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Today's News

  • AGRICULTURE - Mulch, mold and fungi

    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.

  • AGRICULTURE - Prune your spring shrubs

    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.

  • AGRICULTURE - Farmer of the Year nominations due July 1

    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.

  • AGRICULTURE - Conservation certification deadline is June 1

    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.

  • Down on Main St.

    Do you remember your first date with your spouse? How about when you met your in-laws for the first time? If so, you know the value of a first impression.
    Perhaps you’ve interviewed people for a job, or your daughter brought home a boy for the first time - and once again, that initial greeting can send a powerful message.
    It’s the same with a community.

  • McConnell keeping his word in opposing Obama’s war on coal

    Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, who won re-election overwhelmingly last November, has been taking quite a pummeling from the left of late for daring to actually fulfill a campaign promise. Specifically, McConnell said he would take the fight to the Obama administration in its war on coal, which has already cost thousands of jobs in Kentucky.

  • Taylorsville Elementary Leadership Students

     

  • Taylorsville Elementary Students of the Month

     

    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.

  • Five Spencer Countians named to GSP

     

  • Help available for college planning

    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.