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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Desert blooms in Kentuckiana?

    We have a beautiful prickly pear cactus in bloom right now that is flaunting yellow and orange blooms like a peacock does feathers.  It is tucked in a garden on the south side of the house, so it thrives.  In fact, this cactus is native to Kentucky even if most people only associate it with the desert Southwest.
    When it comes to prickly plants, most of us automatically think of cacti in the desert; there are others with a subtler prick to consider for the mixed border.  Look into adding some texture with Acanthus, Echinops and Eryngium.  

  • Conservation district accepting requests for cost share funding

    The Spencer County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program through June 15.          

  • As planned, FSA office serving Spencer closes

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today its decision on Farm Service Agency  county office consolidations proposed in January as part of USDA’s Blueprint for Stronger Service. In total, FSA will consolidate 125 of the 131 offices originally proposed for consolidation with other USDA service centers. This includes the Bullitt County office that serviced Spencer County residents.
    The Blueprint included USDA’s plan to close or consolidate 259 domestic offices including the FSA offices, additional facilities and labs, and seven foreign offices.

  • Great turnout for 4-H shooting sports tourney

    On Saturday, May 19, Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports hosted the Fourth Annual Spencer County Invitational Shooting Sports Tournament at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club. This year over 300 youth, ranging from ages 9-18, competed in this event, representing 13 counties.

  • The Far Middle: May 30
  • Two Spencer County students graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University

    Two students from Spencer County were among the 2,000 who received degrees during graduation ceremonies April 28 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion.
    Graduating were:
    Randall Daniels, Ridgecrest Road, with an A.S., general studies, liberal arts; and
    DeeDee Miller, Lake Point Court, with a B.S., management.

  • Local middle school student to attend leadership conference

    Lilli Hanik is one of those students that many teachers would describe as wise beyond her years.

  • PHOTO: A new ‘ride’ to school

    Freshmen friends Ethan McClain, Clint Jewell, Cody Jewell, Cody Riddle and Blaine Ford celebrate by driving their tractors to the last day of school.

  • Eagle Scouts build ‘grilling hut’ and ‘eagle eye’

    The “Grilling Hut” and the “Eagle Eye” are now open for business at the Finchville Park.  Thanks to the efforts of Boy Scout Troop 137 which meets at Finchville Baptist Church, and generous donations from community and business partners, the park has seen two new structures added to the grounds this spring.

  • COLUMN: Student-athletes deserve better than 10:30 p.m. start

    Remember that little phrase we often hear, then snicker?
    Student-athlete.
    When you hear someone representing a major college or the NCAA using that term, you had better be sure to notice that emphasis on the “student” half of the equation and forget that those student-athletes play weeknight games at 9:30 and are flown across the country, regardless of location, all for a good matchup in March Madness.
    And, heaven forbid if you ever call out the hypocrisy and call those guys participating in sports at the highest level “players.”