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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Kentucky’s connections to the NBA lockout

    “Anything that’s good for the city of Louisville is good for our state. I believe (the NBA) is good for the city of Louisville, which makes our state even better.”        
    John Calipari made the remark last December.
    First, in grand scheme time, Kentucky’s coach has lived here for roughly 15 minutes and doesn’t remember the Kentucky Colonels (1967-76).

  • USDA seeks applications for grants to improve rural housing

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced July 25 that applications are being accepted for grants to eligible applicants to help low- and very-low-income rural residents repair their homes.
    “These funds help limited-income rural homeowners improve their living conditions,” Vilsack said. “The costs associated with maintaining a home are a challenge for many rural homeowners and the funding we are announcing will be used by awardees to help low and very-low-income residents in rural areas maintain and repair their homes.”

  • COLUMN: 4-H state communications day a success for local students

    The 2012 State Communications Day was held on Saturday, July 9th at the University of Kentucky Campus in Lexington.  I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job!
    - Junior General Demonstration:  Blue Ribbon - Apryl Wood demonstrated Zeus’ Family Tree.
    - Senior Presentation Software Demonstration:  2nd Place and Blue Ribbon - Darilyn Browning demonstrated How to Make a Soy Candle.
    - Senior Team Demonstration:  Red Ribbon- Haley Tucker and Karlee Payton demonstrated Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies.

  • COLUMN: Strawberries a versatile, delicious fruit

    The strawberry was first cultivated in the 14th century after a French spy collected a berry from Chile and presented it to France’s King Charles V who than planted in the Louvre’s Royal Garden.
    By the 17th century this Chilean strawberry was crossed with some found in the Virginia colonies, which gave way to the large-fruiting varieties we enjoy today. But don’t be fooled, large does not always mean flavorful.

  • COLUMN: Praying Mantids: Alien invaders or beneficial insects?

    One afternoon last week while I was out walking my dog, I was inspecting some wave petunias and marigolds that my family had planted in a large pot next to our garage.  I was making sure that they had plenty of moisture and that there weren’t any bugs eating on them.  Moisture was fine and didn’t see any bugs so I began to “deadhead” the flowers or pulling off the old blooms.  

  • The Far Middle: July 27
  • Healthfair/Readifest on Aug. 6

    The Family Resource and Youth Service Centers is sponsoring the Healthfair / Readifest on Aug. 6 at the Spencer County High School from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  
    FREE school supplies for students, health screenings, fitness demonstrations and information for all ages!  
    For details, contact the FRC at 477-3202 or the Extension Office at 477-2217.

     

  • COLUMN: Will you share God’s love while you are ‘on the way?’

    A lot of important things happen while we are “on the way.”  Some of the best conversations my wife and I have had are in the car on the way somewhere.  The same thing has happened with my children and grandchildren.  While on my way across country, I have rejoiced at some of the most amazing scenery that our Lord ever created.

  • COLUMN: Sin will destroy us

    The first article I wrote in the paper, I wrote about hell. If you really want to go there, it is very easy. We were all born in sin, and if we don’t do anything, or if we don’t dedicate our life to Jesus Christ we will be sure and make it to hell.
    I heard a preacher preach my nephew’s funeral, and he said he had asked him, do you believe that Jesus Christ came to earth, lived and died, and rose again for your sins, and he said he did but did not go to church.

  • Little Miss and Mister Spencer County Fair contestants

    The Little Miss and Mister Spencer County Fair pageant is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the pavilion at the fairgrounds.