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Today's Features

  • CATHY BARNES/The Spencer Magnet

    Twenty high school and college-bound students from Spencer County will perform “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” The drama was organized by Shelby Steege, the middle school drama teacher. Here, Christian Sibinski and Erik Kolehmainen rehearse a scene on Monday afternoon. Performances will be held Thursday and Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. Admission is $2.

  • The Regional Prevention Center of Seven Counties Services, Inc. seeks 12-17 yr olds to submit a name and logo for an upcoming media contest to prevent underage drinking.

    There will be one winner for each category (logo and name). Entries must be in digital format and can be submitted in Microsoft Word, Publisher, jpeg and mailed submissions must be on CD, SD or USB thumbdrive. Winners receive choice of prizes: IPOD Shuffle, Portable DVD or $100 cash.

    Contact Jackie Engle atjengle@sevencounties.org or call 502/439-4591 or call the local office at 477-2577.

  • This summer, Tamara Humphrey, of Taylorsville, participated in the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP), a program for high-achieving elementary school students.  Held at the University Plaza Conference Center in  DaKalb, IL, NYSP inspires outstanding 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to explore, invent, learn and think creatively. Throughout the program, young scholars engage in challenging coursework, gain a greater sense of independence, and experience a renaissance of learning.

  • 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.