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Today's Features

  • National Day of Prayer May 5

    The community is invited to gather at the Spencer County Courthouse steps at noon on Thursday, May 5, for the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America” and the key verse is taken from Isaiah 58:1, “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” The verse is a reminder to those gathering that prayer is a force for good in the nation. In case of inclement weather, the prayer will be held at First Baptist Church on Main Street.

  • “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.

  • Now that we are in May, it is a good time to think about pest control for your home vegetable garden.

    You can control pest problems, and perhaps prevent future difficulties, in your garden by doing some advance planning and following a few simple Integrated Pest Management practices. IPM promotes minimal pesticide use and emphasizes the use of all available pest control methods including cultural, mechanical and biological practices to prevent pest problems.

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    Ryan Bivens of Hodgenville may not have started his career on a family farm, but farming has been in his blood since high school. Bivens is a graduate of Spencer County High School.

    The 37-year-old and Misty, his wife of 14 years, are first-generation farmers.

    “My farming career started as an FFA project,” Bivens said.

    As a sophomore, he raised 34 acres of soybeans.

    “It’s blossomed and took off from there,” he said.

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    Five SCHS students were recently selected to be part of the Governor’s Scholars Program for outstanding juniors this summer. Michael Bently, Lilli Hanik, Zach Martin, Marissa Allen and Austin Cunningham are among the over 1,000 Kentucky students who will benefit from the challenging academic work for five weeks. Students are sent to one of five college campuses across the state where they will join students from across the Commonwealth.

    The program’s mission is to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.

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    The John Fitch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized winners of their Good Citizen Essay Contest.

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    A 2013 graduate of the University of Louisville has earned a prominent Fulbright Award to study journalism at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. The competitive placement is awarded to only 3 percent of U.S. Fulbright applicants.

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    The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts is a three-week summer program for rising juniors and seniors in the state. Each spring, over 1,700 students audition for 223 spots for the program at Centre College in Danville.