Today's News

  • COLUMN: Local students exhibit some fine swine at market show

    Congratulations to all of the swine exhibitors. In the 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show, Matthew Jeffiers, Emily Hume, Danielle Montgomery, Ashley Montgomery, Ethan McClain, Makayla Hatzman, Dalton Stallings and Dillon Stallings represented Spencer County 4-H and FFA well in the Spot, Duroc, Yorkshire and Crossbred classes.

  • FSA updates farmers on Guaranteed Loan Program and increased loan limits

    USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John W. McCauley, announced that guaranteed farm ownership loan funds for Fiscal Year 2012 have been exhausted. Farmers and ranchers in Kentucky received $59,736, 321.00 million in guaranteed loans through Aug. 31, 2012.
    “Fiscal Year 2013 begins on October 1, 2012, and we anticipate that guaranteed farm ownership funds will be available in early October,” said McCauley.

  • COLUMN: Insect populations mostly below average

    Despite the mild winter experienced through much of the nation, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Kentucky. However, as the summer season continued, weather patterns made it favorable for insects to begin migration, especially in southern states. There have been reports of increasing numbers in the corn earworm, fall armyworm, and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops.

  • COLUMN: Pears ripen after the harvest

    Old farm sites that are long vacant often have remnants of a once thriving agricultural model that fed the whole family. Among the farm smorgasbord was the small home orchard; and among the orchard, the Kieffer pear still stands if nothing else does.
    The Kieffer pear has been around for a long time and it seems we have forgotten how to treat it as an eating pear. If you have ever happened upon an old tree, you may have been put off by the hard fruit.

  • PHOTO: Bowman named SCHS August student of the month

    The Student Council at Spencer County High School would like to congratulate sophomore Sarah Bowman on being chosen as the August Student of the Month.
    Sarah was nominated by Ms. Kathy Fickel, Special Education teacher.

  • SCHS student participates in ‘Drive to Stay Alive’ program

    Spencer County High School student, Lee ‘Buddy’ Perry, was among 23 students throughout the state selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the “Drive to Stay Alive” academy. The program ran from Sept. 5-9 and was held at the KSP Headquarters in Frankfort.

  • PHOTOS: Getting college and career ready

    Last Monday, students at Spencer County High School had the opportunity to obtain college information from a variety of colleges and businesses who attended the school’s college and career fair. Over 50 colleges and businesses signed up to participate.

  • COLUMN: Teach children to fear the Lord

    Each year it gets harder to raise our children up in the fear of God. Our children come in contact with a lot of ungodly things in the world. Television, politics, government leadership, news from around the world — everything is infiltrating our children’s minds.

  • COLUMN: Fearful times call for courage from God

    We live in fearful times. Overseas an ambassador is murdered, embassies are attacked, and our troops are still in danger in Afghanistan. Riots in the streets endanger American travelers throughout North Africa and the Middle East. But it isn’t just overseas, everyday it seems there is a murder, a robbery or some other danger not far from our back door.
    Then throw in an unsettled economy, high unemployment, job losses, salary cutbacks, and a there is plenty of fear to go around.

  • EDITORIAL: How simple is it to address Fiscal Court?

    During Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate Hobert Judd told Judge-Executive Bill Karrer that he wanted to address the court’s “communications from citizens” policy.
    Currently, the policy is that citizens are allowed three minutes to address the court as long as the topic they wish to discuss is on the agenda.
    We’ve addressed our displeasure with this policy, and for the record, we continue to do so.
    Judd recommended the court increase that three-minute window to four or even five minutes.