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Today's Features

  • Mulch can be beneficial in many ways on plant beds, around foundation shrubs and other gardening locations in your yard, but mold can threaten its benefits.
    In landscape beds and gardens, mulch helps control weeds, prevent extreme soil temperature fluctuation, decrease water evaporation and improve drainage. Mulch also reduces mower and string trimmer damage on shrubs and trees by suppressing vegetation near their trunks. As it decomposes, mulch produces organic materials to improve soil and otherwise benefit plants.

  • June 1 is the official cut off that marks the difference between a spring bloomer and a summer bloomer. Does it matter that you know? Yes, if you want to properly prune because pruning after June 1 could result in no blooms next year.

  • The 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farmers that the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA service center by June 1, 2015, in order to become or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support.

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    The students pictured maintained exemplary behavior for the month of March. They are: Eli Thompson, A.J. Peterman, Ivan Lester, Morgan Owens, Jesse Johnson and Blair Shivers. They ate lunch with their counselor and received a Tiger Pride T-shirt.

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  • Gene Weis is available to assist Spencer County schools, students, parents and groups that want help with college planning.
    He is available year-round to provide free higher education and financial aid assistance. Weis can lead students in career exploration activities, assist with the admissions application process, help students explore scholarship opportunities and other funding options, guide families through submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and increase motivation for at-risk students.

  • Lessons from 1 John chapter 1 and 2:
    Picture a new mom and dad in the delivery room after the birth of their first child. The baby is placed in her arms and she holds the baby close.
    She reaches down and caresses the baby’s cheek. The dad holds out his finger and the baby curls its tiny little fingers around it. What wonderful experience involving good touch.

  • In our Bible study on Thursday nights, we are currently studying the book of Revelation. Although we’ve just begun, the journey is already intense. This last week we were looking at the church of the Laodiceans. This is a church most of us are all familiar with. Why? Because it’s so much describes the way our church is today. Read what John says in Revelation 3:14-17: