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Today's News

  • Local students participate in Skill-a-thon

    On Feb. 19, Spencer County 4-H members Courtney Jeffiers, Casey Montgomery, Ashley Montgomery and Danielle Montgomery attended the State Skill-a-thon Contest in Hopkins County.

    Casey participated in the Cloverbud Division.  In the intermediate division, Ashley placed ninth in individual evaluation and 25th in quality assurance; Courtney placed 21st in ID and 10th in individual evaluation, 22nd in  quality assurance and 17th overall.   In the senior division, Danielle placed 19th in ID, 12th in individual evaluation and 21st overall.

  • COLUMN: Pasture management fundamental to livestock farmers

    Farmers who raise livestock, whether cattle, horses, sheep, or goats, should think of themselves as forage farmers as well. Increased use of forage reduces feed costs and increases potential yield per animal; to some extent, it is an input that a farmer can manage himself to minimize concentrate purchases.

  • COLUMN: Raised beds alleviate issues with hard soil

    One dilemma facing many aspiring vegetable gardeners is sub-prime soil, shall we say. Compacted, clayey soil is not uncommon in Kentuckiana, but it is especially common in newer developments.
    One way to offset the problem is to employ a system of raised beds. Raised beds are practical for many reasons, and they are not just for the clay-challenged.
    Practical because you do not have to till, dig, double dig or battle clay in a raised bed. The soil has been added by you, so it is as good as you want it to be.

  • KFB to question Ag Commissioner candidates

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau Board of Directors will host candidates seeking to become Kentucky’s next Commissioner of Agriculture at a Measure the Candidates forum on April 20 in Louisville.
    The event will be held at the KFB state headquarters, 9201 Bunsen Parkway, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. It will provide candidates with an overview of KFB’s priority issues concerning the future of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and a chance to share their vision for the office.

  • COLUMN: Is the Lord among us?

    The Bible is a book about God – who God is and what He wants.  Exodus follows the same pattern – it is a book about God.  The message is simple: God is good. He is good and what He does is good. Every chapter speaks of the very hand of God throughout the deliverance and journeys of Israel.  Exodus 17:1-16 records two such events: water from a rock and the first battle with Amalek.  But Israel turned a question of God’s presence into an accusation of God’s neglect.
    God’s presence isn’t determined by our circumstances.

  • COLUMN: Remembering the Sabbath is a commandment, not an option

    I use the King James Version Bible. This year was the 400th anniversary. The reason I use it is I trust the people who translated it 400 years ago more than I do the people who come out with all of the new versions today.
    Today, I would like to write about one of the 10 commandments, which is sinned against more in our country that any other. I really believe this.
    First of all, I want you to look at 1 John 2:4: “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

  • EDITORIAL: Just how healthy are we?

    Spencer County ranks as the 11th healthiest county in Kentucky, which should come as no surprise if you’ve already read the story on the front of this week’s paper.
    Yes, according to the County Health Rankings, released last week and compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, our fair county ranks among the healthiest 9 percent in the state.

  • Wente named March Healthy Hero

    Debbie Wente has had great personal success with a change of lifestyle resulting in a major weight loss of over 50 lbs. Soon after, she began teaching lifestyle/weight loss classes in Louisville.

  • Judge-executive proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention month in Spencer County

    Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer signs a proclamation Friday morning declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    Spencer County Family Resource Center coordinator Becky Wilson said creating awareness is a community effort and not to be surprised to see pinwheel gardens popping up around town.

    The pinwheels are symbols of the effort to raise awareness.

  • Hillview students reach out to troops

    Students in Jason Cox’s class at Hillview Academy spent Friday afternoon packing boxes full of goodies for troops serving in Afghanistan.