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Today's News

  • Local 4-H represented well at teen conference

    Spencer County 4-H was well represented at the 2013 Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky June 10-13.  Lilli Hanik, Owen Baxter, Becca Walker, Shelby Wertz, and Breanna Lyons represented Spencer County.  Mollie Tichenor, agent; Tonya Tucker, program assistant; and DJ Pressley, summer intern, served as chaperones for the group.
    Congratulations to Shelby Wertz for representing Spencer County and District 3 on 2012-2013 State Teen Council.
    Congratulations also to Wertz for being recognized for receiving her Bronze Honors Award.

  • Livestock Judging team attends state competition

    The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was Tuesday, June 18, at the Muhlenberg County Ag Center in Powderly. Spencer County had eight participants in the contest.  Connie Jeffiers, livestock leader and coach, did a great job at coaching and motivating all of the team members. The awards were June 19 in Muhlenberg County at a local church.  

  • In The Garden: Jeneen Wiche is anxious for some summer squash and a cucumber salad

    I can hardly wait for this year’s first harvest of summer squash and it should be any day now. There is fruit set and you know how quickly squash can mature. Last year’s crop was not so robust because of the record heat so I am optimistically counting on a bumper squash crop this year- the weather is certainly on our side.

  • Trailblazers participate in district horse show

    On June 1-2, the Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the “Trailblazers,” attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort. District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.
    On June 1, Kelsey Bishop participated in the Western Pleasure Division.  Kelsey did a great job in Division 3 and was named the high point exhibitor for her division, which is quite the honor.

  • Farming Facts: Fun facts about Kentucky forests

    Kentucky has an abundance of trees—about 12.4 million forested acres. In Eastern Kentucky, forests are full of dense stands of hardwoods. In Western Kentucky, you’re more likely to see a riparian forest along a winding river, and in Central Kentucky, stately bur oaks often populate urban landscapes. Regardless of the species or climate, these forests help all of us breathe cleaner air, drink cleaner water, enjoy forest wildlife and we use products from them every day.

  • Church Happenings - June 26 Edition

    Elk Creek Baptist announces VBS
    Elk Creek Baptist Church will host its “Hay Day” vacation Bible school celebration through Saturday from 6 to 9 each night.
    VBS is for ages 3 through high school, and the church is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road.
    For more information, contact the church at 502-477-2730 or visit www.elkcreekbaptist.com.

    Event to benefit Northern Lights Mission

  • Faith For Today: Let God support you as you float

    I don’t know about you but I love to swim. I have enjoyed swimming since I was a little kid. I remember my first swimming lessons and splashing around with friends in the pool. I remember the first time I jumped off a diving board and the first time I looked down from a high dive and gathered all my courage to leap off.

  • Faith For Today: Love, compassion and faith
  • Property Transfers - June 26 Edition

    The following property transfers from March are recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office:

    On March 4, from Raymond T. Lewis and Kay E. Lewis, P.O. Box 667, Mount Washington, Michael D. Lewis and Michael D. Lewis, executor of the estate of Marvin R. Lewis, 2070 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, to Michael D. Lewis, 2070 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, a 4.87-acre tract, as described in deed book 252, page 331, $66,400 fair market value.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations - June 26 Edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations June 1 through June 17:

    Blake H. Thomas, 26, of Kenton Avenue in Louisville, was cited June 1 for speeding 15 mph over the limit.

    Joseph E. Long, 50, of Smithfield Road in Shelbyville, was cited June 1 for disregarding a stop sign.

    Christopher A. Harnden, 24, of the 100 block of Whitetail Drive, was cited June 1 for license to be in possession.