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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Soaring Kentucky heads to Final Four

    The commonwealth’s big triple?
    The only way last weekend could have been My-Old-Kentucky-Home-better would be if Happy Chandler were here to sing our song, and my Corbin friend Malcolm Pace had a microphone to say, “Boys, it don’t get no better than this.”
    Pikeville College is king of NAIA. Bears are national champions.
    Bellarmine is king of NCAA Division II. Knights are national champions.
    And, East Region champion Kentucky is headed to the Final Four.

  • First place at Jamfest Nationals

  • SCES dance team wins at Jamfest Nationals

    The Spencer County Elementary School dance team recently earned two national championships at Jamfest Nationals.

  • Bears baseball even on season

  • Farmers Market to open April 23

    Vendors participating in the Spencer County Farmers Market are gearing up for another season of home-grown food and fun as the market is slated to open April 23.

  • Local FFA fares well at regional competition

    On March 10, 38 members of the Spencer County FFA Chapter participated in the Northern Regional FFA Day finals, which consists of speaking, parliamentary procedure, talent and record keeping contests. Seventeen chapters competed. The top two individuals in each speaking contest advance to the state finals in June.

  • Farm Service agency announces double cropping opportunities

    Jeanie Williams, County Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency wants to make crop producers aware of Kentucky’s approved double-cropping practices.
    Approved double-cropping practices are used in determining the crop’s eligibility for FSA program purposes.
    Initial planted crops followed by a crop not approved as a practice for double-cropping are defined as a subsequent crop planting. Subsequent crops are not considered eligible crops for some FSA programs unless they meet an exception ruling.

  • COLUMN: Eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch underway

    Experts report that eastern tent caterpillar eggs have begun hatching in Central Kentucky, just as leaf buds are swelling on wild cherry trees. While it is too early to tell what 2011 levels will be, populations have been gradually increasing over the past several years.
    According to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture entomologist, the newly hatched eggs, which were laid last June, are easy to identify by the small holes tiny larva chew as they exit. In about two weeks, the tents should be about the size of a baseball and easy to spot in trees.

  • COLUMN: Early blooms not just forsythia

    True to most springs in Kentuckiana one day is sunny and warm, the next cloudy and cold.  It’s an anxious time of the year for most gardeners as we watch the sun coax open a little patch of crocus or we catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.  Must we wait for the forsythia to bloom as we pray for warmth?  No, there are plenty of other early bloomers to keep us happily occupied until spring truly arrives.

  • As gardening season approaches, think about how to use those veggies

    As we move into spring, many of our thoughts turn to gardening. Here are some tips for you when it comes time to prepare some fresh vegetables.
    • Add vegetables to rice and pasta.
    • Add more vegetables to soups, broths, and stews.
    • Prepare meats and eggs with vegetables.
    Simple things added to vegetables can add to their flavor.
    Try some of these combinations:
    • Beans: bell pepper, chili powder, garlic, ground cloves, onion
    • Corn: allspice, bell pepper, chili powder, garlic, onion, pimiento, tomato