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  • Education - Humphrey to attend KSU STEM program

     

    Tamara Humphrey has been selected to attend Kentucky State University Summer Apprenticeship Program in their STEM areas (science, technology, agriculture, engineering and math). The students will be assigned short STEM projects during this session.

    The KSU Summer Apprenticeship Program will be June 7-27.

  • Education - Students hit the right notes at TES

     

    If music can solve the savage beast, can it do the same to a few hundred rowdy kids?

    It did last Thursday at Taylorsville Elementary School. Members of the school’s chorus and percussion ensemble entertained the study body, who thoroughly enjoyed the sounds of their classmates and a few guests.

    TES Music Teacher Erin Kelley teaches children from Kindergarten through fifth grade, but also spends extra time with the ensemble and chorus who meet before and after school each week for practice.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 6, 2015

    KY Gourd Art Show May 16-17
    The Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Gourd show art classes will also be held on Friday. For more information contact Janet Barnett at (502) 299-8543.

  • Appeasement is surrendering

    Appeasement, while intended to avoid conflict, often only delays and intensifies it. It’s a lesson taught by history, both distant and recent, but a lesson obviously not learned.

    We saw appeasement in Ferguson, Missouri, last year when riots erupted following a false narrative describing a police shooting. The media continued to push the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” lie that many news outlets have finally admitted was erroneous. That lie only stoked the flames and fueled the fires that set that small St. Louis suburb ablaze.

  • Agriculture - Tomatoes love heat & drainage

    I waited. I hope you did, too! My tomatoes and peppers are finally ready to be planted now that the forecast calls for warm spring nights.

    Tomatoes love two things: good drainage and heat. If you have struggled with tomatoes in the past consider what makes them most content when preparing the garden and setting your plants out.

    First thing first: always wait until our frost-free date — on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located.

  • Agriculture - Tomatoes love heat & drainage

    With the discovery of a few wild birds in Western Kentucky testing positive for avian influenza, also known as bird flu, many questions exist about the disease.

    Avian influenza is actually a group of viruses that can infect domestic and wild birds. The viruses can be classified by their ability to cause illness and death. The strain of concern right now is H5N2, a highly contagious strain that can cause high death loss and rapidly spread from flock to flock.

  • Agriculture - 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

     

  • Largest wild turkey shot in Lyon Co.

    It’s official. The National Wild Turkey Federation has confirmed that the massive wild turkey bagged by David Cody Guess is in the books as being the world record at 37.6 lbs. He killed the giant bird April 21 on his family’s farm in Lyon County.

    Guess says he has been tagging along on hunts since he was three years old and started hunting at age five. The biggest kill prior to this record was in Kansas with a weight of 27 pounds.

  • Wrestling Bears banquet...

     

    The SCHS wresting team recently held their awards banquet.

  • Not all sports are must-see

    I didn’t watch the Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Manny Pacquiao fight, but from what I’ve read, seen on Facebook and heard from others, it apparently failed to live up to its billing as a boxing match.

    I’m certainly no boxing aficionado, but many who tune into the matches do so out of a desire to see a pummeling.