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Today's Features

  • Last week had me thinking about a lot of different things: life, death, sorrow, regret and how life is so unfair. I hope you have heard the saying “bad things happen to good people” because it’s true and God knows it! Take, for instance, my friend Brooke. she was only 28 years old and she had already dealt with several life-threatening surgeries in her short life, situations no one her age should have to deal with. Yet through it all she was a phenomenal spiritual leader and a dedicated ordained minister.

  • Nominations for SCMS SBDM

  • After participating in an extensive audition process at the district and state levels, Bruno Bedard, Spencer County High School Bb Clarinetist, was invited to perform with the 2009 Kentucky All-State Concert Band, under the direction of the renowned conductor, musician, composer, arranger and music educator, Samuel R. Hazo, Pittsburg PA. Bruno rehearsed with selected students from across the Commonwealth at the Galt House in Louisville February 4-7. The four days of very demanding rehearsals culminated in a concert at the Kentucky Center which featured a number of Hr.

  • Maundy Thursday Worship Service

    Risen Lord Church-LCMS located at 5138 Taylorsville Road, near the Elk Creek Grocery store, will  have a 6:30 p.m. foot washing service and a 7 p.m. worship service with the communion and the church altar will be stripped at the end of the service. Contact Pastor Steve Gettinger if you have any questions regarding this service at 502-477-6557.

    Good Friday and Tennebrae Worship Service

  • I have long been taught that fall fertilization is preferred over spring fertilization for many plants, but there are some exceptions.  We had a tough 2008 growing season with late summer drought and a windstorm that only added insult to injury.  Add ice and a generally windy winter and some plants are in need of a little energy boost.  Summer drought and early fall leaf drop (or the severe desiccation that many deciduous plants experience from the wind storm) means that stored energy may be low.

  •  Many times you hear Spencer County referred to as a “bedroom community” because so many people who live here work in Louisville, Shelbyville or elsewhere. These commuters return to their bedrooms in Spencer, sack out for the night, and head to work again the next day.

    A major reason for this is, of course, that Spencer County doesn’t have enough large employers.

  • APS Eneta Rose won grand champion female and APS Forever Lady 128 won reserve grand champion female at the 2009 Tennessee Angus Association Show & Sale, March 14 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Anne Patton Schubert, of Taylorsville, (seen in middle) consigned both animals.

  • Experts report that eastern tent caterpillars have begun hatching in central Kentucky and that their population numbers are trending up.

  • Spencer County High School held its 2009 National History Day contest on Wednesday, March 11th.  Thirty juniors participated in their choice of individual or group projects in the areas of historical paper, exhibit, documentary, or performance.  This year’s theme was “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.”

    Placing 1st in the individual exhibit category was William (BJ) Holmes with a project about one of the flag raisers at Iwo Jima, Franklin Sousley who was a Kentucky native.

  • There are various odd jobs to address in the garden once spring arrives.  Well timed chores can help us improve the performance of some plants, control others and eliminate some.  Weeds are usually foremost on people’s minds as they make their way back to the garden each spring.  There is no magic bullet for weed control but we can take some common sense measures to devise an overall management plan.  Diligence plays a role, as does timing and technique.