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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Fruit and Vegetable Conference set for Jan. 7-8

    The 2013 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. This year’s event convenes at 8 a.m. Jan. 7 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 8.
    Preconference activities on Jan. 6 include a Winemaking Techniques Workshop from 1- 5:30 p.m. in Seay Auditorium on the University of Kentucky campus; a reception and the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association annual meeting; and a fruit round table discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the hotel.

  • Hornback appointed chair of Senate Ag Committee

    The Leadership of the Senate Majority has appointed Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. As chairman of a committee, Sen. Hornback will decide in what order bills are considered and who will be invited to speak on behalf of issues in front of the committee.

  • Spencer County Farm Bureau receives 2012 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Spencer County Farm Bureau received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors county Women’s Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  • PHOTO: Spencer County Farm Bureau recognized

    The Spencer County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 93rd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.  Here, Scott Williams, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and John Sparrow, vice president, agency support and marketing of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during a Dec. 7 recognition and awards program.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 12

    Plum Creek Baptist announces musical
    Plum Creek Baptist Church will host its annual Christmas celebration Saturday and Sunday nights at 7.  This year, the church is sharing a musical play for the whole family, “Christmas with the King!”
    Performances are free and open to the community.
    Plum Creek Baptist is located at the corner of Mount Washington Road and Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    Promiseland Church to host coat giveaway

  • COLUMN: Bills, unwanted news often cause ‘mailbox blues’

    When I was a kid I used to love running out to check the mail. It seemed like Christmas every day; there could be anything in there. There were catalogs with all the exciting new things that looked so wonderful, sometimes even a letter from family far away. And sometimes there would even be a package and that made it especially like Christmas.

  • EDITORIAL: Tech center is good move for school district

    Spencer County High School is undergoing a transformation in the next school year, but passersby won’t be able to tell from the outside.
    The Spencer County Board of Education passed a resolution last month to support SCHS as a location for a career and technical education site.
    We applaud the board members, as well as Principal Curt Haun and Assistant Principal Steven Rucker, for pushing forward to fill this need in the Spencer County educational community.

  • COLUMN: Be careful with your waste this holiday season

    We are rapidly approaching Christmas and festivities, dinners, and all forms of celebrations that can create a massive overload of excessive trash. Everything from Christmas cards to Christmas trees must be put away or eliminated, usually after the mess we have made with our New Year’s Eve parties.

  • FFA Farm Toy Show expected to attract over 50 vendors

    Spencer County High School FFA sponsor and agriculture teacher Bland Baird remembers when the local FFA chapter began hosting the annual Farm Toy Show more than two decades ago, and, while it was a great event, he was not convinced it had the momentum to continue for years to come.

  • PHOTO: ‘Follow the banner’ at Santa’s house

    Santa and Mrs. Claus remind Spencer Countians to buckle up this holiday season. For more information on Buckle Up Spencer County and Buckle Up Kentucky, visit www.buckleupky.com.