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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Five generations

    From left, Aaron Ware, Ray Ellis, Leah Mae Ware, Mary Ellis and Lisa Ware. Leah was born in June. Mary Ellis is the oldest generation at  86 and Leah is the youngest at four months.

  • COLUMN: Eat nutritious food this holiday season

    The holiday season can bring financial stress that burdens your spirit. From purchasing gifts to traveling to planning an elaborate holiday meal, extra expenses make it hard on families this time of the year. Many families skip holiday traditions to avoid overspending. Skipping the big Thanksgiving or Christmas meal may not be the answer to pinching pennies; choosing to eat a nutritious meal can help you avoid the extra spending and extra calories.

  • Local input sought for USDA farmbill program

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), a federal program that provides technical and financial assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns.  NRCS is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2013 program.

  • COLUMN: Dry summer weather leads to lower levels of pH and potassium levels in soil

    Dry weather conditions this past summer may lead to lower soil pH and potassium levels in fall soil samples. Measuring the accurate levels of pH and potassium in soil after harvest will provide the proper amount of potassium fertilizer and lime needed in the spring to supplement the soil’s nutrients to provide suitable growing conditions.

  • Spencer County FFA named National Model of Excellence Chapter

    Kentucky and Spencer County FFA were well represented at the 85th Annual National FFA Convention, which was held October 24-27 in Indianapolis. An all-time record of 56,107 FFA members from across the United States attended the Convention, which is the largest youth organization gathering in the United States.

  • Local FFA chapter noted for big achievements at national convention
  • Church Happenings — Week of Nov. 14

    Grief ministry meetings resume
    Grief ministry meetings hosted at Spencer Christian Church have resumed. The next meeting is tonight (Wednesday) at 6:45 p.m.
    A dinner will be available at 6 p.m. for those who wish to attend.

    Finchville Baptist announces events
    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced the following events:
    •The church is hosting a canned food drive with the intent of collecting stuffing mix and instant potatoes on Sunday.

  • COLUMN: We don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to give thanks to God

    Believe it or not Thanksgiving is next Thursday. I remember sharing Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ house, lots of kids, lots of food, and lots of fun. I hope you have a lot of memories like that.
    But I also remember my grandfather’s prayers. After everybody finally showed up and all the kids were finally corralled, we would bow our heads. Then my grandfather would pray, he would give thanks for the food, he would give thanks for the family, and sometimes he would even call us by name. As a child I remember

  • COLUMN: Make Jesus your first love

    When Paul wrote 1 Timothy 6:10, he really knew a lot of people and where their heart was. 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

  • EDITORIAL: Think your vote doesn't count? Think again

    We hear it all the time in Kentucky, especially during presidential election years — “Why should I vote? My vote doesn’t count anyway.”
    And we certainly understand the frustration and the sentiment. During presidential primaries, before Kentuckians even have a chance to have their say, the candidates are selected through the number of elections held in other states prior to ours in May.