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Today's Features

  • The most common form of plant propagation is digging and dividing, which is best done in early spring before new growth, or in the fall before plants go dormant. Digging and dividing is great for herbaceous plants, but those plants that are considered woody ornamentals do not divide as easily with a spade. In this case, we can look to the technique of rooting out softwood cuttings from the mother plant.

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    The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students will be selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding region. Upon completion of the Academy, students will:

    • receive six hours of university credit

    • have the opportunity to take three hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during the subsequent fall and spring semesters

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    Sarah Tipton, of Spencer County, and a junior at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Shelbyville, was recently selected as a Governor’s Scholar.

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    The local Relay for Life event is a month away, but students at Spencer County Elementary School got an early start on the Cancer Awareness event on Friday with a Mini-Relay that raised over $2,500 and also resulted in collecting over 2,000 food items for the Backpack Buddies program. Donna Lawson, who organized the event, said this is the third year the local students have participated. Later in the afternoon, students at SCMS held a similar event.

  • I know a lot of people that love to mow the grass. I must admit I am not one of them. I don’t know why, but for me it is always a chore and not one I particularly enjoy.

    On the other hand, I do enjoy the look and the smell of fresh mown grass. The other day, after mowing, I took a break for a few minutes and then stepped out onto our porch. The smell of the freshly mown grass was in the air, and I simply enjoyed the moment.

  • VBS at First Baptist of Taylorsville

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will have their Vacation Bible School June 6 through June 10 from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Batten down the hatches and join the church for a VBS week of Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface. Children from 2 years old through seventh grade are invited to come explore the deep sea and discover that Jesus saw people for who they were deep down, not who they appeared to be on the surface. For children needing transportation, please call the church office at 477-8197.

  • 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.