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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Three attend 4-H Teen Summit

    Lilli Hanik, Liz Walker and Shelby Wertz all participated in the 4-H Teen Summit at the Kentucky Leadership Center March 21-23. Tonya Tucker and Mollie Tichenor served as chaperones.  Hanik and Walker took full advantage of the leadership classes that were offered and Wertz, a Kentucky State Teen Council Member, taught a variety of classes.  Everyone had an amazing time.

  • COLUMN: Match mulching material with plants’ needs

    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?

  • COLUMN: Proper management early on can lower disease risk in gardens

    Each growing season, many different diseases threaten Kentucky vegetables. However, by practicing good management techniques before and during planting, home vegetable growers can minimize disease risks, said Kenny Seebold, plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
    Diseases usually are caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses. While they can appear anytime during the growing season, many favor wet, cramped conditions for development.

  • Group invites community to join ‘Losin’ it on Main’

    With the Easter Bunny on vacation for another year, candy must move from supermarket displays to make room for spring-induced diet pills, exercise videos, and low-calorie bars. For some, just as winter weather is struggling to hold on, so are those last few holiday pounds.

  • Make your garden ‘attractive’

    In the spring, when birds and butterflies begin migrating back to Kentucky, thoughts turn to how to attract them to visit local yards. Other than putting out bird feeders, though, what are some of the best ways to attract birds to the yard? And how does one attract butterflies?

  • State Park offers myriad of activities

    Whether you are an angler or wrangler; a hiker or mountain biker; or  want to camp out under the stars, Spencer County has just the place for you. The Taylorsville Lake State Park is just minutes from Main Street and offers over 2,500 acres of beautiful country and numerous activities.

  • Acupuncture for animals

    Anyone who loves animals knows the helpless feeling that comes when a pet is in pain or not well.

  • Planning to preserve?

    What needs to be done in the spring in order to prepare for food preservation through the harvest?

  • Farmers Market opens April 20

    Spring has arrived, and local residents are itching to put on their gardening gloves. Before long, the Taylorsville Farmers Market will once again plant its vendors on Main Street, ready for sunshine and sales.
    This is the 13th year Spencer residents have been able to enjoy buying fresh, locally grown produce and fruit downtown. For many, it’s a routine part of spring.

  • PHOTOS: Fun with gourds

    Several Spencer County children and adults took a chance to get creative with gourds during a “Share Our Selves” class on Thursday at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension office.