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Today's News

  • Shelton signs with Berea

    Spencer County senior baseball player Lance Shelton recently signed to play college baseball with Berea College.

  • Spencer County Stallions to host youth football camp

    The Spencer County Stallions are having a youth football fun and skills camp every Sunday in April from 2 to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Stallions Field, 100 Water St.
    It is free to boys and girls ages 5 to 11.
    “Even if you’re not sure your child wants to play football, bring them on out for the fun and exercise,” organizers said.
    No equipment is required.
    The Stallions are also seeking volunteers interested in applying for the head coach positions. Resumes may be submitted to one of the board members present at the spring camps.

  • Jeneen Wiche to speak at ‘Gardens and Goodies’ event

    What do the Spencer County Homemakers Garden Club, Jeneen Wiche and the Spencer County Cooperative Extension office have in common? They’re all key parts of a fun, fundraising event this weekend for Spencer County Habitat for Humanity.
    The Garden Club is hosting its Second Annual Gardens and Goodies event at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Extension office.
    Wiche will be the featured speaker and proceeds from the tickets ($8 in advance and $9 at the door) will benefit Spencer County Habitat.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Choosing a Medigap supplemental policy

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’ll be 65 in a few months – Medicare enrollment age – and am thinking about getting a Medicare supplemental policy to help cover things outside of Medicare. Can you give me some advice on choosing a plan?
    Shopping Sam

    Dear Sam,

  • COLUMN: What’s the reality behind your closed doors?

    The phone rang late one Saturday evening. It was an unusual call from someone I had known for quite some time.
    With halting voice, and occasional sobs, he said, “Do you have a few moments to talk with me?” I answered, “Of course, what’s wrong? You sound very troubled. Is your wife alright?”
    He said as calmly as he could, “Yes, she’s alright. It’s not about her, it’s about me.”

  • COLUMN: Three attend 4-H Teen Summit

    Lilli Hanik, Liz Walker and Shelby Wertz all participated in the 4-H Teen Summit at the Kentucky Leadership Center March 21-23. Tonya Tucker and Mollie Tichenor served as chaperones.  Hanik and Walker took full advantage of the leadership classes that were offered and Wertz, a Kentucky State Teen Council Member, taught a variety of classes.  Everyone had an amazing time.

  • COLUMN: Match mulching material with plants’ needs

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over-applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly, it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials, but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • COLUMN: Proper management early on can lower disease risk in gardens

    Each growing season, many different diseases threaten Kentucky vegetables. However, by practicing good management techniques before and during planting, home vegetable growers can minimize disease risks, said Kenny Seebold, plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.
    Diseases usually are caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses. While they can appear anytime during the growing season, many favor wet, cramped conditions for development.

  • Group invites community to join ‘Losin’ it on Main’

    With the Easter Bunny on vacation for another year, candy must move from supermarket displays to make room for spring-induced diet pills, exercise videos, and low-calorie bars. For some, just as winter weather is struggling to hold on, so are those last few holiday pounds.

  • Make your garden ‘attractive’

    In the spring, when birds and butterflies begin migrating back to Kentucky, thoughts turn to how to attract them to visit local yards. Other than putting out bird feeders, though, what are some of the best ways to attract birds to the yard? And how does one attract butterflies?