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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • There is something magical about taking a boy on his first roller coaster ride.  There is something even more special when that boy is getting ready to enter the eleventh grade.

    Recently, 37 children and 13 adult chaperons from Spencer County made the short trip to Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN.   Much like any other group that does so over the course of the summer, they were put into groups and given name tags.   Some chaperons were parents, some were teachers and some were both.

  • May 30 and May 31 the Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the “Trailblazers”, attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort. District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.

    The kids really started the weekend off with a bang, with Kelsey Bishop winning her first two classes on Saturday and taking home the Division I Pleasure High Point Award.

  • This year’s concert performance for the Spencer County Fair will bring home a Taylorsville native from the recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

    J.D. Shelburne will return to perform at the Spencer County Fair this Friday.

  • Is it possible to be a Christian and yet not go to church? That seems to be one of the most common questions I hear in Spencer Co. I hope you can handle frankness because space does not allow easing into the subject. I’ll answer that question in stages. First, the New Testament never considers the possibility that someone could be devoted to Jesus and yet have little or no devotion to Jesus’ other followers.

  • Unless you have been completely shut off from the outside world in the last few weeks, you have probably heard about the passing of a famous entertainer and are aware of the impact it made on the world.  But Michael Jackson is not the only person to have recently expired from life; Farrah Fawcett, Billy Mays and dozens of other semi-famous people have passed on from this life too.  So why has the media given so much attention to him?