Today's Features

  • When I was a kid riding in the car on long trips with my parents, I used to try to read the signs way out in front of us.  I always wanted to read them before my Dad.  I don’t know why really, it was just a thing we did.

  • Second Baptist Church Revival and 150th Anniversary Celebration

    Second Baptist Church will have a church revival on Wednesday, September 14 through Friday, September 16 beginning at 7 p.m. each evening.

    The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Anthony Middleton, pastor of Cable Baptist Church in Louisville.

  • Who doesn’t love bulbs, especially daffodils, a sure sign that we have made it through winter. You can fill an entire spring season with daffodils by choosing early through late bloomers.  But if you want a more diverse display consider adding some other spring and summer bulbs to the garden this fall.

  • I hope that you can take some time out of your Saturday afternoon on September 17 and join us for our inaugural “Meet Your Neighbor” Farm Tour.  

    We want to highlight some of the many agriculture and horticulture operations we have here in Spencer County.  On the tour, you’ll see some traditional and non-traditional ventures, including animals and crops, at the 6 different stops.


    Congratulations to Kelly Baird, Jack Baird, Haley Butler, Sadie Janisko, and Shelby Butler for exhibiting their Jersey’s at the Kentucky State Fair 4-H and FFA Dairy Show.  They did an outstanding job.  They not only showed their animals, but participated in showmanship and the skill-a-thon contest.

    Christopher Drury participated in the KY State Fair 4-H Tractor Operations Contest on Thursday, August 29th.   Congratulations to Christopher for representing Spencer County well.

  • Moss no longer carries the stigma of being an undesirable plant.  Some still refer to it as a problem but largely folks are accepting of this somewhat opportunistic plant.  Moss likes it shady and moist, and we don’t always have the moisture to maintain a nice lush garden of it.  This year is certainly the exception.

  • A familiar face to many Kentucky grain producers recently was named director of the University of Kentucky Grains Center of Excellence. Chad Lee, UK grain crops extension specialist, began his new role Aug. 1.


    Basket 6” or Less

    Ardia Herndon    Blue    1st
    Shirley Thomas    Red    2nd

    Basket 8” or larger

    Shirley Thomas    Blue    1st
    Mary F. Catlett    Red    2nd
    Ardia Herndon    White    3rd

    Basket with Ceramic or Wooden


    Pvt. Gregory Barkham successfully completed Basic Combat Training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and graduated on August 19, 2016. He is now a senior at Spencer County High School and will complete his training at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas upon graduation next spring. He is the son of Greg and Angela Barkham.