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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Troubleshooting tomato problems

    This time last year, I had some healthy looking tomato plants, which was a delight because in 2009, I had some disease issues.

    Turned out that 2010 was a bust though because of all the crazy heat we had. This year, the garden and the tomatoes look promising, but I am always on the lookout for emerging problems. So far, the 2011 daytime and nighttime summer weather and temperatures are absolutely perfect for tomatoes.

  • Fun at the 4-H tractor contest

    The 2011 Spencer County 4-H Tractor Contest was held on Friday, May 27th at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided snacks for the group, which were greatly appreciated.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March.  

  • COLUMN: Producers likely have time to make more hay

    Exceptionally wet weather delayed hay cutting this spring, but producers likely still have time to make enough hay to last them through the winter.

    While many producers were able to make hay during the hot, dry weather the first two weeks of June, producers of alfalfa and alfalfa-mixed grasses were about a month behind with their first cutting. This delay will likely cost them one cutting this year.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle
  • Two Spencer students make Center dean's list

    Two local students were named to the winter/spring dean’s list at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.

    Whitney Brown is the daughter of Arnold and Melissa Brown of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.
    Amber Martin is the daughter of Kyle and Catherine Martin of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • Four graduate from McKendree

    Graduates of McKendree University’s Louisville and Radcliff campuses received their diplomas at commencement exercises June 11 at the Highview Baptist Church East Campus.

    The class of 2011 undergraduates were the first McKendree “University” freshmen when the 183-year-old institution changed its name from McKendree “College” in 2007.

    Sixty-eight of the 103 members of the class of 2011 from both Kentucky campuses participated in the ceremony.

    Taylorsville graduates are:

  • Four local students make UK dean's list

    The following Spencer County students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for the spring 2011 semester:
    Taylor Ann Carden, pre-journalism freshman; Sarah Elizabeth Jones, communications junior; Alex Eugenia Poole, undergraduate studies freshman; Christopher Joseph Shouse, history junior; and Chelsea Elizabeth Sleep, psychology junior.

    UK Public Relations provided the students’ names, majors and classes.

  • Snider, Karrer make Georgetown dean's list

    The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College for the 2011 spring semester:
    Hannah Marie Snider of Mount Eden. Hannah is the daughter of Amos and Suzanne Snider of Mount Eden.

    Rachel Christine Karrer of Taylorsville. Rachel is the daughter of Bill and Karen Karrer of Taylorsville.

    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA, according to Dr. Rosemary Allen, provost/academic dean.
     

  • Four named to Bellarmine dean's list

    Bellarmine University recently named students to its dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • COLUMN: Be prepared for the 'dog days'

    Independence day is past, the heat of summer has set in.  

    There is a lot of work to be done on yards and in fields, but the heat and humidity can be positively oppressive.  Sometimes we call these times the dog days, apparently a reference to ancient beliefs about Sirius, the Dog Star.  Personally I always had a picture of an old hound dog stretched out on a porch panting in the heat!