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Today's News

  • 4-H, FFA hog enthusiasts gather for fair show

    The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was this past Saturday, July 16.  A good time was had by all with Warren Beeler from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture judging.

  • Local student places in FFA quiz

    Morgan Mayer placed third in the State FFA quiz contest held at FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg on July 15.

  • COLUMN: Curing root crops essential for storage

    Potatoes, garlic and onions: these three vegetables are staples worldwide partly because of their versatility and partly because of their storage-ability.
    Late July and August are when our spring planted onions, garlic and potatoes reach maturity and are ready for harvest. If you want to harvest some new potatoes, onions or garlic before they reach maturity, enjoy them at the table in short order, but if you want to store them, it is important to harvest them at the correct time.

  • COLUMN: American leaders need to read the book of Job

    I was reading the book of Job and thought about our leaders trying to run our country without God. Every one of them needs to read the book of Job. The very best reason I can think of why they should read it is because they have taken the richest country in the world to the brink of bankruptcy. We may ask, “Why?” I think that is very simple. I believe they have quit listening to God and thought they knew more than he did and thought they had more power and they did not need God.

  • COLUMN: A world cluttered with words: What are you saying about yourself?

    We live in truly amazing times, when literally anyone can instantly connect with the whole world.  Any opinion or random thought can be posted and shared in seconds.  The technological explosion of the last few years and the rise of things like Facebook and Twitter mean that you can share everything almost instantly.

  • COLUMN: Chamber game a timely tension reliever

    Last Thursday, many of the county’s business leaders (and myself) gathered at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce building for the Chamber’s annual picnic and membership appreciation meeting.
    You’ll see some pretty entertaining photos on the back of this week’s B section, and if it looks like we were being goofy and having a good time, then you’re getting the right idea.
    The Chamber board provided plaques to all of its members and prepared a meal that we all enjoyed.
    And then there was the game.

  • GUEST COLUMN: A summer legislative update

    It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through summer. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to visit with many of you at school sporting events, graduation ceremonies, county fairs, local festivals and Chamber of Commerce events.

  • The Far Middle: July 20
  • Carroll, Nichols graduate from Indiana Wesleyan

    Two Spencer County students were among the 2,200 who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 30 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion.
    Graduating were Taylorsville’s Mary Carroll and James Nichols. Carroll graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and Nichols graduated with a master of business administration in applied management.

  • Weatherization program offers home improvements at no cost to qualifying households

    Not often is there a surplus of federal funds to assist those in need.
    However, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, which serves Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties, has money appropriated for its weatherization program.
    Now, Kim Embry is looking for applicants to take advantage of the funding.
    Embry, in addressing a recent Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting, said there is around $400,000 to be spent over the three counties. The funds must be spent by March 2012.