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Today's Features

  • I was recently thinking about one of my best friends who had gone on to be with the Lord. His name was Wilson Shelburne. He was a God-fearing man. We would sit and talk about how great Jesus Christ is and often we would bring up Paul, Peter or some of the other people in the Bible.

  • The Spencer County FFA had a banner year in the Kentucky State CDE competitions in 2010, taking first place in 9   state CDE events, a state record.

    The Dairy Judging team consisting of Stetson Baird, Jacob Walker, Lauren Brown, and Alie McGaughey  bested 44 other teams to take top honors.

    Agronomy team members   Shelby Hall, Cecilia Petersen, Colling Travis, Brennan Noel, and Marianne Gaddie   were first among eighteen teams.  Brennan was high individual, and the team had the top four individual members.

  • Gospel sing

    Join in fun and fellowship this Saturday for an old fashioned gospel sing at the Old Gospel Barn beginning at 7:30 p.m. Musical guests will be Brighter Day and the Cumbos. The Old Gospel Barn is located at 11286 Louisville Rd. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

    Shelburne and

     family sing

    Wakefield Baptist Church will be hosting a fifth Sunday singing event with David and Alisa Shelburne and family Sunday at 5 p.m. Stay for fellowship after the singing in the fellowship hall.

  • 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.