blessed.”

    “Dianne chose that name because of the many blessings we’ve received throughout our lives,” says Ward Davis.

    The Woodland Hills Drive residents are back on the road again as a duet, after raising two daughters and ending their careers by retirement.

  • Thirteen members of the Spencer County FCCLA chapter recently attended the 2010 National Leadership Meeting this past July.  The conference was held in Chicago, Illinois and was designed with various leadership workshops and competitions to strengthen chapters and members from across the United States. 

  •  The big apartment house that stood on Main Street just east of Jefferson for many years was Mrs. Overstreet’s School.

    The building was called Thurman Apartments in more recent times, but after it was no longer used for a dwelling place and as deterioration took its toll, it was used by the fire department as a haunted house before its demise.

  • Melcany Ray learned how to make lumpia when she was seventeen and working in a restaurant in the Philippines. She made it every two days and learned the recipe by heart. They did not measure the ingredients, instead making the lumpia by feel.

    Lumpia is a traditional Filipino dish, similar to spring rolls. It is often served for birthday parties or weddings.

  • Concert of Prayer

    for area schools

     A Concert of Prayer for local schools has been scheduled for Sunday, August 22 at 3 p.m. in the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. Please contact Greg Taylor at 477-8942 or Carol Herndon at 477-0150 if your church would like to participate.

    Everyone is invited to attend.

     Breaking Free

    of addictions

  • Gardens are filled now with seasonal treats characteristic of the region like corn, tomatoes and zucchini. But if fresh produce lovers are looking for something sweet and a bit unusual this summer, local teenager Shane Greenwell can help.

    This summer, with the assistance of his father, Dwight Greenwell, Shane raised a unique hybrid variety of fruit known as canary melons on his family’s farm off Highway 44 East. When ripe, the melons are characterized by their bright yellow color, waxy skin and sweet but slightly tart flavor.

  • In our church, we have several little children that attend regularly. I tell you, these children have stolen my heart. They cause so many memories to wash over me of my own childhood.

    This one little girl, maybe 10 years old, had never been to church before. Another was four and he also had never stepped foot into a church.