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Today's Features

  • State right-of-way mowing

    Contractors will be mowing the state right of way in Spencer County next week. Signs will be removed from the right of way and will be at the Spencer County maintenance barn for pick-up. Please call 502-477-2242 if you have any questions.

    SCHS Girls Soccer practice

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    The four factors of production for agricultural businesses are often described as land, labor, capital and management.  You can quantity the first three of these in specific units (acres, hours, dollars), and you can acquire additional quantities if you need them.

    However, you can’t quantify management; it does not have units.  While you can hire managers, you can’t buy management.  In many surveys of farm and agribusiness owners, when asked what they need help with, they will often reply, management.

  • While most teens were sleeping in, hanging out with friends, or going to the movies; 27 members of the Spencer County FFA were doing something a little different. They loaded a bus on July 13 and they headed to Hardinsburg to the Ky FFA Leadership Training Center.  Along with three hundred and twenty-two other members  from twenty-two different chapters, they  participated in various leadership, team building classes, and recreational activities. .

  • Forty-five Kentucky high school students from 21 counties across the region were recently on the campus of Pikeville College to participate in the annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) that is offered by Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM). This two-week residential program provides high school students from the region with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession. More than 550 students have participated in the college’s program since its inception in 1999.

  • An ancient Indonesian parable tells about a turtle that flew through the air by biting hard on a stick that was carried by two geese. The turtle was thrilled to take flight but was bothered by comments from onlookers. Those who viewed the spectacle praised the geese for being so clever. The turtle felt he was the one who deserved attention and praise and so he opened his mouth and shouted, “This was my idea.” I’m sure he learned his lesson.

  • Corn needs what most other summer crops need:  good soil and drainage, adequate nutrients and temperatures above 60 degrees for germination and growth.  Corn is actually a heavy feeder so healthy soil with some side dressing is a good idea to maximize the quality of harvest.  Water needs are not excessive but irrigation (if it doesn’t come naturally) when the stalks begin to flower will promote larger ear development.  The rest relies on cross pollination.  Corn flowers and begins to shed its pollen several days before the silks actually emerge.

  • Some Christians do not believe in backsliding but I am one who does.

    I looked up backslide in the dictionary. The meaning was to slide back into wrongdoing; gradually return to old habits, or practices; especially ones forbidden by a church or by authority; relapse. So far none of the reformed drinkers has backslid.

  • There is something magical about taking a boy on his first roller coaster ride.  There is something even more special when that boy is getting ready to enter the eleventh grade.

    Recently, 37 children and 13 adult chaperons from Spencer County made the short trip to Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN.   Much like any other group that does so over the course of the summer, they were put into groups and given name tags.   Some chaperons were parents, some were teachers and some were both.

  • May 30 and May 31 the Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the “Trailblazers”, attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort. District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.

    The kids really started the weekend off with a bang, with Kelsey Bishop winning her first two classes on Saturday and taking home the Division I Pleasure High Point Award.

  • This year’s concert performance for the Spencer County Fair will bring home a Taylorsville native from the recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

    J.D. Shelburne will return to perform at the Spencer County Fair this Friday.