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Today's Features

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  • Do you remember silence? Those times when it would be so quiet that you could hear your own heart beating?  I remember as a little boy going out to my grandparents’ house in the country; it would be so quiet. Oh sure, there were the little sounds like the chirping of crickets or the creak of the house cooling in the evening, but they were such soft sounds.

  • Camp Meeting at Old Country Church

    Old Country Church will be holding Camp Meeting 2016 at the church from October 16-21. The morning service on Sunday will begin at 10:30 a.m. with breakfast served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. There will be a lunch after the Sunday morning service. Evening services will begin with a special song service at 6:30 p.m. and the speaking at 7 p.m. There will be homemade chili and soup, hamburgers and hot dogs served after the evening meals with drinks and desserts for $1.

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    Several students gathered in front of Spencer County High School last Wednesday for the annual See You at the Pole prayer rally that’s held nationally on school campuses.

  • Camp Meeting at Old Country Church

    Old Country Church will be holding Camp Meeting 2016 at the church from October 16-21. The morning service on Sunday will begin at 10:30 a.m. with breakfast served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. There will be a lunch after the Sunday morning service.

    Evening services will begin with a special song service at 6:30 p.m. and the speaking at 7 p.m. There will be homemade chili and soup, hamburgers and hot dogs served after the evening meals with drinks and desserts for $1.

  • Little things make a big difference.  We recently got a hummingbird feeder and my mom is thrilled when those little birds fly in. Just a little hummingbird and yet it brings a lot of joy.   

    In the same way, a simple word of kindness to someone who is having a bad day can be a gift beyond measure.  Sometimes a simple card can encourage and uplift the spirit.  Little things, but somehow they matter to us.

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    Congratulations to the 2016 Spencer County MVP, Most Valuable Peer, Recipients:  Allie Roberts, Stephanie Keener, Sierra Knapper, Alyssa Howie, Amber Hahn, Kelly Herndon, Connor Foster, Joshua Dunkelberger, Navy Adam Davis, Jaden Cannon, Deven Cannon, Shianne Bonham, Kelly Baird, and Marissa Allen.

  • Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Take time to talk to workers about safety. You need to be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • Some plants are prolific; some are not.  Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk.   Woody plants can be a bit more elusive.  I have never seen a Serbian spruce spring forth from a fallen cone nor an apple tree emerge from rotten fruit beneath its canopy.  Starting woody plants from seed can be tricky.