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Today's Features

  • The 2016 Kentucky 4-H State Communications Day was held on Saturday, July 9, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

  • We cannot control the weather, but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time, we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer. We also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases.   This year, our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving.  Some folks have not been as lucky  as the rain poured down earlier in the season.

  • Thanks to funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, the University of Kentucky Grains Center of Excellence will help advance Kentucky agriculture for decades.

    The board awarded the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment a $15 million grant on July 15 to renovate and expand the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton, with particular emphasis on grain crops and forages. The university must match the award.

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    The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was held on Saturday, July 16th.  Thank you to Warren Beeler for serving as the judge for this show.  It is an honor for Mr. Beeler to judge our county fair show because he is a world renowned judge.  

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  • Mt. Eden Christian Church Homecoming to celebrate 173 years

  • The latest murder of three Baton Rouge police officers has rattled our already fragile sense of safety and reminds us—as if we needed reminding—that we live in an age of hatred, a hatred that fuels terror and ends in murder. And the nearly daily dish of bad news leaves many of us are asking how we arrived at such a place.

  • We harvested some fantastic looking potatoes and garlic over the weekend. I am so excited about the garden this year, because it is performing so well.

    We need to wait a few more weeks on the onions, as we wait for their “tops to flop,” which allows them to store better.

    We have enjoyed some fresh green onion and bulbs, but for the bulk of the crop, we want to harvest and cure them properly so they will store well.

  • Honeybee populations have been declining in recent years, with a 40 percent loss of bees in some states last year, compared to a rate that hovered around 5 percent in the 1970s, state beekeeper Tammy Horn Potter said.

  • Last week, I mentioned a trip to the zoo.  Well, the rain held off and we did get to go.  It was hot, late in the afternoon, but we made it.

    For me, seeing the leopards and the giraffes was a blast, and I assumed that would be the case for my grandson. Shows what I know.  He starts chasing the robins and sparrows we see every day.  And a squirrel?  Look out!