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Today's News

  • Looks like a mistake? It must be Gooey Butter Cake!

    Father’s Day is the perfect time to try out a new dessert. Gooey butter cake can be made the day before, and is actually better on the second day. That makes it perfect for a Father’s Day picnic or family gathering. It is also adaptable to flavors that dads enjoy by adding extracts or other embellishments.
    Gooey butter cake was invented in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1930s. It has been popular ever since.

  • Strong-voiced John Purdy and the Bloomfield Gang well known in area

    The late Emma Wilson Brown said that old John Purdy could be heard before he was seen on the streets of Bloomfield, tapping his cane and bellowing with his strong voice.
    It wasn’t unusual for him to stop on a corner and let loose with a rebel yell.

  • Braves win Bash Day tourney

    The U8 Braves won a tournament on Saturday at Ray Jewell Park during the Bash Day for SCYBA. Their season record was 13-2. Pictured from back left are assistant coach Tom Ealey, head coach Eric Heckert, Matthew Lynch, Eli Goodlett, Daniel Seaforth, Nolan Lewis, Devin Heckert, Jason Nichols, Drew Dunaway, Colin Bradham, Chase Goodlett, and Dakota Cook. Not pictured from the team are, assistant coach Jon Ealey, Nick Ealey and Cody Knuettel.

  • Three Lady Bears make all-district, three named all-region
  • Watch out for fawns, turkeys when mowing

    Everything is “growing like a weed,” as the old saying goes, because of heavy rainfall in April and early May followed by unseasonably high temperatures in early June.

  • COLUMN: Travathan, Hines get eye-opening experience in Ethiopia

    Refreshing. At the opposite end of the show-me-the-money scale for one-and-doners, find Danny Travathan and Stuart Hines. The UK football stars spent a week in Ethiopia recently visiting villages, helping distribute food, spending time with children and giving away a ball or two.
    Think, giving a poor kid a new football – magical.
    Travathan said in a release, this trip was an eye opener, a reality check. (These) People have so little and are so happy for what they get. They appreciate things we take for granted like water.

  • COLUMN: Spencer 4-H members shine at Fashion Revue

    Three Spencer County 4-H members got to experience being in a Fashion Revue thanks to Shelby County 4-H!

  • COLUMN: Getting to know your beneficial insects

    Before you squish consider the next generation of beneficial insects that you may be eliminating from your garden.  We have come to look at all insects as bad, which is far from the truth.  We delight over butterflies but likely kill many while in the caterpillar stage; we love lady beetles but the nymph stage looks a little scary; and we swat and spray ever fly, wasp and bee in ear-shot.

  • COLUMN: New research released on speedy drying of hay

    Hay is a significant agricultural crop in Kentucky, with receipts around $150 million in 2009, the most recent year for which data is on file. The Commonwealth typically harvests around 2.5 million acres of hay, the vast majority of which is fescue/grass hay.
    Because hay is important to livestock producers of all types, learning to effectively manage a hay crop for higher and better yields is a critical skill. New research from the University of Wisconsin Extension summarizes how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality, and reduce the chance for rain damage.

  • Nomination period opens today for FSA county committees

    Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees.
    FSA county committees make decisions on commodity price support loans, conservation programs, disaster programs, employing county executive directors and other significant agricultural issues.