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Today's Features

  • Now that we are in December, everyone’s thoughts turn toward the holidays. Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

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    Cub Scouts and Webelos collected hundreds of pounds of food for local families in need recently, just in time for the holidays. Packs 465 and 176 gathered 2,631 items of food, which were and will be used to fill food baskets for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday season. The food will be distributed to local families through the Community Based Action Agency.

  • Well, I guess the holiday season has officially started.  Thanksgiving has come and gone.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the past and now we are in the sprint to the finish.

    Between family gatherings, last minute shopping, the occasional Christmas or New Year’s party, it seems like a breathless time of year.  Santa may be making his list and checking it twice, but so are most of us.  The gift list, the grocery list, the Christmas card list, the invitation list…it all piles up at once.

  • Sign-ups for Christmas Toy sale

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Christmas Toy Sale signups will be Friday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Love My Neighbor Thrift Store in Taylorsville.

    Those wishing to sign up need to bring either a note from the Spencer County Schools showing that their child is on the free and reduced lunch program, or proof of insurance through the KCHIP program.

    Free ornament worship at Elk Creek Baptist Church

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    The 2014-15 Spencer County Achievement Banquet was held on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Spencer County Extension Office. Congratulations to all 4-H members who were recognized for their accomplishments.

  • Manure can be a valuable fertilizer if you store and use it correctly on your farm. But just how valuable?

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    There are many gardening tasks that must be done or are better done in the fall of the year – things like cleaning up old plant material; fertilizing trees, shrubs and lawns; and protecting tender plants like hybrid tea roses and French hydrangeas. These chores are all a part of garden maintenance, and taking care of them now will improve the quality of your garden later. Here’s a checklist to remind you of what needs to be done to get the garden ready for winter.

    Clean-Up

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    The Spencer County Middle School cheerleaders recently competed in the KAPOS Regional Competition and placed first, qualifying for the state competition on Dec. 19 at the Lexington Horse Park.

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    This program is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school and community. Foster will attend a three-day seminar at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The seminar will take place June 9-12. She will participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in Kentucky and explore their personal leadership skills, while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in the community.

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    On Career Day at Taylorsville Elementary School, students learned what it takes to be successful in various careers. Many of the children were dressed up for the careers they aspire to, as several guests came to the school to talk about their jobs.