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Today's Features

  • National Day of Prayer May 5

    The community is invited to gather at the Spencer County Courthouse steps at noon on Thursday, May 5, for the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America” and the key verse is taken from Isaiah 58:1, “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” The verse is a reminder to those gathering that prayer is a force for good in the nation. In case of inclement weather, the prayer will be held at First Baptist Church on Main Street.

  • Does a new taxpayer-funded highway exit and highway improvements by a Noah’s Ark-themed park violate the separation of church and state?

    One national watchdog group thinks it might. But no one is contemplating any action to stop the new road improvements planned near the soon-to-open Ark Encounter in Williamstown.

    An improved interchange near the for-profit Ark Encounter at Interstate 75 and Ky. 36 made it into the state budget and road plan approved by the Kentucky General Assembly last week. The state is allocating $10 million to the project.

  • Victory Road CD release concert

    The Victory Road Quartet will be performing a special concert to debut their first CD on Saturday, April 23 at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a dessert social following the concert.

    Revival at Grace Chapel

  • Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H camp.

    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 13. At 4-H camp, young people learn independence and responsibility while having a lot of fun and making new friends.

  • Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials, but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.

    Through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

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    The Spencer County FFA held its 11th annual Ag Commodity Breakfast April 5 at Spencer County High School.

  • Last year our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book. In a good year the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen – not so last year. The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny, but they kept the birds away, too.

  • Now that the first week and a half of April have come and gone, many Kentucky farmers are still waiting for the right conditions to begin corn planting.

    “I think the far, far west of the state still has a little bit warmer climate than everybody else, but the majority of the state has barely gotten started with corn,” Chad Lee, a University of Kentucky extension agronomist, said last week.

    Recent cold temperatures could make uneven emergence more likely, according to Lee.