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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Candidates draw for ballot position

    Candidates running for office in the November election drew for their ballot positions at the County Clerk’s office last Thursday. Two city commission candidates were present to draw — Jack Proctor and Beverly Ingram. Candidate Ellen Redmon sent her daughter-in-law, Megan, to draw in her place.

  • High school ag program recognized regionally

    Spencer County High School’s agriculture program was recently selected as the 2012 Kentucky Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agriculture Education Program, according to a news release from the National Association of Agricultural Educators, Inc.
    According to the release, applicants are judged on a variety of criteria, including teaching philosophy, effective classroom and experiential instruction, development of partnerships and professional growth.

  • COLUMN: Discovering less-celebrated edible plants: Purslane great in salads, as thickening agent

    I was among friends last week, discussing the virtues of okra. Some preferred to categorize the “slime” as a “thickening agent” while others insisted you needed to be a woodpecker to eat one.
    The little ones are best, of course, but often they get too big to be edible. While okra is indeed a great thickening agent in gumbo and other quintessential southern dishes, there is another plant lurking in the garden that can do the same — and you can usually just find it growing along a path or in the flower garden.

  • Kentucky’s produce sector experiencing strong growth

    The state’s produce industry continues to expand in terms of producers, volume, marketing outlets and sales, which are likely to exceed a record-breaking $33 million in 2012. That is what a new study from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture has found.

  • Local FFA brings in awards at state fair
  • PHOTO: State Fair Grand Champion

    Leah Shelburne, daughter of Robert and Lynn Shelburne, won Grand Champion of the Poultry Show at the Kentucky State Fair with her White Call Duck. This is the highest award given in this event.

  • Martin named to dean’s list at Centre

    Amber Martin of Taylorsville was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Centre College.
    Martin is the daughter of Kyle and Catherine Martin and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.
    Students named to the dean’s list at Centre maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average.

  • Robinson earns $3,000 scholarship

    The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation recently announced that Chelsey Joan Robinson has been selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship award to help meet her expenses for the 2012-13 school year.

  • PHOTOS: Meet your congressman

    Kentucky Farm Bureau hosted a ‘Meet Your Congressman’ event at Scott Travis’ farm on Thursday night.

  • Koch honored for disaster relief work

    Elaine Koch of Taylorsville recently received an award for her service through the Southern Baptist and Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief ministry.
    The awards were presented last Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of the annual Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Roundtable.
    A member of Redemption Hill Baptist Church in Fisherville, Koch received the Joel W. Phillips Outstanding Achievement Award.
    Two outstanding achievement awards are presented annually from among nominees across the country.