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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Tending to your summer garden

    Summer’s heat and weather can take a toll on your flower garden. But with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.

    It’s always important to make sure annuals and perennials get plenty of water this time of year, especially in later summer.  Annuals, in particular, will start to decline without an adequate supply of water to keep the ground moist.

  • Agriculture - Tomato problems?

    We cannot control the weather, but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time, we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer; we also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases.   This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving.  Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season.

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 19, 2017

    Open Door Christian Center Revival

    Open Door Christian Center will be holding a Revival beginning July 23 at the Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. and Sunday night at 6 p.m. Evening services during the week will begin at 7 p.m. The evangelist will be Daniel Couch. Everyone is welcome and the church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield.

    Gospel Singing at Old Gospel Barn

  • A true account of faith and forgiveness

    For those of you that have never heard of a woman named Corrie Ten Boom and her remarkable family, it is truly a heart-breaking account of courage and sacrifice.

    We begin our story with Cornelia (nicknamed Corrie) who was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, in 1892. She was raised in a devoted Christian atmosphere and lived in a large house above her father’s business where he was a jeweler and watch maker. This loving family believed in demonstrating their spiritual convictions by offering shelter, food and help to anyone in need.

  • Agriculture - Second in the World!

    The Spencer County FFA Dairy Judging team representing the National FFA Organization placed second in the International Dairy Judging Contest held at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 26th.       This was a result of winning the National FFA competition last October.  Team members are John Brumley,  Max Dippel, Luke Williamson, and Michael Bentley. They were coached by Bland Baird.

  • Support the County Fair

    Few things are as small-town American as the County Fair. For generations, rural communities gathered in one place for a week or more to celebrate, compete, fellowship and get acquainted or reacquainted with others in their county. More often than not, it was the largest gathering of folks in one place during the entire year and it was a highlight of everyone’s summer.

  • Remembering toys of my youth

    My two oldest grandsons recently celebrated their birthdays, as they were turning six and five years old. This is a fun time for them, and for me, as they’re reaching the age when toys can be fun for all of us.

    Rattles, stuffed bears, blocks and toys for babies and toddlers are fine I guess for that age, but now these guys are about to engage in some real fun.

  • Kentuckians reminded to keep eyes open
  • Working for Kentucky

    After celebrating our nation’s Independence Day, I traveled around the Commonwealth to hear directly from Kentuckians.  By engaging with families, individuals, and community leaders across the state, I am better able to bring their concerns to the United States Senate and serve as their voice in Washington.

  • U8 All-Stars compete at state

     

    The Spencer County U8 All-Star team had a very impressive run in the state tournament in Louisville last week, splitting four games. The boys battled hot weather and some high-quality competition. They opened the tournament with a 12-7 loss to Germantown, then bounced back with a 13-7 win over Highview and a 15-7 win over Jeffersontown. However, their tournament ended with a 15-7 loss to Okalona.