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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Kentucky celebrates Numero Uno

    Numero Uno in January:
    Murray State is the lone unbeaten team in the land at 20-0.
    Bellarmine’s defending D-2 national champion Knights are 17-1 and on the road to Southern Indiana and Kentucky Wesleyan.
    And, the Kentucky Wildcats are atop the polls again. A win at Georgia would make John Calipari’s team 6-0 in SEC play for first time in nine seasons.
    How does Number One talk translate at the barbershop in January?
    • Fan buzz. “Shut up and lemme talk about the Cats!”

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Eagle Watch Weekends

    The bow of the CQ Princess barely cleared the no-wake zone at Kenlake State Resort Park Marina when Lake Barkley State Park Naturalist Mary Schmidt spotted them.
    “There are two juvenile eagles to our right,” she announced over a microphone on the second deck of the excursion yacht. The mottled brown plumage of the birds showed their youth as bald eagles don’t develop that familiar white head until roughly age 5.

  • COLUMN: Tulipomania and the need for some chilling time

    Spring bulbs popping up everywhere as temperatures roller-coaster from the teens to the 60s have left many scratching their heads; there is not much we can do to fool Mother Nature so we must be patient and hope that we have a decent display come March.
    I have some foliage that has turned to mush, but the bulb and bloom is still safe beneath the soil surface; the bulb will send up fresh foliage in due time. The real issue with the crazy weather is that our bulbs need sufficient dormancy and chilling time in the ground in order to bloom well.

  • COLUMN: Healthy as a horse: Tips for maintaining your horse’s condition through the winter

    Fluctuating winter temperatures can lull a horse owner into under- or overfeeding. Our winter in Kentucky so far has been very mild, but it still is cold enough to compromise nutrients horses might get from the tiny bits of green amid the wintery tufts of brown grass.

  • FSA holds public meeting for local farmers, members, on possibility of closing offices

    The Kentucky Farm Service Agency State Office Management Team will hold a public meeting on Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Bullitt County Extension Office located at 384 Halls Lane in Shepherdsville.

  • USDA collecting applications for energy projects

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Funding is available from USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).

  • Local high school students named Governor’s Scholar candidates

    Spencer County High School has announced the names of seven students who have been selected as candidates to participate in Governor’s Scholars’ summer program for 2012.

  • COLUMN: Local school board members honored during School Board Recognition Month

    Although the five members of the Spencer County Board of Education oversee a $21 million dollar budget and make decisions about multimillion-dollar building projects, more importantly they also make certain the individual child in Spencer County gets what he or she needs to successfully learn in school and beyond. All of this is completed in spite of shrinking state and federal dollars for education and tough economic times locally.

  • Brown recognized at Shamrock luncheon

    Spencer County resident Grant Brown was recently recognized for outstanding academic performance at Trinity High  School’s annual Shamrock Awards Luncheon. The luncheon was held at the Galt House Grand Ballroom in Louisville, Ky.

  • Greenwell named to JCTCS dean’s list

    Sarah Ann Louise Greenwell, of Taylorsville, was named to the Jefferson Community and Technical College Dean’s List for the fall 2011 semester. Greenwell is a 2011 graduate of Hillview Academy and says she wouldn’t be where she is scholastically or in life without Hillview.